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Data Scientist Intern



Data Science
Palo Alto, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, October 14, 2023

At Branch, we’re transforming how brands and users interact across digital platforms. Our mobile marketing and deep linking solutions are trusted to deliver seamless experiences that increase ROI, decrease wasted spend, and eliminate siloed attribution. Our team consists of smart, humble, and collaborative people who value ownership over all we do to create a product, team, and company that lives and breathes our motto: Build Together, Grow Together, Win Together.

In this role, you will apply machine learning to a variety of domain specific use-cases across Branch’s various teams. This is a generalist role and will provide an opportunity to pick from a wide breadth of problems, applying a good mix of models & methods.

We are constantly releasing new products and solving fascinating large scale problems. If you are the type of person that loves working hard to solve difficult problems, exposure to new technology, appreciates a culture of transparency and ownership, and thrives with no micromanagement, then Branch will be a great place for you!

As an Data Scientist Intern, you’ll get to:

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams including Product, Engineering, Research, Design, Sales, and Marketing to turn business questions into data problems.
  • Evaluate experiments to measure the impact of product changes.
  • Define and surface metrics to guide decision making.
  • Build models to understand user behavior and predict growth.
  • Explore behavior patterns of potential new users and make recommendations on how to scale the growth and adoption of our core products through data-driven strategy.
  • Design and develop new data pipelines & systems.
  • Build data products and core infrastructure using Python, Java, Kafka.

You’ll be a good fit if you have:

  • Pursuing an undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Economics or other quantitative field.
  • Strong proficiency with Python or Java.
  • Experience with big data systems (Spark, Airflow, ETL).
  • Strong understanding of data structures & algorithms.
  • Strong critical thinking & analytical skills. Eagerness to learn.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Available for a 12 week summer internship.
  • Live in the Palo Alto area (your internship will be at Branch HQ in Palo Alto).

Our Intern Program:

As an Intern at Branch you will have the opportunity to learn new skills and deepen your knowledge of how Branch works and how we operate. You will get to spend 12 weeks learning from the best in the field and how you can apply what you have learned in school to the tech industry.

A few notes:

  • Program includes professional development workshops
  • Mentorship matching during program
  • Ability to work directly with key leaders
  • Several Social Events & Happy Hour celebrations throughout the program
  • Volunteer and give-back opportunities
  • Office lunch, snacks and beverages provided
  • Really awesome Swag
  • Working in a dog friendly office
  • Interns will be expected to reside in the San Francisco Bay area during the entirety of the intern program at their own expense. Non-local interns are also responsible for their own relocation.

In accordance with applicable law, the following represents a reasonable estimated compensation range for this role: the estimated pay range for this role, if based in Palo Alto, CA is $47 - $57 per hour.

Actual compensation will be determined based on skills, experience (academic year), and may be more or less than the amount shown above.

This role will be based at our Palo Alto office and follows a Hybrid schedule - Interns will be expected to be on site Tuesdays and Thursdays each week.

Interns will be expected to reside in the San Francisco Bay area during the entirety of the intern program at their own expense. Relocation and housing support is not available.

A little bit about us:

  • Branch is well capitalized with funding from investors such as NEA, Founders Fund, and Playground Global.
  • We are headquartered in Palo Alto, CA with teams around the globe.
  • Diversity at Branch ranks in the top 10% for similarly sized companies (by Comparably).
  • In 2022, we were recognized as one of Forbes Best Startups and certified by Great Places to Work.
  • We have more than 3 billion monthly users and are partnered with over 100,000 apps.

If you think you’d be a good fit for this role, we’d love for you to apply! At Branch, we strive to create an inclusive culture that encourages people from all walks of life to bring their unique, diverse perspectives to work. We aim every day to build an environment that empowers us all to do the best work of our careers, and we can’t wait to show you what we have to offer!

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