Director of Data Science


Oakland, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Data Science
  • Post Date: 01/15/2021
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  • Company Address: 2101 Webster Street Suite 1500, Oakland, CA, 94612

About Everlaw

Everlaw is a collaborative, cloud-based litigation platform for corporate counsels, litigators and government attorneys that enables teams to discover, reveal, and act on information to better drive internal investigations and positively impact the outcome of litigation. Unlike slow, unwieldy, client-server software and expensive third-party service providers, only Everlaw combines speed, security, and ease-of-use into a unified, comprehensive solution that unlocks the collaborative power of teams and enables them to investigate issues more thoroughly, uncover truth more quickly, and present their findings more clearly.

Job Description

Reporting to the VP of Engineering, the Director of Data Science will manage a team of Data Engineers, Analysts and Data Scientists. You will understand the unique needs of each area and build a collaborative, world class data organization. As the leader of the Data Science team at Everlaw, the vision you provide directly impacts the roadmap for data infrastructure, data analytics and product insights at the company. You will be equipping stakeholders with clean data and better understanding of their data. Your team will help identify trends and will provide insights that help grow the business. You will be critical to designing and implementing best practices for product metrics, reporting and data at Everlaw. 
At Everlaw, our mission is to promote justice by illuminating truth. Our company culture is open and democratic and we’re committed to the professional growth of our team members, offering an annual learning and development stipend and regular check-ins with managers regarding career goals. If you’re looking for a place that values passion, integrity, thinking big, and a desire to learn, we’d love to hear from you! Think you’re missing some of the skills and are hesitant to apply? We do not believe in the ‘perfect’ candidate and encourage you to apply if you feel you can bring value to our team.  
This is a full-time on-site position located in Oakland, California.

In your first few months you will

    • Understand the data science and analytics needs of the company through the eyes of various stakeholders at Everlaw.
    • Implement tools and processes to enhance the Everlaw data experience across many teams.
    • Work closely with sister teams including Go-To-Market teams, Security and Compliance teams, including the Privacy team, and DevOps engineering to execute against your work streams.
    • Feel like part of the team! Our onboarding process will integrate you into the company with informative sessions on our products, policies, processes, and team structure and goals.
    • Learn, grow, and contribute right away. We trust that you will bring experience and knowledge that will uplift the team, but we don’t expect you to know everything on Day 1. You will have time to develop your product knowledge and get up to speed on all aspects of Everlaw.

In your first year you will

    • Partner closely with go-to-market teams to identify the roadmap for your team and drive them forward.
    • Work closely with Security, Privacy and Compliance teams to maintain and/or raise standards of data governance and data privacy.
    • Lead a team of data scientists and analysts to define and measure key metrics for our products and systems, apply statistical methods, causal inference and machine learning to inform business decisions.
    • Lead data engineering efforts to implement the next version of our data infrastructure in collaboration with our DevOps functions to ensure a maintainable, secure and scalable architecture.
    • Promote data-driven decision making for internal teams at Everlaw
    • Recruit, coach, and develop your team of Data Engineers, Data Scientists and Analysts. Foster an environment of learning and growth

About you

    • You have experience leading Data Science teams. You have at least 2 years (ideally more) of management experience having managed a team of Data Engineers, Data Scientists or Analysts. 
    • You have a background in Data Science and Analytics. You have at least 5  years of experience as a Data Scientist with an educational grounding in a quantitative field (eg: Statistics, Economics, Mathematics, Computer Science or Engineering). 
    • You have experience working with a scientific computing language, preferably Python and SQL.
    • You have a track record of informing business decisions and steering growth with data. You have experience defining and tracking key metrics and using applied mathematical techniques to distill insights and inform business decisions. 
    • You have the drive and know-how to lead a data team in building a data warehouse.  You have either helped design a data warehouse or led a team that has developed a data warehouse. You have experience putting in place practices that handle data in compliance with industry leading privacy and security practices.
    • You motivate, rather than command. You have strong in-bound listening skills and strong outbound communication skills, both verbal and written. You have a strong history and interest in serving your reports and multiplying their effect.
    • You are eager to build. You scale processes and your team to meet the needs of the company and support its growth with data.
    • You are authorized to work in the United States. Please note that currently, Everlaw is not sponsoring employment visas. 


    • Competitive salary 
    • Substantial equity 
    • 401k with company matching
    • Health, dental, and vision
    • Flexible Spending Accounts for health and dependent care expensesFully paid pregnancy and bonding leaves for new parents (including adoptive and foster)
    • Seventeen paid vacation days plus ten bankable federal holidays 
    • Annual allocation for Learning & Development opportunities and applicable professional membership dues
    • Company-sponsored life and disability insurance


    • Work in Downtown Oakland, just steps from the BART line and dozens of restaurants
    • Select your preference of hardware (Mac or PC) and customize your desk setup
    • Bond over team lunches and out-of-the-box events 
    • Ranked #1 on G2 for Ediscovery Software and Momentum” and proud contributor of free ediscovery resources to benefit the greater good through “Everlaw for Good
    • #LI-RV1
We help law firms, government agencies, and corporations sift through millions of documents of evidence in big lawsuits and investigations to find the proverbial smoking gun (or needle in the haystack -- pick your metaphor). It's a multi-billion dollar space typically dominated by service-oriented vendors, and we're coming at it with cutting-edge technology and elegant design. It's working, and we've been growing very rapidly: we host hundreds of terabytes of data and work with all 50 state Attorneys General and hundreds of law firms on some of the most high-profile cases litigated today. 
If you’re looking for an open, democratic company culture that values passion, integrity, and a desire to learn, we want to hear from you.
Everlaw is an equal opportunity employer. We pride ourselves on having a diverse workforce and we do not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or related condition, or any other basis protected by law. We respect the gender, gender identity and gender expression of our applicants and employees, and we honor requests for preferred pronouns. It is our policy to comply with all applicable national, state and local laws pertaining to nondiscrimination and equal opportunity, including the California Equal Pay Act.

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