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Data Science Manager

Company: Sony Interactive Entertainment America
Location: San Mateo
Posted on: January 4, 2022

Job Description:

Data Science ManagerSan Mateo, CAOverviewThe Data Strategy and Operations (DSO) team has grown rapidly over recent years in response to an increasing need for the business to leverage data to inform and shape key decisions, and to identify new opportunities. Currently there are over 100 staff within the global DSO team, made up of high quality data science and engineering professionals covering BI architecture and platform support, data processing, insight reporting, predictive analytics, scrum masters and product managementDue to team expansion DSO are looking to recruit talented, highly driven individuals who have excelled in previous roles and are looking for a new challenge in a dynamic and rewarding environment.Overview Data Scientists in DSO apply advanced analytical methods and tools to drive value from the data through techniques such as customer segmentation, predictive modelling, forecasting and other algorithms. Our work delivers an in depth understanding of consumer behaviours and support multi-channel targeting and personalization.What you'll be doingYou will work in our San Mateo HQ in a distributed agile team, supporting stakeholders throughout the global business in areas such as marketing, CRM, product planning and development, R&D and retail.Responsibilities: Develop, train, test and deploy data science models, such as customer behavior segmentation or predictive modellingApply appropriate statistical techniques to answer product questions and understand consumer behaviorLead and act as a line manager to three data scientistsWork with Product Managers to gather requirements from stakeholders, prepare and present analysis resultsCommunicate findings to other technical and non-technical teamsAct as an ambassador for the team; maintain and enhance reputation and profile within the business by building strong relationships with stakeholders and positively contributing to DSO delivering the highest possible value from people and technical resources available.Some global travel may be required, usually to Sony offices in London or Tokyo.Required: Masters degree or PhD in a relevant technical or mathematical fieldExceptional analytical, quantitative, problem-solving, and critical thinking skillsStrong data management skills including SQLExperience developing data science models with Python and associated librariesStrong written & verbal communication skills; including the ability to present detailed analyses to a broad audience rangeOrganized self-starter, with drive and commitment; able to work with little supervision.Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to maintain effective working relationshipsNice-to-Have: Experience of line management and mentoring junior data scientists.Experience working with distributed computing tools (Spark etc.)Experience of deploying data science models on scalable cloud platformsExperience of visual analytical tools such as TableauExperience of relevant industries (e.g. gaming, digital commerce, subscription services)Interest in gaming

Keywords: Sony Interactive Entertainment America, San Mateo , Data Science Manager, Executive , San Mateo, California

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