Director of Data Science - Product Algorithms at Stitch Fix (Remote)

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At Stitch Fix, our Data Science team combines machine learning with expert human judgment to generate innovative recommendations and insights that transform the way our clients discover what they love. We believe in a curiosity-driven, data science culture where members have autonomy to deliver impact through end-to-end, full-stack product development and ownership. The diversity of the problems that we work on and the data-rich environment of our business make it possible, even essential, to bring the tools of multiple disciplines to bear on our hardest problems. 

The Product Algorithms team is creating strategically differentiating customer experiences based on advanced AI and ML models. Our team builds the world class recommendation engines that make the Stitch Fix experience unique using the latest techniques from Deep Learning, Computer Vision and NLP.

 The DIRECTOR OF DATA SCIENCE - PRODUCT will lead experienced data scientists and machine learning engineers as they partner closely with our digital product and engineering organizations to build our next generation of customer experiences. This will include building algorithms that extract attributes of apparel from images, predicting how new products will perform, ranking and retrieval, recommending items and outfits, creating latent representation of user taste and style. You’ll translate these predictions into production grade machine learning models that service millions of customers.

As an experienced people leader, you will develop and evolve your team's missions, visions, mandates, and work with other leaders to set the team’s priorities and roadmaps. You’ll build a team that is bright, kind, and motivated by challenge, and you’ll facilitate the team members' development along the dimensions of growth that they seek.  


  • Hire, teach, amplify, grow and develop the individuals on your team 
  • Invest in the diversity of our team and build towards an increasingly inclusive culture
  • Define strategic directions for designing new competitive algorithms and algorithmic systems
  • Promote the adoption of and experimentation with state-of-the-art recommendation engine techniques, and scaling of successful experiments.
  • Develop relationships with senior business leaders to foment diverse and unique points of view
  • Structure project work plans, roadmaps and communication
  • Guide your team along the entire project life-cycle, including: Exploring data to find opportunities; designing and testing your models; deploying and monitoring your system; evangelizing the adoption of resulting recommendations and assessing their impact 


  • 10+ years of data science experience.  Must include experience in a production environment, building full stack applications (not just analytics).
  • Must have an engineering background.  Computer Science degree.
  • 2+ years of experience leading teams of direct reports, including managing "Managers"
  • Must have experience implementing customer facing applications at scale for recommendations
  • Must have experience in the area of recommendation systems or information retrieval.
  • You are passionate about building teams and developing your team members
  • You have experience taking Python-based machine learning apps from concept to production deployment
  • You have experience with helping solve business problems by leveraging data science and ML tools and designing innovative technical systems
  • You have a deep understanding of machine learning in theory and in production environments
  • You are a strong strategic and tactical leader with experience working with executive stakeholders and senior product leaders
  • You have extremely strong cross-functional, communication skills that help simplify and move complex problems forward with business partners 
  • You are innovative and inspired to take on new challenges and you do not shy away from potential failure
  • You think about ethics in AI, the impact of machine learning on society, and want to bring that to bear in our work here
  • [Bonus] You have domain knowledge in retail and/or supply chain
  • [Bonus] You have experience in recommendation systems and/or optimization 


  • We are a group of people who are bright, kind and motivated by challenges. You can be your authentic self here, and are empowered to encourage others to do the same! 
  • We are a successful, fast-growing company at the forefront of tech and fashion, redefining retail for the next generation
  • We are a technologically and data-driven business
  • We are committed to our clients and connected through our vision of “Transforming the way people find what they love”
  • We are a deeply curious, about technical and non-technical questions
  • We love solving problems, thinking creatively and trying new things
  • We believe in autonomy & taking initiative
  • We are challenged, developed, and have meaningful impact
  • We take what we do seriously. We don’t take ourselves seriously
  • We have a smart, experienced leadership team that wants to do it right & is open to new ideas
  • We offer transparent, equitable, and competitive compensation based on your level to help eliminate bias in salaries, as well as equity and comprehensive health benefits.
  • You will be proud to say that you work for Stitch Fix and will know that the work you do brings joy to our clients every day


At Stitch Fix, we’re about personal styling for everybody and we believe in both a service and a workplace where you can be your best, most authentic self. We’re the first fashion retailer to combine technology and data science with the human instinct of a Stylist to deliver a deeply personalized shopping experience. This novel juxtaposition attracts a highly diverse group of talented people who are both thinkers and doers. All of this results in a simple, powerful offering to our customers and a successful, growing business serving millions of men, women, and kids. We believe we are only scratching the surface of our opportunity, and we’re looking for incredible people like you to help us carry on that trend.

More Information on Stitch Fix
Stitch Fix operates in the Fashion industry. The company is located in San Francisco, CA, Austin, TX and Pittsburgh, PA. Stitch Fix was founded in 2011. It has 5339 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 35 open jobs at Stitch Fix, click here.
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