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Director, Data Science (Ads)

Company: Instacart
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Job Description:

Instacart is committed to fostering a diverse work environment and proud to be an equal opportunity employer. As we highly value diversity in our current and future employees, we do not discriminate (including in our hiring and promotion practices) on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender expression , sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law. Instacart is looking to hire an accomplished Director of Data Science with a strong background in Ads, with experience leading a world-class team at a late stage high-growth company. In this position, you will work closely with senior product and engineering leadership to grow and drive Instacart's ads revenue into a multi-billion dollar business. Ideally, we are looking for a leader who is commercially minded with a strong understanding of margins and previous experience hiring and building an exceptional team of data scientists. You'll oversee opportunity identification, experiment design, forecasting, goaling and metrics/reporting design to help our ads teams operate effectively and play a significant role in helping us 5x our ads revenue over the next 2-3 years. ABOUT THE JOB

  • Build and lead a high-performance data science team, including other data science managers, and be responsible for your organization's productivity, operational excellence and business impact
  • Communicate your team's work and directly assist senior leaders in decision making
  • The role will focus on the inference side of data science with a focus on experimentation design and analysis
  • Grow current team from 5 to 15+ data scientists in the next 12-18 months
  • Prioritize and set the vision for your team's work, making difficult tradeoffs on design based on business constraints, ensuring on-time deliverables and high-quality analyses
  • Help build out all offline models for ads DS
  • Participate in interviewing, hiring decisions, on-boarding, and mentoring of new data scientists with the goal of quickly making them productive members of your team.
  • Develop a team culture of ownership that reinforces the core values of Instacart! ABOUT YOU
    • BS/MS in Statistics, Math, Computer Science, Economics, Physics, or related field
    • 8+ years of experience in Data Science, Quantitative and/or Advertising Analytics
    • Programming familiarity with Python or R
    • 5+ years of progressive leadership experience, leading teams of 12+, including managers
    • 3+ years of experience working in Ads/Monetization
    • Superior verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to influence and collaborate in cross-functional capacity with leaders in engineering, product, finance, etc.
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