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  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • South San Francisco


As the Head of Data Science & Engineering within Genentech’s People Analytics function, you will sit on the People Analytics Leadership Team and wield a unique ability to engage business executives, design experiments, spearhead analytical projects, and build automated tools to positively impact the workplace
About the People Analytics Team:
The People Analytics team loves data and automation.  We value being a top-notch organization with a strong data and engineering culture.  We hold equally high standards for people, data, code, and systems. We value learning and growth (and not being bored) and seek others who also do.  We strive to create a team of diverse, well-rounded, communicative people who enjoy collaborating, trust and rely on each other, and ultimately succeed together.  We use agile development as a core practice on our team. We appreciate that we've built a reasonably sized, highly effective team (10 staff) and strive to be a great place to work.  The team has two departments: The Strategy & Solutions team which focuses on customer delivery, strategy, and internal process quality and the Data Science & Engineering team which builds data science models, creates automated infrastructure, and develops tools to improve organization, team, and employee success.  The team integrates 3rd party platforms such as Visier, Plotly, and Typeform with custom developed homegrown applications. People Analytics directly reports to the CHRO of Genentech and supports the Genentech and Roche organization.
The People Analytics Head of Data Science & Engineering will report to the Head of People Analytics and sit on the People Analytics Leadership Team. Your key responsibilities will be:
Lead the People Analytics Data Science & Engineering team which consists of 3 full time employees who report to you;  Partner closely with the People Analytics Strategy & Solutions team
Establish a vision and create pathways through which HR can be an innovative, technology focused, and data driven service provider to the business
Build a pipeline of project work and tools to advance the work of the People Analytics team
Contribute ideas, design surveys, and build algorithms that will influence people and business outcomes across Genentech and Roche
Produce recommendations to drive HR investment and talent management decisions that improve the delivery of HR services across Genentech & Roche
Communicate complex statistical concepts to non-technical audience in both written and verbal mediums;  Provide coaching regarding use and interpretation of data
Influence senior business leaders through strong communication skills and deep subject matter expertise in order to turn insights into action and impact
Be an active thought partner to our customers from design to execution across the experiments we run, the surveys we design, the analyses we execute, and the dashboards/apps we build
Develop understanding of Genentech/Roche data environment and build relationships with key local and global stakeholders (partners, customers, and broader analytics community)
Masters Degree or PhD in a quantitative field (Math, Statistics, Computer Science, Engineering, Data Science, Operations Research, Biostatistics, etc).  PhD preferred
Minimum of 10 years, post academia, of professional experience delivering models, algorithms, and automated tools that drive business decisions and improve business outcomes
Experience managing and leading teams
Demonstrable leadership in the field: research publications, conference presentations, speaking engagements
No prior HR experience is required, but should have a strong desire to learn the domain
Competencies / Skills Required:
Technical & Business Expertise: Applies emerging knowledge and trends in one’s area of expertise to improve results.  Builds strong relationships with key customers. Contributes expertise to help colleagues within and beyond his or her area
Communication: Listens well.  Expresses ideas fluently and eloquently
Teamwork & Collaboration: Establishes strong collaborative relationships. Inspires others to do their best work by offering support and encouragement.
Inspiring & Influencing: Fosters an exchange of ideas and support amongst colleagues. Is good at promoting an idea or vision.  Works effectively with other people over whom he or she has no direct authority
Specialized Knowledge / Skills
Presentation, influencing, and storytelling

About the company

Roche is a Swiss global health-care company that operates worldwide under two divisions: Pharmaceuticals and Diagnostics. Its holding company, Roche Holding AG, has bearer shares listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange.

The company headquarters are located in Basel and the company has many pharmaceutical and diagnostic sites around the world – including: Tucson, AZ; Pleasanton, CA; Vacaville, California, Oceanside, California, Branchburg, NJ; Indianapolis, Indiana; Florence, South Carolina; and Ponce, Puerto Rico in the US; Welwyn Garden City and Burgess Hill in the UK; Clarecastle in Ireland; Mannheim and Penzberg in Germany; Mississauga and Laval in Canada; Shanghai in China; Mumbai & Hyderabad in India; São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Segrate, Milan in Italy; Johannesburg in South Africa; Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore in Pakistan. There are 26 manufacturing sites worldwide.

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