VP, Data Science & Engineering
Job Number: FFE0004472
Organization: 20th Century Fox
Job Type: Information Technology
Location: Los Angeles, California, United States
Job Posting Date: March 13, 2017

Job Description

The Vice President of Data Science and Engineering will lead the effort in utilizing advanced analytical solutions to generate insights about our consumer and their behaviors to deepen our consumer engagement. The successful candidate will collaborate with the Marketing, Media and Digital teams to design and develop the next generation data platform and Analytical capabilities to support data-driven marketing. The position will be involved in building a customer database analytics platform to support Customer segmentation, Marketing automation, and precise targeting. You will also work with the Media team to develop solutions to help evaluate the performance and effectiveness of the marketing campaigns. The position will support building our Big Data platform with Artificial Intelligence and Data Science and help identify sources of data to help deliver meaningful insights. You will work with marketing, research and creative teams to identify opportunities to drive strategic value and develop a roadmap to implement.


  • Lead the development and implementation of Big Data analytical capabilities for Fox studios that involve data from both internal and external sources. 
  • Execute large value projects across business units starting with consumer and Media Analytics to support data driven marketing.
  • Champion a data-driven culture and drive long-term business value creation through development of best-in-class analytics capabilities.
  • The ideal candidate should be willing to execute and be hands-on. Apply statistics, clustering, modeling, and machine learning algorithms to complex business problems.
  • Work with the Business units to establish a data governance model associated with who uses data and how KPI's are defined.
  • Provide direction on how data should fit together across the Customer Touch points.
  • Establish a data and Analytics roadmap based on the business priorities working with all divisions. 
  • Architect and implement a leading edge Consumer analytics data platform to support the business needs. 
  • Strong ability to manage priorities across multiple stake holders.
  • Lead and manage large scale projects in a highly matrixed organization.


  • PhD in Statistics, Data Science or related quantitative degree with 8+ years of working experience in data analytics.
  • Proven experience with machine learning and statistical analysis, programming and scripting capabilities.
  • Experience writing SAS, R, or Python for data analytics.
  • Experience writing SQL, Map R on Hadoop and data platforms like Netezza etc.
  • Proficient in data warehousing, dimensional modeling, and data architecture.
  • Experience in Marketing automation platforms like Salesforce Marketing cloud is a plus.
  • Experience with Agile methodologies
  • Strong product knowledge in the digital marketing and Media.
  • Experience in Entertainment or Media preferred. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Highly skilled in Big Data and open source technologies.
Division Description:

20th Century Fox Film is one of the world's largest producers and distributors of motion pictures.  20th Century Fox Film produces, acquires and distributes motion pictures throughout the world.  These motion pictures are produced or acquired by the following units of 20th Century Fox Film:  Twentieth Century Fox, Fox 2000 Pictures, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox International Productions, and Twentieth Century Fox Animation.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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