Director of Data Science

About Brava:

We’re a technology and consumer hardware company focused on elevating in-home cooking and eating experiences – we are making home your favorite place to eat! Our cross-functional team of engineers, scientists, chefs and creatives has shipped products like the August Lock, Pebble Smartwatch and iPhone, and led multiple companies to high-profile exits. Are you a foodie looking to work with an amazing team that will challenge, support and inspire you? Let’s talk!

The Role:

As Director of Data Science and Analytics, you will build and lead a team to develop actionable insights that drive decisions about all aspects of our business. The problem space is broad, covering: product and culinary insights and development; technical insights and development; online and offline marketing optimization; and business operations, including strategic and financial operations. Our diverse data sources and business questions make this a unique and exciting opportunity for a hands-on data leader. This role reports into the VP of Product and will work closely with leaders of other functions, including the Head of Business Strategy and Operations and engineering leads.

 

Things You'll Own/Do:

  • Partner with product, engineering, marketing, strategy, operations, and executive teams to address strategic and operational business questions

  • Manage, mentor, and grow the analytics function

  • Champion analytical thinking, experimentation, and sound decision-making at all levels of the company

  • Ensure that stakeholders have access to data and reporting they need to run the business

 

Our Ideal Candidate Has:

  • A knack for turning complex or ambiguous problems into analyses that drive business impact

  • 8+ years data analysis experience, and 2+ years managing analysts and data scientists

  • BS, MS, or PhD in a quantitative field such as statistics, economics, physics, or computer science

  • Experience mapping business needs to data needs to engineering systems

  • Expert-level knowledge of SQL and working knowledge of either Python or R

  • The ability to assess and prioritize high-impact projects in a fast-paced, collaborative environment

 

Bonus Points For:

  • Experience with advanced visualization in Python, R, Tableau or similar

  • Professional or personal interest in food and cooking

  • Experience with connected devices

 

Why You Should Work Here:

  • The Brava Oven is a truly innovative product, incorporating many patented inventions to improve a fundamental aspect of everyday life

  • Work with an amazing team of experts in fields as diverse as mechanical engineering, retail management, culinary science, and photography

  • Early start up means you have a tremendous opportunity to make your mark and define team and company culture and best practices

  • Great location, perks, and compensation