Director of Data Science

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Company Description

Positioned at Publicis Groupe's core, Epsilon is a leader in interaction management, empowering brands to transform ordinary customer experiences into meaningful, human experiences. Through a connected suite of products and services, Epsilon combines leading-edge identity management, industrial strength data and technology expertise with big brand acumen gained over five decades working with the industry’s top brands. Our human-powered, data-led marketing delivers unmatched depth, breadth and scale to help brands turn meaningful human interactions into exceptional business outcomes.

Job Description

Role Summary

The Epsilon PeopleCloud Solutions team is responsible for developing Epsilon’s proprietary technology platform (Epsilon PeopleCloud) that brings technically robust, innovative and differentiable solutions leveraging internal investments in data and technology. The team owns the development and maintenance of development environments, proprietary libraries and packages, and the development of machine intelligent services for product applications. Applying the latest techniques and approaches across the domains of data science, machine learning, and AI isn’t just a nice to have, it’s a must!

As a Director of Data Science & Machine Learning Development, you are the team lead responsible for delivering technical and performant solutions across our environments, packages, and services for Epsilon products and applications. You will be hands on with every stage of the product development lifecycle from collecting and distilling business requirements to delivering the finished product. You will also interface directly with product and project management and collaborate closely with other engineering disciplines to convey requirements and develop integrated solutions. This role is highly visible to engineering leadership as well as key business stakeholders across the organization.

Day-to-day, your role includes:

  • Owning end-to-end development projects and managing the data science software development lifecycle.
  • Providing Internal and external expertise in fundamental data science and machine learning skill areas
  • Providing mentorship, guidance and support to junior team members with a focus on developing scalable talent while amplifying individual expertise and contributions.
  • Act as a technical expert in partnership discussions to evaluate data and technology investments
  • Lead in scoping of ongoing and future projects to ensure the successful deployment and delivery of planned initiatives
  • Providing thought leadership and innovation in process, technique, and implementation as well as guidance on best practices. 
  • Collaborating with internal and external stakeholders to establish clear objectives, acceptance criteria and timelines.
  • Sharing knowledge, debating techniques, and conducting research to advance the collective knowledge and skills of our organization.
  • Engaging with colleagues across the organization to identify new and improved pathways for AI-powered solutions.

Desired Experience:

  • 5-10 years of experience with delivering data science, machine learning, and AI solutions including leading technical teams
  • Significant experience with developing and maintaining python packages, API’s or contributions to open source initiatives
  • Proficient at managing the SDLC of data science and machine learning solutions
  • Experienced in developing and maintaining software images with Docker or similar
  • Robust domain expertise in areas of data science, machine learning, AI, distributed computing, and package development
  • Proficiency in Python (Apache Spark, Tensorflow etc.) and distributed computing systems. 
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate complex technical concepts to non-technical audiences

Additional Information

Great People, Deserve Great Benefits
We know that we have some of the brightest and most talented associates in the world, and we believe in rewarding them accordingly. If you work here, expect competitive pay, comprehensive health coverage, and endless opportunities to advance your career.

Epsilon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Epsilon’s policy is not to discriminate against any applicant or employee based on actual or perceived race, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy), marital status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, mental or physical disability, religion, creed, color, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Epsilon also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories.

Epsilon will provide accommodations to applicants needing accommodations to complete the application process.

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Location

101 N Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606

An Insider's view of Epsilon

What's something quirky about your company?

We have a company band, made up of anywhere from 30 to 40 employees at a given time. The band has a large following and performs at charity events around Chicago. They also perform a full set at Epsilon’s holiday party each year at the House of Blues. My jaw hit the floor when I saw my peers up on stage rocking out.

Paul

Associate Automation & Infrastructure Engineer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

We collaborate through storytelling. It’s not ‘how’ we build it, but rather ‘why’ we build it. We need to tell stakeholders a story about a consumer pain point, solving it in a differentiated manner and the larger vision. Then, collaboration occurs as we incorporate feedback and have a motivated team building towards a shared vision.

Matt

VP, Product Management:

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Conversant has a very good work-life balance, including unlimited PTO. As a young adult, traveling around the world is one my top priorities and working with a company that aligns with that is a huge plus. I have had the flexibility to visit 7 countries. That flexibility is one of many things that has kept me at Conversant for five years.

Alba

Team Lead, Engineering

What are Epsilon Perks + Benefits

Epsilon Benefits Overview

At Epsilon, we offer benefits and perks that enable our associates to thrive and foster a culture of innovation.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Conversant participates in local community activities such as the Greater Chicago Food Depository, Off the Street Club, Chicago Cares Serve-A-Thon, Habitat for Humanity and Ronald McDonald House.
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Conversant has a Social Committee that organizes social, charitable and sports activities.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Conversant's team fitness initiatives include intramural softball, volleyball and soccer.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Conversant provides back-up care benefits.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Conversant hosts an annual summer boat party on Lake Michigan and a holiday party at the House of Blues, where our employee-run band performs the live entertainment all night.
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Our game room includes Foosball, Shuffle Board.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted at team's discretion.
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Conversant offers employees professional development opportunities like on-site training courses and the ability to attend job-related conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Conversant hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program and career mentoring.
Time allotted for learning
Conversant encourages employees to complete 48 hours of professional development training per year.
Online course subscriptions available
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