Director of Data Science - Computer Vision and NLP

  • Ancestry
  • Sep 08, 2021

Job Description

About Ancestry:When you join Ancestry, you join a human-centered company where every person’s story is important. We believe that by discovering the struggles and triumphs of our past, we can foster deeper bonds and more meaningful connections among families and communities. Our talented team of scientists, engineers, genealogists, historians, and storytellers is dedicated to empowering customers around the world from all backgrounds on their journeys of personal discovery.
With more than 27+ billion digitized global historical records, 100 million family trees, and 18 million people in our growing AncestryDNA database, Ancestry helps customers discover their family story and gain a new level of understanding about their lives. Passionate about dedicating your work to enriching people’s lives? You belong at Ancestry.
Director of Data Science, Computer Vision and NLP
We are looking for a Director of Data Science with expertise in fields of Computer Vision  and Natural Language Processing (NLP) to join our centralized Data Science team, reporting directly to the VP of Data Science and Analytics .



What you Do

In this role, you will be responsible for managing a group of talented data scientists in both San Francisco and Lehi locations.The ideal candidate will do the following: Partner with Product, Content, UX and Engineering stakeholders to identify, prioritize and deliver solutions in Computer Vision and NLP areas to improve product experience for Ancestry customers Develop, update, and implement AI solutions in Computer Vision and NLP areas at scale in the cloud (AWS) environment Responsible for the roadmap, planning, and delivery for portfolio of AI products in Computer Vision and NLP - from conception to prototyping, testing, and deploymentBuild and grow the Data Science team through hiring, management, and mentorshipEstablish strong working relationships at all organizational levels across different functional teams.

Who You Are

QualificationsMinimum a Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Math, Physics, Engineering, or related quantitative fields;7+ years of industrial experience in machine learning / computer vision / NLP/ deep learning/ software development;3+ of managerial experience in machine learning / computer vision / NLP/ deep learning/ software development3+ years of experience developing strong cross-functional partnerships with Engineering, Product, and Analytic teamsExcellent verbal and written communication skills to explain details of complex concepts to non-expert stakeholders in simple and understandable wayStrong proficiency in machine learning and deep learning technologies particularly with applications in Computer Vision and NLPProven track record of completing multiple data science projects end-to-end from idea generation, objectives formulation, to implementation and deliverablesDirect experience implementing machine learning models using Python and deep learning lib (tensorflow, pytorch, ...)Ability to innovate and push the boundaries of data science capabilities;Demonstrated success leading a team with proven track record of delivering results;Experience influencing internal and external decision-makers;Excellent people leadership skills and a proven track record of developing high potential talentSelf-starter, high level of motivation and ability to work well independently as well as motivate and energize teams
Additional Information:Ancestry is an Equal Opportunity Employer that makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, citizenship, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. In addition, Ancestry will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.
All job offers are contingent on a background check screen that complies with applicable law.  For San Francisco office candidates, pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Ancestry will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.  
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