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Director of Data Science

Culture Amp

Culture Amp

Data Science
Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Join us on our mission to make a better world of work.

Culture Amp is the world’s leading employee experience platform, revolutionizing how 25 million employees across more than 6,500 companies create a better world of work. Culture Amp empowers companies of all sizes and industries to transform employee engagement, drive performance management, and develop high-performing teams. Powered by people science and the most comprehensive employee dataset in the world, the most innovative companies including Canva, On, Asana, Dolby, McDonalds and Nasdaq depend on Culture Amp every day.

Culture Amp is backed by leading capital venture funds and has offices in the US, UK, Germany and Australia. Culture Amp has been recognized as one of the world’s top private cloud companies by Forbes and most innovative companies by Fast Company.

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How you can help make a better world of work

Culture Amp is looking for a Director of Data Science, AI/ML to lead the strategy and operations of our data science and machine learning practices. Data Science at Culture Amp is distributed across a number of cross-functional teams, working on initiatives ranging from original research on the world of work, through to fast-paced, innovative GenAI product development.

We are seeking a passionate and experienced human to drive the development and implementation of our data-informed solutions. This role will be instrumental in shaping our platform AI strategy, ensuring data is appropriately secured and protected whilst maximising the value of our data assets.

We are looking for someone to build the foundations for the next stage of Culture Amp’s growth, through:

  • Thought Leadership: Define and articulate a clear vision for the future of AI and machine learning within the company, shaping the strategic direction of the practice. Proactively identify emerging trends and technologies, evaluate their applicability, and advocate for their adoption
  • Influence and Collaboration: Build strong relationships with stakeholders across Product Group and the business, understanding their needs and translating them into actionable data science solutions
  • Team Leadership and Management: Motivate, and lead a team of data scientists and machine learning engineers. Foster a culture of continuous learning, innovation, collaboration and commercial thinking
  • Technical Expertise: Possess a deep understanding of data science methodologies, machine learning algorithms, and statistical analysis techniques. Stay abreast of cutting-edge advancements in the field and ensure that the team leverages best practices and tools.
  • Communication and Presentation: Articulate complex technical concepts in a clear and concise manner to both technical and non-technical audiences

What You Bring to Our Camp

  • Strong leadership skills and ability to influence across the organization
  • Strong knowledge of statistical methods, modeling, and research methodology, including machine learning techniques and algorithms
  • Strong communicator with the ability to engage and collaborate with diverse internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience with programming languages and modeling tools such as SQL, R, and Python.
  • Research skills - systematically collect qualitative and quantitative inputs, draw on sharp analytical skills, intuition and empathy to find non-obvious patterns, and distill it all into actionable insights

We believe that our employees are the heartbeat of our success. We're committed to fostering a work environment that truly cares for and develops its people, and creates lasting positive impact. In addition to providing a competitive compensation package, some of the key benefits we offer are:

  • Employee Share Options Program: We empower you to be an owner in Culture Amp and share in our success
  • Programs, coaching, and budgets to help you thrive personally and professionally
  • Access to external providers for mental wellbeing and coaching support to sustain the wellbeing, safety and development of our people
  • Monthly Camper Life Allowance: An automatic allowance paid out each month with your pay - you can spend it however you like to help improve your experience and life outside work
  • Team budgets dedicated to team building activities and connection
  • Intentional quarterly wellbeing pauses: A quarterly company-wide shutdown day in each region to to collectively pause, reset and focus on restoration and rest, without having to tap into individual vacation time
  • Extended year-end breaks: An extended refresh period at the end of year
  • Excellent parental leave and in work support program available from day 1 of joining Culture Amp
  • 5 Social Impact Days a year to make a positive impact on the community outside of work
  • MacBooks for you to do your best & a work from home office budget to spend on setting up your home office
  • Medical insurance coverage for you and your family (Available for US & UK only)

Additionally, we don't just focus on our internal community; we believe in creating a better world of work for all. We're committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, with Employee Resource Groups and ally communities in place.

We have a strong commitment to Anti-Racism, and endeavor to lead by example. Every step we make as a business towards anti-racism is another step we can take to support our customers in making a better world (of work). You can see our current commitments to Anti-Racism here.

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Research shows that candidates from underrepresented backgrounds often don't apply for roles if they don't meet all the criteria – unlike majority candidates meeting significantly fewer requirements.

We strongly encourage you to apply if you’re interested: we'd love to know how you can amplify our team with your unique experience!

Thank you for taking the time to read this advert. If you decide to apply, as part of your application, we will ask you to complete voluntary diversity questions (excluding Germany). Please watch this video from our amazing DEI Leader, Aubrey Blanche to share more on why we collect the data and how we will use it.

If you require reasonable accommodations or adjustments to complete the online application or to participate in the interview process, please contact and identify the type of accommodation or assistance you are requesting. Do not include any medical or health information in this email. The Reasonable Accommodations team will respond to your email promptly.