Lead Data Scientist

| Austin
About BlackLocus
BlackLocus is an innovation lab operating within The Home Depot, the top home improvement retailer in the world. To stay ahead of the curve, The Home Depot is making a substantial investment in data science, innovation, technology, and design.
At BlackLocus, we collaborate with smart and diverse minds to explore exciting opportunities in the rapidly transforming retail space. We approach problem-solving holistically, integrating our research and knowledge of customer motivations and buying habits with scalable technology.
Job Summary
Retail is going through an enormous transition where Big Data plays an increasingly prominent role. The successful candidate will be responsible for taking the solution from concept to final prototype to help The Home Depot navigate the changing retail landscape. We are looking to take analysis and modeling to the next level. The vision for this role is to lead a team and leverage statistical modeling and machine learning techniques to conceptualize, implement, and execute scientific solutions from the ground up, employing techniques and methods that are appropriate, effective, and leading-edge across the retail industry to drive business decision making.
Responsibilities
  • Lead and mentor a team of talented data scientists to deliver advanced analytics solutions
  • Design analytic solutions leveraging advanced statistical modeling and optimization that are best suited to solve the business problems
  • Communicate timely and effectively to all team members
  • Partner with Product Management and Engineering team to develop scalable intelligent solutions to drive business impact 
  • Stay current with advancements in optimization, statistical modeling, programming techniques and advocate them where appropriate 
Requirements
The primary requirement for this role is both a technical leader and people manager, with expertise in data science and business applications. The candidates for this position need to drive the end-to-end solutions from defining business problems to developing an intelligent solution.
  • Ph.D. or Masters degree with 5+ years experience in Statistics, Mathematics, Econometrics, Machine Learning, or related discipline 
  • Experience managing a team of data scientists
  • Expert knowledge of R, Python or other statistical computing programming languages
  • Strong communication and presentation skills with business stakeholders and technical teams
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in marketing analytics or web analytics
  • Experience in Cloud Platform analytics technologies 
  • Experience working cross-functionally with product and engineering teams
  • Consulting experience
Benefits
  • Excellent work-life balance 
  • Comprehensive benefit package 
  • Competitive base and bonus package 
  • Generous PTO policy 
  • 401(k) eligible for matching company contribution after one year 
  • Restricted stock grants and Employee Stock Purchase Program 
  • Stocked kitchen with healthy snacks, tons of drinks, and an espresso maker 
  • Lots of team events including weekly catered lunches, happy hours, and other fun outings 
  • Located in the heart of downtown Austin with garage parking provided 
  • The Home Depot is an Equal Opportunity Employer 
LEGAL DISCLAIMER: BlackLocus and The Home Depot are Equal Opportunity/M/F/Vet/Disabled Employers. Available positions may vary by location. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. ©2005-2019 Home Depot Product Authority, LLC. All rights reserved. Know your rights. Click here to view Federal labor law posters. 
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Location

We occupy the top two floors of the Scarbrough Building, on the southwest corner of 6th and Congress.

What are BlackLocus Perks + Benefits

BlackLocus Benefits Overview

Highly competitive base and bonus
Excellent work-life balance
Health, dental, vision, life, short- and long-term disability insurance starting day one, FSA/HSA
Generous vacation policy
6 weeks fully paid time off for new parents and 12 weeks maternity leave for birth mothers; an onsite mother’s room
401(k) eligible for matching company contribution after one year
Employee stock purchase program
Downtown Austin office filled with natural light
Garage parking or commuter pass reimbursement
Fully stocked kitchen with a wide variety of healthy snacks, tons of drinks, and an espresso maker
Weekly catered lunches, happy hours and other fun outings

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
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