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Principal Data Scientist



Data Science
Posted on Friday, May 17, 2024


We exist so that professionals end each day feeling happier, more productive, and closer to achieving their potential.

Today we are…

Our customers get through their inboxes twice as fast; many see inbox zero for the first time in years.

Come shape the future of email, communication, and productivity!


At Superhuman, we deeply understand how to build products that people love. We incorporate fun and play; we infuse magic and joy; we make experiences that amaze and delight.

It all starts with the right team — a team that deeply cares about values, customers, and each other.


We're not solving a small problem, and we're not addressing a small market. We're going after email; the one activity that consumes more of our work day than any other.

Our ambition doesn't stop there. Next: calendars, team collaboration, notes, contacts, and tasks. We are building the productivity platform of the future.


We have created the frameworks for how to build product market fit and redefined the narrative of how to onboard customers successfully. We have shown the world it’s possible to build a premium productivity brand. Our investors include Andreessen Horowitz, First Round Capital, IVP, Tiger Global Management, Sam Altman, and the founders of Gmail, Dropbox, Reddit, Discord, Stripe, GitHub, AngelList, and Intercom.

Looking ahead, we’re swinging beyond the fences and fundamentally rethinking how individuals and teams should collaborate. We are building a household brand and a worldwide organization. We are here to do the best work of our lives, and we hope you are too.

As a Principal Data Scientist, you’ll accelerate our journey to achieving our vision by leading product analytics for our core product experience, partnering closely with Product Managers and our executive team to uncover deep insights about our users and using that information to craft the next evolution of the Superhuman product.

THE ROLE 👩🏽‍💻👨‍💻

Mission: use data to improve outcomes for Superhuman’s users and business

  • Partner with our Product, Design, Engineering, and Executive teams to discover insights about our users and craft an even better product experience for them
  • Design, execute, and learn from A/B tests; up-level our company-wide A/B testing program
  • Democratize a culture of data-informed decision-making in product development
  • Coach and mentor other Data Scientists to up-level the Product Analytics craft across the Analytics team


Strong candidates typically have 6+ years of experience in data science and analytics. The most impactful skills to succeed in this role are:

  • Empathy: You strive to approach projects from stakeholders’ and users’ point of view in order to produce the best outcome for all parties
  • Communication: You recognize that communication and narrative are as or more impactful than analysis itself. You are a concise and direct verbal and written communicator, and are effective at async communication (esp. in Slack, Notion, and of course email)
  • Embracing Ambiguity: You thrive with a large scope of ownership, and expertly prioritize which problems to solve, push your work forward even in the face of incomplete information, and offer proactive recommendations to help our product business improve
  • Ownership: You autonomously define, roadmap, and deliver large-scale projects, anticipating and resolving roadblocks and cross-functional dependencies
  • Growth Mindset: You add value by offering critical feedback to your manager, your team, and stakeholders to help them improve, and you expect and welcome the same from them
  • Technical Skills:
    • Expert SQL skills
    • Strong command of the fundamentals of statistics
    • Experience with modern data tools like dbt, Metabase, Looker, etc.

Note on qualifications: if you feel you fit most but not all qualifications listed above, we encourage you to apply anyway! It’s not necessary to check every box perfectly, to be a strong candidate.


The Principal Data Scientist role spans several internal levels and a wide breadth of experience at Superhuman. Our compensation band reflects the potentially broad range of candidates and experience levels that we are open to hiring for this role.

Our salaries for this role range from $229,000 to $269,000. The salary range does not reflect total compensation, which includes base salary, benefits, and company stock options.

We are open to candidates in the US, Canada, or Latin America. We take a locally informed approach to non-US-based compensation and will be able to share ranges based on your country of residence.


Taking Care of Your Future 🙏

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance: 100% coverage for you and 75% coverage for all your dependents.
  • Voluntary insurance: short-term disability, long-term disability, and life insurance.
  • 401(k) plan (we match 75 cents per dollar, up to 4% of your salary).
  • Free access to Northstar, a financial wellness platform that provides financial advisors + personal finance tools.

Generous Time Off 🏝

  • Enjoy our generous and flexible Paid Time Off (PTO) policy, with our amazing team members taking an average of 20 days per year.
  • 13 additional company holidays, plus your own Care Days, Flexible Holidays, and a company-wide Winter Break.
  • Generous parental, caregiver, healthcare, and compassionate leave policies.

Investing in Your Growth ✍️

  • $3000 per year towards your professional development.
  • Free access to Calm and Taskhuman.
  • Allyship education program to help build your best self.

Setting You Up For Success 🧑🏻‍💻👩🏾‍💻

  • Custom MacBook Pro.
  • $1,000 budget for workstation setup.
  • $260/month for your lunches, groceries, or whatever nutrition you need to stay fueled up!
  • Flexible spending accounts for commuter costs, dependent care, and healthcare expenses.

At Superhuman, we value diversity. We are an equal opportunity employer: we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.