SVP Data Science & Analytics

SVP Data Science & Analytics

Job Title: SVP Data Science & Analytics
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Austin County, Texas
Salary: US$230000 - US$250000 per annum + bonus
Reference: HQ00077077_1537877310
Contact Name: Sam Evans
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 25, 2018 13:08

Job Description

SVP Data Science & Analytics

I am currently recruiting for a very exciting organisation who are on the search for a leader with global leadership experience to be the SVP of Data Science and Analytics. In this role, you will lead the large and rapidly expanding organization through optimization of their marketplace and ongoing efforts to drive product and marketing decision-making using econometrics and data science. You will play a key role in driving programmatic initiatives throughout every aspect of the company.

What You'll Do

Collaborate with executive leadership on the organizations strategy.
Work across the broader Expedia Group technology leadership to define and optimize our data science and business intelligence strategy.
Build and lead a large, deeply talented team of data scientists, analysts, statisticians, developers and economists.
Oversee ongoing development and deployment of a robust A/B testing framework based on sampling and hypothesis testing techniques.
Generate huge return on investment by using Machine Learning techniques to increase marketplace and advertising efficiencies.
Build novel technology features such as automated ad delivery systems and chatbots.
Push data science to throughout our business, including but not limited to:
- Ranking and relevance.
- Automated content summarization and generation.
- Personalization and segmentation.
- Computer vision, including virtual and mixed reality.
- Financial forecasting.
- Media mix modeling, data driven attribution supporting TV, SEM, Display, Social.
- Pricing and yield management.

This role requires you to have extraordinary interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence and the ability to inspire and engage multi-functional teams in a complex and rapidly evolving environment. You lead by example, encouraging and inspiring your teams to build creative solutions at scale. You'll be expected to foster a culture of trust, living and breathing our values of Scientific Mindset, Openness, One Team, Participation and Mastery.

Who You Are

A senior Data Science leader with a growth mindset and experience leading large global teams of 50-100 people.
Expert knowledge in Artificial Intelligence; Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Deep Learning, etc.
Ability to quickly develop, foster and influence relationships as well as navigate large complex organizations
Excellent storytelling and presentation skills with ability to convey the data science strategy and vision to the executive team and our customers.
Ability to strategically guide and influence teams to apply the right machine learning, statistical or econometric model to solve the companies most important business challenges.
Thought leader with domain expertise in digital advertising, ranking systems and e-commerce marketplaces.
Sharp business insight with knowledge of financial accounting, financial forecasting and profit/loss management.
Master's or PhD in Computer Science, Economics, Statistics, etc. OR Bachelors of Science with substantial direct e-commerce marketplace experience.

Lawrence Harvey is acting as an employment agency in regards to this position.
Visit our website and follow us on Twitter for all live vacancies @lawharveyjobs