Manager, Data Science


Berlin, DE
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Data Science
  • Post Date: 12/20/2020
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  • Company Address: Rheinsberger Str. 76/77, Berlin, 10115

About SoundCloud

SoundCloud is the world’s largest open audio platform, powered by a connected community of creators, listeners, and curators on the pulse of what's new, now and next in culture. Founded in 2007, SoundCloud empowers the world’s audio creators with the best tools, services, and resources to build and grow their careers. With over 200 million tracks from 20 million creators heard in 190 countries, what’s next in music is first on SoundCloud.

Job Description

What's next in music happens on SoundCloud first. As the world’s largest open audio platform, SoundCloud is powered by a connected community of creators, listeners, and curators who share, discover and influence what’s new, now and next in music and audio. 

We’re looking for an experienced Data Science leader to join our Data Science Team and help us make fair use of the wealth of information coming from our platform. Our Data Science team leverages on this extensive data landscape to inform decisions across the organisation and to build engaging, personally relevant experiences for all our users.

In this role you will be responsible for your team’s delivery of data science work (both analytics and machine learning), as well as for hiring, retaining and developing data scientists to provide a great employee experience while meeting business needs. Daily you will be spending your time collaborating with product & engineering managers, data scientists and engineers to manage the process of delivery of data science work, as well as solving complex data science problems yourself, in a hands-on manner. 

About you

You are a hands-on data leader that has experience in managing data science teams and solving real-world data science problems. You are not afraid to get your hands dirty when it comes to statistical inference and engineering, and you have a high degree of empathy towards your customers and employees’ needs. Finally, you have a proven record of success collaborating with stakeholders at all levels of the organisation, explaining your team’s vision and strategy and creating clarity around it.

You have:

  • Proven record of 5+ years of managing data science teams.
  • A deep understanding of the lifecycle of a Data Science project, with experience in A/B testing methodologies, data mining, tuning and inspecting models, etc.
  • Exhibit strong analytical capabilities and awareness in choosing the right methodology to suit different circumstances.
  • Demonstrated experience with data processing pipelines at scale.
  • Strong engineering background, with experience with Scala, Python or similar languages used to ship production models and systems.
  • Demonstrated experience with a solid knowledge of cloud technologies (GCP, AWS).
  • Demonstrated experience with software engineering techniques including version control, continuous integration, unit testing.
  • Comfortable driving and influencing cross functional roadmaps, leveraging data science in product strategy 

Read about engineering at SoundCloud.

About Us:

  • We’re international! We operate in the US, Berlin and London and all of our communication is in English. 
  • We have a flexible, friendly and inclusive office environment in Mitte 
  • Our environment is a learning one, with specific focus on development, including a professional development allowance and a possibility to use 20% of your time for a personal project.
  • You can contribute to our Engineering Blog. 
  • Not located in Berlin? No worries, we offer extensive relocation support including allowances, one way flights, temporary accommodation and, by partnering with Expath, on the ground support on arrival.
  • Interested in a gym membership, photography course or book? We have a Creativity and wellness benefit!
  • We offer free German courses at beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. 

Diversity at SoundCloud:

“SoundCloud is for everyone. Diversity and open expression are fundamental to our organization; they help us build a social platform and global community where anyone can create, discover, and share sounds. We acknowledge the challenges in our industry, and strive to develop an inclusive culture where everyone can contribute” 

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