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Manager of Data Science (Hybrid)

Manager of Data Science (Hybrid)

  • Central Location, Orlando, Florida, United States, 32821
  • Central Location, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, 46032
  • Data Analytics
  • Full Time
  • Travel + Leisure Co.

Put the World on Vacation

At Travel + Leisure Co. our mission is simple: to put the world on vacation. We turn vacation inspiration into exceptional travel experiences through nearly 20 of the world’s leading travel brands under Wyndham Destinations, Panorama, and Travel + Leisure Co. Together we’re shaping the future of the travel industry by creating new possibilities for vacationers. That’s part of what makes our work fun and interesting. Every day is a chance to learn something new and influence the global business. 

We are seeking a Manager of Data Science in Orlando, FL or Indianapolis, IN. This is a hybrid role; in office Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday/work from home Thursday, Friday.

As Manager of Data Science for Travel and Leisure Co., you will build and maintain large-scale data science and ML solutions; develop advanced analytics models and tools enable prediction and optimization use-cases. Extend existing data platform and frameworks for scaling model training and deployment. Partner with broader enterprise data team, IT and business partners to drive integration and adoption of data science outputs. Mentor and lead junior scientists.

You will be responsible to:

  • Lead a team of analytical professionals in the development, implementation and maintenance of science-based data and analytics solutions

  • Consult with key business partners, peers and leaders that drive the implementation of data science solutions to create value across the organization

  • Provide algorithmic solutions utilizing machine learning, forecasting and optimization methodologies

  • Translate data and model results into tactical and strategic insights that are relevant and understandable

  • Track and monitor project performance and timelines against stated goal

  • Identify and understand roadblocks and develop alternative solutions as necessary

  • Create and nurture strong relationships with a variety of individuals across many departments

Examples of Projects you will lead:

  • Make recommendations through analysis and prescriptive models to have a direct impact on company performance

  • Lead model production results to help ensure optimized marketing spend or product pricing

  • Design, develop, test and implement analytical solutions, tracking post deployment results to ensure success

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s in Data Science related field (e.g. Math, Statistics, Engineering, Computer Science, etc.)

  • 5+ years proven experience implementing data solutions in Big Data, Cloud-based environments

  • Extensive experience working with machine learning models with respect to deployment, inference, tuning, and measurement

  • Experience building data pipelines to procure data required to build and evaluate ML models, using tools like Apache Spark or other distributed data processing frameworks

  • Strong knowledge of developing highly scalable distributed systems using Open-source technologies

  • Experience leading a team or projects, responsible for results in fast-paced environment

  • Strong technical design and analysis skills

  • Extensive experience wrangling various types of structured and unstructured data

  • Proven ability to launch scalable, cost-effective solutions

  • Expertise in the full life-cycle of analytical system development including: client engagement, analytical framing, timing and effort estimation, project management, and tracking the benefits of the system

  • Prior experience with sales and marketing or revenue management concepts and analytics is a plus

  • Master Level: 

    • SQL and experience working with databases

    • AWS/SPARK or other advanced analytics environments

    • R and/or Python skills including understanding of common analytics-oriented packages/libraries

    • Predictive modeling, machine learning and or optimization techniques including linear programming (MIP)

  • Excellent reasoning and analytical skills

  • Self-motivated with the inherent ability to motivate others

  • Executive presence with ability to flex to different audiences

  • Detailed oriented and able manage multiple, competing priorities in a timely manor

  • Ability to influence team, leader and business partners to drive goals forward

  • Personally accountable for all outcomes, good and bad

In Summary:

You should be a curious, data-driven individual that enjoys leading a highly productive, diverse team that effectively connects data and analytics to business processes and goals.  You should be a communicative, reliable, organized person who is interested in working with a team to create consumable, actionable data analyses used to drive our business forward.

A Place for Everyone

Hospitality is at the heart of all we do at Travel + Leisure Co., including how we treat each member of our growing community. Here, you’ll find a team that’s inclusive, values diversity, and is built on a foundational respect for people from all over the world.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all applicants will be considered for employment without attention to their membership in any protected class. If you require any reasonable accommodation to complete your application or any part of the recruiting process, please email your request to mycareer@wyn.com, including the title and the location of the position for which you are applying.

Job Requisition: R-50385

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