Remote VP, Data Science
Santa Ana, California
Company SummaryCome join First American's Digital Title Group, newly formed to re-imagine and digitize the title search and examination process through Big Data, AI, document automation and modern, cloud-native application development. As a market leading title insurance company, powered by the nation's largest and most complete property information, ownership and recorded document database, First American is committed to advancing title automation and removing friction from the real estate closing process. Our modern title decisioning solutions create certainty and speed through data and analytics, delivered to real estate agents, lenders, title agents and homebuyers. Join a team that puts its People First! Since 1889, First American (NYSE: FAF) has held an unwavering belief in its people. They are passionate about what they do, and we are equally passionate about fostering an environment where all feel welcome, supported, and empowered to be innovative and reach their full potential. Our inclusive, people-first culture has earned our company numerous accolades, including being named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list for seven consecutive years. We have also earned awards as a best place to work for women, diversity and LGBTQ+ employees, and have been included on more than 50 regional best places to work lists. First American will always strive to be a great place to work, for all. For more information, please visit www.careers.firstam.com.
Come join First American's Digital Title Group, newly formed to reimagine and digitize the title search and examination process through Big Data, AI, document automation and modern, cloud-native application development. As a market leading title insurance company, powered by the nation's largest and most complete property information, ownership and recorded document database, First American is committed to advancing title automation and removing friction from the real estate closing process.
Our modern title decisioning solutions create certainty and speed through data and analytics, delivered to real estate agents, lenders, title agents and homebuyers. We're looking for a Vice President of Data Science interested in transforming our industry by solving cutting-edge problems with AI and machine learning, who wants the benefit of working for an established real estate insurance leader and seeks a culture awarded as a Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work.
ABOUT THE JOB
Lead, grow and develop a team of data scientists to research and engineer a variety of machine learning techniques including supervised and unsupervised methods applied to structured and unstructured data sources
Perform exploratory analysis, construct data pipelines, build machine learning models end-to-end from POC to deployment for large scale production systems
Monitor, maintain, optimize and continuously improve the deployed machine learning solutions during day to day operations
Partner with leadership and product management in developing a roadmap for new model development and deployment
Act as technical expert to recommend and develop innovative analytic solutions and quantify financial risk impact to company
Communicate and present results to solution stakeholders, prepare presentations and documentation of models and analytical solutions
Extensive experience developing end-to-end machine learning solutions and leading solution diagnosis, including designing & architecting machine learning models that solve business problems & fit into the overall engineering framework, experimentation, model pipeline build, performance optimization, integration and deployment
Knowledge and experience with machine learning & deep learning techniques
Demonstrated proficiency with programming languages such as Python & SQL
Familiarity with MLOps & common MLOps toolkits, e.g., MLFlow, AWS Sagemaker, etc.
Familiarity with engineering toolkits that are frequently used with machine learning model deployment, e.g., Git, Docker, CI/CD pipelines, Airflow, AWS EC2, AWS ECS, etc.
Familiarity with large scale data processing techniques & tools, e.g., multi-threaded computing, GPU computing, distributed computing in PySpark, etc.
Experience with data engineering, end-to-end pipeline building, engineering integration, model performance monitoring and continuous model improvement
Experience in product management, able to own the machine learning solutions as the product owner
Progressive experience in leading employees in multiple locations, and significant experience developing and implementing solutions.
Possesses problem solving, collaboration, critical thinking, team building, and presentation skills.
Displays leadership skills, leading by example, driving employee commitment through actions, and empowering employees to reach their full potential.
PhD in quantitative field such as Mathematics, Statistics or Computer Science with at least 7 years of related work and managerial experience or MS/MA with at least 11 years of related post-graduate work experience
**Open to Remote**
#LI-AS1First American invests in its employees' development and well-being, empowers them to provide superior customer service and encourages them to serve the communities where they live and work. First American is committed to diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer.Based on eligibility, First American offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401k, PTO/paid sick leave and other great benefits like an employee stock purchase plan.
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