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VP Product Data Science & Engineering

Los Gatos, CA, USA | Netflix

  • Industry:
    Internet / Online Media
  • Position Type:
    Full-Time
  • Functions:
    General Management
    Scientific Research
  • Experience:
Job Description:
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In this exceptional leadership opportunity, you will lead Netflix’s core product data science team to directly impact how the world finds and enjoys video entertainment. Machine learning research from your team introduces new algorithms to the Netflix personalization and search systems; data engineering feeds key feature sets and other data to product systems and analytic applications; experimentation research, experiment design, metrics innovation, and analytics enable us to learn what works best for Netflix members as we try new features and algorithms; and data visualization and other analytic tools open up insights to the whole company, strengthening every area of the business.  

You will pursue these challenges as a data science thought leader and key executive partner in Netflix’s Product organization.In addition to leading a world-class team, you will debate and influence business and technical strategies to help us solidify Netflix’s top spot in Internet TV and continue our quest to revolutionize the future of video entertainment. 

What you will do:

Encourage and lead your team to deliver data and strategic and novel data science approaches that help optimize Netflix's member-facing product and guide ongoing product decisions.

Participate heavily in Netflix’s executive team: help set business strategy, represent product data science, initiate and debate key strategic topics and opportunities from your team’s work, and drive bold high-impact decisions.

Grow and expand your expert team with an eye toward diverse and forward-pushing skills that span machine learning methods, data engineering and tooling, experimentation, and analytics.

Instill an inclusive team culture that is both passionate and collaborative.

Lead strong partnerships with Netflix’s product management, engineering,design, and content teams.

Your background and characteristics:

You enjoy having a strategic impact at an executive level, including interacting with other leaders on tangly issues and applying strong judgment and analysis toward important business decisions.

You have a deep technical background in applied data science, spanning some or all of:statistics, experimentation, machine learning, causal methods, optimization techniques, data engineering and architecture (applied to large data), and behavioral analytics. You likely have a M.S. or Ph.D. in a quantitative field such as Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Physics, Operations Research, etc. Technical publications and ties to academic communities are a plus.

You have experience building and leading expert data science teams comprising both leaders and individual contributors, and are adept at figuring out ways to help them flourish. 

You are skilled at operating in a complex, cross-functional organization or company where your teams need to collaborate and integrate with other teams across many disciplines.

You bring a new and diverse perspective. You have exceptional communication skills.You are articulate with both technical and business partners.You create effective frameworks to aid discussion of complicated topics. You are an active listener.You are strong across written communication as well as oral presentations.You are naturally conscious of who needs to know what, and proactively seek to share important context accordingly. 

You are curious about different regions and entertainment tastes around the world, end excited to help Netflix deepen and broaden our product to increase its relevance globally.


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