Senior Director of Data Science

Location: Richmond, VA
Date Posted: 12-22-2017
Position Title: Sr. Director of Data Science
Location: Richmond, VA
Work Status: Direct Hire
Start Date: ASAP


Position Description:
The senior director of data science will lead all data science efforts. This role will be the most senior data science role in the enterprise; driving the firm’s most important core competency.

Responsibilities:

- Leadership of Data Science team and attendant people management responsibilities
- Construction of statistical models via machine learning, deep learning and traditional techniques (e.g. logistic regression)
- Evaluation of new data sources
- Transformation of independent variables
- Evaluation of alternative modeling techniques and constructs
- Experimentation with different dependent variables and selection of dependent variables for rollout
- Presentation to investors on data science capability
- Monitoring of models for stability
- Collaboration with IT to enhance production systems
- Presentations to senior management and board on data science results and plans
- Continuing research on state of industry for both machine learning and lending modeling

Qualifications:

- Degree in quantitative field (preferably statistics or data science)
- 5+ years experience in Data Science
- Fluency in Python, SAS, or R (Python preferred)
- People management experience
- Experience in consumer lending model construction
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