Associate Director, Data & Analytics Services

Data, Analytics & Insight New York, New York San Francisco, California Los Angeles, California Los Angeles, California Atlanta, Georgia Seattle, Washington Chicago, Illinois



At GroupM, we believe that work is a part of life, not the other way around. To support that belief, we have recently adopted a “collaboration-led” hybrid approach to work in order to provide employees with the flexibility to do the best work of their lives no matter where they are working. This means that for roles where it makes sense, you'll spend some of your time in our incredible workspaces (when it's safe to do so) and some of your time remote. Check out this updated list of where we can hire:

  • California – LA or SF
  • Colorado – Denver
  • Florida – Miami/Fort Lauderdale
  • Georgia – Atlanta
  • Illinois – Chicago
  • Massachusetts – Boston
  • Michigan – Detroit
  • New York – New York City tri-state area (NY, NJ, CT)
  • North Carolina – Raleigh/Durham
  • Texas – Austin or Dallas/Fort Worth
  • Utah – Salt Lake City



The GroupM Data & Analytics Services team combines ad-tech and mar-tech strategy with data science & data engineering expertise to make advertising work better for clients and consumers.

Collaborating with GroupM search, social and programmatic services teams, adtech and media partners, the DAS team deploys world class analytics solutions impacting $4B+ in US Media investment across our agencies - Catalyst, Essence, MediaCom, Mindshare and Wavemaker.


We are looking for a talented Associate Director to join our leadership team and manage the delivery of data engineering projects for GroupM’s agencies and clients. In this role, you will be responsible to manage a team of highly skilled data engineers, scientists and analysts to deliver data-driven solutions to exceed client goals.

 As the Associate Director, Data and Analytics, you will work with the agency and client teams to enable the data and tech solutions that lay the foundation for executing brand & performance marketing. 


  • Collaborate with a cross-functional team of client leads, application developers, operations engineers, and architects to translate complex product requirements into technical specs and design requirements
  • Optimize performance and cost efficiency of cloud based processes across multiple cloud environments (AWS, Azure, GCP)
  • Maintain a high degree of knowledge in cloud data architecture and ETL best practices especially across Google Cloud Platform products and services
  • Act as a consultant and subject matter expert for internal stakeholders in GroupM Data & Analytics, GroupM Engineering and agency data science and tech leads
  • Develop and deploy automated scripts in BigQuery and other Google cloud services to be used by other teams to increase productivity
  • Facilitate architectural discussions and initiatives to ensure cloud-based products are optimally deployed with maximum availability of design features
  • Formulate and execute robust UAT protocols to identify and address latent errors in product functions
  • Design, build and deploy ETL and data management processes with reliable error/exception handling and rollback framework
  • Provide production support for data load jobs and develop customized query to generate automatic periodic reports
  • Build applications writing SQL/Python scripts to manipulate data and/or writing specific instructions for an off-shore programmers to write the scripts


  • Undergraduate degree in Business, Statistics, Engineering, Physics, or related field 
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong expertise with Data Architecture fundamentals, database design and programming, ETL and custom query development
  • Experience with the following GCP Services: Cloud Storage, DataProc, Dataflow, CloudSQL, BigQuery
  • Experience with building data pipes landing large files into Azure/GCP/AWS for processing, developing/ cleansing data for AI/ML purposes
  • Experience using the Linux Command Line
  • Experience with source code management systems
  • Use of Data Profiling Tools, ETL and Data Management Tools
  • Data warehousing/data modeling experience, with strong understanding of semantic and physical data models
  • Knowledge of Agile methodology
  • Able to deliver a broad range of data engagements in areas such as Data Architecture, Data Integration, Data Analytics, Data Governance, Data Quality and BI Reporting
  • Understanding of data analysis techniques and how they can be applied in the marketing context beneficial
  • Experience with the full development life cycle of an application stack - from architecture through test and deployment preferred
  • Prior knowledge of advertising ecosystem, understanding of marketing metrics, and analytical products offered as a service is preferred


At the heart of the world’s leading media agency network is a future-facing product company, building the tools to make media work for everyone. In partnership with the globe’s leading clients, agency teams, media companies and technology platforms, we’re using our privileged position to help our customers ascend to vantage points unique in our industry.  

Our teams bring together agile product management, cutting edge data science and enterprise scale engineering to build products that will shape the next decade of data driven marketing. We believe consumer privacy, client confidentiality, brand growth and user experience are essential to performance and the sustainability of the advertising ecosystem and have assembled a global team with diverse skills and experience to help shape that future.  

GroupM and all its affiliates embrace and celebrate diversity, inclusivity, and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We are a worldwide media agency network that represents global clients. The more inclusive we are, the more great work we can create together.