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Director Data Science

Company: TrueCar
Location: Santa Monica
Posted on: March 22, 2020

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Job Description:Our Director of Data Science will own key data products and lead a team to develop innovative automotive data products that balance client needs with novel data science approaches by maintaining an inclusive team culture that fosters collaboration while allowing individuals to produce innovative data products. This role will report to VP, ALG Data Science and is located in Santa Monica, CA.JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:Ownership of key data science processes and deliverablesMaintain and iterate on current data products in productionBuild new data products from inception to deploymentOversee a team composed of ML Engineers, Data Scientists and/or Data AnalystsBe the voice and ears of Data Science working with Product, Engineering and Insights teams to improve existing and launch new productsActively work cross functionally with other ALG team leads to align efforts with ALG business strategy, ensure project timelines fit in the broader ALG effortsConsistent involvement with direct reports to advise on all active projects and to help them advance in their career with continued development of the ML and deployment tool sets to keep pace with the latest data industry innovationsCultivate strong partnerships with ALG technology, Insights, and Solutions team along with PAO groups and other strategic TrueCar teamsWork directly with internal and external clients to cultivate confidence and understanding of ALG data products along with occasional conference participants and media requestsActive participation in team hiring and talent evaluation; mentor team for future growthQuality assurance for all inputs to residuals values published by ALGOversee development and maintenance of data products currently constructed in Python, Spark, and AWS suite while exploring emerging technologiesCreate visuals and presentations that explain our data products to non-technical audiencesREQUIRED SKILLS:Masters or PhD in Statistics, Data Mining, Operations Research, Economics, Econometrics, Mathematics7 years of experience in an analytics environment or equivalentStrong Python, R or other programming skills (Java, SAS, SQL)Experience leading a team in full cycle data product development and deployment; strong strategic thinking capabilities and project management skillsStrong experience with relational databases or other database systems (S3, Redshift, MySQL, and SQL Server)Experience and passion for data visualization techniques; Tableau, ggplot, D3, PowerBIExperience managing a team of Data Scientists----LEADERSHIP SKILLS:Enjoy working with executive leadership to translate higher level ideas into an actionable development plan with individual contributorsDeep technical background in applied data science, spanning some or all of statistics, experimentation, machine learning, causal methods, optimization techniques, data engineering and architecture.Experience leading expert data modelers with a proven ability to bring out the best of their skill rather than replicating your best traitsAptitude for balancing the short- and long-term requirements of data products to meet the immediate needs of clients while maintaining ALG's place as an innovative industry leader--Excited to have discussions and listen about better ways to create data products by encouraging new ideas; appreciating, but always questioning the "status quo"Committed to the challenge of explaining complex ideas and processes to non-technical audiences

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