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Director of Data Science

Harnham San Jose, CA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

Director of Data Science
San Jose,
$185,000 base salary + equity + full benefits

Harnham are partnered exclusively with one of the fastest growing technology startups here in the San Francisco Bay Area. They are at an exciting point in their growth as they are looking to rapidly scale up. This position calls for an experienced candidate with a strong technical background within predictive modeling & recommendations.


As the Director of Data Science, you will be required to:

o Lead the data science team while working closely with engineering and product groups leading the direction of research to pursue and build impactful product features

o Use your machine learning expertise to analyze various datasets, building new products and evolving existing models

o Work closely with other data scientist and mentor junior team members

o Provide deep knowledge and leadership in predicting persona behavior and recommendation as a thought leader

o Write production code and communicate with the entire technical team to impact algorithm production


The successful Director of Data Science will have the following skills and experience:

o MS or PhD in a quantitative field

o Although academic experience is important, we are looking for those candidates who have industry experience post academia

o Experience leading and mentoring data scientist

o Strong experience developing and implementing ML algorithms

o Expert in ML methodologies:

o Programming experience in Python or R

o Comfortable using neural networks: RNN/CNN

o Previous experience leading projects preferred

o Knowledge of Big Data packages a plus, Hadoop, Spark, Hive or others

o Proven communicator with technical team, clients and senior stakeholders


A competitive base salary of $185,000 + equity + benefits.


Please register your interest by sending your CV to Alan Herrera via the Apply link on this page.


Why Work Here?

The global leaders in Data & Analytics recruitment

Data and Analytics recruitment is our core business and we’re proud to say, our customers believe we’re good at it. In our most recent customer satisfaction survey, 95% of respondents said that they would recommend Harnham. Harnham has actively chosen to focus on Data and Analytics, we’ve immersed ourselves in this market and are now an integral part of this business community. Our capability has grown to provide recruitment services and advice across the Marketing Analytics, Credit Risk, Data Science, Data and Technology and Digital sectors.


San Jose, CA