Vice President, Data Science

Vice President, Data Science

AppNexus is looking for a senior leader to help take our Data Science teams to the next level. The core mission of the Data Science organization is to drive algorithmic product innovation across the company, ultimately enhancing our marketplace and empowering our customers through data, math, and machine learning. Reporting directly to our Chief Data Scientist, you will work with the Operating Team to represent the organization’s needs, manage and grow Data Science leaders and teams, and strengthen the bridges between Data Science and the rest of the company, including Product, Engineering, and Services.

About the job:

  • Interact closely with the executive Operating Team to ensure strategic alignment between Data Science and the vision of engineering, the business, and product
  • Manage and develop other managers and senior members of our Data Science team
  • Establish best practices for learning, knowledge sharing, and career growth among different Data Science sub-functions
  • Guide team on balancing heuristic and/or applied approaches with more sophisticated research-driven techniques in tackling complex problems


About your skills and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree; advanced degree in a highly quantitative field preferred
  • 10+ years of experience
  • Expert in both managing teams and collaborating with executive leadership
  • Excellent at formulating, understanding, and solving complex, non-routine problems
  • Background of having hands-on attitude toward problem-solving, including a willingness to dig into terabytes of data and quickly construct tools or models, that now translates into the ability to lead team members to do so
  • Aptitude for diving into learning new theory and new technology, and for standing up or improving organizational processes to enhance communication and productivity within and across teams
  • Ability to work in a highly interactive, collaborative, fluid environment


More about you:

  • You are passionate about a culture of learning and teaching. You love challenging yourself to constantly improve, and sharing your knowledge to empower others
  • You like to take risks when looking for novel solutions to complex problems. If faced with roadblocks, you continue to reach higher to make greatness happen
  • You care about solving big, systemic problems. You look beyond the surface to understand root causes so that you can build long-term solutions for the whole ecosystem
  • You believe in not only serving customers, but also empowering them by providing knowledge and tools


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AppNexus is proud to offer equal opportunity in all aspects of employment. We strive to foster a diverse, inclusive and engaging work environment. We welcome applications from all candidates and look forward to receiving yours! Our diversity in action:


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