Director of Data Science

Phoenix, AZ 85001

Job Category: Data Science Job Number: 2619 Annual Salary: up to $175K + bonus Industry: Financial Services

Our client in beautiful Phoenix, AZ is looking for a Director of Data Science to lead the quantitative initiatives of the company and manage and develop a team of analysts, while also growing and nurturing the culture of data science across the organization. The data science team is designed to drive business insights and decisions through advanced analytics. This team is expected to work across all areas of the business, collaborating with each business unit by providing models to help optimize decision making across the organization.



Grow, lead and mentor an analytics team.

Identify areas for analysis, mathematical frameworks, or logical solutions

Lead a team through the design and programming of quantitative model


  • -Prior experience hiring and managing in the analytical space
  • -A passion for problem solving and applying statistics, finance and logic to a wide array of problems
  • -A bachelor’s degree or higher in a quantitative field
  • -Excellent communication skills
  • -Ability to effectively collaborate across the organization
  • -Experience with advanced mathematics/statistics (regression, data mining, probability, calculus)
  • -Experience with statistical programming languages (i.e. R)
  • -Experience with databases and query based languages (i.e. SQL)
  • -Experience with Excel and VBA




Keywords: R, SQL, subprime, credit risk, credit modeling, consumer lending, data science, analytics, advanced analytics, statistical modeling

Heidi Kalish
Executive Recruiter

Heidi brings a depth of experience and expertise in recruiting quantitative professionals. She has partnered with candidates within predictive analytics, data science, and operations research and understands the nuances of all of these areas.
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