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Title: Data Science Leader Posted: January 11, 2019
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Location: Bay Area

Description: I am working on a retained basis with one of the most exciting start-ups in the Bay Area, they have already built a solid world-class team of over 30 people. Having placed the Chief Data Scientist earlier this year (Stanford, UCB, CalTech - 20+ yrs' exp), I am now helping them grow the team further. They have 6 people in the DS team and I am now helping them attract more industry experts to the join the group. The CEO of my client previously co-Founded a well renowned firm in Silicon Valley that is currently valued at around $4bn; so he has vast experience in terms of driving a firm from an idea through to 'unicorn' status. The CTO also comes from a highly successful background where his experience in blue-chip firms is dovetailed with former CTO roles in thriving start-ups. To date, the firm have received a huge amount of investment for a firm their size age and they are putting this to good use. My client is developing a system that will be able to modify everyday cars and bring them into the world of autonomous driving, and at a reasonable price. If you take a moment to think how many people in the US alone could be interested in such a product, then like myself, I'd imagine you may see this could be an extremely popular concept. Expertise in Statistics/Machine Learning is paramount to these hires. Applicants will ideally have a PhD (strong MS/ME also considered) from a top tier university in a highly statistical topic. For the Sr hires, we are ideally looking for people with >5 yrs' industry experience, but my client is looking for multiple Data Scientists, so candidates below Lead level are encouraged to also apply. Candidates should be strong technically, be able to honestly critique their own work and also have experience in building data centric products. As well as career Data Scientists, my client also has a strong interest in people from Quant Trading backgrounds. The success of the company will be directly aligned to the work of team so these roles are very high impact. The working atmosphere within this company is fantastic and everyone seems to extract a lot of enjoyment from their jobs.

Application Instructions: If you would be interested in a confidential chat to discuss this further then you’re encouraged to get in touch - s.khelil@westbourne-partners.com


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