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Who we are 

Drizly is the world’s largest alcohol marketplace and the best way to shop beer, wine and spirits. Our customers trust us to be part of their lives – their celebrations, parties, dinners and quiet nights at home. We are there when it matters – committed to life’s moments and the people who create them. We partner with the best retail stores in over 1300 cities across North America to serve up the best buying experience. Drizly offers a huge selection and competitive pricing with a side of personalized content. That is what we do. Who we are is a different story.

We are more than just another tech company. There is an intellectual curiosity that occurs at Drizly.  We have a desire to question, to understand, to figure it out. Bottom line, we solve it. We value not just the truth but the process to get to the truth, to deliberate, decide and then act.  Most importantly, we care. We care about our customer. We care about our company. We care about our team. There will be long days and incredible challenges.

We are blazing a trail in an industry that hasn’t changed in nearly a century, and that doesn’t scare us (well, not all the time) -and even when it does, it doesn’t stop us, it energizes us.

Who you are

You are a leader with the vision to build an incredible data science team and culture, and the ability to propel ongoing business value for Drizly with data science solutions. You are deeply familiar with the rapidly changing data science ecosystem, adamant about what a best-in-class tech stack looks like, and capable of sourcing, evaluating, and implementing modern data infrastructure. You have an innate curiosity around analytics that is contagious within your team and throughout your company.

You have seen how businesses can thrive with a strong data science team. You can source, evaluate, execute, and communicate the state of a DS project, and you know how to prioritize work accordingly. You are technical enough to know how difficult a 10%, 1%, or 0.1% improvement to a model may be, and have the business acumen to translate that context back to Drizly’s underlying goals and strategy. You have a bias towards action, quick iterations, and simplicity; and the perspective to know which problems matter.

From a leadership perspective – you manage growth vs. execution, communicate well across the technical spectrum, and know when to advocate for software engineering standards vs. when to move quickly. You know how hard it is to take something that works in a Jupyter Notebook and deploy it live on site. Most importantly, you lead and grow the careers of data scientists, and know how to build teams and processes that scale.

You have a proven track record of success, and 2+ years of experience managing data science contributors and platforms. We’d be really impressed if you have implemented event streaming solutions or built platforms to develop and deploy data science services. We’d also be impressed if you have experience with multi-sided marketplaces or hyperlocal business models.

What the role is

We are looking for someone to build and lead the future of data science at Drizly. They will be responsible for managing and accelerating the careers of the current team, while also recruiting and hiring candidates that raise the standard. This role will be responsible for resource allocation within the data science org, and will prioritize projects and hiring needs in collaboration with senior leadership.

The Director of Data Science will own the development of a best-in-class modern data science platform, and be responsible for sourcing, evaluating, and implementing data science tools and processes across Drizly’s tech stack. This platform will be built in collaboration with DevOps and product engineering to support the future of data science projects and services at Drizly.

The Director of Data Science is a critical member of the Analytics organization, and will work closely with Data Engineering and BI. They will certainly be responsible for supporting individual DS models and solutions, but also for the larger vision of how a data science architecture, codebase, and best practices should grow with Drizly over time.

Most importantly – the Director of Data Science will execute on a long and aspirational roadmap of topics to make Drizly a thoroughly data-oriented company. This role will own efforts on personalization for Drizly consumers, batching and routing for Drizly retailers, and forecasting and inventory optimization for alcohol manufacturers. Internally, this could mean propensity and LTV modeling for marketing, or unlocking efficiency for Drizly’s own operations. This person must not just be capable of building data science products, but also capable of developing a data-centric company culture.

In this role you will:

  • Architect the development of a best-in-class modern data science platform: sourcing, evaluating, and implementing data science tools and processes across Drizly’s tech stack
  • Accelerate the work and careers of our existing data science team, while building for the future of data science at Drizly
  • Drive incremental and compounding business value to Drizly with data science products, analysis, and solutions
  • Work cross-functionally with Drizly’s data engineering, product engineering, DevOps, and product teams to develop, deploy, and monitor data science models in production
  • Maintain and improve the data infrastructure, documentation, codebase, internal processes, and standards of the Analytics Team
  • Develop and execute improvements through a complete lifecycle of experimental design, testing, measurement, and implementation

The Other Stuff

  • Competitive salary
  • One-on-one professional coaching with an external expert
  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • 401(K) Plan
  • Added perks

You do you.

Drizly is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status


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