Director of Data Science and Analytics at Varsity Tutors

| Seattle
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Overview of Position

The Business Intelligence and Data Science team provides access to clean data, drives decision making using simple and advanced analytical techniques, and builds data products. This team partners with product and engineering to enable real-time decisions including forecasting, resource optimization, tutoring efficacy, and supply health. 
We are looking for a proven leader with experience building teams, guiding application of data science and machine learning methods, with an eye and passion for data quality, and the ability to connect analytics to business impact. The ideal person will lead and grow the existing team to amplify impact through the combination of analytical and tooling innovation, scaled execution, science leadership, data partnership, and high pace of execution.
  • M.S. or Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Machine Learning or other quantitative discipline.
  • 5+ years experience building data products including 5+ years managing data scientists
  • 5+ years experience with mixed data skills and methodologies (analytics and data science).
  • Experience with two or more of the following: Bayesian reasoning, Natural Language Processing, speech processing, classification, ranking systems, recommendation systems.
  • Passion to translate business objectives into loss metrics and actionable analyses.
  • Strong analytical intuition and business acumen balancing scientific rigor and practical application
  • Own vision and roadmap for data products at Varsity Tutors
  • Hire team analysts and scientists focused on the span of causal inference activities (experimentation and modeling)
  • Lead an analytics team that partners both on delivering short-term requests with high expectations on SLAs to broader strategic projects with complex deliverables 
  • Provide deep technical guidance and mentorship
  • Ensure access to high quality data and consistent metrics (INDHP)

Varsity Tutors is proud to be an equal opportunity employer! We will not discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of age, race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, medical condition, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status or civil partnership/union status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth, genetic information, military and veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state or local law. Varsity Tutors will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with local and federal requirements.

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Our company is located on the waterfront at Pier 56, right next to the Great Wheel and the Seattle Aquarium.

What are Varsity Tutors Perks + Benefits

Varsity Tutors Benefits Overview

We offer employees an exciting opportunity to do work that has a direct impact on our customers and the ongoing growth of the company. In addition to the more traditional benefits of our competitive health care plans, PTO, etc, we provide employees with 8 hours of paid "Volunteer Time Off" to do service in the local community or charity work as well as 52 hours of free learning sessions for employees or immediate family members!

Volunteer in local community
We offer 8 hours of "Volunteer Time Off" for each employee to participate in service projects and charity work in the local community.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
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