Sr. Data Scientist - Professional Services

Sr. Data Scientist - Professional Services

About Ovative Group:

Ovative Group is the premier independent media and measurement firm in the United States. We help change-makers, in fast-growing, customer-centric organizations across industries reinvent their marketing and measurement programs. We leverage our media, measurement, and consulting capabilities to help brands like Coach, Kate Spade, Stuart Weitzman, Facebook, The Home Depot, CVS, Disney, and UnitedHealth Group transform their media and marketing programs. Our proprietary approach to measuring and optimizing marketing investment decisions, Enterprise Marketing Return (EMR), is disrupting the industry and setting the gold standard for customer and marketing strategy, activation, and measurement.

Recognized eight consecutive years on Star Tribune’s list of Top 150 Workplaces and five years on Inc. 5000’s list of the fastest-growing private companies in America, we pride ourselves in always overdelivering for our clients, our teams, and our communities.

About the Role:

As the Senior Data Scientist, you will play a key role in

  • Developing advanced marketing measurement capabilities that unlock our company vision to transform the measure of marketing success. You will be at the forefront of developing and delivering differentiated marketing data science and measurement solutions focused on maximizing profitable enterprise revenue and customer value for our clients.  
  • Partnering with driven, solution-minded experts, business leaders, analysts, and scientists at Ovative in engaging with clients, and defining approaches and road maps for solutions to client problems.
  • Technical mentoring of junior data scientists, guiding their algorithmic, testing methodological approaches, and reviewing their code.
  • Working with technology leaders, product owners and engineers to convert novel solutions developed to scalable new services and products at Ovative.
  • Being a part of an inclusive culture that inspires and motivates the team and attracts new, diverse technical talent to the organization.

Responsibilities of a Sr. Data Scientist:

  • Lead technical contributor in a high-performance data science & advanced analytics team, responsible for your team’s productivity, operational excellence, and business impact
  • Drive value across multiple business verticals by leading the technical development and deployment of impactful and interpretable models
  • Partner closely with Engineering and Product Management to scale your team’s innovative measurement solutions into product and service offerings
  • Provide mentoring, training, and other opportunities for effective technical development of data scientists
  • Assist with technical parts of business development as needed, including RFP response and sales presentations
  • Build strong relationships across the organization to understand


  • 5+ years of related work experience in data science, analytics, or related quantitative field
  • Accomplished technical contributor in data science & advanced analytics teams, preferably in a product-centric organization
  • Experience in machine learning & statistics needed, along with demonstrated proficiency in scalable coding (SQL, and/or R or Python) and data science tools (Git, Docker)
  • Elevated level of business acumen with experience in digital & traditional marketing preferred.
  • Bonus if you have deep expertise in development & applications of marketing & customer measurement methods (e.g. Media Mix Models, Attribution Modeling, Customer Lifetime Value, Segmentation, etc.); experience with Bayesian approaches preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to think independently, lead and influence
  • Ability to communicate clearly and lead discussions with technical and non-technical stakeholders, including clients & executives

Pay Transparency

At Ovative, we offer a transparent view into three core components of your total compensation package: Base Salary, Annual Bonus, and Benefits. The salary range for this position below is inclusive of an annual bonus. Actual offers are made with consideration for relevant experience and anticipated impact. Additional benefits information is provided below.

For our Manager positions, our compensation ranges from $79,000 to $132,000, which is inclusive of a 20% bonus.

Benefits of Working at Ovative Group

We provide strong, competitive, holistic benefits that understand the importance of your life inside and out of work.


Culture matters and we’ve been recognized as a Top Workplace for eight years running because of it. We demand trust and transparency from each other. We believe in doing the hard and complicated work others put off. We’re open in communication and floor plan. We’re flat – our interns sit next to VPs, our analysts work closely with senior leaders, and our CEO interacts with every single person daily. Put together, these elements help foster an environment where smart people can support each other in performing to their highest potential.

Compensation and Insurance: 

We strive to hire and retain the best talent. Paying fair, competitive compensation, with a large bonus incentive, and phenomenal health insurance is an important part of this mix.

We’re rewarded fairly and when the company performs well, we all benefit.

Tangible amenities we enjoy: 

  • Access to all office spaces in MSP, NYC, and CHI 
  • Frequent, paid travel to our Minneapolis headquarters for company events, team events, and in-person collaboration with teams. 
  • Flexible paid vacation policy 
  • 401k match program 
  • Top-notch health insurance options 
  • Monthly stipend for your mobile phone and data plan 
  • Sabbatical program 
  • Charitable giving via our time and a financial match program 
  • Shenanigan’s Day 

Working at Ovative won’t be easy, but if you like getting your hands dirty, driving results, and being surrounded by the best talent, it’ll be the most rewarding job you’ll ever have. If you think you can make us better, we want to hear from you!

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