Data Science Manager/Senior Manager

Company Description

Blend360 is a premier data science solutions provider, committed to co-creating meaningful impact for its clients through the power of data science, AI technology, and people. With a mission to fuel bold visions, Blend tackles significant challenges by seamlessly aligning human expertise with artificial intelligence. The company is dedicated to unlocking growth and fostering innovation, paving the way to value for its clients by harnessing world-class talent and a data-driven strategy. By blending in, Blend360 ensures its clients stand out, making the world a better place through the transformative potential of data science. THIS ROLE REQUIRES THE ABILITY TO WORK IN A HYBRID FASHION, COMBINING BOTH REMOTE WORK AND ON-SITE PRESENCE AT OUR COLUMBIA MD, LOCATION.

Job Description

Summary with focus on communication: Data Scientists at Blend360 work with business leaders to solve our clients’ business challenges. Here at Blend360 we work with clients in marketing, revenue management, customer service, inventory management and many other aspects of modern business. Our Lead Data Scientists have the business acumen to apply Data Science to many different business models and situations.

We expect the Data Science Managers to be excellent communicators with the ability to describe complex concepts clearly and concisely. They should be able to work independently in gathering requirements, developing roadmaps, and delivering results.

Teamwork and Leadership: We work as a team and Data Science Managers lead both by mentoring or managing Data Scientists as well as leading by example.

Technical know-how: Our Data Scientists have a broad knowledge of a variety of data and mathematical solutions. Our work includes statistical analyses, predictive modeling, machine learning, and experimental design. We evaluate different sources of data, discover patterns hidden within raw data, create insightful variables, and develop competing models with different machine learning algorithms. We validate and cross-validate our recommendations to make sure our recommendations will perform well over time.

Conclusion: If you love to solve difficult problems and deliver results; if you like to learn new things and apply innovative, state-of-the-art methodology, join us at Blend360.

Responsibilities

Ability to provide ethical and positive leadership that motivates direct reports and develops their talent and skillset while achieving results.
Directly manage analyst project work and overall performance, including effective career planning; have difficult conversations and deliver constructive feedback with support from senior management.
Interview, hire and train new employees.
Analyze team KPIs, develop solutions and alternative methods to achieve goals.
Build positive and productive relationships with clients for business growth.
Understand client needs and customize existing business processes to meet client needs.
Promptly address client concerns and professionally manage requests.
Work as a strategic partner with leadership teams to support client needs.
Work with practice leaders and clients to understand business problems, industry context, data sources, potential risks, and constraints
Problem-solve with practice leaders to translate the business problem into a workable Data Science solution; propose different approaches and their pros and cons
Work with practice leaders to get stakeholder feedback, get alignment on approaches, deliverables, and roadmaps
Develop a project plan including milestones, dates, owners, and risks and contingency plans
Create and maintain efficient data pipelines, often within clients’ architecture. Typically, data are from a wide variety of sources, internal and external, and manipulated using SQL, spark, and Cloud big data technologies
Assemble large, complex data sets from client and external sources that meet functional business requirements.
Build analytics tools to provide actionable insights into customer acquisition, operational efficiency, and other key business performance metrics.
Perform data cleaning/hygiene, data QC, and integrate data from both client internal and external data sources on Advanced Data Science Platform. Be able to summarize and describe data and data issues
Conduct statistical data analysis, including exploratory data analysis, data mining, and document key insights and findings toward decision making
Train, validate, and cross-validate predictive models and machine learning algorithms using state of the art Data Science techniques and tools
Document predictive models/machine learning results that can be incorporated into client-deliverable documentation
Assist client to deploy models and algorithms within their own architecture

Qualifications

Ability to work hybrid out of our Columbia, MD location
MS degree in Statistics, Math, Data Analytics, or a related quantitative field
Demonstrated experience leading and managing a team
4 – 5+ years Professional experience in Advanced Data Science, such as predictive modeling, statistical analysis, machine learning, text mining, geospatial analytics, time series forecasting, optimization
Experience with one or more Advanced Data Science software languages (R, Python, Scala, SAS)
Proven ability to deploy machine learning models from the research environment (Jupyter Notebooks) to production via procedural or pipeline approaches
Experience with SQL and relational databases, query authoring and tuning as well as working familiarity with a variety of databases including Hadoop/Hive
Experience with spark and data-frames in PySpark or Scala
Strong problem-solving skills; ability to pivot complex data to answer business questions. Proven ability to visualize data for influencing.
Comfortable with cloud-based platforms (AWS, Azure, Google)
Experience with Google Analytics, Adobe Analytics, Optimizely a plus

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. This is a hybrid position that requires someone who can work out of our Columbia, Maryland office.

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