Data Science Manager - Discovery and Evaluation of New Products

Data Science Manager - Discovery and Evaluation of New Products

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About the Team

At Stitch Fix, our data science team combines machine learning with expert human judgment to generate innovative recommendations and insights that transform the way our clients discover what they love. We believe in a curiosity-driven, data science culture where members have autonomy to deliver impact through end-to-end, full-stack product development and ownership. The diversity of the problems that we work on and the data-rich environment of our business make it possible, even essential, to bring the tools of multiple disciplines to bear on our hardest problems. As a $6B+ company we are looking for data scientists and leaders to join us as we revolutionize retail.

The Style Discovery team is creating a strategically differentiating capability, by transforming Stitch Fix’s visibility into the products our clients will love. Our team builds algorithms that predict how new products will perform with our clients, using methods that include supervised learning, computer vision, and natural language processing. 

About the Role

You will lead a team of experienced data scientists and machine learning engineers as they build capabilities that help us discover and evaluate new products (i.e., SKUs of footwear and apparel). This will include building algorithms that predict how new products will perform, or how differentiated these products are from our current offering. You’ll translate these predictions into recommendations, and work closely with teams of expert human buyers and designers to utilize these systems to drive business impact. 

As an experienced people manager, you will develop and evolve your team’s vision and mandate, and work with other leaders to set the team’s priorities and roadmaps. You’ll build a team that is bright, kind, and motivated by challenge, and you’ll facilitate the team members' development along the dimensions of growth that they seek. 

You're excited about this opportunity because you will…

  • Hire, teach, amplify, grow and develop the individuals on your team 
  • Invest in the diversity of our team and build towards an increasingly inclusive culture
  • Define strategic directions for designing new competitive algorithms and algorithmic systems
  • Promote the adoption of and experimentation with state-of-the-art recommendation engine techniques, and scaling of successful experiments.
  • Develop relationships with senior business leaders to foment diverse and unique points of view
  • Structure project work plans, roadmaps and communication
  • Guide your team along the entire project life-cycle, including: Exploring data to find opportunities; designing and testing your models; deploying and monitoring your system; evangelizing the adoption of resulting recommendations and assessing their impact

We’re excited about you because…

  • You have led people before and are passionate about developing a team
  • You have experience with taking Python-based ML apps from concept to production deployment
  • You have experience with helping solve business problems by leveraging data science and ML tools and designing innovative technical systems
  • You have a deep understanding of ML in theory and in production environments
  • You are a strong strategic and tactical leader
  • You have extremely strong cross-functional, communication skills that help simplify and move complex problems forward with business partners 
  • You are innovative and inspired to take on new challenges and you do not shy away from potential failure
  • You think about ethics in AI, the impact of machine learning on society, and want to bring that to bear in our work here

Why you'll love working at Stitch Fix...

  • We are a group of bright and kind people who are motivated by challenge. You can be your authentic self here, and are empowered to encourage others to do the same!
  • We are a successful, fast-growing company at the forefront of tech and fashion, redefining retail for the next generation
  • We are a technologically and data-driven business
  • We are committed to our clients and connected through our vision of “Transforming the way people find what they love”
  • We love solving problems, thinking creatively and trying new things
  • We believe in autonomy & taking initiative
  • We are challenged, developed and have meaningful impact
  • We take what we do seriously. We don’t take ourselves seriously
  • We have a smart, experienced leadership team that wants to do it right & is open to new ideas
  • We offer competitive compensation packages and comprehensive health benefits
  • You will be proud to say that you work for Stitch Fix and will know that the work you do brings joy to our clients every day

About Stitch Fix

At Stitch Fix, we’re about personal styling for everybody and we believe in both a service and a workplace where you can be your best, most authentic self. We’re the first fashion retailer to combine technology and data science with the human instinct of a Stylist to deliver a deeply personalized shopping experience. This novel juxtaposition attracts a highly diverse group of talented people who are both thinkers and doers. All of this results in a simple, powerful offering to our customers and a successful, growing business serving millions of men, women, and kids. We believe we are only scratching the surface on our opportunity, and we’re looking for incredible people like you to help us carry on that trend.

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