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Data Science Team Lead, London, UK

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Data Science & Data Engineering
60,000 to 80,000 per annum
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Xcede’s Data Science team are working with one of the UK’s largest and most used websites. They already have a Data Science team (3 experienced Data Scientists) and are now looking to hire a Lead Data Scientist / Data Science Team Lead / Data Science Manager who can manage and mentor this team, whilst still being very hands on.

Each month they have close to 10 million unique users, 17 million visits, with over 5 million new “entries” on their website. Being the number 1 site in their space, and having collected such volume of data over 25 years, there’s lots to play with!

The Lead Data Scientist will help define the roadmap for the Data Science team, manage, develop and train the existing team, recruit new Data Scientists, and be hands on with a wide variety of projects – building recommender systems, working on a huge search engine, NLP work, working with the marketing team, etc.

This is a fantastic place to work with a great collaborative culture, in a business that have recently adopted the Spotify squad model. The Data Science team spend 10% of their time (or half a day) each week on self-learning – whether that be working on independent projects, further studying, attending conferences, etc. – which comes from a dedicated L&D budget per person.

- MSc or PhD in a field in Statistics, Machine Learning, Physics, Mathematics or a similar field
- Experience managing or mentoring one or more Data Scientists (ideally as a Lead Data Scientist / Data Science Team Lead / Data Science Manager / Head of Data Science)
- Good programming skills (Python)
- Background with recommender systems, search or NLP would be a bonus
- Background or appreciation of data engineering / software development / DevOps would be a bonus

If you are interested in this or other Data Scientist opportunities please contact Matthew Jones on or +44(0)203 301 9931. Unfortunately this position is only available to candidates eligible to work in the EU without sponsorship.

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Tel: 0203 301 9931
Fax: 0203 301 9901
Contact: Matt Jones

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