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Our team is passionate about innovating ways to source, validate, and clean complex chemical and raw material data. We work tirelessly to bring the highest grade of information to all of our customers and internal teams. Our goal is to become the industry’s source of truth and the gold standard for chemical & supplier information. As our first data science leader, you’ll be instrumental in helping us achieve this. You’ll work closely with Valdera’s leadership team and other key stakeholders to implement a data science tech stack. You’ll build solutions to address some of our most challenging data problems, like building programs to continuously acquire data from various sources with high accuracy and fault tolerance. You’ll be working with internal and external data to build models to drive business insights for our organization, and our customers’ businesses, ensuring quality data is at the forefront of all decision-making within the company. You’ll build dashboards and insights analyses, and work with internal customers to address their data needs. This is an opportunity to go from 0-1 in helping us build out our supply & demand flywheels. We’re looking for someone who can be a strong technical leader and mentor to other members of the team as we grow.

  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States, and must also be located in the US

In this role, you’ll do the following:

  • You’ll continuously investigate the critical business needs of Valdera’s users and internal teams to design effective data solutions
  • You’ll mine data from multiple sources and apply your knowledge in data cleansing and scrubbing to improve the quality and usability of Valdera’s chemical and supplier data in our applications
  • You’ll design the right set of experiments to evaluate the speed at which our data is acquired, cleaned, enriched
  • You’ll develop ways to continuously monitor and analyze the quality of data across stages of our data pipelines.
  • You’ll build and maintain dashboards that report metrics from data pipelines, models, and product applications across multiple teams
  • You’ll take ownership of monitoring these metrics to identify areas for improvement on a frequent basis and to develop new ways to continuously enrich data for our product applications
  • You’ll develop predictive models and analyses to help our systems make effective matches between buyers and suppliers
  • You’ll aggregate and communicate your findings to drive informed and timely decision-making that improves the way our products are created, executed, and adopted
  • Lead the re-design and re-construction of the data layer that empowers internal and external users to access accurate information on suppliers

You have the following required skills & experience:

  • Strong programming skills (Python preferred, and bonus points for JavaScript)
  • Proficient with advanced data science techniques such as data cleansing and predictive modeling for enterprise grade product applications
  • Ability to break down high level business problems into concrete analytical solutions
  • Experience owning the overhaul of large, complex external datasets with irregularities/incomplete gaps to make them usable for enterprise applications
  • Experience working with unstructured internal and external data sources (beyond internal product, marketing, or financial analytics)
  • You are comfortable transforming raw data to build your own datasets when necessary
  • You optimize for using the right tools to get a job done with maximum efficiency and are familiar with technologies for modeling, training, and text analysis (TensorFlow, PyTorch etc.)
  • Strong examples of breaking down ambiguous challenges into achievable roadmaps
  • Track record of executing large, long-term projects to solve complex business problems
  • Master’s degree or PhD in a quantitative discipline preferred (e.g. Statistics, Computer Science, Biological Computation, Mathematics, Physics, Electrical Engineering) or equivalent practical experience
  • 5+ years of work experience in data analysis related field
  • Strong attention to detail: you are able to juggle, navigate and track multiple projects/requirements at once, while driving them to completion
  • A sense of ownership and thoroughness: you proactively plan your own projects, follow up on action items to ensure that no balls are dropped, and meet all critical milestones
  • A flexible, can-do attitude: you can and will pivot as needed, you are excited to try new ways of doing things, and you are ready to share ideas to refine our recipe for success
  • Your start up mentality: you are excited about playing a role in building and growing a high-growth tech start-up company

Nice-to-have skills:

  • Some experience with Natural Language Processing / Natural Language Understanding (or other types of modeling)
  • Early stage tech start-up experience, going from 0-1
  • Experience leading or managing a data science team

What’s in it for you: Valdera is a young, fast-paced, high-growth start-up. As we continue building out the world’s best procurement sourcing platform, we need more driven company builders, who are excited to innovate on an antiquated process. You will have the opportunity to contribute in significant ways to our mission, to grow with the company, and make an outsized impact! There’s lots of opportunities for career growth, and to enjoy a people-first company culture that allows you to bring your best self to work every day. The typical salary range for this role is $135,000- 165,000 per year, with a semi-monthly payroll cadence. Salary ranges are based on various factors including the labor market, job type, job level, internal equity, and budget. Exact salary offers will be determined by factors such as the candidate’s skills, qualifications, experience and geographic location.We are committed to investing in each team member as an individual, and in each team as a whole. Here are just some of the ways we support our team members:

  • Career growth opportunities
  • Competitive compensation
  • Pre-IPO Equity (Stock Options) with 4-year vest and a 1-year cliff
  • 100% employer paid premiums for Medical, Dental and Vision coverage for employees
  • 50% employer paid premiums on Medical insurance for Dependents
  • $100 monthly Wellness Bonus for gym memberships, athletic equipment, massages, etc
  • Voluntary Short & Long-term Disability & Supplemental Life Insurance
  • 401(k) with Traditional & ROTH investment options
  • Generous Flexible PTO, Sick Leave, Parental Leave policies, & 11 company-paid holidays
  • Free One Medical account for on-demand, virtual primary care appointments for employees who live in a covered area (medical insurance still applies)
  • Free 3rd party Health Advocate
  • Remote working opportunities
  • Annual company trips in fun places with other potential opportunities to spend time in person together throughout the year as needed

If you’re interested in this opportunity and don’t meet all of the qualifications listed above, we encourage you to apply. Feel free to attach a cover letter to highlight any relevant experience you have that might not stand out on your resume. Valdera is an equal-opportunity employer and we welcome applicants of all backgrounds. We celebrate our diverse culture and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, skills and experience. We do not tolerate discrimination of any kind and believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

All employment decisions including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, qualifications and the needs of our business.

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