Head of Data Science

02 Jun 2021
30 Jun 2021
Employer Sector
Technology, ICT & Telecoms
Contract Type
Full Time

We're looking for a candidate to fill this position in an exciting company.

  • Help to define a Data Science Strategy alongside the CTO and other key team members
  • Partner closely with Product & Engineering teams to design and build new AI-driven product features.
  • Lead research projects into new areas; to drive true innovation within the company
  • Identify the immediate needs of the Machine Learning infrastructure, with a focus on setting up the ecosystem end to end - including model deployment, monitoring, alerting etc.
  • Build processes within the organisation, to support Data Science at-scale
  • Drive best-practice across the Data Science guild/team; ensuring we are all driving towards the new strategy and to mentor other members of the team.
  • Analyze experimental data with statistical rigor. Ensure accurate interpretation by combining business acumen with detailed data knowledge and statistical expertise.
  • Work closely with Product Development leadership to drive business decisions using data - you'll turn data into insights and help to surface relevant and personalized content to our millions of users.
  • Collaborate with our product team to find novel ways to activate and engage customers
  • Apply your knowledge and expertise in quantitative analysis, predictive modeling and data mining to see beyond the numbers and understand how our customers interact with our products.
  • Driving non-functional requirements such as alerting, monitoring, security and performance of our services

  • Strong statistical and academic background
  • You have at least 6+ years of experience in a similar Data Science leadership role and a degree in science, computer science, statistics, machine learning, mathematics, or similar quantitative discipline.
  • Excellent leadership skills with a desire to mentor other highly skilled team members
  • Passion to answer Product/Engineering questions with data & statistics.
  • A deep understanding of numbers, as well as a strong business sense.
  • Coding skills (such as Python, Java,....)
  • Analytics tools experience (such as R, SQL, or Hadoop)
  • Experience in conducting a machine learning project: formalizing a loosely defined business problem, defining the technical stack, validating the approach with scientific rigor, identifying the limitations and improvements for future iteration.
  • Experience performing analysis with large datasets
  • Demonstrated capacity for developing and understanding strategy
  • You are capable of tackling very loosely defined problems.
  • You are a communicative person that values building strong relationships with colleagues and stakeholders and have the ability to explain complex topics in simple terms.
  • Enable continuous improvement of security process and guidelines with Security team
  • Support implementation of secure design principles according to policies and standards of Information Security