Lead Data Scientist – Search and Personalization

Boston /
Technology – Data Science /
Full-time
Who We Are:
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Women, gender-nonbinary, people of color, LGBTQIA+ people and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

The Senior Data Scientist is a work from home position.

We are looking for a Senior Data Scientist to lead the development of our search, personalization, and recommendations. Using your deep machine learning expertise while considering the broader business context, you will lead, and guide our data scientists, and analysts team to develop industry-leading recommendations in visual search. This position will have a direct impact on the search and browse paths for millions of customers and drive key conversion metrics.

What you’ll be doing:

    • Build industry-leading algorithms for search, personalization, and recommendations, using our images, metadata, and/or customer interactions to significantly improve our customers’ image/video search and discovery experiences
    • Lead, guide, and mentor other data scientists and data analysts in formulating, executing our technical strategy and roadmap
    • Develop our technical ranking strategy and roadmap alongside product, team members, and leadership. Distilling customer requirements into problem definitions and identifying measures of success
    • Develop and implement online and offline testing and validation methodologies
    • Partner with data engineers, machine learning engineers, and search engineers to implement and deploy new ranking algorithms in the production process

We’d love to hear from you if you have:

    • Proven expertise building and validating search, personalization, recommendation, and/or newsfeed algorithms for customer-facing products
    • A minimum of 5 years validated experience
    • Proven expertise as a technical lead providing mentorship and guidance to team members.
    • A strong understanding of the real-world advantages and drawbacks of various algorithms and the ability to measure success
    • Ability to handle ambiguity, priorities, and competing objectives. Experience solving highly technical problems
    • Hands-on experience with accessing data, Python, machine learning libraries, and deep learning libraries (ex: scikit-learn, numpy, pandas, scipy, TensorFlow, SQL, hive, spark, etc.)
    • Ability to write clean, understandable code that follows leading industry standards and practices and is well-documented, and to build easily reproducible models
    • An ability to consider biases that exist in the data and develop solutions to mitigate biases appropriately
    • Outstanding communication skills. Ability to communicate at all levels, including explaining sophisticated technical solutions to non-experts
    • Open listener, ability to be open to many diverse voices and perspectives
    • You are clear, credible, and forward-thinking 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • A Ph.D. or MS in Computer Science, Statistics, Data Science, Mathematics, Economics, Sociology, Natural Sciences, or any other equivalent quantitative field is preferred

Mental and Physical Demands:

    • A quiet location with reliable high-speed internet connectivity, environment suitable for professional work (desk, chair, external monitor, etc.)
    • Frequent communication with others to exchange information
    • Frequent sedentary work that primarily involves sitting/standing; Time of each will vary
    • Constant operation of computer and frequent usage of other office machinery, including (but not limited to) calculator, copy machine, computer printer, etc
    • Constant assessment of accuracy and thoroughness of the work assignment

Leadership Principles:

    • Trustworthiness, Transparency, and Openness
    • Raise the Bar
    • Lead by Example
    • One Voice
    • Bring Me Solutions
    • No Silos
    • The Obligation to Care
The Senior Data Scientist is a work from home position. This position will not require relocation in the future.

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Getty Images is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. Getty Images believes that diversity is critical to our success in moving the world with images and is committed to creating an inclusive, mutually respectful environment which celebrates diversity. We seek to hire on the basis of merit, competence, performance, and business needs.