Overview

At Porch, we are reinventing the way homeowners connect with professionals to get work done on their home. Are you passionate about building data-driven products? Do you enjoy leading teams to solve challenging puzzles? If so, join our team.

We understand that the first step to a successful home project and a happy homeowner starts with finding the right pro. Our Data Science team is at the center of the matching process and as the leader of that team you will focus on integrating real-time predictive models with our products to ensure that homeowners are connected with the most qualified contractors in order to maximize long-term value for the customer and Porch. You will lead a team of data scientists, analysts, and engineers to build scalable solutions to complex problems across the organization. You will play the driving role to bring together engineering, business, data science, and analytics to go after the biggest opportunities to impact revenue, customer happiness, and operational scalability. If you are highly analytical, enjoy working on teams, and have a strong intellectual curiosity to solve customer problems, the Data Science team at Porch just might be the place for you.

The right candidate will possess strong communication skills and a demonstrated ability to identify new opportunities and drive solutions forward. You should have extensive experience with data mining, statistical modeling, and machine learning techniques and an interest in leading a technical team in a hands-on capacity.

Responsibilities
Prioritize work across your team to support broader business initiatives
Establish roadmap to improve scalability of data pipelines and modeling infrastructure
Collaborate with product teams to deliver solutions that enhance the customer experience and improve efficiency of user acquisition
Optimize matching systems that connect homeowners and professionals
Own pro-search algorithms and natural language processing classifiers
Provide hands-on technical guidance to data scientists and analysts to encourage technical growth and ensure proper application of standard methodologies
Responsible for the performance of data science products with a keen understanding of the levers to provide increased value

Company:

Porch

Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications
Master’s degree or Ph.D. in statistics, econometrics, physics, mathematics, or similarly quantitative field
6+ years of work experience in data analysis, applied statistics, machine learning, or econometrics
2+ years leading teams of 5 or more
Strong technical background, experience working with scalable data systems
Proficiency with SQL and at least one scripting language (R, Python, etc.)
Hands-on experience with a broad range of modeling techniques
Track record of focusing on the right results and delivering against critical goals
Shown experience working in Scrum teams to define, build, and ship products
Proven ability to move fast in an entrepreneurial environment

Educational level:

Master Degree

Level of experience (years):

Senior (5+ years of experience)

How to apply:

Please mention NLP People as a source when applying

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About Porch

Porch is the home network, helping homeowners make informed decisions on home improvements and in selecting the right home professionals.