VP of Development

Added: 15/10/2020

REF: 5560

Contract: Permanent

Location: New York, United States

We are a rapidly expanding Life Sciences organization that is seeking a VP of development to manage the software development group that   designs, implements and deploys advanced machine learning / artificial intelligence based algorithms and platforms across multiple domains including, but not limited to, healthcare, media, programmable ads, retail, and manufacturing. These analysis tasks will involve developing original code and leveraging our existing healthcare analytics platforms and products.

We are seeking highly motivated individuals who are passionate about AI/machine learning and its application across disparate data resources to help our healthcare clients gain insights not previously possible and to connect patients to therapies sooner and positively impact their lives.

Technology Stack:

Our data science and machine learning stack uses python and associated data processing and machine learning libraries (pandas, scikit-learn), as well as distributed databases, such as Redshift and Snowflake, for storing our large amounts of healthcare-related data. Experience with these technologies would be helpful, but you can also learn some of them on the job. On the web side, we use .net core, Vue, MySQL, Postgres, Docker, AWS Fargate, and AWS Elastic Beanstalk. Some experience with web development would be helpful, although the bulk of your time will be spent on developing machine learning and analytics pipelines

Role & Responsibilities:
  • Develop platform go-to-market strategies
  • Manage the build out of production-ready versions of our products and platforms
  • Brainstorm with the data science team on ways to improve and extend our platform
  • Own the technical testing strategies and infrastructure for ensuring the analytics tools perform correctly and efficiently
  • Keep abreast of new developments in machine learning tools and packages
  • Contribute to a culture of constructive, empathetic code reviews and thorough testing
  • Work with product managers to conceptualize new products and go-to-market strategies
  • Develop and apply data mining and machine learning techniques and models to extract analytic insights from healthcare and non-healthcare data sets  
  • Responsible for review, generation, and delivery of analytic products in support of project work, RFP responses and other business needs
  • Responsible for the allocation and management of resources to support business operations across internal and external customers
  • Support and supervise the development of analytic solutions, platforms, and systems
  • Develop software solutions and applications using Python, and/or R
  • Interface with analysts, data scientists, clinicians and program managers and with customers
  • Respond to additional ad-hoc analysis requests

Required Technical Skills & Experience: 

  • Degree in any of the following majors: Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Bioinformatics, Physics
  • Minimum 15 years experience, with a BS/MS degree in one of the above listed majors
  • Proven experience in the development and deployment (into production) of AI/ML based software solutions and platforms
  • Proven experience in conceptualizing and implementing go-to-market strategies
  • Practical knowledge of statistics, statistical inference, and machine learning algorithms (deep learning, LSTM, SVM, CNN, GAN, and reinforcement learning)
  • Works independently and is a self-starter
  • MS PowerPoint presentation development skills
  • Client interface and presentation skills
  • Proficiency in the following programming and analysis tools:
    • Python (pandas, scikit-learn, Numpy, Scipy, and database access packages)
    • SQL / (MySQL) / NoSQL / Graph Databases
    • .net core, Vue, MySQL, Postgres, Docker, AWS Fargate, and AWS Elastic Beanstalk , AWS Redshift, Snowflake
    • Microsoft Excel
    • Visualization tools
    • Linux (Red Hat, CentOS); Python and software development in a Linux environment



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