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Senior Manager of Data Science

Company: Foursquare
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

About Foursquare

Foursquare is the leading independent location technology company, powered by our deep understanding of how people move throughout the world. Our solutions help businesses make smarter decisions, developers create more engaging experiences, and brands build more effective marketing strategies.

Foursquare's platform includes Attribution, Audience, Pinpoint, Proximity, Places, Pilgrim SDK and Visits. As the industry's first and only accredited company for location data from the Media Rating Council (MRC), this foundation powers all our solutions - those that exist today and those we have yet to build. Over 14 billion consumer-verified place visit confirmations help us keep our map and models fresh and up-to-date, building a phone's-eye-view of the world with 105 million unique places of interest worldwide.

About The Team

Data Science team at Foursquare owns research and methodology across all Foursquare products. Members of this team have advanced training in statistics, data science, and/or machine learning. While we produce code that is executed in production environments, the focus is on developing methodology, building models, and prototyping novel uses of our data resources.

This Visits is responsible for the methodology and models associated with creating visits including the underlying models. They own the methodology and models for enriching user level data, recall correction methodology, models inferring other real world behaviors, and leveraging emerging mobile features to collect data which allows us to improve the quality of behavior inferences. They are also responsible for research on OS features which impact our ability to build inferences.

About The Role

We are currently looking for a Senior Manager of Data Science to join one of our product engineering organizations. The Senior Manager will be responsible for running the Visits team and will collaborate with the external stakeholders in the Product and Go To Market teams and organize their reports in order to deliver high quality and timely solutions. They will also be responsible for hiring and career growth of their team members.

Responsibilities Of The Role
Making sure the team has the right tools and processes in place to deliver work that is on time and to specification.
Owning and managing the team's OKRs and deliverables for the quarter
Working with partners and stakeholders in other teams to set and understand requirements.
Growing and retaining the data scientists in the team

Qualifications
Experience leading a research team with complex systems-building requirements
Experience mentoring new leaders via coaching and compassion
A technical understanding of quantitative modeling and building big-data systems, leveraging modern technologies like Spark and EMR
Able to be a bridge between scientists and product owners, generating agreement and consensus
Strong knowledge of Agile processes, including an understanding of how to balance short-term needs with long-term research payoffs
Highly-effective communication skills (both written and verbal) including the ability to get buy-in from product managers and executives
An understanding of the quality and reliability needs of an enterprise business
Experience in areas related to geospatial tech preferred; or related areas of real-world measurement, e.g., healthcare tech

Foursquare is proud to foster an inclusive environment that is free from discrimination. We strongly believe that in order to build the best products, we need a diversity of perspectives and backgrounds. This leads to a more delightful experience for our users and team members. We value listening to every voice, and we encourage everyone to come be a part of building a company and a suite of products that we love.

Foursquare is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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