Riskified Published: December 23, 2018
Job Type
Category
Level of education
Masters
Level of Hebrew
Medium
Location of job
Tel Aviv/ Ramat Gan
How many relevant years experience do you require for the role:
More than 3 years

Description

Riskified is the world's leading eCommerce fraud-prevention company, using cutting-edge, machine-learning technology to outsmart eCommerce fraud and help our merchants grow. Our 1,600 clients include a number of Fortune 500 companies for which we’ve analyzed billions of dollars of transactions across millions of transactions per day, returning decisions in sub-seconds.

About the Role
Riskified is a technology company at heart, and the VP of Research and Data Science is responsible for mission-critical functions.

This hire will lead the predictive and algorithmic side of Riskified R&D, inspiring innovation and creating high-quality, data-driven products that optimize risk management in e-commerce.

You will influence direction and execution of the Riskified strategic roadmap while managing and scaling the research group to stay ahead of the curve of fast growth and product expansion.

What You'll Be Doing
Manage the Research and Data Science department
Articulate and advance the scientific strategy of the company
Work with Riskified’s CTO and other department managers to define clear and measurable goals for the Data Science and Research group, monitor progress and identify gaps
Maintain and enhance Riskified’s culture of data-driven decision making in both this department and across the whole company
Innovate and introduce new techniques for improving system performance using a variety of techniques including Graph Analytics, Ontology Generation, Natural Language Processing, Computer Vision, Machine Learning and Deep Learning
Mentor and work closely with your team leads to create a culture that values performance and delivers high-impact and timely research and algorithms
Work closely with the R&D management and across all technical teams to maintain and improve the processes and ensure high-quality results
Take part in the company’s executive team forum, directly affecting the company’s strategic planning and roadmap

Requirements

- At least 10 years of experience in data science, research and development
- PhD - in advanced technical field
- Progressive leadership experience as a scientific leader within a large research environment. - Strong statistics and data science knowledge, including hands on work with machine-learning modes and ML-based application.
- Excellent communication, presentation and analytic skills specifically around data visualization
- Experience evangelizing the value of data science and ability to effectively communicate the value to various audiences.
- Knowledge in R and Python
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