Data Science Manager - 12 month contract

Blue Pelican
London, UK
17 Aug 2019
08 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Data Science Manager - 12 month contract

Location: Central London

Salary: £60,000 to £75,000 (DoE)

Benefits: 10% bonus, Pension, 25 days holiday

Want the freedom to experiment?

To walk untrodden paths and help embed modern data science capabilities to a firm, you might be surprised to hear is only just building theirs?

With hundreds of use cases to test and prove, you're going to be busy over the next year.

On top of this will be the embedding of a newly formed team of data scientists (circa 4 reports), each looking to you for guidance and leadership.

This isn't a production line job as it's all new. So you're going to have a real voice in helping shape the future of what's possible with 'data led decisioning' for this company.

Introducing modern machine learning techniques like neural network and random forests.

Helping to solve big and meaningful challenges.

Playing with one of Europe's largest and richest data ecosystems (circa 34m customers, generating tens of billions of lines of code per week).

So despite being initially hired as a contract engagement, hopefully you can see there's potential for a future; and why wouldn't you. Especially with this firm, where people stay on average 8 years, and has a real culture of promoting from within.

So who knows what may be possible to achieve in the next 12 months.

Tech stacks and Tools

3 data estates are about to become one, all in an AWS environment.

Core analysis/programming tools are R and Python. But will become tool agnostic. Leaving it to you to decide what tool would best tackle the challenge.

What you'll bring
  • You've probably worked in an agency, consultancy or end client environment, handling data science projects end to end
  • You're comfortable articulating findings to non-technical audiences. Answering their questions and showing them the wood for the trees so they can take the right course of action
  • You've a great knowledge of modern machine learning techniques and their application in solving marketing/customer related challenges
  • You've probably got a maths/stats degree and achieved pretty decent results
  • You love to learn new things, have an inquisitive mind, and really enjoy sharing knowledge with your team
  • You might have formally managed people before, but also may only have done coaching and mentoring and aspire to make this more formal
  • You're confident with R or Python already (maybe both)
  • SQL coding is simple for you

To Apply

You can share your Linkedin profile or email a CV across.

Or, for more information please contact me on:

Beth Newton

Senior Resourcer

Blue Pelican

Or to see what other role we're hiring for, please see marketing

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