Opportunities in the Upfront Portfolio


Decision Scientist



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2024

About Density

Density’s mission is to measure and improve our footprint on the world.

We help companies understand how their workplaces are used. At Density, we build one of the most advanced people sensing systems in the world. Density can tell you how many people are in any room in near real-time, with very high degrees of accuracy and without invading privacy.

We translate that data into actionable, opinionated insights that help companies increase the financial and experiential performance of any workplace. Today, we work with companies ranging from Fortune 1000 to high growth such as Uber, Pinterest, Shopify and Okta, occupying more than a billion square feet worldwide.

The result: lower emissions, less waste, better access, safer buildings and better designed cities. It is a long term pursuit and one we could use your help achieving. That’s where you come in.

The Opportunity:

We're actively seeking a talented Decision Scientist to join our Analytics & Insights team. We are an interdisciplinary data team with a diverse skill set spanning data science, design, research, and engineering, and are looking for an individual who can complement our existing strengths. As a part of the Workplace vertical on the team, this individual should have a passion for data storytelling and an understanding of workplace design. They will help guide our customers to value by providing insights into the performance of their offices and real estate portfolios.

In this role you will:

  • Help Density understand and discover trends in space analytics across our portfolio
  • Tell stories with Density’s rich space performance dataset and own, author and deliver high quality presentations to our customers
  • Partner with Product, Engineering and Customer Success in order to improve the quality of the workplace insights and actionable recommendations we provide to customers

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 3+ years of experience in a data scientist or analytics role
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in quantitative field (e.g. statistics, mathematics, computer science, economics) or equivalent practical experience
  • Understanding of the real estate, design and workplace domains
  • Proficiency in SQL with the ability to write structured and efficient queries on large data sets
  • Experience in programming (Python preferred)
  • Strong data storytelling and visual communication skills
  • Familiarity with data visualization tools such as matplotlib, seaborn, Tableau and Looker
  • Experience designing analytical projects end-to-end, synthesizing results and translating data insights into decisions and action
  • Experience with hypothesis testing, experimental design and a strong understanding of statistics
  • Ability to collaborate with and influence cross-functional partners
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

We offer:

  • Excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, mental and reproductive health, 401K, equity, Flex Fridays, unlimited and mandatory PTO and more.
  • A company full of fun, smart, talented and legitimately kind teammates. Our culture powers everything we do and we work hard to nurture it by bringing on the right humans.
  • A team hailing from innovators like Apple, LinkedIn, Stripe, Meraki, Flexport, WeWork, NASA & beyond.
  • $227M raised from investors including Kleiner Perkins, Founders Fund and Upfront Ventures.
  • The chance to change the built world as we know it.
  • You can read more about our values here.

Density provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Job Compensation Range:

Salary Range: 150,000 - 200,000

Preferred Primary Location: San Francisco, CA

An important note on salary:

The annual pay range for this position is based on the preferred primary location of the role which is listed above. If you are applying to this role at a location that is not the preferred primary location, please keep in mind the salary range will vary and may fall outside of what is listed. Only in truly rare and exceptional circumstances, where an external candidate has experience, credentials or expertise that far exceed those required or expected for the position, would the Density consider paying a salary or rate near the higher end of the range. Equity may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, depending on the position offered.