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Senior Manager, Decision Science

Company: The Walt Disney Company (Corporate)
Location: Orlando
Posted on: January 16, 2022

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 Senior 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 managers as well as professional staff specializing in different technical disciplines. May also manage the work of further professional staff in a matrixed organization
  • Lead a portfolio of complex projects and initiatives, to include responsibility for scope negotiation and work estimation, resource allocation, 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
  • Direct the design and development of analytics platform initiatives (e.g. science model capabilities such as Natural Language Processing or Causal Inference, or data engineering capabilities)Basic Qualifications :
    • 3 or more years of related/relevant experience
    • Ability to understand and support multiple large business domains
    • Competence in multiple topics from statistics, optimization, machine learning, and/or econometrics. Distinction in 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 independentlyPreferred 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 AWSRequired Education :
        Master's or Ph.D. in technical discipline (Statistics, Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, Mathematics, Machine Learning, Econometrics, or related field) or equivalent experience

Keywords: The Walt Disney Company (Corporate), Orlando , Senior Manager, Decision Science, Executive , Orlando, Florida

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