Director of Data Science

Job Title: Director of Data Science
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: New York, USA
Salary: US$165000.00 - US$185000.00 per annum + bonus
Reference: HQ00068108_1517268209
Contact Name: Mariano Allegra
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 29, 2018 23:23

Job Description

Director of Data Science- NY

My client is one of the world leading entertainment/media companies worldwide across production, news, development, and marketing. They own a plethora of TV networks and digital platforms, motion picture companies, and theme parks.

Lead and manage a team of data scientists in the design and execution of advanced analytical data exploration, mining, inference, models and systems utilizing multiple traditional and non-traditional Media measurement data sets
Help develop and lead the roadmap for measuring content efficacy through a mix of inference and predictive models, along with computer vision and natural language processing, to better understand our diverse audiences and creative assets
Drive the collection and manipulation of new data and the refinement of existing data sources
Manage multiple priorities across a mix of ad-hoc and operational projects
Translate complex problems and solutions to all levels of the organization

9+ years of experience in an advanced analytics or consulting role or similar experience in academia
Master's or Ph.D. with a specialization in Statistics, Computer Science, Data Science, Economics, Mathematics, Operations Research or other quantitative field
Experience with multi-billion record datasets and leading projects that span the disciplines of data science and data engineering
Experience and demonstrated proficiency in statistical methods (i.e., parametric and non-parametric regression, time-series, panel data analysis, survival analysis, etc.) and machine learning techniques (i.e., methods of supervised and unsupervised learning such as clustering, regression, classification, ensemble methods, etc.)
5+ years of experience managing people or teams
A strong understanding of the differences between inferential and predictive models and experience applying methods in both areas
Familiarity with cluster computing environments and Spark, Hive and/or Hadoop
Working knowledge of multiple analytics and programming languages such as R, Python, SAS, Julia, Java, Scala or similar
Familiarity with relational databases and SQL
Team-oriented and collaborative approach with a demonstrated aptitude and willingness to learn new methods and tools
Desired Qualifications
Experience with television ratings and digital measurement tools (Nielsen, Rentrak, comScore, Omniture, etc.)
Experience with large-scale video assets
Experience with computer vision and metadata generation from video

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