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Director of Data Science

March 17, 2021
San Francisco Bay Area, United States of America
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The Studio team at Citi Ventures develops digital products and services that foster economic vitality for people and communities. Based in San Francisco and New York, the team includes designers, UX researchers, product managers, software engineers, data scientists, and strategists working in a fast-paced, collaborative, startup environment with the backing of a major financial institution.

Citi Ventures Studio is building a new multidisciplinary team to promote the use of technology in reducing bias and delivering more equitable outcomes to communities of color. This team will be a key part of Citi’s Action for Racial Equity initiative. We are looking for an experienced Director of Data Science to lead the data group driving this forward at Citi Ventures Studio.

Position Summary

As Director of Data Science you will

  • Build & lead a team of data scientists and data engineers in creating best practices for the inclusive and equitable use of data in financial services.

  • Establish a center of excellence on technology, data, and racial equity at Citi that will build solutions that empower people and communities of color.

  • Oversee data strategy for all existing and new digital products and areas of research across the team—including racial equity, workforce and labor markets, economic development, and human capital.

  • Cultivate and engage with a community of data scientists, technologies and AI/ML practitioners across Citi to advance the whole organization on the ethical use of data.

  • Conduct original research on Studio initiatives including but not limited to racial equity, labor markets, human capital, and economic development.

This is a senior leadership role at Citi and candidates must have command of technical and business subject matter to influence and manage senior stakeholders at Citi. This role will report to the Managing Director and Head of Citi Ventures Studio.

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  • Master’s or PhD degree in a quantitative discipline: statistics, operations research, computer science, informatics, engineering, applied mathematics, economics, etc. (or degree in public policy, sociology, psychology with focus on analytics) or equivalent experience

  • You have 10+ years of experience leading Data Science teams

  • You have 15+ years of experience in tech and/or finance in Data Science related field

  • You have a wide range of experience with statistical tools, machine learning, and big data analysis

  • You have deep and practical experience in using AI & Machine Learning techniques and designing fair and inclusive algorithms

  • Experience in any areas relating to improving societal problems (i.e. public policy, AI ethics, reducing bias in the workplace, etc.)

  • You have excellent written and verbal skills

  • You have an entrepreneurial mindset

  • You are highly motivated and a standout teammate

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