Data Scientist Lead

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SonderMind is hiring a Data Scientist Lead to support our growing network of licensed providers and clients. The Data Scientist will craft the strategy, lead the execution of algorithms that support some of our most impactful business areas, and ultimately create a world-class product experience to improve behavioral health access, utilization, and outcomes. This person will report directly to the CPO and work closely with the company’s executive team and other directors and managers.

Our Ideal Candidate

You will bring a mix of strong data science experience, exceptional execution skills, and the ability to define and deliver a compelling vision that drives business outcomes. You will foster cross-functional and cross-team collaboration and consistency by working closely with product design, engineering, clinical, provider, customer success, and executive leadership to articulate a strategy, navigate competing priorities, and build a best-in-class experience in a fast-paced, agile environment. You have experience leading and scaling teams. 

Key Responsibilities
  • Shape the vision and roadmap for Sondermind’s Data Science and machine learning by working in tight collaboration with the company leadership and key stakeholders.
  • Build deep, collaborative partnerships with cross-functional leaders across our Product Management, Engineering, Design, Marketing, Clinical, and Operation teams to deliver on the vision.
  • Hire and develop a world-class team of data scientists and machine learning engineers
  • Build innovative, delightful products and experiences to fundamentally transform the mental health space by combining the best of humans and technology.
  • Create best practices for rolling out software to a complex, dynamic marketplace
  • Explore the latest machine learning technologies that support the team’s overall mission
Expected Outcomes
  • Within the first 6 months of the role, implement a data science model that predicts better matching of provider and clients by impacting 3+ sessions by a client to the provider.
  • Within 9 months of the role, develop a simulation platform that allows algorithms to be tested in a non-production environment to understand the impact on key metrics
  • With 12 months of the role, implement a learning model that implements AI and ML

Gotta Have
  • Bachelors in a quantitative field (Economics, Computer Science, Physics)
  • 7-10+ years of experience in Product Data Science and/or Growth Analytics, including in-depth experience with experimentation.
  • 5+ years experience in building high-performing data science and analytics teams
  • Working knowledge of predictive modeling, machine learning, and experimentation
  • Proven judgment in balancing practical business needs and scientific rigor
  • Proven communication skills and experience in connecting with and influencing a broad spectrum of audiences.
  • Successful track record of developing strong cross-functional partnerships
  • Passionate about mental health and our mission
  • Impact driven, focused on business and quality outcomes
  • A leader: You're kind, charismatic, and humble.

Nice to Have
  • Marketplace experience
  • Healthcare Industry experience
  • Behavioral/mental health experience a plus

Commitment to an Inclusive Workplace

Mental wellness impacts people of every community. At SonderMind, building and supporting a diverse workforce is foundational to our goal to redesign behavioral healthcare to be more approachable and accessible. SonderMind is a committed equal opportunity employer and provides a workplace that will not tolerate discrimination or harassment.

Our employees may be exposed to sensitive personal information throughout their regular duties. For this reason, we maintain exceptionally high expectations of ethical conduct and require all incoming employees to pass a background check.


Our Employee Benefits Philosophy

As a leader in redesigning behavioral health we are walking the walk with our employee benefits package. We focus on meeting SonderMinders wherever they are and supporting them in all facets of their life with both mental and physical aspects in mind. Where most companies say "good enough" we ask ourselves "how can we do better." That includes:

  • Pay Transparency- starting salary for this role is $120,000.
  • Therapy coverage benefits to enable our employees to get the care they need
  • Employer-paid disability & AD&D to cover life's unexpected - not only that, we cover the difference in salary for up to Eight weeks of short-term disability leave
  • Eight weeks of paid parental leave (if the parent also qualifies for STD, this benefit is in addition)
  • A generous PTO policy and a company mandate of at MINIMUM three-weeks of PTO a year; flexible work-from-home policy
  • A commitment to reward our team members for the long-term success and growth of SonderMind with stock option grants and bonus potential
  • Competitive market salary, up-to 4% salary company match on 401K, professional development and advancement opportunities as we rapidly scale, and so much more.
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Location

While we can't share our exact office location, know that we have easy access to public transit options and plenty of restaurants and bars nearby.

An Insider's view of SonderMind

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

I'm really lucky to work with a team that genuinely cares about the mission & are dedicated to making it a success. With that comes a lot of trust from leadership. We are encouraged to work efficiently, not measured by the hours we spend at our desk. As long as we are adhering to milestones & timelines, where & when we work is not questioned.

Clarissa

Manager of UX/UI Design

What projects are you most excited about?

As part of Sondermind’s goal to be a complete solution for therapists & their patients, we handle all the therapists' billing, insurance billing, & invoicing. We’re continually expanding out this functionality, & I’m really excited to provide more robust & convenient features to make it easier for people to get therapy & for therapists to get paid.

Anthony

Senior Software Engineer

What makes someone successful on your team?

It's important to me to find someone that aligns with our core values. This person contributes their fair share, is motivated and invested in achieving our goals, and believes in our mission. I'm looking for individuals that care for their teammates and the company and is willing to go above & beyond their job description.

Jenny

Director of Revenue Operations

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

This all comes back to our core value of Courage. Risk-taking is part of the fabric of SonderMind & creativity is risk-taking on a very personal level. It's having the courage to think differently. The team is empowered via our very public celebrations of courage & highlighting how it's OK even when the results fall short the first time.

Brannan

Chief Development Officer

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Refreshing is the word that comes to mind! Everyone treats you with genuine care & everyone helps each other succeed which is such a rarity in my opinion. You can just feel it in the air that everyone is pushing for success because we all believe in what we are doing.

Jasmine

Associate Manager of Customer Operations

What are SonderMind Perks + Benefits

SonderMind Benefits Overview

SonderMind was awarded #1 Best Place to Work by the Denver Business Journal two years in a row! We don't know for sure, but we think it has something to do with our authentically collaborative environment, supportive leave and remote policies through COVID, and opportunities to learn and grow every day!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Team members are encouraged to promote volunteering. SonderMinders have participated in Soup Kitchens, KindKyts, blood drives, and more!
Partners with Nonprofits
We collaborate dozens of local community organizations to increase access to therapy and to support our providers.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Our company encourages employee-lead committees, social events, and resource groups.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Diversity sourcing plans for leadership roles, partner with code schools that promote training underrepresented groups in tech, employee training on implicit bias, diverse interview panels
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
SonderMind employees can contribute up to $2700 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Our exceptional dental plan covers up $75 of monthly premiums.
Vision Benefits
Our no-cost vision plan covers up to $150 for frames and up to $230 for contact lenses.
Health Insurance Benefits
Our insurance plan covers up to 90% of monthly premiums, covers 100% of preventative costs, and we provide plans with as little as $1000 monthly deductibles.
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
We provide mental health benefits including $0 copay for therapy sessions on most of our healthcare plans.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
SonderMind provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by MassMutual. We match 4% of contributions up to 4% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Up to 16 weeks of parental leave for the birthing parent and a guaranteed 8 weeks of parental leave.
Flexible Work Schedule
SonderMind provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes unlimited time off, flexible hours in the office, and occasional work from home options.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
While we are not required to provide FMLA by law, we believe in the importance of personal medical leave and have a policy to provide up to 12 weeks leave for eligible employees.
Company sponsored family events
We have regular family-friendly office events and host an office picnic every year to include SonderMind families to meet and mingle.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
We have an unlimited PTO policy for exempt employees; non-exempt employees receive 18 days PTO in addition to paid holidays, jury duty, and bereavement leave. Additional days are added for tenure.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive unlimited PTO for sick days as well as personal wellness days.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
SonderMind employees engage in group outings at least once a month for events such as our quarterly book club, a Star Wars Premiere night, escape rooms, and much more!
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Our kitchen has unlimited free snacks and beverages, and is conscious of a variety of dietary preferences and restrictions.
Happy Hours
Social Happy Hours are hosted on a monthly basis.
Relocation Assistance
Relocation stipend for qualifying candidates.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
We encourage employees to pursue educational opportunities to advance their careers from Mental Health First Aid, to Start Up Week conferences, to online courses that are expensed to the company.
Lunch and learns
SonderMind hosts a monthly SonderSeries for employees to learn more about each department, about our field, and to share their expertise.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

While the list of benefits above does a good job of highlighting our benefits, our office is always looking to adopt benefits and programs that our employees request. Employee-Lead initiatives are the bread and butter of our office; don't see something you'd like above? Join our team and help us make it a priority!

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