Director of Data Science

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    London, England

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    £100000.00 - £150000.00 per annum + strong stock options

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    Niall Wharton

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    2 months ago

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Director of Data Science

Xcede's Data Science team are working with one of the most exciting AI-focused high growth start-ups in London. Despite only being founded a few years ago, they have some of the most impressive clients in the e-commerce space and are helping them fight fraudulent activity with a mixture of ML & Deep Learning work.

Due to reach 100 employees by the end of the year, a key focus of growth between now and then is their Data Science team. They already have seven Data Scientists in the business (ranging from Junior to Senior seniority), and have plans to grow the Data Science team to 10 people by the end of the year. In order to provide a solid data science strategy, career structure and well-informed technical advice, a Director of Data Science hire is now a priority.

The Director of Data Science will not only be responsible for recruiting, growing and managing the team, but also helping to create a Data Science roadmap for the business, whilst remaining hands-on at times. Data volume is not a problem here - the clients that this business work with deal with millions of transactions, and have very rich and varied data sets all in real-time. They also have an experienced Data Engineering team in place to support the Data Science work. That being said, the Director of Data Science should be able to help the Scientists to put their algorithms into production where possible.


-MSc or PhD in a numeric field (Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, etc.)
-Experience working as a Director of Data Science / Head of Data Science / Data Science Manager / Chief Data Scientist / Lead Data Scientist / Principal Data Scientist
-Experience managing, recruiting and growing a Data Science team
-Solid machine learning background
-Excellent software / ML deployment skills.
-Good deep learning background would be a bonus
-Good programming skills (Python)

If you are interested in this or other Data Scientist opportunities please contact Niall Wharton on or +44(0)203 301 9908. Unfortunately, this position is only available to candidates eligible to work in the EU without sponsorship.

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