Director, Data Science at Getty Images

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Who You Are:

As the head of a quickly growing team, you're an exceptional leader in data science who identifies critical investment areas and influences senior leadership of these strategic directions. You understand the balance between R&D and hands-on product work - you know how to achieve business objectives while developing internal capabilities within the organization. Highly collaborative, you’ve scaled a data science team to meaningful enterprise impact before while boosting the data driven culture of the organization. You want to be empowered to help our customer move the world with images leveraging data 

Your Next Challenge:

Getty Images has the world’s most compelling visual content that helps our vast array of customers tell their story. Our data driven product team is looking for a Director of Data Science and Insight to develop the Data Science strategy as well as oversee, grow, and empower a data scientist team. This individual will own a broad responsibility across all of GI products to make global impact on how our customers engage. This individual will be focused on:

  • Building the next generation of Getty Images’ customer experience using AI/ML to create a highly personalized, dynamic, and contextual experience to connect and delight our customers with imagery in the products and services where they work
  • Developing and training deep learning models to scale workflows for both customers and internal users
  • Support new product development ideas by providing guidance on the best use of AI/ML to develop products or supporting tools.

Priorities will involve:

  • Guiding the strategic approach of data science at Getty Images to support the broader licensing business
  • Developing the workflow and organizational knowledge around effective data strategy
  • Ability to lead initiatives across multiple product areas, provide status and executive presentations
  • Driving innovation against critical customer problems using Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
  • Evaluating the work to determine the best opportunities where and how Data Science can deliver value
  • Collaborate with cross functional teams to implement data science solutions
  • Ability to communicate complex data science concepts to product and engineering teams
  • Evaluating the potential impact of data science solutions against product development decisions
  • Mentor, develop, and inspire a team of data scientists
  • Cultivate a strong culture of experimentation, delivery and impact

What You Have:

  • 5-7 years in professional data science capacity
  • 3+ years building and leading data science teams, with a proven track record for significant business impact
  • Experience working with product, engineering, and data teams to deliver commercially viable and scalable machine learning models.
  • Demonstrated experience solving business problems with statistical modeling incorporating predictive modeling, data mining, and exploratory data analysis
  • Experience working with big data technologies and developing data science solutions in the cloud
  • Experience in working in a lean/agile software development methodology as well as comfortable supporting longer term research and development for products and ideas being incubated.

Who We Are:   Getty Images is the world’s leader in visual communication, with over 170 million assets available through its premium content site and its leading stock content site With its advanced search and image recognition technology, Getty Images serves business customers in more than 100 countries and is the first place creative and media professionals turn to discover, purchase and manage images and other digital content. Its award-winning photographers and content creators help customers produce inspiring work which appears every day in the world’s most influential newspapers, magazines, advertising campaigns, films, television programs, books and online media.   Visit Getty Images at to learn more about how the company is advancing the unique role of digital media in communications and business, and enabling creative ideas to come to life.  For company news and announcements, visit, and for the stories, innovation and inspiration behind our content, visit Stories & Trends Find us on Facebook at and Twitter at 

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Situated between the International District, Pioneer Square, Century Link + T-Mobile Park, there are endless options for lunch, happy hour and coffee.

What are Getty Images Perks + Benefits

Getty Images Benefits Overview

We offer:
-Work life balance + remote flexibility
-Team and office celebrations
-Transportation benefits
-Competitive retirement benefits and life insurance
-Great healthcare, including medical, dental and vision
-Donation + volunteer days
-Unlimited vacation

Volunteer in local community
Get 1 day per calendar year to volunteer with an organization of your choice.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Moral and Diversity and Inclusion Committees
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
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)
Getty employees can contribute up to $2700 annually to their FSA. We also contribute generously to employees FSA's and HSA's.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
New employees are invested 100% day one.
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Acme Co. also provides 4 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Flexible work schedules and hours are dependent on teams and managers.
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Adoption Assistance
We reimburse up to 10000 for eligible adoption expenses and 12 weeks of paid leave. We extend the same reimbursement for surrogacy.
Company sponsored family events
Getty Images hosts a family day each summer. Events have included Mariners games or trips to the Seattle Aquarium.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Salaried employees qualify for our Flexible Time Off and hourly employees are given up to 27 days per calendar year.
Paid Volunteer Time
More time can be used by flexible time off or PTO.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
We offer a free ORCA card or subsidized parking in our garage.
Company Outings
Getty Images has several events throughout the year including an annual golf tournament + family day.
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Foosball.
Stocked Kitchen
Fresh bread is delivered daily with fresh fruit, too.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per month.
We offer subsidized parking in our garage.
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