Senior Director of Data Scientist

August 28, 2021
Atlanta, GA
Job Type


A global market leader in connected farm management systems seeks a Senior Data Scientist

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Salary: $85,000 - $185,000 per year

A bit about us:

The Senior Director of Data Science will drive and own the roadmap for new insights and tools that create value for our dairy producers, the broader dairy ecosystem and leading our team of data scientists, data ops engineers and AI specialists. Working closely with Sales, Business Development and Product Development, you and your team will bring new insights, innovation and growth and ensure our copious amounts of data are usable.

Why join us?

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Job Details


1. Deliver profitability and sustainability-driven data tools to producers and the broader dairy ecosystem
Identify opportunities for VAS to create value through data analytics, aligned with business strategies in close collaboration with Sales, Business Development and Product Management
Engage with industry experts and universities to develop tools grounded in leading science
Design, prototype, test, and document the business logic and optimal visual display of data for the end user
Work with Product Management to define and realize data-driven roadmaps
Work with Engineering to make sure the reports, insights and innovations are easily absorbable
Work with Marketing to appropriately market our new tools as they become available
Work with Training and Product Development to help put together training modules that teach our employees and our users how to best leverage our new insights
Manage overall operational and financial responsibilities of Data Science in close collaboration with the other departments and product managers
Collaborate across our sister companies to create unique insights
2. Build, operate, and/or integrate analytics solutions into VAS business processes, product development and ensure performance, scalability, privacy and security

Build and maintain relationships with senior management within VAS and advise them on how to translate insights into action
Create analytics capabilities within the business through training and community building
Drive awareness and adoption of data science throughout the business by communicating a compelling vision and presenting inspiring use cases
Initiate, plan and prioritize data analytics projects within VAS
3. Lead a powerful data science team

Manage a team of data scientists, data ops engineers and AI specialists (2-3 FTE right now)
Counsel team members and enable them to reach their full potential. Set up personal development plans and targets for senior team members and empower them to do the same for their direct reports
Manage overall operational and financial responsibilities of Infolytics in close collaboration with the other departments and product managers
Develop the team's strategy, capabilities and infrastructure together with VAS Product Manager director
Your Preferred Profile:

Passion for applying data to solve real-world problems
Ability to design and test the best display of data for the user
High fluency in statistics, eager for data, effective in communication to stakeholders of varying data comfort and fluency
Strong organizational and leadership skills
Able to develop, inspire and attract talent within your team
A business mindset, backed by economic, dairy science, or data analytics
Strong problem-solving ability
Excellent communication skills
An entrepreneurial mindset
Dairy production and/or operations management
Required: *

Leadership of a research and development program with proven results, ideally commercialization
At least four years of working experience in a (senior) data science position
Experience in managing projects and leading teams
Masters/PhD degree in a quantitative field (e.g., mathematical, analytical, econometrics)
Solid understanding of data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence
Nice to have is broad experience with Python, MySQL, and AW

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