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10 Jun 2017

Full-Time Senior Vice President & Chief Data Officer – Intuit – Mountain View, CA

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Job Description


Intuit is seeking a SVP/Chief Data Officer to accelerate our mission of powering prosperity around the world.

Using an unrivaled set of our customers’ data at huge scale, Intuit is in a unique role to solve complex problems at the epicenter of financial and economic opportunity. The benefits we deliver to our customers include: more money, no work and complete confidence.

This is a great opportunity to take Intuit’s data strategy and community to a new level. With data from 64 million tax returns, 3 million from QuickBooks Online, and 22% of the financial transaction volume in the U.S., we are well positioned to use sophisticated technology such as AI and ML to drive the intelligent economy.

Under your leadership, we can use data and technology to improve the odds for the 50% of small businesses who go out of business in the first 5 years, increase the loan approval rate past 40% for our small business customer, and improve individual consumers’ prosperity with ongoing actionable insights on cash management, spending, and effective tax strategies.

Intuit has a culture of innovation, diversity and inclusion. For example, women make up 31% of our technical talent in the U.S. and 29% globally. We’d like that number to be closer to the nearly half of our customers who are women. Help our organization grow in both skill and diversity.

In this role, you will set the strategic vision for and build upon Intuit’s existing data organization, contributing valuable perspective to key business decisions. You will serve as a thought leader with senior leadership on how data can change the game for Intuit. You will be responsible for data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence strategy.

Intuit currently has a robust, 10-year background in AI with over 100 AI patent applications pending, and more than 30 AI/machine learning systems in production today. We are exploring automatic programming from unstructured government documents and have exciting efforts underway to understand the benefits of blockchain (distributed ledger systems for identity and accounting). Other emerging uses of data is with our development of intelligent conversational UI systems, and the step change in how consumers interact with our tax products, eventually with the goal of having taxes done for them. Many of these innovations will be possible with the use of data and emerging technologies.

This position will report to Intuit’s Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer.

Professional experience

Your experience should include advanced analytics expertise, and strategic, business and people management experience. This will allow you to leverage your prior success within a complex business that has enormous amounts of transactional, repeatable data.

We’re looking for an executive who will effectively lead our diverse group of high-performing technologists, data engineers, and business leaders. From a leadership perspective, you should have executive presence, communication skills to effectively articulate your vision, and the ability to influence business leaders at Intuit and across the industry. Qualifications

Lead the strategy, planning, and engineering for Data at Intuit. Ensure the company has technology levels and thought leadership for competitive capabilities around Data

Ensure that data platforms are robust and well built. Drive consolidation of platforms from consumer and core engineering organizations

Drive and lead the development of consumer business intelligence to scale appropriately to support product and business growth

Demonstrated experience in leading and driving Big Data initiatives in the public cloud

Demonstrated experience in building and leading high-performing teams with top market talent

Demonstrated leadership experience in a large, complex, global organization—ability to effectively work and communicate across organizational lines

Ability to drive problem solving from an abstract high level as well as from deep in the details

Personal characteristics

A true self-starter that can quickly and independently assesses business requirements and become a trusted and integral part of the executive team

Open and frequent communicator at all levels of the organization with a genuine sensitivity and commitment to the development needs of the organization

Established team builder in a global setting; attracts top talent across geographies and develops them

Understands how to integrate customers, data teams and engineers in such a way that drives excitement, innovation, continuous improvement and significantly improves performance

Proven ability to quickly gain trust, negotiate business objectives, have constructive debate, and work directly with a broad group of senior executives, including partnering with peer leaders, business units, and the broader Intuit Product Development community

Be Decisive. Proven, solid decision-making processes. Ability to balance principles and data along with judgment

Be Bold. Outstanding business acumen that hits the sweet-spot of being strategic and “hands-on”

Inspires action. Positively impacts behavior of others and encourages them to achieve high performance and personal satisfaction through a sense of purpose and spirit of collaboration

Organizational role model. Has an entrepreneurial “own the outcome” mindset, applied at scale and working with others

A charismatic motivator and thought leader in the Data organization with advanced project management skills and the ability to effectively lead teams

Ability to present complex technical information in a clear, confident and concise manner to a variety of audiences, including non-technical individuals


BSCS required, with STEM PhD preferred

Job Types: Full-Time.


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