Director, Member Data Science

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NIKE, Inc. does more than outfit the world's best athletes. It is a place to explore potential, obliterate boundaries and push out the edges of what can be. The company looks for people who can grow, think, dream and create. Its culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding imagination. The brand seeks achievers, leaders and visionaries. At Nike, it's about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.
Nike, Inc.'s storytellers, Marketing and Communication sets the brand tone. A creative force of specialists tell Nike's stories of innovation and sport through advertising, brand strategy, digital engagement and product presentation. Using channels ranging from retail stores to social media, Marketing & Communication teams connect the science and art of Nike innovations to the hearts and minds of athletes around the world.

Description

Nike's Member Data Science is a growing organization responsible for building and deepening a holistic view of Nike's consumers through data and analytics and applying those insights to inform the development and growth of incredible digital services, content and experiences for our consumers.

We are looking for a Director of Data Science with tech industry experience to help build our core data products and modeling/experimentation processes. We want someone who loves modeling and writing code. This is a young and growing team, so the ideal candidate is ready for a leadership role, defining and socializing best practices for the team.

We are looking for someone who is comfortable with state of the art modeling or machine learning algorithms, but can also think in terms of the compute process and coupling between systems. The role will focus on developing production models to understand and predict consumer behavior, including lifetime value, segmentation, and affinity modeling.

We're looking for someone who thrives in a dynamic setting. Communication and leadership skills are key. You'll get to work with scientists and engineers with a breadth of experiences across industry and academia, including in machine learning, statistics, marketing, econometrics, and finance. You'll be expected to go deep and learn with them, as a peer.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop models that help us understand and describe our customers, e.g. learning how to extract deep interests and tendencies from event streams.
  • Manage an experimentation portfolio that validates and feeds back into our core customer understandings.
  • Build processes to support fast, iterative experimentation, both for model creation and for customer-facing products.
  • Define best practices for scientific code development and deployment.

Qualifications
  • 7+ years experience developing predictive or explanatory models and/or experimentation processes
  • Core mathematical ability to understand, utilize and innovate on state-of-the-art machine learning algorithms and/or statistical modeling
  • Expertise with at least one production-quality programming language (e.g. Python, C++)
  • Exceptional communication abilities
  • Experience working with real-world data and analytics
  • Experience with moderate to large-scale data sets (>100GB) preferred
  • Experience with customer lifetime value and segmentation algorithms a plus
  • Experience working in a production environment including best practice tools (e.g. cloud architecture, version control)
  • Experience as a lead preferred
  • Experience with R a plus

Education:

  • BS in CS, statistics, applied math, physics, or other quantitative discipline
  • Advanced degree (Masters or PhD) preferred


NIKE, Inc. is a growth company that looks for team members to grow with it. Nike offers a generous total rewards package, casual work environment, a diverse and inclusive culture, and an electric atmosphere for professional development. No matter the location, or the role, every Nike employee shares one galvanizing mission: To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete in the world.
NIKE, Inc. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.
7+ years experience developing predictive or explanatory models and/or experimentation processes
Core mathematical ability to understand, utilize and innovate on state-of-the-art machine learning algorithms and/or statistical modeling
Expertise with at least one production-quality programming language (e.g. Python, C++)
Exceptional communication abilities
Experience working with real-world data and analytics
Experience with moderate to large-scale data sets (>100GB) preferred
Experience with customer lifetime value and segmentation algorithms a plus
Experience working in a production environment including best practice tools (e.g. cloud architecture, version control)
Experience as a lead preferred
Experience with R a plus

Education:

BS in CS, statistics, applied math, physics, or other quantitative discipline
Advanced degree (Masters or PhD) preferred

NIKE, Inc. is a growth company that looks for team members to grow with it. Nike offers a generous total rewards package, casual work environment, a diverse and inclusive culture, and an electric atmosphere for professional development. No matter the location, or the role, every Nike employee shares one galvanizing mission: To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete
in the world.
NIKE, Inc. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.

  • 7+ years experience developing predictive or explanatory models and/or experimentation processes
  • Core mathematical ability to understand, utilize and innovate on state-of-the-art machine learning algorithms and/or statistical modeling
  • Expertise with at least one production-quality programming language (e.g. Python, C++)
  • Exceptional communication abilities
  • Experience working with real-world data and analytics
  • Experience with moderate to large-scale data sets (>100GB) preferred
  • Experience with customer lifetime value and segmentation algorithms a plus
  • Experience working in a production environment including best practice tools (e.g. cloud architecture, version control)
  • Experience as a lead preferred
  • Experience with R a plus

Education:

  • BS in CS, statistics, applied math, physics, or other quantitative discipline
  • Advanced degree (Masters or PhD) preferred


NIKE, Inc. is a growth company that looks for team members to grow with it. Nike offers a generous total rewards package, casual work environment, a diverse and inclusive culture, and an electric atmosphere for professional development. No matter the location, or the role, every Nike employee shares one galvanizing mission: To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete in the world.
NIKE, Inc. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.
7+ years experience developing predictive or explanatory models and/or experimentation processes
Core mathematical ability to understand, utilize and innovate on state-of-the-art machine learning algorithms and/or statistical modeling
Expertise with at least one production-quality programming language (e.g. Python, C++)
Exceptional communication abilities
Experience working with real-world data and analytics
Experience with moderate to large-scale data sets (>100GB) preferred
Experience with customer lifetime value and segmentation algorithms a plus
Experience working in a production environment including best practice tools (e.g. cloud architecture, version control)
Experience as a lead preferred
Experience with R a plus

Education:

BS in CS, statistics, applied math, physics, or other quantitative discipline
Advanced degree (Masters or PhD) preferred

NIKE, Inc. is a growth company that looks for team members to grow with it. Nike offers a generous total rewards package, casual work environment, a diverse and inclusive culture, and an electric atmosphere for professional development. No matter the location, or the role, every Nike employee shares one galvanizing mission: To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete
in the world.
NIKE, Inc. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.


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