• Stripe
  • San Francisco, CA, United States
  • Aug 01, 2017
Full time Data Developer

Job Description

Stripe is one of the world’s largest platforms for technology entrepreneurship. We help power 100,000+ businesses across 100+ countries and in almost every industry. As Stripe grows, we have increasingly interesting opportunities to use our unique aggregate data to investigate a broad array of economics-related questions. We’re interested in topics like entrepreneurship rates, firm growth dynamics, international trade trends, marketplace economics, and more. We’re looking for a top-tier economist to help us answer important questions in these and other areas.

Guide to the onsite interview (PDF)

You will:

  • Conduct empirical research on large datasets, testing economic theories and models. The research should at least in principle be publishable in top-tier journals: we’re looking for rigorous results, not expedient analyses that make us look good.
  • Work closely with Communications, Public Policy, and Leadership teams to create research reports and data visualizations.
  • Where appropriate, collect new data from surveys, publicly available sources, or through experiments.

You’d ideally have:

  • PhD in Economics.
  • Advanced skills in R/Python/Stata and knowledge of SQL.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.
  • Knowledge of latest economics academic literature related to entrepreneurship, firms, international trade, employment, or technology adoption.
  • Familiarity with publicly available data and microdata.
  • Experience with D3 or other data visualization tools a bonus.

You should include these in your application:

  • Resume and LinkedIn profile.
  • Your best academic paper.