AVP, Lead Data Scientist (Consumer Behavior)

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Focus: Financial Services Industry |  Digital Consumer Touch-Points (Mobile, Web, Social, etc.)

LOCATION: Boston |  REPORTS TO:  Chief Data Scientist

KEY NOTES: Min Requirement: Relevant PhD  + 3 Yrs Data Science Exp. [OR] Masters + 5 Year Data Science Exp. || Work Visa Sponsorship || Relocation Available

CLIENT/ROLE OVERVIEW: Our client an award winning, major global financial services firm that has devoted incredible resources into creating an entrepreneur-style Data Science Division within the framework of a Fortune 100 company.  This opening to lead the digital media group within the  Data Science Unit.   This is a key role and group expected to grow 200% over the next 24 months.  Your group will analyze the behavior and interactions between consumers and the company’s many digital touch-points (mobile, web, email, social, etc.) and improve it.  The work will have a massive impact on the bottom line after the products are launched.    


*Lead the Digital Consumer focused data science sub-group  within centralized Data Science Practice

*Set strategy and develop road-maps for projects and services, data, and technology

*Oversee operations of algorithm and system deployments

*Work in conjunction with executive leadership to ensure alignment of data science initiatives and company strategy

*Cull data sets from disparate sources and analyze using appropriate quantitative methodologies, distributed computer frameworks and systems

*Help develop algorithms, predictive models, prototype systems, and web apps

*Design experiments and analyze results

*Be able to communicate technical matters to  non-technical audiences through a variety of media, including interactive visualizations, reports and presentations

*Lead short term projects and participate in long term research initiatives

*Mentor junior team members

*Thrive in a highly collaborative, fast moving environment


*Minimum Requirement: Relevant PhD + 2 Yrs data science experience (post doctorate) [OR] Relevant Masters + 4 Yrs data science exp.

*2+ Yrs recent experience with consumer behavior data science in the relm of ecommerce, publishing, mobile applications, etc.

*Expert level understanding in any of the following areas: machine learning, probability and statistics (esp. Bayesian methods), natural language processing, operations research

*5+ years developing of probabilistic models and machine learning algorithms  (academic period included)

*Exceptional problem solving skills and willingness to learn new concepts, methods, and technologies

*Expert in data analysis using R or Python

*Knowledge of web development front-end and web application frameworks (Flask, Django, etc.)

*Knowledge of NoSQL systems, Hadoop/MapReduc, Spark, Hbase, HIVE, etc.

*Experience in database design and SQL



    $195K+ Cash Compensation Package + Excellent Benefits. 

    *Foreign Work Visa Sponsorship & Green Card Sponsorship Available | Relocation Available

TO APPLY/BE CONSIDERED: Simply email me, Ted O’Brien -> Ted@starbridgepartners.com – your resume or LinkedIn Profile URL if you don’t have one.  All inquiries will be confidential of course. This position will be filled in an expedient manner.


Starbridge Partners is a specialty search firm 100% focused on the strategic recruiting of Data Science, Advanced Analytics, and Data Engineering professionals. We operate this blog “Data Science Report“. View Current Open Jobs


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