VP of Data Science



Degreed exists to discover, empower and recognize the next generation of the world's expertise. The smartest, brightest, and most bold, the tenacious, willing, the unsung heroes, self-taught, the scrappy, driven, the passionate, daring, the unafraid. Experts.

The VP of Data Science leads Degreed’s data science team to build a data-driven culture, drive strategic initiatives, and build novel data science solutions for our product. Reports to the CTO and collaborates closely with Product, Engineering, and Technology leadership. Scales teams, processes, technology, and culture to meet the growing needs of the business. Provides hands-on mentorship, technical judgment, and leadership. Builds strong relationships and communication across teams, departments, clients, partners, and prospects.

What you will be doing

  • Lead and build a world class data science team that uses machine learning, predictive analytics, and engineering
  • Scale the organization by attracting top-tier talent while maintaining diversity and culture
  • Be a technical leader and mentor for the data science team, helping institute best data science and engineering practices
  • Partner with Product and Engineering leadership to drive a long-term vision for the product while building out a roadmap of data science development and applications
  • Leverage data science, machine learning, and other modeling techniques to improve product features and capabilities
  • Champion a data-driven culture across the organization using metrics, tools, and scalable processes for business intelligence and the product
  • Work with Product and Engineering to identify scalable and accessible data sources for analysis and operational use
  • Partner with Engineering to build and manage a scalable data architecture and infrastructure for training and operating machine learning models, running experiments, etc
  • Collaborate cross-functionally to ensure strong relationships with Degreed’s clients through executive presence and regular communication
  • Act as an internal and external champion for Data Science via marketing, speaking, and writing
  • Make data science techniques approachable and understandable to non-data scientists
  • Lead using Degreed’s principles and drive a data science culture that inspires and motivates the team to succeed

What you need for this position

  • Strong belief that organizations must be data-driven and doing so means collecting and measuring everything
  • You are a world-class data science leader – you’ve been a data scientist and built data science teams 
  • 5+ years of experience in attracting, managing, and growing high-performing teams
  • 10+ years of experience in data science, machine learning, predictive analytics, and engineering 
  • You operate with empathy and strive to cultivate a work environment that is both supportive and challenging
  • You’re passionate about helping your team develop new skills and advance in their careers
  • Possess strong communication, collaboration, and documentation skills
  • You are a lifelong learner and passionate about learning new things and taking on new challenges
  • Highly organized, detail oriented, and able to work autonomously with minimal direction
  • Experienced working remotely
  • You are an expert user of Big Data technologies/platforms, statistical platforms and data visualization tools, advanced SQL skills, hands-on experience with machine learning, predictive modeling and statistical analysis techniques 

Why work at Degreed

  • Mission and principle driven culture focused on Balance, Equality, Empathy, Flexibility, Family, Candor, Transparency, and Learning
  • Build your skills while building Degreed. Get $1,200 a year to learn whatever you want.
  • We believe your best work happens when you have a complete life balance and Degreed gives you the flexibility to make that happen.
  • 100% flexible schedule. You work when you want, where you want (really)
  • Unlimited PTO. And a culture that makes good on it
  • Unlimited paid maternity and paternity leave with a commitment to return 2X duration
  • Reimbursement for child care
  • 401k match
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