Thrive Global

Team Lead, Data Science and Data Engineering

Thrive Global published 8 months ago

$180k - 225k | Equity

Lead, Full-time

San Francisco, CA

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Team Lead, Data Science and Data Engineering

Thrive Global | San Francisco, CA
$180k - 225k | Equity Remote Visa sponsor

About this job

Job type: Full-time
Experience level: Lead
Role: Data Scientist
Industry: Digital Health, Online Media
Company size: 51-200 people
Company type: VC Funded

Remote details

Preferred Timezone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time
Office Location: San Francisco, CA. Employees can also work full time from this office.
Visa Sponsorship: Yes


Job description


Thrive Global is changing the way people live through our behavior change platform and apps used to impact individual and organizational well-being and productivity. The marriage of data and analytics, our best-in-class content and science-backed behavior change IP will help people go from knowing what to do to actually doing it, enabling millions of consumers to begin the Thrive behavior change journey. As the Lead of the Data Engineering and Data Science team, you will play a significant role in building Thrive’s platform and products.

Who We Are Looking For

  • A versatile engineering leader with the ability and desire to be both hands-on and lead a team.
  • Is excited about collaborating with others, engineering and non-engineering, both learning & teaching as Thrive grows.
  • A willingness to take on a broad set of responsibilities from working with the product and engineering team to define architecture and infrastructure to supporting our data engineering efforts, building out data pipelines, building and testing models, putting those models into production and refining them as needed. To do this you will need to hire and grow a small team of technologists that complement your skillset and that of the existing team.
  • Is comfortable in a high growth, start-up environment and is willing to wear many hats and come up with creative solutions.

How You’ll Contribute

  • Build a small but skilled team that will leverage data to provide recommendations and nudges to users that encourage them to master positive behavior change.
  • Work with the team to design and build out production grade data processing tools and infrastructure. 
  • Work with the team to define hypotheses, conduct experiments, construct prototypes and build and train models to support the use cases required by our behavior change products. 
  • Work with the team to put models into production.
  • Consider user privacy and security at all times.

Desired Skills

  • 2+ years experience leading a data engineering, data science, or machine learning team.
  • 5+ years of industry experience with data engineering, data science or machine learning.
  • Extensive programming experience in Java or Python.
  • Experience with AWS SageMaker, TensorFlow, or other cloud frameworks. 
  • Familiar with various machine learning techniques and libraries.
  • BA/BS or MS in Computer Science, or equivalent experience.
  • A plus to have working knowledge of Big Data (Hadoop, Cassandra, Spark, Kafka, YARN), real-time and batch processing.

Our Mission

Thrive Global’s mission is to end the stress and burnout epidemic by offering companies and individuals sustainable, science-based solutions to enhance well-being, performance, and purpose, and create a healthier relationship with technology. Recent science has shown that the pervasive belief that burnout is the price we must pay for success is a delusion. We know, instead, that when we prioritize our well-being, our decision-making, creativity, and productivity improve dramatically. Thrive Global is committed to accelerating the culture shift that allows people to reclaim their lives and move from merely surviving to thriving.

What We Offer

  • A mission-driven company that’s truly making a difference in the lives of people around the world  
  • Ability to develop within the company and shape our growth strategy
  • Human-centric culture with a range of wellness perks and benefits
  • Competitive compensation package
  • Medical, vision and dental coverage + 401k program with company match
  • Generous paid time-off programs 

Life at Thrive Global

About Thrive Global

The engineering team’s vision is to deliver technology that allows us to scale our mission to millions of people globally all while making individual progress on our own Thrive journeys. In other words, we walk our talk.


  • Weekly in-office Massages
  • Generous Parental Leave (Up to 16 Weeks PTO)
  • Headspace Subscription
  • Bi-Weekly Lunches + Healthy Snacks
  • World-class Medical, Dental + Vision
  • Company Equity Program + 401K
  • Personal Time Off
  • Thrive Time
  • Giving Days
  • Remote Work Options

Joel Test

Source control
One-step build
Daily builds
Bug database
Bugs fixed before writing new code
Up-to-date schedule
Quiet working conditions
Best tools that money can buy
Code screening
Hallway usability testing

Who you’ll work with

Alisa Peters

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Team Lead, Data Science and Data Engineering at Thrive Global