DIRECTOR, DECISION SCIENCES

| Chicago

OVERVIEW

 

Your role will be to build and lead a data science and machine learning team to create and enhance new technologies and products for Conversant’s digital marketing business. This role reports to a Vice President of Decision Sciences.

 

Conversant analyzes anonymized, privacy-safe data at internet scale: we handle 200B+ of online interactions a day and have $3.8 trillion in multichannel purchases in our database. The Decision Sciences group is a collaborative R&D team that continually enhances Conversant’s award-winning personalization platform through a combination of data science, machine learning, AI, computer science, and more.

 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with Product and Engineering stakeholders to develop an R&D roadmap.
  • Hire data scientists and other talent to build a highly productive team.
  • Manage projects end-to-end from early stage research through development.
  • Use your expertise in data science and/or computer science to research and recommend solutions to our technology and business problems.
  • Provide technology leadership to yield innovative differentiating solutions.
  • Develop an understanding of Conversant’s personalization platform and proprietary datasets.
  • Implement and optimize state of the art algorithms in distributed environments.
  • Work with our Engineering teams to integrate your solutions into Conversant’s platform.
  • Participate fully in our collaborative approach to research and applications projects.

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Graduate degree, Ph.D. preferred, in a computational, mathematical, engineering, or scientific field.
  • Research experience in a computational area such as data science, computer science, machine learning, artificial intelligence, statistics, or graph algorithms.
  • 2+ years leading technical projects.
  • 3+ years programming experience in an industry environment.
  • Analytic and modeling skills.
  • Proficiency in conceptualizing, implementing, and evaluating highly accurate and scalable solutions to business problems.
  • Organizational, motivational and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and lead R&D projects.
  • Demonstrated proficiency working with business and technical teams to integrate algorithms into product platforms on large data sets, at scale.
  • Verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to summarize technically complex information for a non-technical audience.
  • 'Can do' attitude; ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast paced environment with many simultaneous projects.

 

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Location

101 N Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606

What are Conversant Perks + Benefits

Conversant Benefits Overview

At Conversant, 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)
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
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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