Director, Data Science

Madison, WI 53595

Job ID: 2255 Category: Big Data Salary: TBD

Our client, a $MM global leader in the retail vertical, is seeking your expertise as a Director, Data Science, to leverage data to drive tangible growth in a large ecommerce organization. This is a hands-on leadership role, building and leading a team of data scientists and data engineers to leverage r significant data resources to enable fact-based decisions across the enterprise.

  • Lead geographically-diverse team of data scientists and engineers, establishing a non-hierarchical organization where all are encouraged to speak and the best idea wins
  • Sit on the analytics leadership team and have primary responsibility to evangelize data science approaches to solving problems across the organization for both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Champion migration to an AWS cloud-based analytic platform and evangelize the use of open source tools and technologies
  • Develop and implement predictive models, segmentation strategies, optimization algorithms, and data mining analyses across a wide range of sponsors and business challenges

  • 7+ years in a quantitative business with at least 3 years as a team leader / manager; experience with an organization that has a significant on-line presence
  • Proven track record leading large-scale/ complex analytics projects with demonstrated financial benefits
  • Significant training in advanced statistics; graduate degree in a quantitative field (statistics, data science, computer science, etc.) strongly desired
  • Expert knowledge of R and/or Python (ideally both); deep knowledge of analytic packages available for above languages
  • Capable of using machine learning techniques (Neural Networks, Naï ve Bayes Classifiers, Support Vector Machines, Decision Trees, etc.) to drive financial returns
  • Strong data munging and software engineering skills (Spark, SQL/NoSQL, etc.)

If you are looking for your next career move, then contact me at 847-440-2451 or  email me at

Nadine Stangas

Nadine is in charge of blueStone Recruiting's Infrastructure and ERP Systems search division and has over a decade's worth of experience. In her free time she likes to travel, volunteer, attend concerts and spend time with her family. She also a enjoys watching Big 10 football.

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