Director of Data Science, TurboTax



Intuit believes in the power of the individual. The power to do more. To make more. To be more.


We believe in the people who do things – the hat jugglers, the to-do list junkies, the masters of getting it done faster, better and more efficiently than ever before. Whether that's balancing the household budget, running a business or paying taxes.


We believe in these people because we are these people. We thrive on action – and results. And by making things simpler, we all get more out of doing what we love. We're innovators, and have been at it for more than three decades. And we don't stand still.


As the world evolves, so do we – inventing new solutions to solve important problems, perfecting those solutions and delighting our customers. In short: We’re on a mission to power prosperity around the world.


We started small in 1983 with Quicken personal finance software, simplifying a common household dilemma: balancing the family check book. Today, we serve 42 million customers in North America, Europe, Australia and Brazil, with products available from the desktop to the cloud.

Supporting our mission, our strategy is to apply a laser-like focus to help our customers prosper through One Intuit Ecosystem that:

  • Puts more money in their pockets through data-driven services
  • Eliminates work through innovative technology
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Just as we transformed before, from DOS to the web, and to the cloud and mobile, we are evolving again to deliver personalized experiences on a trusted, open platform and help create indispensable connections.


As the way we live and work evolves, we adapt our strategy to meet and lead these changes. No matter where you find us – and whether you use our products on your PC, mobile phone or tablet – we remain committed to creating new and easier ways for consumers and businesses to tackle life's financial chores, giving them more time to live their lives and run their businesses. As our business and product lines grow beyond accounting and into new areas, we will build on our heritage of innovation. That's not just our history. It's our future.



Intuit’s Central Data Organization is hiring a Data Science Leader to focus on our Consumer Tax Group. We are looking for some exceptional talent that can improve the bottom lines of our TurboTax offerings. We are looking for our Data Scientist to increase awareness across our products as they drive insight into data. This role is critical to ensure that we can partner with our various business teams and in order to change the customer experiences in our flagship TurboTax web products. The role is in San Diego, CA.


  • Lead and create a team of data scientists
  • Mentor and hire the best data scientists in the valley
  • Applies artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques to solve complex questions or fuel new business opportunities
  • Delivers breakthrough benefits to Intuit users/customers across small business & consumer products using individual, enriched, and aggregated data
  • Provides leadership in advanced engineering, data science and analytics in the development of current or future products or technologies
  • Provides technical leadership across multiple teams, by understanding a key technology space deeply enough to help guide strategy
  • Provide/inspire data science innovations that fuel the growth of Intuit as a whole
  • Understands and teaches proven methods and hacking skills in working with divergent data types at scale, to explore and extrapolate data-driven insights using advanced, predictive statistical modeling and testing applied to data acquired and cleansed from a range of sources
  • Provides to business stakeholders the entrepreneurial guidance essential for appropriately interpreting and building on findings, and fully exploiting the insights revealed through the research
  • You thrive on ambiguity and enjoy the frequent pivoting that is part of the exploration.  You are extremely passionate about applying practically Machine Learning to real customer problems, powering the next generation experiences for large-scale applications.


  • BS, MS, or PhD in an appropriate technology field (Computer Science, Statistics, Applied Math, Econometrics, Operations Research, Physics, etc.)
  • 3 plus years’ experience as an established technical leader of data science teams that have successfully delivered data-driven software products.
  • Innovative and disruptive technology leader solving long term strategic outcomes
  • Expert command of AI and machine learning, statistical modeling, state-of-the-art tools, and engineering best practices
  • Experience in leading teams who have expertise in data mining algorithms and statistical modeling techniques such as clustering, classification, regression, decision trees, neural nets, support vector machines, genetic algorithms, anomaly detection, recommender systems, and natural language processing.
  • Impeccable attention to detail and strong ability to convert complex data into insights and action plans
  • Strategic thinker, flexible problem solver, great listener and team orientation
  • Able to effectively communicate a vision and inspire others to innovate


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