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Manager, Data Science

Orbital Insight

Job detailsJob TypeFull-timeLocation3000 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306+ Leaflet | OpenStreetMap contributorsIndeed’s salary guideNot provided by employer$114K – $145K a year is Indeed’s estimated salary for this role in Palo Alto, CA.Report inaccurate salaryFull Job Description

Data Science and Computer Vision Science are the heart of our products at Orbital Insight. We live at the intersection of all our companys engineering, product, partnerships, and solution engineering efforts. We deeply understand all geospatial data sources we bring into our GO Platform, including satellite and aerial imagery, and a wide array of geolocation data. We understand our customers business questions, pain points, and how our products aim to answer those questions and soothe those pains. Our Model Engineering team builds algorithms and capabilities that expose the valuable information contained within the multitudes of data we ingest and put it into context for our customers. We strive to define, and continually refine, the State-of-the-Art in AI and analytics, and are on our way to building the best department in the geospatial arena.

As a manager in our Model Engineering team, you will have the opportunity to lead and grow a group of world-class Data Scientists. You will partner with engineers, computer vision scientists, product managers, other business leaders throughout our organization, and our customers to support ongoing product development and innovation here at Orbital Insight. Come be a part of our journey to build the worlds best team in AI and analytics for overhead imagery and other geospatial data.

Who You Are

Passionate about people, science/technology, and the connections between them

An exceptional communicator, capable of conveying complex technical ideas and information in readily-understandable ways to a wide audience

A natural leader yet humble enough to know that you are always learningYou shy away from micromanagement, able to the right balance of both autonomy and guidance for each person on the team

Proactively, diligent, and you operate with conviction, yet you recognize when youre wrong and easily move past your own mistakes

Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment where problems are often under-defined and ambiguous; you are capable of bringing clarity and delivery innovative solutions


Manage, lead, and grow our Data Science team, maintaining integrity and high standards for execution
Provide guidance and mentorship to team members to facilitate their professional development
Lead our teams efforts to execute against deliverables and collaborate cross-functionally with engineering, product management, and solutions engineering to deliver top-quality algorithms and capabilities for our customers
Define, and execute against, OKRs for the team that are aligned with our product and R&D roadmaps
Influence and inform our long-term R&D roadmap through thought leadership and a holistic understanding of our companys vision and product goals


BS degree in a STEM field (e.g. statistics, machine learning, computer science, physics, engineering)
MS or PhD preferred5+ years of industry experience in Data Science
Experience with time series, geospatial datasets, and applications where there exists little to no ground truth data would be a big plus
3+ years experience coding Data Science solutions in Python that live in production systems
Prior experience working with a team of high-performing data scientists
Prior experience with Agile development methodologies and Lean principles in an innovation-focused environment
Prior experience leading a technical development team, including coaching ICs, setting goals and expectations

Orbital Insight is a fast growing provider of geospatial data and geo-analytic services to commercial, nonprofit and public sector clients across the globe. Leveraging advancements in computer vision and cloud computing, Orbital Insight is turning millions of images into a big picture understanding of the world that is quantitatively grounded in observation, creating unprecedented transparency, and empowering global decision makers with new sources of objective, quantified socio-economic insights.

We are backed by marquee investors such as Google Ventures, Sequoia Capital, In-Q- Tel and Bloomberg Beta, Orbital Insight is rapidly expanding its commercial and public sector capabilities. Come join us if you are unafraid to try new approaches and relentlessly seek to push the state of the art, taking projects all the way from prototype to production-ready.

At Orbital Insight, we believe that a diverse workforce that reflects the diversity of our planet is the way to achieve our mission: to understand what is happening on and to the Earth. Orbital Insight is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. We do not accept unsolicited headhunter and agency resumes and will not pay any third-party agency or company that does not have a signed agreement with Orbital Insight.

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