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Head of Data

Join the VRChat Team!

VRChat offers a first-of-its-kind, game-changing platform that provides an endless collection of social VR experiences and gives the power of creation to its robust community. With over 250,000 worlds and growing, VRChat’s vision is to allow users to bring their imaginations to life and help shape the metaverse anywhere in the world on any device. VRChat has raised $100M to date with the support of investors Makers Fund, Anthos Capital and HTC and is building out a strong team to achieve hyper-growth in the coming years.

Job Overview

The Head of Data is a highly strategic leadership role at VRChat. This person will manage a team of Data Scientists and Data Engineers and work directly to build and maintain data pipelines form third party sources, own and develop the data modeling that produces single sources of truth for business metrics, and empower business users of data to make better business decisions with high quality dashboards and reporting.

The main stakeholders this person will interact with are:

1. Executives who need data to inform strategy or report to the board/investors

2. Product development teams, who will use data to inform team strategy, prioritize work, and measure impact.

3. Marketing teams, who will use the data to develop campaigns, understand our target markets, and assess revenue performance.

This role reports into CPO/EVP at VRChat, and will work closely with a dedicated cross functional team, heads of various functions, with periodical interaction with the exec team and the VRChat Board as well.  

Job & Team Impact

Your ultimate goal as part of  the data team will be to enable the entire VRChat team and worldwide community to craft incredible immersive social experiences. Your expertise in building and maintaining robust data infrastructure is essential to the team's success in data-driven initiatives.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement the company’s data strategy in alignment with business objectives.

  • Champion the development and reinforcement of a data-first culture across the organization

  • Lead the data team to empower product decisions with actionable insights and analytics.

  • Oversee the management of data storage, organization, and governance, including the negotiation and management of SaaS contracts, to ensure data integrity, security, and cost-effective solutions.

  • Drive the development and adoption of data models, data analytics, and other strategies that optimize statistical efficiency and quality.

  • Collaborate with other departments to promote data-driven decision-making and integrate data insights into business processes.

  • Stay on top of industry trends and advancements in data science, analytics, and technology to keep the company at the forefront of innovation.

  • Ensure compliance with data privacy and protection regulations.

  • Report on the company's data metrics, providing insights and recommendations to the executive team and stakeholders.

Experience, Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in a relevant field.

  • 7+ years of relevant experience at high-growth companies.

  • Proven experience in a leadership role within data management, analytics, or a related field.

  • Strong understanding of data structures, data modeling, and software architecture.

  • Deep knowledge of analytics and database technology landscapes, industry standards, and best practices.

  • Experience with data governance and data quality management.

  • Excellent leadership and team management skills.

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making capabilities.

  • Exceptional communication skills, with the ability to translate complex data concepts into actionable business insights.

Bonus Points

  • Experience in social platforms or social gaming.

  • A basic understanding of Unity 3D.

  • Demonstrated interest in and understanding of VR and online communities


  • Work from anywhere! VRChat is a 100% remote company

  • Health Benefits

  • 401K for US & RRSP for Canadian Employees

  • Stock Options

  • Generous paid holiday schedule

  • Unlimited/Flexible vacation time

  • Paid parental leave benefits

VRChat is an equal-opportunity employer, and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds. VRChat fosters a diverse, creative, and collaborative environment where anyone can contribute to any of the ongoing projects or direction of the roadmap at any time. If you’re a passionate team player who wants to have an impact on a dynamic team, we’d love to hear from you!

*Offers are subject to satisfactory background and reference checks. 

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