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Rock Family of Companies Vice President, Data Science & AI in Detroit, Michigan

The Rock Family of Companies is made up of nearly 100 separate businesses spanning fintech, sports, entertainment, real estate, startups and more. We’re united by our culture – a drive to find a better way that fuels our commitment to our clients, our community and our team members. We believe in and build inclusive workplaces, where every voice is heard and diverse perspectives are welcomed. Working for a company in the Family is about more than just a job – it’s about having the opportunity to become the best version of yourself.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 7 years of experience leading data and engineering organizations, preferably in the capacity of data science and business intelligence

  • 5 years of hands-on, technical experience with data analytics, data science and/or engineering

  • Master’s degree in mathematics, applied statistics, information technology, or a related field or equivalent experience

  • Experience speaking in large and high visibility forums; proven experience building relationships and communicating complex topics simply to the organization

  • Excellent written, verbal and group facilitation skills

  • Experience leading teams that embrace DevOps & MLOps

  • Experience managing and ensuring accuracy of numerous, operationalized models in production

  • Proven ability to work well in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and demonstrated initiative in taking ownership for all assigned responsibilities, deliverables and results

Job Summary

The Vice President, Data Science & AI is responsible for driving the strategic direction for the use of data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities that optimize and power our mission critical business processes and enable personalized and relevant experiences for our clients. This position leads numerous full-stack data science teams, owning all aspects of delivery from idea to implementation. This VP is responsible for ensuring our machine learning and AI solutions are positively impacting the experience of our clients and are driving disruption in the mortgage and fintech space.


  • Communicate and embody the culture, vision and overall direction of the team, and ensure that vision and direction is in support of and driving the vision of the broader Rocket Companies

  • Lead and foster the growth of a large multifunctional team, including data scientists, data analysts, machine learning engineers, data engineers, architects and product owners

  • Acquire and attract new talent and grow and develop leaders

  • Lead, guide and evaluate the work of the team while driving business results

  • Formulate and implement the strategic plan that guides the direction of data science at Rocket Mortgage

  • Identify how data can be used to drive automation and efficiency, and find ways for data to be used to re-imagine or bypass the current business processes

  • Ensure the AI produced is ethical and in-line with our company culture

  • Develop best practices for machine learning and AI

  • Develop best practices for knowledge and data discovery to deliver impactful data-driven decision support systems

  • Develop best practices for change management, source control and deployment methodologies for ML and AI solutions

  • Work with teams to identify data capabilities across the company

Who We Are

We're America's largest mortgage lender, closing loans in all 50 states. J.D. Power ranked Quicken Loans "Highest in Customer Satisfaction in Primary Mortgage Origination" for the past 11 consecutive years, 2010 - 2020. The company was also ranked highest in the nation for client satisfaction among mortgage servicers by J.D. Power for 7 consecutive years, 2014 through 2020, each year the company was eligible. There's a simple reason we've been so successful: We care about the people we work with.

If you're tired of stuffy, bureaucratic workplaces, then you'll be delighted to find something different here. We strive to make a creative, fun and collaborative environment you simply won't find anywhere else. Quicken Loans was once again named to FORTUNE magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For" list in 2019 and has been included in the magazine's top one-third of companies named to the list for the past 16 consecutive years. In addition, Essence Magazine named Quicken Loans the "#1 Place to Work in the Country for African Americans."


This is an outline of the primary responsibilities of this position. As with everything in life, things change. The tasks and responsibilities can be changed, added to, removed, amended, deleted and modified at any time by the leadership group.

The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, and does not discriminate in any hiring or employment practices. The Company provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with state and federal law. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation in completing the application and/or participating in the employment application process should notify a representative of the Human Resources Team, The Pulse, at 1-800-411-JOBS.

The Rock Family of Companies uses world-class recruiting and talent management teams to help each member organization recruit the best and brightest. If you’re looking for the next step in your career, you’ve come to the right place.