Director of Data Science

8 - 10 years experience  • 

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 03/21/18
Seattle, WA
8 - 10 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 03/21/18

Data Science
The marketplace team owns the data science function at Rover, including: 
1. Multivariate modeling: the creation of models that lead to better search outcomes, providing better matches between dog sitters and owners. Here, success is measured in terms of impact on marketplace efficiency
2. Machine learning: the ongoing development of the machine learning infrastructure that enables continuous learning from our data, where success is also measured in terms of marketplace efficiency gains as well as the rate at which different aspects of the user experience are incorporated into our ML systems
3. Scaling user testing: the parallelization and democratization of end-user testing across all aspects of the product and userexperience, where success is measured in terms of testing velocity across the organization

Your Toolset Includes:

    • SQL
    • Python
    • At least one additional programming language / computational programming environment; e.g., R, Matlab, C++, etc
    • Google Analytics or similar user funnel analytics tools
    • Tableau, Looker, or similar data visualization tools
    • Data-informed decision making with rigorous split testing
    • Integrated teams with developers, designers and analysts working side by side

Why We'll Hire You:

    • You have a demonstrated track record of servant leadership. You care deeply about your people, and their careers
    • You are familiar with more than just the basics, and have more than cursory experience with at least sub-discipline in the broad field of data science. You know where the sharp edges are, and can lead decisions around what techniques are and are not appropriate to employ for particular classes of problem
    • You’re a deeply analytical thinker who is passionate about finding structure in data, and using data to drive real value to the end user (and thus the business).
    • You are passionate about our core business. You will instinctively dig into every aspect of what it means to be a dog sitter and a dog owner on the Rover platform
    • You can take abstractly defined problems and work with (imperfect) data to drive decisions
    • You are a great partner to engineers and business owners alike
    • You can pitch your own ideas and shepherd them through to completion
    • You show pattern of being self-started, self-taught and self-directedYou favor open communication with willingness to ask and answer questions
    • You are output- and outcome-orientedYou have excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • You play nicely with others (and dogs)

Your Qualifications:

    • B.S in a quantitative discipline required; advanced degree (MS or PhD) preferred
    • Strong technical and coding skills
    • Deep expertise in one or more core data science disciplines (e.g, supervised learning, machine learning, etc)
    • Experience in online user testing
    • 3+ years of experience with online marketplaces
    • 8+ years management experience, preferably with teams >10 individuals
    • 3+ years of experience managing Managers and Senior Managers as direct reports
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