Head of Data Science

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    London, England

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    Matt Jones

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    12 months ago

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Xcede's Data Science team are working with one of the UK's most exciting AI tech start-ups of the last few years. Despite only being founded a few years ago, they were profitable almost straight away and have already grown the company to 100 people. They recently moved to a really cool new office by Old Street roundabout to help continue their expansion.

Last year they secured a large Series A funding, and Q2 2020 has been one of their best periods for new revenue due to an interesting Covid-19 related product they released. As such they have received further investment and are now entering another "growth phase".

They currently have a 6 person Data Science and ML Engineering team, and are looking to hire an experienced Head of Data Science / Chief Data Scientist / Director of Data Science / Director of AI / Head of Machine Learning. They have ambitious plans for the Data Science and Machine Learning team to be 20+. This person will be slightly hands-on when needed, but will also be responsible for recruiting, growing and managing the team, as well as creating the ML roadmap for the business.

Data is not a problem here - they have millions of app users across the world, work with some incredible brands, and have very rich and varied data sets (videos, images, live chat, etc.) all in real-time. They also have an experienced Data Engineering team in place to support the Data Science work.

The largest project stream is currently working on a wide variety of NLP projects. Aside from that there are more regular data science projects (e.g. anomaly detection), as well as machine vision and knowledge graphs.

*PhD (preferred) in a STEM field
*Experience working as a Head of Data Science / Data Science Manager / Chief Data Scientist / Director of Data Science
*Experience managing, recruiting and growing a Data Science team
*Solid machine learning background
*Good NLP background would be a bonus
*Good deep learning background would be a bonus
*Good programming skills (Python, R)
*Experience working in a start-up or scale-up preferred

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

For all of our live Data Scientist positions in the UK please click here - https://www.xcede.com/jobs/data-science/united-kingdom/