Team Lead - Research

Job description

We are seeking an outstanding team leader to come in to lead our team of data scientists working closely with our CTO and other leads. You will be responsible for a team of data scientists developing algorithmic and statistical solutions to our specific applications. You will be supported by a Principle Data scientist who will work with you to provide technical solutions and specifications together with the wider team. You will lead both research (into new solutions) and implementation of existing solutions into production. 

As part of our continuing growth strategy, you will also be responsible for helping to grow the team together.  Along with the support of other team leads, so a rare opportunity to build your own team. Your time will be spent building and mentoring the existing team, line management, but also importantly you will be a key contributor to our codebase. You will help your team to break down work and to ensure alignment with company strategies. You will be working with like-minded individuals in a fast-paced environment of a high-growth company.

**Please note this role can be 100% remote, but the applicant needs to be UK based and legally able to work in the UK we are not currently supporting visa applications **

Job requirements

  • Manage a team of data scientists, machine learning engineers and big data specialists
  • Lead data mining and collection procedures
  • Be a key contributor, leading by example
  • Ensure data quality and integrity
  • Interpret and analyze data problems
  • Conceive, plan and prioritize data projects
  • Build analytic systems and predictive models
  • Test performance of data-driven products
  • Experiment with new models and techniques using the most appropriate solution not just the latest fashion.
  • Align data projects with organizational goals
  • Lead the research roadmap
  • Collaborate with lead data engineering for delivering the PoC to production

About you:

  • Proven and credible experience as a Senior Data Scientist or lead for 5+ years
  • Knowledge of Search engine optimization/delivery/building
  • Experience in building highly effective data science teams and recruiting and developing talent
  • Experience in delivering timely and efficient research focused on business imperatives
  • Solid understanding of machine learning
  • Degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Mathematics or similar field
  • Knowledge of data management and visualization techniques
  • You will have excellent communication skills
  • A knack for statistical analysis and predictive modeling
  • Good knowledge of Python and deploying analytical solutions on AWS
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A business mindset