Head of Data Science

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Data

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £100000 - £130000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Matt Jones

  • Contact email:

    matthew.jones@xcede.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    PR/006886_1621253905

Xcede's Data Science recruitment team are exclusively partnered with one of London's most exciting AI-focused tech companies who are looking for an experienced Head of Data Science to join them.

They have recently announced an impressive Series B funding and have won several highly coveted awards in the AI space recently. As a B2B SaaS business, with AI core to the product, their platform is already used by hundreds of brands - from global household names through to smaller SMEs.

Over the last few years they have built an impressive Data Science & ML Engineering team, and are now looking for their first Head of Data Science to join, manage and grow the team, reporting into the Director of Data, who themselves has an incredible background.

The team are central to the organisation and integral to the product, so work on a wide variety of projects - everything from internal conversational AI/chatbot systems, through to combinatorial optimization problems. Current important projects are around personalization and recommender systems, so a previous background in these areas would be useful.

The current team (8 Data Scientists and 2 Machine Learning Engineers) are supported by an established Data Engineering function. Off the back of their Series B, they are set for further growth in the team, so the Head of Data Science will be responsible for this growth.

Requirements:
*PhD (preferred) or MSc in Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Computer Science or a similar STEM subject
*Experience managing, leading and recruiting Data Science teams
*Strong knowledge of statistics and machine learning
*Strong Python skills
*Experience with personalisation / personalization / recommender systems / recommendation engines preferred
*Experience working in a scale-up and/or company where AI is core to the product is preferred

If you are interested in this or other Data Scientist opportunities please contact Matthew Jones on matthew.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/