Head of Applied Science
Posted on 9/7/2023

1,001-5,000 employees

Modern home management platform
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Analysis
Data Structures & Algorithms
AI & Machine Learning
  • Master's or Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Machine Learning, Statistics, Mathematics, or a related field
  • 10+ years of organizational leadership experience, including experience collaborating with teams and executive leadership
  • 5+ years of experience building and applying ML models to solve complex problems for large-scale applications
  • Experience in optimization, machine learning, and statistical analysis
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to work with large and complex datasets
  • Aptitude for driving impact at scale, and recruiting and managing high-performing technical leaders
  • Commitment to building inclusive teams and team culture
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  • Benefits & Perks
  • Virtual-first working model coupled with in-person events
  • 20+ company-wide holidays including two week-long shutdowns
  • Libraries (collaborative workspaces) in San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Toronto, and Manila
  • Stipends for remote work support, home office set-up and Thumbtack services (North America)
  • WiFi reimbursements
  • Cell phone reimbursements (North America)
  • Employee Assistance Program for mental health and well-being
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  • Characterize marketplace dynamics. Thumbtack's marketplaces consist of thousands of active markets across our service categories and U.S. cities. Via exploratory data analysis and experimental design, our team works to understand trends and behaviors within these markets
  • Improve customer and service provider matching. Matching and optimization algorithms are fundamental to Thumbtack's product: we now service millions of matches per week. Identifying better matches between customers and service providers has an incredible impact on the experience of customers and professionals transacting on our platform
  • Model complex relationships in the presence of many confounding factors. Predictive modeling problems are everywhere across our product. Our team works to scope, design and implement machine learning models to support Thumbtack's product
  • Lead and inspire a high-performing team of Applied Scientists and Machine Learning Engineers and Leaders
  • Grow and coach talent, acting as a talent magnet to attract, nurture and retain talent
  • Be a thought leader and ensure AI/ML & Applied Science will influence key product and engineering decisions
  • Set strategy and direction for AI/ML & Applied Science Product & Engineering and its organizational culture and leadership
  • Partner with key stakeholders and business leaders to establish and drive measurable success criteria for applied science implementations and execution of the strategies to realize the full potential of the applied science discipline
  • Partner with the technology leadership team to create a long-term vision and develop a roadmap of applied science projects
  • Develop new capabilities to deliver business solutions by applying applied science algorithms
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience at a growth-stage consumer tech company
  • Experience with a marketplace business