Director, Decision Sciences

Chicago | Illinois | United States

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Director, Decision Sciences - (0098658)

Your role will be to build and lead a data science and machine learning team to create and enhance new technologies and products for Conversant’s digital marketing business. This role reports to a Vice President of Decision Sciences.


Conversant analyzes anonymized, privacy-safe data at internet scale: we handle 200B+ of online interactions a day and have $3.8 trillion in multichannel purchases in our database. The Decision Sciences group is a collaborative R&D team that continually enhances Conversant’s award-winning personalization platform through a combination of data science, machine learning, AI, computer science, and more.

  • Work with Product and Engineering stakeholders to develop an R&D roadmap.
  • Hire data scientists and other talent to build a highly productive team.
  • Manage projects end-to-end from early stage research through development.
  • Use your expertise in data science and/or computer science to research and recommend solutions to our technology and business problems.
  • Provide technology leadership to yield innovative differentiating solutions.
  • Develop an understanding of Conversant’s personalization platform and proprietary datasets.
  • Implement and optimize state of the art algorithms in distributed environments.
  • Work with our Engineering teams to integrate your solutions into Conversant’s platform.
  • Participate fully in our collaborative approach to research and applications projects.

  • Graduate degree, Ph.D. preferred, in a computational, mathematical, engineering, or scientific field.
  • Research experience in a computational area such as data science, computer science, machine learning, artificial intelligence, statistics, or graph algorithms.
  • 2+ years leading technical projects.
  • 3+ years programming experience in an industry environment.
  • Analytic and modeling skills.
  • Proficiency in conceptualizing, implementing, and evaluating highly accurate and scalable solutions to business problems.
  • Organizational, motivational and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and lead R&D projects.
  • Demonstrated proficiency working with business and technical teams to integrate algorithms into product platforms on large data sets, at scale.
  • Verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to summarize technically complex information for a non-technical audience.
  • 'Can do' attitude; ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast paced environment with many simultaneous projects.

Primary Location: USA - United States-3090 - Illinois-50082 - Chicago-L5-Chicago, IL - CNVR
Work Locations: 
L5-Chicago, IL - CNVR 
 Chicago 60606
Job: Technology
Organization: Epsilon
Schedule: Regular
Job Type: Full-time
Job Posting: Dec 20, 2018, 6:31:27 PM
Division: Conversant
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Our Analytics team transforms our unique data to impact business. With a team of 100+ people, everyone can specialize in their passion—from account analytics to analytics development to business intelligence. Whether it’s driving insights from cutting-edge tools or building the tools yourself, you have the opportunity to show your capabilities. And no matter where you fit in, our proprietary line of ad tech products means data collection is efficient and accurate. You’ll enjoy shaping big business decisions with big data analytics.