Data Science Manager at RealSelf

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About the Role: 

Do you have a passion for leading teams, turning insights into business impact, and implementing algorithms into streamlined and more personal customer experiences? 

We are seeking a highly analytical, business-oriented, and creative lead Data Scientist to manage Data Science as part of the Analytics Team. In this role, you will directly manage data scientists and be responsible for the roadmap and vision of Data Science at RealSelf. You will have the opportunity to deeply understand our customers, their needs, and how they use our product through data. You will also work closely with leaders throughout the company to turn findings into automated models and reports that drive business value and improve our product.

The Analytics Team at RealSelf works on business problems across the entire company and plays a key role in formulating best-in-class consumer and provider experiences. We are a small, fast-moving team that supports high-impact company initiatives and projects that inform business strategy. We are looking for someone who thrives in a fast-paced environment and excels at tackling ambiguous problems with logical and structured thinking.

Are you excited about using your quantitative and data expertise to support RealSelf in making informed and confident decisions?

If so, join us to have an immediate impact on a fast-growing team.

In this role, you will: 

  • Directly manage data scientists, including guidance on maximizing business value in critical projects and deep-dive analysis, creation of high-impact quarterly roadmap, scoping and hitting team goals, analyst development, and goal setting, and day-to-day prioritization to hit company goals (Estimated � manager role, � IC capacity)
  • Effectively project manage simple and complex projects that the business can utilize and implement, from gathering requirements to gaining user acceptance
  • Translate ambiguous needs into elegant & straightforward solutions that are easy to deploy
  • Proactively identify opportunities to use automated data models to improve our product
  • Work closely with internal stakeholders as a thought partner in the ideation of impactful initiatives, company goals, and roadmaps
  • Use statistical and predictive modeling techniques to perform deep-dive analysis, answer key business questions and build a data-driven customer experience
  • Work on a wide variety of data problems, including Search Optimization, Personalization, Recommender Systems, etc.

About You: 

You love turning quantitative measurements into business change and making an immediate impact in a fast-growing organization. You are interested in managing a small team of data scientists to create real business value and contribute individually. 

This team is collaborative, bold, dynamic, and lots of fun. Below are some of the qualifications we’d love for you to have. Don’t think you fully fit the bill? Apply anyway. Internally, we’re in the business of building leaders.

You may be the right fit if you have: 

  • 4-6 years of experience working with data in an analytical role
  • 1-4 years experience mentoring or directly managing junior data scientists
  • Extremely strong business acumen, customer focus, and a knack for building practical, iterative solutions
  • Excellent communication and writing skills; ability to work effectively with and explain complex modeling approaches to both technical and non-technical collaborators
  • Demonstrated experience leading a team or project in a self-directed manner, as well as driving critical projects and roadmaps from inception to completion
  • Extensive experience with SQL and a scripting language such as Python or R
  • Excellent quantitative, data modeling, and statistics skills
  • Demonstrated experience with advanced Machine Learning & Data mining algorithms like Classifiers, Logistic regression / SVM, Clustering methods, Bayesian methods, Collaborative filtering, NLP, etc. is a plus
  • Experience with e-commerce or web analytics is a plus

Travel

Is not anticipated for this role.

Work Environment:

This role is open to fully remote candidates in most states.  RealSelf is a West Coast-based company; eligible candidates must be willing to work Pacific Standard Time hours.  Working remotely from a primary residence outside the United States is currently not permitted.  

About RealSelf:
RealSelf.com is the leading consumer destination in the $32B US medical aesthetics market. We make it easy to get the information and deep support needed to make confident purchase decisions. Since 2006 our authentic stories, unbiased ratings, and expert answers from board-certified doctors have helped millions of people explore treatments and decisions that range from laser skin resurfacing to highly considered cosmetic surgery. With the backing of world-class investors we’re growing RealSelf into a global business with a broad range of services. Come join our super talented and passionate team!

Check out our RealSelf Instagram account to keep up on company updates and learn more about at RealSelf.

RealSelf is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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Location

Our HQ is in Seattle's Pioneer Square neighborhood, which boasts trendy coffee shops, art galleries, and restaurants. Easy to commute to via transit.

An Insider's view of RealSelf

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

Work life balance is important at RS - we offer a very flexible work schedule with the option to work remotely when ever needed, with two dedicated wfh days. This helps employees save time on commutes, ability to make appointments during the week, and spend more time with your family. We also offer 22 PTO days per year + 8 company paid holidays.

Amy

Sr. Recruiter

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

We're increasing trust on our platform in a time where people are less trustful of what they read online. Our goal is to give everyone the information they need to make strong, confident decisions about their medical care.

Sharon

Lead Trust & Safety Program Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

Goal-tracking tools and resources at RealSelf keep me accountable and focused on results. The mentorship program and professional development grant also allowed me to learn new skills I can apply to my role. But nothing beats the amazing people at RealSelf–my manager truly cares about how I'm growing and how best she can support my ideas.

Geri

Sr. Community Manager

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Our People Team strives to support the understanding that work life balance should no longer be considered a benefit, but should be an expectation of a company. Not only do we stand behind this, we have recently created more opportunities for our people to work remote so that they can better balance life whether in or out of the office.

Craig

Sr. Director of People

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

As Marketing Copywriter, I’ve got the unique privilege of partnering across our Email, Product, and Brand teams to help drive marketing initiatives forward. Each day I use the power of language to connect with our audience in interesting and impactful ways. Collaborating with such bright colleagues is a fun, challenging, and exhilarating experience

Jamachia

Marketing Copywriter

What are RealSelf Perks + Benefits

RealSelf Benefits Overview

RealSelf offers a comprehensive benefits package that is very competitive when compared to other similar companies. Employees pay nothing out of pocket for full medical/dental/vision coverage and premiums for dependents are covered at 75%. Many employees take advantage of the health and wellness reimbursement benefit and professional development grant program where they can use the funds for courses, conferences or anything else that would further their career development.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
RealSelf's health insurance policy covers up to 100% of out of pocket expenses for employees. 75% for spouses and dependents.
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
RealSelf's team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga, Sponsored race teams.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
RealSelf provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by [provider]. We match 4% of contributions.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. RealSelf also provides 6 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
RealSelf provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
RealSelf sponsors family oriented events Annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
RealSelf employees receive 22 paid days off per year.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
RealSelf's pet policy is dog friendly daily.
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
RealSelf hosts lunch and learn meetings once per quarter.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Customized development tracks
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