Data Science Program Manager - SFL Scientific

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Job Description

SFL Scientific, a Deloitte Business practice brings together several key capabilities to architect integrated programs that transform our clients' businesses, including Strategic Growth Transformation, Transformation Strategy & Design, Technology Strategy & Business Transformation, and AI & Data Strategy.

Professionals will serve as trusted advisors to our clients, working with them to make clear data-driven choices about where to play and how to win – ultimately driving growth and enterprise value.

We are hiring a Data Science Program Manager to leverage technical expertise and inspiring leadership to own industry verticals and manage the design, development, and deployment of novel AI solutions across healthcare, life sciences, manufacturing, energy, and other sectors.

Recruiting for this role ends on 5/31/2024.

Work you’ll do

As a Data Science Program Manager, you will manage our data science delivery team in partnering with clients, organizing multi-project initiatives, and enabling technical solutions for complex R&D-type programs. The right candidate will be a key point of contact for clients, translate business goals into technical directives, manage expectations, provide executive briefs, and be responsible for the quality of all client deliverables and messaging to ensure projects achieve business value for our clients. You will drive the delivery and adoption of novel data science approaches across medical imaging, natural language processing/generation (NLP/NLG), autonomous systems, edge-AI, graph neural networks, and other state-of-the-art applications.

The Program Manager will dually focus on client-account expansion as well as internal resourcing and project planning in order to drive both operational and business value. This may include problem scoping, providing domain expertise when working with clients to uncover unmet needs, and identifying how to leverage internal resources and external partners. As the Program Manager, you will own the direction of program initiatives and work with both the technical and business development teams on the execution and delivery of AI and machine learning (ML) projects. Join us to expand your technical career through leadership, consulting, and becoming an industry leader in the AI community.

  • Work cross functionally with the data science and engineering teams, business development and subject matter experts to design strategic project plans that align with program initiatives and enable technical solution delivery
  • Develop and foster relationships with external stakeholders in order to build the team’s credibility, managing the client’s needs proactively and uncovering additional opportunities for our clients to extract business value
  • Manage business goals and ensure project value for our clients
  • Distinguish between business requirements and underlying project needs to propose unique solutions that are aligned with scoped deliverables
  • Develop key project and program documentation such as statement-of-works (SOW), proposals, executive presentations, client briefings and reports
  • Present to internal leadership on program initiatives, technical deliveries, interdepartmental collaboration and business development opportunities related to client projects
  • Identify opportunities for improvement in internal consulting services, software stack, project methods, delivery, reporting, and all best practices for the organization
  • Manage the output, develop and inspire junior program and project managers

The Team

SFL Scientific, a Deloitte Business, is a data science professional services practice focused on strategy, technology, and solving business challenges with Artificial Intelligence (AI). The team has a proven track record serving large, market-leading organizations in the private and public sectors, successfully delivering high-quality, novel and complex projects, and offering deep domain and scientific capabilities. Made up of experienced AI strategists, data scientists, and AI engineers, they serve as trusted advisors to executives, helping them understand and evaluate new and essential areas for AI investment and identify unique opportunities to transform their businesses.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Masters or Ph.D. in STEM field or equivalent experience (Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics. Physics, Statistics, etc.)
  • 6+ years’ experience managing and delivering complex and technical projects, preferably in the data science space
  • 2+ years’ experience crafting the strategic direction of technical programs within domain specific industries
  • Previous experience in a technical role such as a data scientist, solutions architect, machine learning engineer, AI consultant, etc.
  • Strong technical capability and understanding of code delivery
  • Live within commuting distance to one of Deloitte’s consulting offices
  • Ability to travel 10%, on average, based on the work you do and the clients and industries/sectors you serve
  • Limited immigration sponsorship may be available.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Expertise in developing key project-related documentation such as statement of works (SOWs), proposals, executive briefings and presentations
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal, with a strong ability to influence at an executive level

Information for applicants with a need for accommodation:

The wage range for this role takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs. The disclosed range estimate has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled. At Deloitte, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. A reasonable estimate of the current range is $151,800 to $253,000.

You may also be eligible to participate in a discretionary annual incentive program, subject to the rules governing the program, whereby an award, if any, depends on various factors, including, without limitation, individual and organizational performance.

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