Data Science Team Leader – Raleigh, NC

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POSITION SUMMARY

Our client, a leader in marketing technology with a suite of omnichannel data, measurement and advertising products, seeks a technical leader to guide a team of 10+ data scientists working on highly visible projects that improve performance and grow their product suite.

The ideal candidate will be driven by the prospect of leading and helping the team grow to solve ever more complex business problems in imaginative and innovative ways. Data Scientists are deeply involved in all stages of product development. You’ll work with technical specialists to scope opportunities for our client’s technology, research new methods, prototype creative new algorithms, and deploy analytic software solutions. Your team and related subject matter leadership will push technology further and keep our client at the forefront of their industry.

KEY OBJECTIVES and RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Focus on building, developing and motivating the team of mission-critical, uniquely talented data scientists.
  • Build a sense of engagement and dedication to our client’s mission, placing individuals on projects that meet their abilities and grow their skills.
  • Navigate and influence your employee’s expectations on all fronts by leaning into conversations and addressing your team’s needs and balancing them with business demands.
  • Communicate effectively with a team of strong personalities and make sure all contributors are heard and their views are represented.
  • Remove obstacles and develop organizational relationships that enable your team to reach their goals.
  • Deliver your own technical contributions by applying your domain knowledge and performing code reviews of your team’s projects.
  • Advance the way that our client builds software, leading as an example of methodologies for development and contributing to the development of an extensible analytic architecture.
  • Champion quality analytic solutions, combining science with the software development process and challenging current data science trends with new ideas and alternative methods.
  • Successfully face challenges of solving prediction and classification problems on multiple petabytes of high-dimensional data where our customers require near real-time results.

KEY QUALIFICATIONS and EXPERIENCE

  • 7+ years’ experience in data science, technical product development and/or software engineering.
  • 3+ years’ experience building, managing and mentoring a small team of data scientists and other technical talent: management experience leading quantitative teams of software engineers and/or scientists, preferably leading teams in multiple geographic locations across the United States.
  • Well established skills and experience combining software development and scientific research methodologies to build commercial, analytical software products.
  • Prior experience as an individual technical contributor, preferably in a domain that is relevant to the marketing technology (MarTech) industry.
  • Working proficiency in tools used to analyze data (e.g. SQL, Spark) and develop solutions (e.g. Python, Scala, Java, R, C++).
  • Familiarity with Agile software development methodologies and how they can be applied to data science teams.
  • Experience working in dynamic small, medium or start-up corporate environments ideal – no career consultants.
  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher (graduate degree preferred) in a technical field related to data science or software development such as Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, or similar disciplines.

COMPENSATION and BENEFITS PREVIEW

  • Highly competitive base salary
  • Generous benefits package including company paid premiums for employee and family health, dental and vision coverage, company contributed Flexible Spending Account for eligible medical expenses, 401k, paid vacation and holidays.
  • Additional benefits include optional employee paid life insurance and AD&D, voluntary long-term disability, and employee contributed Flexible Spending Account for eligible medical and dependent care expenses.
  • Relocation assistance available
  • Visa candidates will be considered
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