Director of Analytics & Data Science

Shopkick is the most engaging rewards program, with an enthusiastic community of users who spend more time in-app and web than any other shopping experience. For consumers, we bring moments of joy to everyday shopping, dining, and leisure activities by offering fun ways to earn rewards (that we call kicks). They are similar to points in a mileage rewards program and can be redeemed for a wide variety of gift cards. For brands and retailers, we drive sales by providing high consumer engagement along the entire path to purchase--without the use of margin dilutive coupons. Our unique pay for performance model has been proven to deliver high ROI, driving incremental traffic, visits to shelves and stores, and sales across platforms: online, mobile and in-store. Some of our leading partners include Best Buy, Clorox, Coty, GSK, Georgia Pacific, Marshalls, Nestle, Purina, TJ Maxx, and Unilever, among others. Shopkick is available for free on the iPhone from the App Store and for Android on Google Play.

Shopkick is looking for a Director of Analytics & Data Science to raise the bar as we leverage data and insights to drive our business, and our partners' business. If you are a leader who dreams in SQL and gets a thrill from discovering trends and anomalies and using them to drive decisions, then this might be for you.

You will be responsible for:

  • Working closely with the Product Management team to define what success looks like and how we measure it
  • Working closely with the Product and Growth teams to understand our consumer base and develop strong hypotheses around how we can continue to grow and evolve it
  • Working closely with the Finance and Sales team to improve revenue predictions and identify profit drivers
  • Understanding the key levers in our business and driving optimization of our marketplace
  • Ensuring that all stakeholders have access to reliable and accurate dashboards and reporting as required to operate their areas of business
  • Managing and mentoring a team of analysts and data scientists

In order to succeed, you likely will:
  • Have demonstrated success leading analytics and/or data science in a growing organization at scale, including managing and developing a team
  • Thrive on assessing and prioritizing myriad demands from multiple stakeholders
  • Have a deep understanding of A/B testing and experimentation in consumer mobile apps
  • Be comfortable leading and evangelizing the evolution of a data-driven culture that is built around rigor and quality, and yet is comfortable with uncertainty
  • Have an exceptional ability to succinctly convey plans and outcomes to executive leadership and to the company as a whole
  • Relish challenging the status quo and pushing cross-functional teams to raise the bar
  • Have most, if not all, of the following experience:
    • BS or MS degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Math, Statistics, or the equivalent
    • 7+ years of experience with consumer product analytics
    • 3+ years managing a team of analysts and data scientists
    • Knowledge of the ad-tech industry and domain
    • Experience working with Google Cloud and Big Query
    • Mad skills with tableau, excel, and zeppelin
    • Expert level knowledge of SQL combined with an understanding of big data and real-time processing systems and tools (Hadoop, Spark, Hive, Pig, MapReduce, Kafka, Storm etc.)


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