Manager, Decision Science

The Walt Disney Company
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Job Description

The Decision Science team focuses on creating innovative mathematical models to inform business decision making through data. The team is interested in all fields related to data science, with emphasis on statistics, operations research, econometrics, and machine learning.
The Decision Science team resides within the Disney Decision Science + Integration (DDSI) organization. DDSI provides internal consulting services for clients across The Walt Disney Company. The DDSI team sits at the intersection of business strategy, advanced analytics, and technology integration to help our partners explore opportunities for analytics, shape business decisions, and drive value. Our work includes conceptualizing new solutions, solution design and development, implementation and integration with business processes, and ongoing business support.
The Manager, Decision Science will lead a highly skilled team of experts across technical domains, in order to conceptualize, design, and develop new data and decision science capabilities, and on this basis to create reusable software and system components that have potential for broad use.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage direct reports, which may include professional staff specializing in different technical disciplines. May also manage the work of further professional staff in a matrixed organization
  • Lead complex projects and initiatives, to include responsibility for detailed scope negotiation and work estimation, design proposals, development and teaching of necessary skills, adaptation of plans to meet operational challenges, and representation of the team with senior leaders and with partners (e.g. product teams, client teams, and vendors)
  • Lead research and development of emerging science, tools, and technologies, some of which may pertain to analytics platform initiatives

Basic Qualifications:

  • 2 or more years of related/relevant experience
  • Ability to understand and support a large business domain or multiple significant domains
  • Competence in multiple topics from statistics, optimization, machine learning, and/or econometrics. Breadth of knowledge enabling responsibility for large, complex, or varied output
  • Competence in mathematical computing with at least one programming language (e.g. Python, R, Java), and the ability to learn technical methods and tools independently

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proven knowledge of revenue management context, including demand forecasting, resource allocation, and pricing
  • Familiarity with software development tools such as GitLab/GitHub, Docker, and cloud computing tools such as AWS

Required Education

  • Master's or Ph.D. in technical discipline (Statistics, Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, Mathematics, Machine Learning, Econometrics, or related field) or equivalent experience

Company Info.

The Walt Disney Company

From classic animated features and exhilarating theme park attractions to cutting edge sports coverage, and the hottest shows on television, The Walt Disney Company has been making magic since 1923, creating unforgettable stories that connect with audiences around the world. And we’re just getting started! Disney Streaming Services is a business unit within Disney’s Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI) segment that oversees all consumer

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