Head of Data Science

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Job Description

Demandbase is the Smarter GTM company for B2B brands. We help marketing and sales teams overcome the disruptive data and technology fragmentation that inhibits insight and forces them to spam their prospects. We do this by injecting Account Intelligence into every step of the buyer journey, wherever our clients interact with customers, and by helping them orchestrate every action across systems and channels - through advertising, account-based experience, and sales motions. The result? You spot opportunities earlier, engage with them more intelligently, and close deals faster.

As a company, we’re as committed to growing careers as we are to building world-class technology. We invest heavily in people, our culture, and the community around us. We have offices in the San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, and teams in the UK and India, and allow employees to work remotely. We have also been continuously recognized as one of the best places to work in the San Francisco Bay Area.

We're committed to attracting, developing, retaining, and promoting a diverse workforce. By ensuring that every Demandbase employee is able to bring a diversity of talents to work, we're increasingly capable of living out our mission to transform how B2B goes to market. We encourage people from historically underrepresented backgrounds and all walks of life to apply. Come grow with us at Demandbase!

The cash compensation range for this role is $282,800 - $420,000.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Lead a talented team of data scientists, overseeing data science initiatives across our suite of B2B go-to-market products.
  • Foster innovation and develop strategies to scale the impact of data science throughout our products and services. Partner with product leadership to guide next best models and solutions. Increase the impact of DS in all product roadmaps.
  • Build strong working partnerships with business and technology leaders to plan and execute data science applications in quarterly and annual product roadmaps. Establish and drive success criteria for data science applications.
  • Evangelize data science throughout the business by communicating a vision and the business applications of data science.
  • Recruit and develop talent as a player-coach - developing data science solutions with your team while mentoring, coaching, and empowering success.
  • Partner with data engineering teams to develop requirements and build data infrastructure necessary to facilitate efficient analytics development.

What we’re looking for:

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Machine Learning, Mathematics, or any other related quantitative field.
  • 10+ years of hands-on experience in a data science position.
  • 5+ years of people management experience leading a data science team.
  • Proven track record of solving ambiguous and complex data problems at scale, strong quantitative modeling skills inclusive of machine learning.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Must be able to explain technical concepts to an executive audience, and translate business objectives to a technical audience.
  • Highly skilled in statistical and modeling packages; proficient with analytics and database tools.
  • Preference given to candidates currently living in the San Francisco area.

Areas in which you’ll be evaluated:

  • Business Acumen – Proven ability to apply data science capabilities to solve practical business problems. Experience with Marketing or Ad Tech data science is desirable.
  • Product Sense - Understanding of a product planning process, ablity to influence product strategies and roadmaps, strong collaboration skills.
  • Data Science Expertise – 10+ years of hands-on experience as a data scientist. Expert level knowledge in predictive analytics, machine learning, and data mining. Understands adjacent Big Data engineering technologies and environment.
  • Data & ML Architecture – Experienced integrating data science applications into software products. Understands ML Ops (deployment/scalable infrastructure). Fluent in challenges like data access, data infrastructure, and maintenance. Has worked with data at scale and velocity.
  • Mentor+Coach – A player-coach who can roll up sleeves, solve problems as a team, and facilitate the team’s success. Proven ability to attract, hire, develop, and retain exceptional talent.
  • Company Values – Team player (We Win Together). Customer focused (We Make Our Customers Successful). Honest and authentic (We Are Real). Dependable, gets stuff done (We Do What We Say We Will Do). Thoughtful and innovative (We Innovate With Intention). A dynamic forward thinking leader who will bring intensity and commitment to the business.


Our benefits include options for up to 100% paid Medical and Vision premiums for employees, flexible PTO policy, no internal meeting Fridays, Modern Health mental wellness platform, and 11 paid holidays and 2 additional weeks where all Demandbase employees take off (the week of July 4th and the week of Thanksgiving). Plus 401(k), short-term/long-term disability, life insurance, and all those good things.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Demandbase

At Demandbase, we believe in creating a workplace culture that values and celebrates diversity in all its forms. We recognize that everyone brings unique experiences, perspectives, and identities to the table, and we are committed to building a community where everyone feels valued, respected, and supported. Discrimination of any kind is not tolerated, and we strive to ensure that every individual has an equal opportunity to succeed and grow, regardless of their gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, race, ethnicity, background, marital status, genetic information, education level, veteran status, national origin, or any other protected status. We do not automatically disqualify applicants with criminal records and will consider each applicant on a case-by-case basis.

We also understand that women often face unique challenges pursuing careers in tech, and we believe that diversity drives innovation and growth. That's why we encourage talented women to apply for roles at Demandbase, even if they don't have all of the required skills listed in the job description.

We acknowledge that true diversity and inclusion require ongoing effort, and we are committed to doing the work required to make our workplace a safe and equitable space for all. Join us in building a community where we can learn from each other, celebrate our differences, and work together.

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Company Info.


Demandbase is an account-based marketing (ABM), advertising, sales intelligence and data company. Its products provide business-to-business (B2B) companies sales and marketing support that helps users discover, manage, and measure target audiences. This includes identifying web visitors, targeting and engaging accounts, closing deals, and helping to grow customers. Demandbase One, the company’s suite of cloud products, provides account-based mark

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