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Director of Data Science and Analytics

Data | Remote | Full Time

Job Description

Spokeo is a people search engine that both enlightens and empowers our customers.  With over 12 billion records and 18 million visitors per month, we reconnect friends, reunite families, prevent fraud, and more.  Every day our nimble team takes on enormous challenges in data science that push the limits of the cloud and search architecture.

As the Director of Data Science and Analytics, you will be responsible for collecting, managing, and analyzing user data and product data to provide business intelligence solutions for Product, Marketing, Finance, and Operations teams.  You will manage our team of action-oriented data scientists and analysts, lead and promote our data-focused culture, and act as a key stakeholder in enhancing our data technologies. This position reports directly to the CTO and is expected to have a high impact on the organization.


  • Manage a high-performing team of data scientists and analysts

  • Collect, manage, and analyze user and product data

  • Ensure and improve data quality, integrity, accuracy, and utility

  • Own the process of model selection, accuracy, and efficiency

  • Collaborate with all teams to find growth levers and optimization opportunities

  • Define business questions and provide business intelligence

  • Develop and manage audience profiling

  • Manage and improve the LTV model

  • Set the vision and strategy for analytics with a focus on creating customer value

  • Establish a long-term roadmap for providing deep business intelligence

  • Drive data-driven decisions and advance our data-focused culture


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Economics, Information Systems, Statistics, Operations Research, Applied Math, or any other related field

  • 7+ years of experience in data analytics, web analytics, and marketing analytics

  • 3+ years of experience managing data analysts, business analysts, data scientists, etc. 

  • Expert experience with SQL for querying and profiling

  • Experience with:

    • Statistical and machine learning tools like Python, R, SAS, etc.

    • Open-source big-data tools such as Spark, Parquet, map-reduce, etc.

    • Cloud platforms like AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, etc.

    • Tableau and Google Analytics

    • Customer Data Platforms and/or Data Management Platforms

  • Great skills in communication and stakeholder management

Privacy Notice for Candidates:

Spokeo is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Spokeo fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best products and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

Recruiters or staffing agencies: Spokeo is not obligated to compensate any external recruiter or search firm who presents a candidate or their resume or profile to a Spokeo employee without 1) a current, fully-executed agreement on file and 2) being assigned to the open position (as a search) via our applicant tracking solution.