Director of Data Science, Fraud | Finance | New York

Job Title: Director of Data Science, Fraud | Finance | New York
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: New York
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: MMO905_1493226515
Contact Name: Michellie McDonald O'Brien
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 26, 2017 18:08

Job Description

Kickstart your next career change by jumping into a director level position situated at the top of a cutting-edge Data Science team. Nestled within the Fraud Analytics branch of the business, our client is seeking a high-energy individual capable of building out a centralized Advanced Analytics team. This position merges the entrepreneurial spirit of a start-up with the stability of one of the most established financial services companies in the Greater New York Area, and rewards those who are fast paced and excited about the capabilities of data.

As the Director of Data Science, you will be responsible for leading and presenting high-impact Fraud analytics, as well as developing and maintaining consultative relationships with key business stakeholders. This is a permanent position with a project-oriented nature: framing and conducting analysis using large structured and unstructured data sets, with the goal of discovering meaningful insights and implications, is a key component of this position. You must be able to develop and design reports with the intention of communicating findings and making recommendations for the business. Similarly, you must demonstrate competency in building statistical models, mining large datasets, connecting data from disparate sources, and managing and mentoring a team of junior staff members. What sets this position apart from others is the way that your data will be utilized in the Human Resources department - your findings will single-handedly allow the business to identify "what our data means" and "what actions we need to take."

The most qualified candidate for this position will have studied business, computer science, engineering, or mathematics throughout his/her educational career. This candidate will also have a strong track record in consultancy, fraud, data analytics, market research, or related engagements. Experience managing a team of Data Scientists, as well as experience analyzing large data sets using R, Python, Scala or SAS is required. Strong project management skills and the ability to display excellent collaboration and consultation skills will undoubtedly lead to success in this position. Sourcing, scrubbing, mining and integrating relevant data sources to identify insights and tell a story with the data sculpts the heart of this enticing opportunity.

For more information, please contact Michellie McDonald-O'Brien at 646-766-1203 for a confidential consultation.

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