Sr. Data Scientist
This is an exceptionally exciting green field opportunity in Silicon Valley to lead and build a world class data science practice. The individual will start out as an individual contributor while mentoring some other team members. The ideal individual has 3 to 7 years of experience in data science/business intelligence/applied statistics, exceptional analytical skills, strong technical skills as well as the ability to interact with and influence senior leadership.
Work with the business (line, marketing, product) to understand business problems, translate them into data science projects and appropriately prioritize and execute them
Mentor and lead a world class data science function to answer big data questions for business stakeholders. The team will utilize sophisticated data analysis techniques, to derive meaningful insights, that the business can clearly act on to drive business results
Look for key opportunities and take a proactive approach to analyses; initiate proactive projects to uncover key insights
Provide key input to the technical team on data requirements
Educate and evangelize data driven approaches across the organization
Self-Starter, with an extraordinary ability to execute multiple projects under tight deadlines that drive key business results
Advanced proficiency in statistical analysis, quantitative analytics, forecasting/predictive analytics, multivariate testing, and optimization algorithms
Ability to understand business problems from a high level, direct the team to tackle strategic solutions using advanced analytics and data insights
Strong domain knowledge in the latest tools and techniques in data science
Substantial experience in analyzing online user behavior to generate insights about user experience, business opportunities, and product strategies
Ability to partner and collaborate and communicate well with executive leadership (both technical and non-technical)
Proven ability to lead and guide other analysts/data scientists
Passionate about the Internet, emerging web technologies, and community building with a demonstrated track record of visionary execution.
Advanced data accessing skills (e.g., SQL) and manipulating data (Excel, Python, etc.); ideally experience in programming scripts to extract data
Advanced experience in at least one major statistical tool (e.g. SAS, SPSS, R)
Keen understanding of the most recent trends around consumer web usage and direct hands-on experience with social networking.
Excellent oral and written communication skills and be able to interact and understand technical subjects/emerging technologies and their relevance to the marketplace.
Masters or Doctorate degree in a quantitative field (e.g., mathematics, computer science, physics, engineering, econometrics, etc.) from a top tier University; must have some academic and theoretical experience in Statistics
Bonus points for experience and/or passion in:
o Applied micro-economics/game theory/auction theory
o Web Analytics, in particular Omniture
o Mobile Analytics
o Real Estate
o Mashing up external data (e.g. location, census, etc.) with internal data
o Managing employees directly
o No SQL Technologies (e.g. Hadoop)