Data Science Director

Nov 19, 2023

New York City, United States

Company Description

Come and join our team at Jellyfish. We’ve got an exciting opportunity for a Data Science Director to support our growing Data Science practice on our NYC team.

We’re passionate about giving talent a platform to perform, where everyone can shape and grow their own career in the way that works for them.

At Jellyfish, our people are our biggest asset. The experiences and unique insights each individual brings to Jellyfish are what create the culture we are so proud of, and this culture is seen at every one of our offices around the globe as we continue to build one of the world's fastest-growing teams of digital experts.

We work with some of the biggest brands on the planet, and as Google’s key global partner, we provide the right technology, strategy, and training while fostering strong relationships.

Our four values:

  • Be Positive: do you attempt to see the best in everyday situations and use challenges as learning experiences?
  • Be the Solution: do you enjoy finding unique solutions with a problem-solving team?
  • Be Accountable: do you believe in taking ownership of your work and want to work with a team that empowers each other to achieve their best?
  • Be Passionate: do you enjoy what you do and want to work with a team that encourages your growth?

If you answered yes to the above and want to be part of our dynamic team, we’d love for you to join us on our journey as One Jellyfish.

Job Description

About the role

As the Data Science Director at Jellyfish, you'll be an integral part of our dynamic Data team consisting of talented data analysts and data scientists, and your role will involve overseeing our data analytics products and projects. Additionally, you will lead and nurture a growing team of Data Scientists, all with the goal of providing exceptional service to our diverse client base.

This role has three primary objectives:

  • Drive Our Vision: You will provide thought leadership in the data science and marketing science space, ensuring that Jellyfish maintains its position as an industry leader.
  • Client-Centric Solutions: Create and execute data-driven strategies that empower our clients to extract greater insights and achieve superior performance. This involves close collaboration with technical teams, account managers, product teams, client teams, and other stakeholders.
  • Global Impact: Design, build, and deliver solutions that have a global impact on Jellyfish, as well as our partners like Google, Amazon, Meta, and our clients. Your work should result in actionable insights and outcomes.

Your responsibilities will also encompass driving the productization of high-quality prototypes, overseeing product execution by operational teams, and ensuring the successful delivery of the product. Furthermore, maintaining a vibrant team culture characterized by accountability, performance, and skill development is a key aspect of this role.


Basic Qualifications

To excel in this role, you should possess:

  • A comprehensive understanding of the marketing ecosystem and measurement framework, including paid media, organic channels, web, and app.
  • Proven experience leading complex technical projects for enterprise clients.
  • Strong expertise in data analytics, enabling you to define clients' data strategies, frame business challenges, and craft appropriate data solutions.
  • A track record of successfully leading and nurturing a data science team while reinforcing tech best practices and fostering a culture of excellence.
  • Experience building predictive models (e.g., econometric modeling, propensity models, etc.).
  • Proficiency in programming with Python and SQL.
  • Experience in visualizing data using tools like Looker or Tableau.
  • Proficiency in collaborative code development practices, including the use of GitHub.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to distill and translate complex analyses into actionable insights.

Preferred Qualifications

In addition to the basic qualifications, the following are preferred:

  • An advanced degree (MS or Ph.D.) in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, or related fields.
  • Deep expertise in Ad Tech and MarTech, with a history of building data products in this domain.
  • Experience in building Generative AI solutions.
  • Familiarity with Google Cloud Platform and have GCP certifications.
  • Experience in building econometric models or Media Mix Modeling (MMM)
  • Experience in incrementality tests and experimentation, such as geo lift studies and A/B tests.

Key Attributes

To thrive in this role, you should embody the following attributes:

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, allowing you to effectively convey ideas to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Adaptability and composure under pressure.
  • Meticulous attention to detail combined with a thoughtful approach to processes and excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Proactive and passionate about developing innovative data solutions.
  • Openness, honesty, and directness, with a willingness to give and receive constructive feedback.
  • Proactive in building positive relationships within the team and with other capabilities, partners, and clients, thriving in a collaborative environment.

Additional Information


  • Flexible hybrid working 40% onsite, 60% WFH 
  • Annual Bonus
  • Training and Development
  • Life Assurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme - Counseling

The salary banding for this role is between 190K - 212K USD annually based in NYC.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Jellyfish is committed to making adjustments in our recruitment process to enable you to demonstrate your full potential. Should you require reasonable accommodation, please fill out the form here__.

  • Flexible working
  • Annual Bonus
  • Training and Development
  • Life Assurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme - Counseling

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