VP, Data Science

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Job Description:

Fidelity Labs is looking for a VP, Data Science to join a new startup. The startup’s focus is building innovative technology for financial services, with an expertise in artificial intelligence to accelerate growth. This role will own the data science strategy and roadmap, working with a data science team, responsible for the design, implementation, testing and delivery of data science for a new product offering. This role is a key member of the startup leadership team, reporting to the Managing Director, and will actively collaborate with the product and development teams!

The Team

We are Fidelity Labs, Fidelity Investments’ in-house fintech incubator with a mission to build new businesses to drive growth for Fidelity. We seek to shape the future of our industry by building new products and services to improve the lives of the diverse set of customers, businesses and financial institutions we serve.

Fidelity Labs is a multifaceted workplace that combines the best parts of startup life—building from scratch, adapting quickly, and moon-shot ambition—with the scale and stability of an industry leader. We provide an encouraging environment for startup teams to explore new business ideas, quickly test them with customers, and scale the most promising concepts within an existing business unit, or as a new venture. Learn more at labs.fidelity.com.

The Expertise You Have

  • Strong, proven, communication, collaboration and leadership skills

  • Prior leadership experience understanding business objectives and developing solutions

  • Optimally communicate/convince other senior leaders of your plans and progress, both within an organization and with clients

  • Lead a team to accomplish that plan, in an agile and collaborative environment

  • A passion for excellence and a desire to mentor and develop talent

  • Experience in delivery of data science to a product, ideally at a startup, lab or early stage company, in the field of AI-driven personalization, financial services, marketing and/or business development

  • Proven experience building analytics that deliver useful insights from large datasets

  • Hands on expertise in data extraction, cleaning, and preparation; feature extraction; model training and evaluation; model deployment

  • MS/PhD in data science, statistics or similar quantitative field, plus 5 or more years senior level practical data science experience in the financial or similar domain

This role, like others on the startup leadership team, is encouraged to be both forward-thinking and hands on, with a strong ability to communicate objectives, develop plans and deliver results.

This job opportunity is brought to you by Fidelity Labs.

Certifications:

Company Overview

At Fidelity, we are focused on making our financial expertise broadly accessible and effective in helping people live the lives they want. We are a privately held company that places a high degree of value in creating and nurturing a work environment that attracts the best talent and reflects our commitment to our associates. We are proud of our diverse and inclusive workplace where we respect and value our associates for their unique perspectives and experiences. Find your Fidelity at fidelitycareers.com.

Fidelity Investments is an equal opportunity employer.

We believe that the most effective way to attract, develop and retain a diverse workforce is to build an enduring culture of inclusion and belonging.

Fidelity will reasonably accommodate applicants with disabilities who need adjustments to participate in the application or interview process. To initiate a request for an accommodation, contact the HR Leave of Absence/Accommodation Team by sending an email to accommodations @fmr.com, or by calling 800-835-5099, prompt 2, option 2.

Fidelity benefits that adapt to everything life sends your way

Benefits With You in Mind

Benefits for your whole life – that’s what you’ll find at Fidelity.

You’ll find everything from perks that makes your daily life better to those big-picture, life-changing resources here with us. We have an amazing package of benefits and programs designed to help you thrive – both in and outside of work.

Family Programs

  • Adoption assistance
  • Maternity & parental leave (16 weeks of fully-paid maternity leave and 6 weeks fully-paid parental leave)

Wellness Programs

  • Dependent care flexible spending (FSA)
  • On-site health & wellness centers

Retirement Planning

  • 401(k): pre-tax and/or Roth

Health & Insurance

  • Medical coverage
  • Dental & Vision coverage

Education Benefits

  • Step Ahead student loan assistance – helping you pay down your loans so you can save on interest, with up to $10K in contributions
  • Tuition reimbursement program

* Subject to your meeting initial and ongoing eligibility requirements, Company discretion and the availability of sufficient Company profits and cash flow.
** Albuquerque-based regular employees, excluding individuals employed in a retail branch location, are not eligible to receive the Profit Sharing contribution or Retiree Health Reimbursement Plan credits.
*** As of March 2019.

Fidelity is invested in you

Committed to Professional Development

At Fidelity, we are constantly adapting to the changing needs of our customers, new technologies, and better ways of working. And we empower our employees to do the same, with an emphasis on developing skills and connections that will help propel you forward in your career while being able to make an impact for Fidelity’s customers around the world.

We offer a wide range of options for professional development including online, in-person, and mentor driven solutions. Special interest and networking groups are also part of our culture of empowerment, personal and professional enrichment, diversity and inclusion, and knowledge sharing.

Continuing Education & Training

  • Assess, build, and align your development plan through resources like our skill-building classroom and online courses.
  • Video-based training for technology, leadership, management & more.
  • Ongoing skills development and coaching opportunities.
  • Paid training with a facilitator who is dedicated to your onboarding and will track and evaluate your progress, giving you strategies to improve.

Mentoring

  • Utilize the skills of experienced leaders to enrich your career.
  • Dedicated mentors to help you grow into new areas of Fidelity’s business as you develop new skills.
  • An open atmosphere of knowledge sharing and collaboration.
  • Opportunities to pay it forward, sharing the knowledge you develop and as you help others define how they want their career to take shape.

Fidelity creates a work environment for people to flourish

A work environment where we give back, together

Connected to Our Communities

Throughout Fidelity, you’ll find a genuine commitment to social responsibility – where we strive to make an impact for customers, while also making an impact on the world.

Fidelity Cares

  • Started to provide associates with opportunities to actively volunteer and share their many talents.
  • Host numerous company-wide volunteer events (in-person and virtual).
  • Partner with a number of nonprofits to support our local communities
  • More than 12,000 associates donate time annually – from interns to SVPs.
  • Impact includes refurbishing schools, donating books and supplies, and teaching financial literacy

Fidelity Charitable®

  • Created to make it easy for people to support charitable organizations they care about
  • Helped deliver $7.3 billion in donor-recommended grants to charity in 2019
  • Supported more than 300,000 unique charities around the world
  • Since its inception, more than $42 billion has been given to public charities.

Impact by the Numbers

  • 1,200+ Community projects completed.
  • 100,000+ School supplies & backpacks donated.
  • 65,480 Students supported.

Job Description:

Fidelity Labs is looking for a VP, Data Science to join a new startup. The startup’s focus is building innovative technology for financial services, with an expertise in artificial intelligence to accelerate growth. This role will own the data science strategy and roadmap, working with a data science team, responsible for the design, implementation, testing and delivery of data science for a new product offering. This role is a key member of the startup leadership team, reporting to the Managing Director, and will actively collaborate with the product and development teams!

The Team

We are Fidelity Labs, Fidelity Investments’ in-house fintech incubator with a mission to build new businesses to drive growth for Fidelity. We seek to shape the future of our industry by building new products and services to improve the lives of the diverse set of customers, businesses and financial institutions we serve.

Fidelity Labs is a multifaceted workplace that combines the best parts of startup life—building from scratch, adapting quickly, and moon-shot ambition—with the scale and stability of an industry leader. We provide an encouraging environment for startup teams to explore new business ideas, quickly test them with customers, and scale the most promising concepts within an existing business unit, or as a new venture. Learn more at labs.fidelity.com.

The Expertise You Have

  • Strong, proven, communication, collaboration and leadership skills

  • Prior leadership experience understanding business objectives and developing solutions

  • Optimally communicate/convince other senior leaders of your plans and progress, both within an organization and with clients

  • Lead a team to accomplish that plan, in an agile and collaborative environment

  • A passion for excellence and a desire to mentor and develop talent

  • Experience in delivery of data science to a product, ideally at a startup, lab or early stage company, in the field of AI-driven personalization, financial services, marketing and/or business development

  • Proven experience building analytics that deliver useful insights from large datasets

  • Hands on expertise in data extraction, cleaning, and preparation; feature extraction; model training and evaluation; model deployment

  • MS/PhD in data science, statistics or similar quantitative field, plus 5 or more years senior level practical data science experience in the financial or similar domain

This role, like others on the startup leadership team, is encouraged to be both forward-thinking and hands on, with a strong ability to communicate objectives, develop plans and deliver results.

This job opportunity is brought to you by Fidelity Labs.

Certifications:

Company Overview

At Fidelity, we are focused on making our financial expertise broadly accessible and effective in helping people live the lives they want. We are a privately held company that places a high degree of value in creating and nurturing a work environment that attracts the best talent and reflects our commitment to our associates. We are proud of our diverse and inclusive workplace where we respect and value our associates for their unique perspectives and experiences. Find your Fidelity at fidelitycareers.com.

Fidelity Investments is an equal opportunity employer.

We believe that the most effective way to attract, develop and retain a diverse workforce is to build an enduring culture of inclusion and belonging.

Fidelity will reasonably accommodate applicants with disabilities who need adjustments to participate in the application or interview process. To initiate a request for an accommodation, contact the HR Leave of Absence/Accommodation Team by sending an email to accommodations @fmr.com, or by calling 800-835-5099, prompt 2, option 2.

Fidelity benefits that adapt to everything life sends your way

Benefits With You in Mind

Benefits for your whole life – that’s what you’ll find at Fidelity.

You’ll find everything from perks that makes your daily life better to those big-picture, life-changing resources here with us. We have an amazing package of benefits and programs designed to help you thrive – both in and outside of work.

Family Programs

  • Adoption assistance
  • Maternity & parental leave (16 weeks of fully-paid maternity leave and 6 weeks fully-paid parental leave)

Wellness Programs

  • Dependent care flexible spending (FSA)
  • On-site health & wellness centers

Retirement Planning

  • 401(k): pre-tax and/or Roth

Health & Insurance

  • Medical coverage
  • Dental & Vision coverage

Education Benefits

  • Step Ahead student loan assistance – helping you pay down your loans so you can save on interest, with up to $10K in contributions
  • Tuition reimbursement program

* Subject to your meeting initial and ongoing eligibility requirements, Company discretion and the availability of sufficient Company profits and cash flow.
** Albuquerque-based regular employees, excluding individuals employed in a retail branch location, are not eligible to receive the Profit Sharing contribution or Retiree Health Reimbursement Plan credits.
*** As of March 2019.

Fidelity is invested in you

Committed to Professional Development

At Fidelity, we are constantly adapting to the changing needs of our customers, new technologies, and better ways of working. And we empower our employees to do the same, with an emphasis on developing skills and connections that will help propel you forward in your career while being able to make an impact for Fidelity’s customers around the world.

We offer a wide range of options for professional development including online, in-person, and mentor driven solutions. Special interest and networking groups are also part of our culture of empowerment, personal and professional enrichment, diversity and inclusion, and knowledge sharing.

Continuing Education & Training

  • Assess, build, and align your development plan through resources like our skill-building classroom and online courses.
  • Video-based training for technology, leadership, management & more.
  • Ongoing skills development and coaching opportunities.
  • Paid training with a facilitator who is dedicated to your onboarding and will track and evaluate your progress, giving you strategies to improve.

Mentoring

  • Utilize the skills of experienced leaders to enrich your career.
  • Dedicated mentors to help you grow into new areas of Fidelity’s business as you develop new skills.
  • An open atmosphere of knowledge sharing and collaboration.
  • Opportunities to pay it forward, sharing the knowledge you develop and as you help others define how they want their career to take shape.

Fidelity creates a work environment for people to flourish

A work environment where we give back, together

Connected to Our Communities

Throughout Fidelity, you’ll find a genuine commitment to social responsibility – where we strive to make an impact for customers, while also making an impact on the world.

Fidelity Cares

  • Started to provide associates with opportunities to actively volunteer and share their many talents.
  • Host numerous company-wide volunteer events (in-person and virtual).
  • Partner with a number of nonprofits to support our local communities
  • More than 12,000 associates donate time annually – from interns to SVPs.
  • Impact includes refurbishing schools, donating books and supplies, and teaching financial literacy

Fidelity Charitable®

  • Created to make it easy for people to support charitable organizations they care about
  • Helped deliver $7.3 billion in donor-recommended grants to charity in 2019
  • Supported more than 300,000 unique charities around the world
  • Since its inception, more than $42 billion has been given to public charities.

Impact by the Numbers

  • 1,200+ Community projects completed.
  • 100,000+ School supplies & backpacks donated.
  • 65,480 Students supported.

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Job ID: 2020374

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