Associate Director of Data Science

Boston, Massachusetts
US$180000 - US$200000 per annum + Bonus + Equity

Associate Director of Data Science

Boston, Massachusetts

$180,000-200,000 base salary + bonus + equity

Harnham are exclusively partnered with one of the hottest eCommerce companies in the US. They are the leaders in their domain and are looking for a player/coach to head up a rapidly growing team. You'll partner with business stakeholders and executives and lead large-scope projects. This person will sit in their Data Science team and have impact across the business.

THE ROLE

  • You will manage large-scale eCommerce projects across design and measurement (A/B test), multi-arm bandits, causal inference, forecasting and prediction
  • You will report directly into the Senior Director of Data Science and work closely on technical and strategic direction
  • You will oversee implementation and design of ML and statistical code and build out to production with access to petabytes of data
  • Work across the commercial side of the business
  • Partner extensively with internal business leaders
  • Act as a hands-on manager of a fast growing DS team

YOUR SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

The successful Associate Director of Data Science will likely have the following skills and experience:

  • Experience leading large-scale projects which directly impact a similar business
  • History using Python or R for predictive modeling and data manipulation
  • Commercial experience building machine learning models in production settings
  • Prior experience leading business-critical projects
  • History of using sales, marketing, customer or product data
  • Team management experience required
  • Proven ability to communicate and present to non-technical audiences
  • Experience with analyzing large-scale datasets a plus
  • Neural network experience a plus
  • PhD/MS in Computer Science, Statistics or other STEM related field
  • Machine Learning expertise required; Deep Learning or Natural Language Processing experience a plus

THE BENEFITS

A competitive base salary of $180,000-200,000 + bonus + equity

HOW TO APPLY

Please register your interest by sending your résumé to Tim Jonas via the Apply link on this page.

KEYWORDS

Machine Learning | Marketing | Product | Sales | Optimization | eCommerce | Retail | Management

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