Director of Data Science

Madison, WI

Post Date: 09/18/2017 Job ID: 280867-1_1 Category: Data Science Salary: $150,000 - 250,000
Smith Hanley Associates
Director of Data Science
Madison, WI
$150,000 - 250,000 depending on experience
For consideration, please send your resume to Nancy Darian at

In this dynamic role you will manage a team and shape the direction of advanced analytics for the organization, while driving operations and business performance. High visibility role with the opportunity to work with the CEO of a Fortune 500 company.

Responsibilities of the Director of Data Science:
--Deliver predictive models and advanced data mining algorithms that will drive business performance.
--Lead research and innovation of analytical techniques as well as integrate statistical models into processes.
--Use your business leadership experience to manage direct reports, projects, systems and goals.
--Collaborate with cross functional teams such as marketing and sales, partner with business units on data enhancement and execute strategy.
--Perform advanced statistical analysis such as linear models, decision trees, neural networks, etc.

Qualifications of the Director of Data Science:
--Master's degree or PhD in Mathematics, Statistics, Economics or similar field.
--10+ years of business experience working with complex datasets, statistical techniques, and machine learning to solve customer driven business problems.
--Must have strong data science experience, with the ability to lead strategy, architecture, development and integration of advanced analytics, driving business impact across the organization.
--Leadership experience managing a team and communicating with executives.
--Experience using modeling software tools such as Python, Hadoop, SAS or R in a business setting.
--Solid understanding of mathematical modeling and research.

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Nancy Darian
Executive Recruiter

Nancy joined the Chicago office of Smith Hanley in 2005. Her expertise in the marketing analytics discipline has resulted in successful partnerships with both clients and candidates. She brings a customer-centric orientation, industry expertise, energy and integrity to her work.
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