Data Science Manager/Director

Location: San Mateo, CA

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Senior Manager/Supervisor

About us

Wiser is the leading provider of actionable data for better decisions. Wiser collects and analyzes online and in-store data with unmatched speed, scale and accuracy. The Wiser platform then blends these insights with advanced workflow software to drive business value for brands and retailers. Using a unique combination of data science and human validation, Wiser offers integrated solutions for every aspect of retail, all in one place

Job Description:

Wiser Solutions is seeking an experienced data science leader with exceptional technical, research and managerial capabilities to grow and lead a talented team of data scientists. You will provide technical and research guidance to the team, help develop roadmaps, manage a number of simultaneous projects, and coordinate with other stakeholders across the company. We are a fast-paced, dynamic (and fun) organization with many unique and interesting technology challenges, and you will be joining a team of smart, down-to-earth people that enjoy having fun while working together.


  • Provide technical and scientific guidance to our data science team, evaluate and experiment new technologies and tools prior to wider adoption by the team
  • Manage execution across multiple data science projects from end-to-end including design, development, implementation, testing and deployment with high quality and timely delivery
  • Develop creative and effective solutions to diverse problems including mining massive structured/unstructured dataset, developing deep learning/machine learning applications, and solving other large-scale engineering challenges
  • Work closely with engineers, product managers, analysts, and customer success
  • Attend/speak at data science conferences and meet-ups. Contribute papers to data science/Ml conferences. Write patents at Wiser
  • Maintain regular and reliable work attendance

Skills and Qualifications

  • PhD in Computer Science, Statistics, Engineering or other related quantitative field. Masters with exceptional background may also be considered
  • 5+ years’ industry experience in machine learning and data mining techniques related to NLP, computer vision, search, statistical modeling, and experimentation design
  • 2+ years’ experience as a data science manager leading a team of 5 or more
  • Strong coding skills in Python and experience with data science technologies such as Spark, Hadoop, MongoDB and SQL
  • Excellent project management skills and business instincts
  • Passion for mentoring and teaching
  • Technical experience in Retail/eCommerce is a strong plus

Other Duties - Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Travel - Occasionally as needed.

Work Environment - This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Demands - The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

The employee is required to sit for prolonged periods of time; balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

The employee is required to operate essential office equipment, such as computer/laptop, phone, printer, copier, keyboard, mouse, and other office equipment on a regular basis.

EEO Statement - Wiser Solutions, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation of any kind. Wiser Solutions, Inc. is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants, providing a work environment free of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. All employment decisions at Wiser Solutions, Inc. are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, family or parental status, disability, genetics, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by the state, federal, or local law. Wiser Solutions, Inc. will not tolerate discrimination, harassment, or retaliation based on any of these characteristics.

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Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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