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Careers / Positions Director of Data Science | Red Platform

Charlotte, NC
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Our goal is to listen, engage, and activate voices across Red Ventures to ensure that all identity groups and perspectives are represented in our work. Our aspiration is to have diverse teams at every level of the company, and we seek candidates who bring unique personal experiences, curiosity and an eagerness to embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion.

At a Glance

The Director of Data Science will contribute to ongoing data science efforts, growing and developing the data science team, and identifying significant business opportunities where data science can create meaningful value. You’ll help us better leverage our full-funnel of data to optimize our existing businesses, guide decisions, and set a data science strategy that will secure our position not just as a partner to clients but as a leader in the digital marketing industry. 

Red Ventures is a highly collaborative, fast-paced, results-driven atmosphere. You’ll also be counted on to mentor and guide less experienced data science analysts and serve as a business interface for the data science team. 

What You'll Do

  • Lead, train, and support a small data science and analytics team by providing input to technology strategy, creating and managing a project portfolio, tracking data science KPIs and driving daily execution to achieve desired business outcomes
  • Collaborate effectively with other functions to set team priorities, influence work approaches, and solve operational/organization challenges.
  • You will be a key contributor of the overall technology and organizational strategy for the data science function across the Red Ventures 
  • Develop a team of varied levels of seniority and expertise through direct leadership, training, and feedback, operating as a “player-coach”
  • Drive projects forwards with high efficiency and effectiveness
  • Foresee technical, business and execution risks in projects and strategically make decisions to mitigate them
  • Bring relevant state-of-the-art data science technologies to the team and lead by example to establish best practices 
  • Negotiate with external parties to source additional data sets to support our first party data strategy and integration of these data sets into our consumer and Partner products
  • Meet with partners and prospective partners in business development meetings to represent Red Ventures data science capabilities   

What We’re Looking For

  • Strong communication with detailed and complex information to multiple stakeholders; ability to influence senior leaders 
  • Hands on experience with each part of the data science toolkit, including statistical analyses, hypothesis testing, and data-cleaning/feature engineering
  • Proficiency in deploying data science solutions for digital marketing or e-commerce in a live, production environment 
  • Statistical modeling, machine learning and optimization as a data scientist or team leader (7+ years). MS/PhD degree in related field preferred
  • Mentoring and developing data scientists (2+ years). Managerial experience of leading a data science team preferred
  • Strong understanding of SQL, Python, relational databases, data warehouses, and data modeling 
  • Strong familiarity with cloud based services (AWS) and container technologies 
  • Ability to design and develop solutions around PHI/PII data with appropriate security principles 
  • Ability to design and implement solutions enabling Data-as-Services for downstream applications 
  • Ability to analyze highly detailed information, identify performance issues, and make recommendations to business leaders 

Who We Are

Founded in 2000, Red Ventures is a portfolio of growing digital businesses that bring consumers and brands together through integrated e-commerce, strategic partnerships and many proprietary brands including Bankrate, AllConnect.com and Reviews.com. Headquartered south of Charlotte, NC, Red Ventures has over 3000 employees in offices across the US, as well as London and Sao Paulo. For more information, visit www.redventures.com.

We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits program for full-time employees, including medical, dental and vision coverage, paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, 401(k) plan and a paid parental leave program.

Red Ventures is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or any other basis protected by law. Employment at Red Ventures is based solely on a person's merit and qualifications. 

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with disabilities. This includes providing reasonable accommodation where appropriate. Should you require a reasonable accommodation to apply or participate in the job application or interview process, please contact accommodation@redventures.com.

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Red Ventures is a portfolio of influential brands, digital platforms, and strategic partnerships. We’re made up of dozens of teams spanning multiple industries and geographies - all working together to help people make life’s most important decisions. Whether you’re looking for freedom to build new brands and businesses from the ground up, an opportunity to partner with brands who are already globally recognized, or a combination of both - this is a place where you can unlock substantial experience and even make entire career shifts, all within one organization.

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Covid 19 Vaccine Requirement: Unless otherwise prohibited by law, if a candidate is successful and a conditional job offer is made, the candidate then will be required to submit proof of a full vaccination series against COVID-19. Requests for reasonable accommodations on the basis of disability, pregnancy status, or religious belief will be considered on an individualized basis.

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