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Head of Data Science

Company: Internet / Online, San Francisco, CA
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: September 15, 2018

Job Description:

Company is looking for a Head of Data Science to build a vision for data science, data engineering and the data platform, own the roadmap, and manage major initiatives.

In this role you will own the data platform, lead groundbreaking R&D projects to leverage massive structured, unstructured, transactional and real-time data sets from a variety of sources, analyze financial and customer usage patterns, and make actionable recommendations using machine learning, data mining, business understanding and common sense. This role reports directly to the VP of Engineering and will manage a team of data scientists and data engineers.

Responsibilities: Build a vision for data science, data engineering and the data platform. Own the roadmap, and manage major initiatives and milestones around modeling for various areas. Own data modeling infrastructure and define model building and hand-over process with the Data team and other engineering stakeholders. Lead, manage and grow your team, with a focus on results and retention. Engage and participate in external data science meetups and events to share knowledge and promote Company engineering brand. Requirements: Strong academic background in mathematics, statistics, computer science or related field with 5 years of relevant work experience. Significant experience with a general-purpose programming language (such as R, Python, Hadoop, MapReduce or other big data frameworks). Demonstrated strong business, analytical and technical expertise. Strong track record of successful data science and/or data engineering projects. Experience turning ideas into actionable designs and delivering solutions to end users. Experience building large scale data/machine learning infrastructure. Experience in the use of statistical packages and machine learning libraries. Business competencies: strong interpersonal skills, leadership, pro-activity, capacity to build a vision, conceptual thinking, innovation, problem solving, teamwork, and change management. Strong verbal and written communication skills and excellent presentation skills.

Keywords: Internet / Online, San Francisco, CA, San Francisco , Head of Data Science, Executive , San Francisco, California

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