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Data Science & Analytics Technical Leader
31 Jan 2020
Full Time
Austin, Texas
United States
VIQTOR DAVIS NA is currently seeking a highly motivated individual to lead our Data Science team in designing and delivering innovative but practical solutions for our clients.

Role: Data Science & Analytics Technical Leader
Location: Austin, TX based individual preferred 

VIQTOR DAVIS NA is currently seeking a highly motivated individual to lead our Data Science team in designing and delivering innovative but practical solutions for our clients. In this position the individual will work with a specialized team of blackbelts delivering strategic client solutions to local, regional and national client base collaborating on global projects with our peers in the NL and UK. Our team will additionally be establishing our own industry-specific Intellectual Property in the form of solution accelerators and repeatable models that we will leverage to deliver extraordinary value to our clients and differentiate ourselves from competitors. 

This will include:

• Establishing a portfolio of repeatable solution offerings and a supporting delivery capability (with support from management and peers)
• Championing the recruiting and mentorship of a US-based Data Science Team 
• Promoting Data Science best practices and ensuring continued professional growth of technical team
• Establishing strong community relationships by actively participating in targeted Data Science and Analytics related educational and business communities
• Conducting meetings with client stakeholders 

Recruiting and Mentorship: 

• Recruit and develop a high-quality team of Data Science individuals to drive growth within our data science and analytics practice
• Ensure a science-based, data-driven, innovation culture is integrated within the fabric of all offerings

Programing Language/Analytical Methodologies 
• Strong proficiency in Programing Languages such as Python, R and Java
• Proven track record working with Analytical Methodologies including predictive, clustering, regression, casual, time series and optimization models
• Ability to work with Big Data Analytics tools, such as Hive and Spark

Client Management:

• Conduct meetings to better understand the key levers of client stakeholders’ business challenges
• Propose the technical vision, tools, processes and people required to support business needs
• Provide ownership over the technical approach required to deliver a successful outcome for our client

Ideal Experience: 

• Passion for applying AI techniques to solve real-world challenges 
• Experience working with an agile team
• Demonstrated humility, collaboration and leadership skills, combined with optimism and an inventive entrepreneurial spirit
• Experience recruiting and retaining Data Science talent
• Technical Leader with the ambition to build a team and practice from the ground up

Required Experience: 

• Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics, Data Science, Operations Research, Mathematics or Computer Science (Master’s Degree a plus)
• 6+ years hands-on experience in data science, machine learning, statistics, programming and advanced analytics
• Experience designing, building and implementing machine learning systems into production environments to solve real-world problems
• Ability to provide hands-on guidance for Data Science team
• Strong proficiency in multiple analytical methodologies, programming languages and Big Data analytic tools
• Strong data visualization skills 
• 2+ years of experience managing and coaching data science teams

**Due to the nature of services we provide and our clients, we conduct a strict criminal background check. Applicants must be eligible to work within the United States or be able to provide the proper documentation allowing them to work within the U.S. upon company offer.

**VIQTOR DAVIS NA is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on gender, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military status or any other category protected under the law.

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