Head of Data Science

Remote - United States

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Job's description

VSCO helps tens of millions of people be creative, share their work, find inspiration and nurture a community. Its users and partners generate billions of data points every single day. As a Senior Manager of the Data Science team, you will be responsible for leading a team that utilizes this large volume of data, and the data platform, to provide trusted insights and advice for the business. You must bring a deep background in Analytics and Data Science to the table along with demonstrated experience in building and managing a team. You’ll help set the vision and roadmap to grow VSCO’s data platform and the tech stack for analysis and modeling. Your team will be a key influence to help to ship beloved products and to help operate the company.


The day-to-day

  • Set the near term and long term strategy for data usage, sharing, analysis, modeling etc.
  • Be a trusted advisor to VSCO’s executive team and provide insights to inform the company’s strategy.
  • Manage, mentor and grow a team of skilled Data Analysts and Data Scientists proactively with continuous feedback, thought leadership, partnership, and formal reviews
  • Help Product and Lifecycle Marketing teams incorporate data, insights and model outputs into their plans to drive product engagement, usage and subscription renewals to company goals
  • Coach team members with their near term work on campaign/experiment setup, testing, and analysis
  • Create room for long lead projects like exploratory analysis; models for churn prediction, anomaly detection, forecasting etc.
  • Handle ambiguity elegantly, moving your team from uncertainty to clarity



  • 4+ years experience managing a team of Data Analysts and/or Data Scientists to deliver insights and help internal partners make decisions across functions such as Product Management, Marketing, Design and Engineering.
  • Expertise in working with a varied data platform using building blocks like Airflow, Spark, AWS RedShift etc. and commercial technologies to support product teams and business operations
  • Proven track record of helping grow team members in their careers and attracting top talent to the team.
  • Deep knowledge and expertise in designing experiments to measure product impact, and developing automated processes to enable self-serve analytics 
  • Strong technical background and experience working via influence with Engineering, Product Management, Design, and Marketing to drive a high-volume product business for a mobile app or website
  • Bachelor’s degree, in Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Economics, or other quantitative field, or equivalent experience
  • Hands-on experience with ETL, data pipelines, Python, SQL, R and various IDEs (Jupyter Notebooks etc.)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including comfort presenting to executives and large groups


Nice to have

  • Experience supporting a subscription-based business using consumer-facing mobile applications
  • Knowledge of the creative tools ecosystem and technology, ideally having worked in that space
  • Appreciation for photography and/or the visual arts


About VSCO

VSCO is a mobile app that helps you create beautiful, professional-looking photos and videos right from your mobile phone. We offer extensive high-end photo and video editing features, including 200+ presets, and access to a vibrant global community that inspires people to create and to share their diverse experiences with one another. Across all products and services, VSCO’s mission is to help everybody fall in love with their own creativity.

Job Perks

Equity, health, vision, dental insurance for families, flexible vacation policy, Creative Fridays, and a quarterly “Hack Week” to foster engineering ingenuity! 



Creative Freedom

We value the creative process and our employees’ opinions — input is encouraged, regardless of your position or title. We want to work with people who are driven and demonstrate initiative in taking our mission to the next level.

The Working Life

At VSCO, everyone works hard but also takes the time to enjoy life outside of the office. Balance is important to us.

It Won’t Be Boring

Try new things. Think outside the box. We celebrate an environment that fights stagnation and challenges the status quo.

Interested in this position?

Tell us why you want to work at VSCO and what we should know about you.

VSCO believes in building a safe place for creative expression and celebrating that which makes us human, welcoming unique and personal backgrounds and experiences. We’re proud to foster diverse perspectives within VSCO as we continue to build an inclusive culture



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