We are looking for a sharp, highly-motivated Director of Data Science to join our team in either our Atlanta HQ or Los Angeles office. This position will have influence across the organization, collaborating with executives, stakeholders, product, and engineering to help define the direction, priorities, processes, and best practices of the data science and analytics team. An ideal candidate is an individual who has a deep background in statistics, analysis, experiment design, and can bring those skills to bear both directly and by mentoring others. A strong understanding and hands-on ability with data science technology and infrastructure is important as well. The ability to lead and collaborate with team members and stakeholders in order to direct and product business impact is vital to this role.

As the Director of Data Science, you will:

  • Lead, manage, and inspire a team of 4-6 analysts, data scientists, and data engineers
  • Help drive a data-first culture where data is understood and leveraged in decision making
  • Hire, mentor, and grow a world class data team
  • Understand business and technical requirements and set priorities for the team
  • Clearly communicate Data Team goals, priorities, timelines, and obstacles to execs and other stakeholders.
  • Directly contribute to team goals and work product - this role is 50-75% hands on.
  • Develop and codify processes and best practices for modeling, testing, and analytics
  • Collaborate with the team and CTO to define and direct the technical strategy for Steady’s data science ecosystem
  • Effectively balance short term delivery with long term direction and value
  • Advocate for data science innovation and increased contribution to Steady’s mission

Skills & Requirements

  • 5+ years relevant data science and analytics experience
  • 3+ years hiring and managing data scientists, analysts, and/or engineers
  • Advanced degree in statistics, mathematics, computer science, or similar field
  • Strong leadership skills - the ability to identify the best ideas, socialize them, and rally the team around them
  • Demonstrated experience creating production ML pipelines (training, scoring, leveraging in real-time systems)[1]
  • Expert knowledge of modern machine learning algorithms (regression, classification, random forests, clustering, optimization, etc.) and statistical inference
  • Deep understanding of Data Warehousing principles and practices
  • Hands on experience and expertise with SQL, Python
  • Hands on experience with Spark / Databricks preferred
  • Strong data visualization skills (experience with Tableau preferred)
  • Familiarity and experience with the AWS data ecosystem (S3, AWS Glue, EMR, Athena, Sagemaker, etc.)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interact at all levels of the organization
  • Strong people management, mentoring, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, high-energy environment


We value our Steady Team Members and are committed to their success. We are located in downtown Atlanta near MARTA, as well as in Playa Vista CA. We offer competitive compensation packages and a 100% company-paid benefits package including medical, dental, and vision. Steady is a relaxed, casual work environment with flexible hours and lunch provided once weekly in addition to a weekly meal stipend. We also offer a generous PTO plan, 401K, and future growth opportunities within the company. We strive to maintain a positive and fun environment for our employees where people can learn and grow with the company.

About Steady

Steady is a mission-driven business that helps people earn more. Through the free Steady app users can build & track income, networks, and buying power – allowing them to augment retirement savings, work around childcare responsibilities, pay down debt, save for purchases, and supplement their income from primary employers, while limiting their income volatility and better positioning themselves for access to a sustainable financial services ecosystem.

Every Steady member will build something different. We celebrate those who take the initiative to create a path that works for them. Whatever that looks like, Steady is there to support it, providing a stable foundation that allows people to build financial success over a lifetime.

Mission: Steady turns the tables by putting workers back in charge of their financial future with an income-building platform that creates financial stability and helps its users to take charge of their future.

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Steady, Platform Inc. (Steady) is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer – All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual’s age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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