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Head of Data Science

Head of Data Science

Job ID 
525617
Location 
US-NJ-Newark
Posted Date 
9/15/2017
Company 
Audible, Inc.
Position Category 
Finance & Accounting
Recruiting Team 
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Job Description

About Audible:
Audible, Inc. is the world’s largest seller and producer of spoken audio entertainment, information and educational programming. Since inventing and commercializing the first portable digital audio player in 1997, our focus on technological innovation and superior programming has earned us millions of subscribers around the world. We’re an Amazon subsidiary with a presence on three different continents, yet we maintain a startup vibe and small company feel. We offer more than 300,000 downloadable audiobooks, audio editions of periodicals, and other programs, and an escalating array of listening products that enrich daily life for a growing population of people who want to be more productive, well-informed, and thoughtfully entertained.

About the Role:
The Head of Data Science will lead a team of Data scientists and collaborate closely with key stakeholders to discover the customer. You will be on the cutting edge of data science, experimentation, machine learning, modeling, leveraging our data sources to propose new ideas and drive key strategic decisions. You will lead the team to leverage established and novel data sources, quantitative and qualitative research, and machine learning techniques to deliver tools and insights that have a direct impact on Audible’s growth plans.

Responsibilities:

  • Dive deep into all available details, rediscover the customer, seek the customer, and strategize with stakeholders and leaders to produce meaningful solutions
  • Establish insights that guide the publisher by decomposing the author, the story, and the word
  • Support the producer by determining the voice, find the actor, and study the spoken word
  • Develop frameworks, models, tools and processes to ensure that data science insights can be incorporated into all key decision making
  • Lead and continue to build a world class data science team

Basic Qualifications

  • 10+ years of experience in a business environment
  • 5+ years of experience in attracting, managing, and growing high-performing teams, including managing and developing leaders
  • PhD or MSc in a relevant field such as statistics, mathematics, or physics.
  • Ability to communicate complex results to all types of functions and levels within the organization
  • Comfort in bringing analytical tools to real business situations
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and build a long-term vision
Technical Skills:
  • Strong knowledge C, Mathematica, MatLab, Python, R, SAS, etc. (complete fluency in at least one)
  • Familiarity with Agile Software Development

Preferred Qualifications

Benefits:
We have a comprehensive benefits package but here are some of the fun perks:
  • Free catered lunch daily, breakfast on Mondays, all the snacks you can eat and Happy Hour on a Friday
  • Free onsite gym and 25% fitness reimbursement
  • Ruthless ping-pong tournaments and seasonal sports clubs - volleyball, basketball, soccer, etc.
  • Endless company sponsored events
  • Transit reimbursement, paid parking and shuttle service
  • Tuition assistance
  • Annual Amazon discount and much more...
Audible is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer-Minority/ Female/ Disability/ Vet
Sounds interesting? If you are looking for a new challenge in an innovative company, where you will have the opportunity to shape and influence the business with the results of your work, where you will be surrounded by an engaged and fun team, Audible is your next stop! Do not hesitate to send us your application with all details together with your cover letter.