Associate Director, Data Science


Job Description

Company Description

Epsilon is the leader in outcome-based marketing. We enable marketing that’s built on proof, not promises. Through Epsilon PeopleCloud, the marketing platform for personalizing consumer journeys with performance transparency, Epsilon helps marketers anticipate, activate and prove measurable business outcomes. Powered by CORE ID®, the most accurate and stable identity management platform representing 200+ million people, Epsilon’s award-winning data and technology is rooted in privacy by design and underpinned by powerful AI. With more than 50 years of experience in personalization and performance working with the world’s top brands, agencies and publishers, Epsilon is a trusted partner leading CRM, digital media, loyalty and email programs. Positioned at the core of Publicis Groupe, Epsilon is a global company with over 8,000 employees in over 40 offices around the world. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter at @EpsilonMktg.

Job Description

External Title: Associate Director, Data Science
Internal Title: Associate Director, Decision Sciences

We analyze privacy-safe data at internet scale and handle 200B+ of online interactions a day and have $3.8 trillion in multichannel purchases in our database. The Decision Sciences group is a collaborative R&D team that continually enhances Epsilon PeopleCloud Digital Media Solutions award-winning personalization platform through a combination of data science, machine learning, AI, computer science, and more. 

Our colleagues love the fast-paced, dynamic work environment, the speed with which we translate research to business impact, the opportunity to continually learn new knowledge and skills, the internal research seminars and external training opportunities, and the excellent work-life balance our culture promotes.

In this role, you’ll lead new R&D efforts to advance our identity match abilities leveraging data science, machine learning and other disciplines to create new data-based capabilities for our real-time digital marketing business. In addition, you will support. mentor and manage those within the team helping to drive strategic vision and opportunities that directly impacts the success of the business.

We prioritize analytical thinking, creativity and computer science skills over industry related experiences. If data and inference excite you, and you enjoy the kind of research that starts with a blank sheet of paper that turns ideas into a new technological reality, we want to talk to you.


  • Hands-on research and development on data science and machine learning projects
  • Work with Product and Engineering stakeholders to develop an R&D roadmap
  • Hire data scientists and other talent to build a highly productive team
  • Manage projects end-to-end from early stage research through development
  • Use your expertise in data science and/or computer science to research and recommend solutions to our technology and business problems
  • Provide technology leadership to yield innovative differentiating solutions
  • Develop an understanding of Epsilon PeopleCloud Digital Media Solutions personalization platform and proprietary datasets
  • Implement and optimize state of the art algorithms in distributed environments
  • Work with our Engineering teams to integrate your solutions into Epsilon PeopleCloud Digital Media Solutions platform
  • Participate fully in our collaborative approach to research and applications projects


  • Ph.D in a computational, mathematical, engineering, or scientific field.
  • Fluency in computer programming, data structures, and algorithm design
  • Proven analytic and modeling skills; proficient at conceptualizing, implementing, and evaluating accurate and scalable solutions to business problems
  • 2+ years of industry research and development experience in a computational area such as data science, computer science, machine learning, artificial intelligence, statistics, or graph algorithms
  • Ability to initiate, lead, and conduct R&D projects
  • Organizational, motivational and interpersonal skills
  • Verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to summarize technically complex information for a non-technical audience
  • Demonstrated proficiency working with business and technical teams to integrate algorithms into product platforms on large datasets
  • Experience with distributed computing preferred, but not required


Additional Information

Great People, Deserve Great Benefits
We know that we have some of the brightest and most talented associates in the world, and we believe in rewarding them accordingly. If you work here, expect competitive pay, comprehensive health coverage, and endless opportunities to advance your career.

Epsilon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Epsilon’s policy is not to discriminate against any applicant or employee based on actual or perceived race, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy), marital status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, mental or physical disability, religion, creed, color, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Epsilon also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories.

Epsilon will provide accommodations to applicants needing accommodations to complete the application process.



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