Sony Music Entertainment

  • Director, Business Intelligence & Analytics

    Location US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 1 week ago(11/9/2018 9:58 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-7377
    # Positions
    1
    Category
    Information Technology - Database Administration
    Level
    Director
  • Overview

    The Orchard is a leading independent music, film and video distribution company distributing music from artists such as Ozuna, G Herbo, and Nina Nesbitt as well as acclaimed movies like The Dawn Wall, Bart Layton’s American Animals, and Oscar-nominated films Life, Animated and Cartel Land. With cutting edge operations and an unparalleled global team, The Orchard partners with companies of all sizes to make their music, films and videos available across hundreds of digital outlets and physical retailers around the world. At The Orchard, the focus is to provide a comfortable, social and engaging environment to encourage productivity and creativity.

     

    The Orchard is hiring a Director, Business Intelligence & Analytics to join our NYC team. 

     

    Responsibilities

    The Orchard Business Intelligence & Insights team is looking for an extraordinary data scientist/BI professional who is passionate about designing, developing, and fielding solutions that have a direct and measurable impact to The Orchard business. You will work with various business leaders and executives to help identify viable data mining opportunities, prototype those, and then work with data engineering to implement end-to-end analytical solutions. You have a broad knowledge of existing data mining algorithms, BI tools, prototyping/visualizing data for business consumption and the creativity to invent and customize when necessary. Responsibilities include:

    • Working with infrastructure teams to design and implement internal analytic solutions
    • Develop and implement proof-of-concept solutions for new technologies, regression, and machine learning algorithms
    • Meet with business stakeholders to gather business requirements for advanced analytics and algorithmic problem-solving projects
    • Research, prepare and present industry expertise white papers, conference keynotes, meet-ups and one-off meetings with industry expert peers
    • Collaborate and lead data science projects in tandem with academic institutions
    • Develop new tools, capabilities, and infrastructure to improve how data scientists conduct data analysis and model research
    • Leverage existing BI tools such as Looker, Mode, Tableau, to roll out prototypes and proofs-of-concept for making the case for large-scale infrastructure projects
    • Field requests, investigate, research,map and evaluating the value of adding new data sources for enterprise-wide adoption
    • Pursue and maintain relationships with data science and BI leads within our parent company, Sony Music and Entertainment

    Qualifications

    • 2 to 4 years of experience applying data science techniques to real, high priority business problems.
    • Mastery of statistical computer languages (Python, SQL, R, etc.) to manipulate data and draw insights from large data sets.
    • 2 to 4 years of experience fielding business data and analytics questions and mapping those to BI solutions
    • Experience in and passion for creating data science and visualization prototypes based on meeting demanding business use cases
    • Knowledge of advanced statistical techniques and concepts (regression, properties of distributions, statistical tests, and proper usage, etc.) and experience with applications
    • Experience performing ad-hoc analyses and presenting results in a clear manner
    • Experience with databases, relational and NOSQL, and cloud-based data warehouses
    • Knowledge of a variety of machine learning techniques (clustering, decision tree learning, artificial neural networks, etc.) and their real-world advantages/drawbacks.
    • Shown understanding of the full software development lifecycle
    • Excellent problem solving, critical thinking, and communication skills
    • Proven ability to evaluate and apply new technologies in a short time
    • Experience building data science or data analysis tools
    • Self-motivated, proactive and solution-oriented

    Education

    BS degree in computer science, statistics, applied mathematics, or equivalent quantitative field, and/or Bachelor's in a non-science/math field, with complementary experience in data science/BI

    The Orchard is a leading music, film and video distribution company operating in over 40 markets worldwide. With a comprehensive artist & label services offering including full-service marketing, sync licensing, video services, transparent data analysis, advertising, rights management, digital and physical distribution and more, The Orchard empowers creators and businesses to grow and adapt in the dynamic global industry. For further information, visit www.theorchard.com.

     

    The Orchard is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of age, disability, national origin, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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