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Director, Data Science

Warner Music Group

New York, NY 11-10-2020
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

Director, Data Science

Job Title: Director, Data Science

Team Overview:

The Research + Analysis department works to influence WMG's strategy and optimize day-to-day operations through data and insights. This position sits within the NYC-based global Research+Analysis team, working closely with colleagues across Business Development WEA Distribution, and Label Partners to better understand what makes our global digital partners tick, and how we can use that information to the advantage of our artists and songwriters.

The Director, Data Science will lead a team of data scientists in a Data Science Center of Excellence. This team – using, in particular, data specific to the music industry – will deliver reporting, advanced inference, predictive products and tools. The position reports to the VP, Data Science and Partner Insights.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Lead and manage a team of Data Scientists in the development of high-impact tools and the execution of ad hoc projects with focus on methodological soundness and scientific rigor
• Partner with leaders across WMG to identify opportunities to apply data science to enhance decision-making
• Convert business requirements to plans with well-defined objectives, timelines and responsibilities for the team and successfully execute against them
• Function as a translator of complex problems and solutions across technical, business and executive units at all levels of the organization
• Manage multiple priorities across a mix of ad hoc and operational projects
• Think critically about data and the appropriate pairings of use cases and data
• Drive the collection and manipulation of new data and the refinement of existing data sources

• Graduate Degree (PhD strongly preferred) with a specialization in Statistics, Data Science, Mathematics, Operations Research, Economics, or other fields where advanced quantitative methods are applied
• Deep statistical training and fluency in applying advanced methods for both inference and prediction
• 5+ years of experience in Data Science, advanced analytics or academia applying advanced statistical methods and machine learning techniques to complex data sources
• 5+ years of experience using R or Python at an expert level
• 4+ years of experience with data visualization techniques and concepts
• 3+ years of experience using relational databases and SQL
• 3+ years of experience using raw social media data (i.e. Instagram, TikTok, Facebook)
• 3+ years of experience leading teams of high-performing data scientists

Desired Characteristics:
• Expert knowledge of additional programming languages (i.e., Julia, Java, Scala) a plus
• Experience using distributed computing environments a bonus
• Aptitude to learn new methods and tools as required
• Ability to manage, motivate and set clear goals for a high performing team

Company Profile
Warner Music Group

With a legacy extending back over 200 years, Warner Music Group (WMG) today brings together artists, songwriters and entrepreneurs that are moving entertainment culture across the globe. Operating in more than 70 countries through a network of affiliates and licensees, WMG’s Recorded Music division includes renowned labels such as Asylum, Atlantic, Big Beat, Canvasback, Elektra, Erato, First Night, Fueled by Ramen, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Sire, Spinnin’, Warner Records, Warner Classics and Warner Music Nashville.