Squad Leader, Advanced Analytics / Artificial Intelligence

Location
Boston, MA
Posted
April 12 2018
Ref
1801206
Industry
Securities
Description

You are an energetic leader who is truly client obsessed and loves working with teams to design and deliver exceptional products to clients. You will be embedded in a squad and work directly with its members to prioritize and manage what needs to be done and by when. Working with squad members without direct authority over them will be key - you are a servant leader and embody that in how you approach the work. You will coordinate closely with your tribe leader to stay aligned on business goals and make sure your squad is progressing and delivering against them. As Squad Leader, Advanced Analytics/AI, your focus area and deliverables will include the creation and management of roadmaps and solutions for Advanced Analytics and our Artificial Intelligence Engine Platform.


You may know this as role as a Product Owner.

 

The Expertise We're Looking For

  • Advanced degree in Applied Statistics, Mathematics, Economics, Computer Science, or similar.  Ideally you are a PhD (or working towards similar) in Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Computational Statistics, Operations Research, Machine Learning or related technical fields.

  • 10 years of experience in building and leading teams focused on advanced analytics, model building, data strategy and platform maturity.

  • Proven track record of strong verbal/written communication and presentation skills, including an ability to effectively communicate with both business and technical teams.

  • Hands on experience developing supervised and unsupervised machine learning algorithms (regression, decision trees/random forest, neural networks, feature selection/reduction, clustering, parameter tuning, etc.), using relevant programming languages (Python, PySpark, Scala, Java, C , C#, C, etc.), mathematical/statistical/ML languages and platforms (R, H2O.ai, Octave, Matlab, Weka, SAS, etc.) and big data tools and languages (Spark, MapReduce, SQL, Hive, etc.).

  • Expertise in driving platform strategies and roadmaps for analytical assets

  • Experience in building and managing Cloud based analytical platforms and frameworks

  • Advanced knowledge in model evaluation, tuning and performance, operationalization and scalability of scientific techniques and establishing decision strategies. Experience in evaluating and making decisions around the use of new or existing tools for a project.

  • Experience in projects involving large scale-multi dimensional databases, complex business infrastructure, and cross-functional teams. Three to five successfully launched ML projects.

The Purpose of Your Role

You will partner with business stakeholders to create scalable big data analytic solutions, accelerate Cloud Enablement of analytic and data platform migration, oversee implementation of new analytic assets, transform large volumes of data into AI-driven solutions using creative, cutting edge open source methods/technologies, lead Analytical Platform strategy and road map planning, work across teams and influence the direction of external teams. The ideal leader will combine expertise on AI/ML/Open Source/Tech knowledge with hands on experience leading analytical data platforms at digital native companies and outstanding business skills (revenue/cost drivers, customer experience, customer journey, communication, etc.) to manage and deliver complex/critical projects driving significant value to Fidelity.

The Skills You Bring

  • You bring strong business acumen and a deep strategic mindset

  • Your hands-on experience developing supervised and unsupervised machine learning algorithms using relevant programing languages, mathematical/statistical/ML languages/platforms, along with big data tools and languages (TensorFlow, Keras, Theano, CUDA, and/or DSSTNE)

  • Experience with advanced ML techniques (RNN, CNN, LSTM, GRU, Genetic Algorithms, Reinforcement Learning, etc.).

  • Experience in developing and/or launching ML algorithms/frameworks using cloud infrastructure.

  • You have a track record of establishing effective cross-functional partnerships and relationships at all levels in a highly collaborative environment.

  • You have experience with voice recognition, natural language processing and computer vision.

  • You have advanced knowledge in model evaluation.  You bring experience in evaluating and making decisions around the use of new or existing tools for a project.

  • You have experience building and delivering complex systems which leverage various machine learning algorithms or technologies that integrate well with other organization-wide systems and can scale effectively.

  • Ideally, you have previous experience working within a digital-native organization (Google, Facebook, Amazon, etc.) and/or the Financial Services industry.

The Value You Deliver

  • Delivering business results and customer value by reducing the total cost of ownership for Advanced Analytical Platforms.

  • Meeting and/or exceeding the defined Platform Stability and Availability goals.

  • Setting the overall vision to direct and inform your squad's work.

  • Supporting and coaching your squad to reach their highest levels.

  • Overseeing what is delivered by your squad --prioritizing the work of the squad through a well-organized backlog of user stories and clearly communicating what needs to be done and by when.

How Your Work Impacts the Organization

The Advanced Analytics & AI team contributes to the vitality and growth of the organization through building complex, cutting edge and scalable Advanced Analytics Platform capabilities (algorithms, models, platforms and technologies) to significantly improve customer experience and drive business results. Our team of high caliber data scientists, data engineers and data management experts are working to build end to end modeling capabilities and frameworks in the public cloud infrastructure to help realize business and customer benefits at scale.


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