Senior Data Scientist - Innovative Tech Firm

Up to £80K
09 Jul 2017
20 Jul 2017
Excellent opportunity to join a data driven company as the Lead Data Scientist. Play a crucial role in building a team of talented Data Scientists. Amazing office and facilities working alongside some serious scientific talent. Unique position for a Senior Data Scientist to join a truly data driven tech firm working with some exceptionally talented people. Working in their head office in Devon with a view of the beach, the Senior Data Scientist will support the mission of the business, to apply a scientific and evidence based approach to identify how students can learn most effectively in order to help shape educational and teaching practices for the future. What you’ll be doing The Senior Data Scientist will have a great deal of ownership and influence over the direction of the Data Science team moving forward and will have decision making and developmental responsibilities for the more junior Data Scientists on the team. You and your team will be researching and analysing large amounts of data to gain insight into how technology can be used to improve learning. Designing and building algorithms in conjunction with using your excellent maths and statistics skills to identify the trends and evidence to drive the development of the platforms and shape strategic decisions, your role will be crucial within this exciting business. In addition to designing the ways to analyse the data, the Senior Data Scientist will produce meaningful visualisations for all audiences that will show the results of your work. As the role develops, there will be responsibilities around recruiting and developing a team of talented junior Data Scientists and as such you will have the leadership capabilities and the experience to inspire this team to support the objectives of the wider business. What experience you’ll need to apply MSc or PhD in Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science or related subject Solid experience using statistical programming languages such as R, Python etc Experience as a Data Scientist or Statistician applying these practices in a commercial context. Some exposure to teaching / tutoring / lecturing etc Ability to work with vast, messy data sets Management or mentoring experience What you’ll get in return for your experience A very competitive salary of up to £80,000 based in amazing offices with excellent facilities including an on-site gym, football pitch, pool table, table tennis table, running track, all free to use. Also included is free lunch from the on-site café serving organic local produce. You will be working towards the rewarding goal of improving how children and students learn and have the chance to build and shape a Data Science team in a truly data driven organisation working alongside Scientists as well as talented commercial colleagues. What’s next Please get in touch with Alex with an up to date CV today. Don’t hesitate to call / email to discuss the finer details. This job was originally posted as