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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Director of Analytics - AdKnowledge (Kansas City, KS)

Adknowlege’s Director of Analytics will be responsible for improving revenue by managing a team to apply statistical techniques to very large consumer data sets.
  • Team Development: Manage a team of approximately 5 statisticians and 3 engineers including attracting, developing, motivating, and retaining highly talented individuals.
  • Analytics: Gather business requirements from key stakeholders and turn them into actionable analytics projects. Prioritize, set deadlines and mentor a team of statisticians. Create predictive consumer models, analyze traffic patterns and quality and model a large advertiser marketplace.
  • Data Management and Warehousing: Work with very large data sets (10TB+) and architect a distributed data management architecture that can scale to handle rapid growth.
  • Engineering: Manage a team of engineers focused on turning statistical models into production ready deployments. Make key technology decisions and manage vendor relationships. Utilize cloud computing (e.g. AWS) and open source platforms (e.g. Hive, CloudBase) to achieve scalability and efficiency.
  • Project Management: Institute lightweight processes to manage projects and provide visibility to upper management on project status and prioritization.

Additional duties include:
  • Articulate strategic technical objectives (quarterly, annual, long-term), and lead the group to achieve them.
  • Interact with internal and external customers to ensure continuous customer satisfaction, modifying plans and processes when necessary to maintain reliability and performance.
  • All other duties as assigned

The successful candidate will be an analytical, thoughtful and business-minded leader with at least:
  • 3+ years of fundamental people management (hiring, coaching, firing).
  • 3+ years of experience involved in revenue impacting analysis of very large data sets including data mining, statistical tests and/or simulations.
  • Proven experience translating requirements into solutions.
  • Strong familiarity with Linux/UNIX, SQL and R.
  • Background in software engineering strongly preferred with experience developing in Java.
  • Degree in computer science, mathematics or related field.

The successful candidate will also demonstrate the following abilities:
  • Communication Skills: Be comfortable interfacing with senior management, understanding complex business requirements and presenting the pros and cons of various technologies and statistical techniques to nontechnical managers.
  • Leader/Builder/Recruiter: Able to attract, motivate and build a disciplined and goal-focused team.
  • Resourceful: figure-it-out-and-get-it-done mentality.
  • Analytical: An intelligent decision maker.
  • Fast Paced: Enjoy rapid change within a small, entrepreneurial, technology-driven culture
  • Strategic Skills: Have a superior business intellect and understand what to pursue and what to defer within an opportunity-rich environment.

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