Data Science Team Lead



Data Science
Boston, MA, USA · Poland · Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Monday, September 25, 2023

Job Description:

As the Data Science Team Lead, you will play a crucial role in leading a team of data scientists to drive impactful insights and solutions. You will be responsible for overseeing the data science projects, coordinating resources, and ensuring the successful delivery of high-quality analyses and models that drive business growth and decision-making.


1. Leadership and Team Management:

- Lead a team of data scientists, providing guidance, mentorship, and fostering a collaborative and high-performance culture.

- Set clear objectives, design and communicate technical vision, and ensure the team's deliverables meet project goals and deadlines.

- Foster professional development by identifying training needs and providing opportunities for skill enhancement.

2. Project Management:

- Define project scopes, objectives, and deliverables in collaboration with stakeholders and cross-functional teams.

- Monitor project progress, identify potential roadblocks, and implement necessary adjustments to ensure successful project completion.

3. Data Analysis and Modeling:

- Collaborate with stakeholders to understand business needs and translate them into actionable data science projects.

- Design and implement advanced statistical models, machine learning algorithms, and data mining techniques to extract valuable insights from complex datasets.

- Conduct thorough data analysis, interpret results, and communicate findings to both technical and non-technical stakeholders in a clear and concise manner.

4. Technical Expertise:

- Stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in data science, machine learning, and AI technologies.

- Provide technical guidance to the team, assist in problem-solving, and review code to ensure best practices and adherence to quality standards.

- Collaborate with other technical teams to integrate data science solutions into existing systems and infrastructure.

5. Collaboration and Communication:

- Work closely with cross-functional teams, including product managers, engineers, and business analysts, to gather requirements and align data science initiatives with business goals.

- Communicate complex concepts and results effectively to stakeholders, making technical information accessible to non-technical audiences.

- Foster a collaborative environment by encouraging knowledge sharing, promoting open communication, and facilitating effective teamwork.


- A master's or Ph.D. degree in a relevant field such as computer science, statistics, mathematics, or a related discipline.

- Proven experience (1-2 years) in leading and mentoring a team of data scientists or analysts.

- Strong expertise in statistical analysis, machine learning, data modeling, and predictive analytics.

- Proficiency in programming languages such as Python or R, and experience with relevant data science libraries and frameworks.

- Solid understanding of data manipulation, data visualization, and data cleaning techniques.

- Familiarity with Agile methodology

- Excellent problem-solving skills with the ability to approach complex business challenges from a data-driven perspective.

- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with technical and non-technical stakeholders.

Nice to Have’s:

  • Experience with AWS
  • Experience with Looker
  • Prior work with Time Series Forecasting
  • Exposure to geospatial modeling

What tops off the tank:

  • Competitive Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability Insurance and other voluntary benefits through our parent company, Avis Budget Group

  • Generous paid time off and Parental Leave options

  • Tax-free benefit for public transportation or parking expenses

  • Bicycle Reimbursement program

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with company matched contributions

  • Free Zipcar Membership and other employee discounts, including discounts on renting and buying Avis/Budget cars

  • Community involvement opportunities

Who are we?

Glad you asked! Zipcar is the world’s leading car-sharing network, found in urban areas and university campuses in more than 500 cities and towns. Our team is smart, creative and fun, and we’re driven by a mission – to enable simple and responsible urban living.

The extra mile:
We encourage Zipsters to bring their whole selves to work - unique perspectives, personal experiences, backgrounds, and however they identify. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer – M/F/D/V.


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