Head of Data Science

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    London, England

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    Matt Jones

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    3 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 150 people. They recently moved to a really cool new office by Old Street roundabout to help continue their expansion.

A key focus of growth this year is their Data Science team. They already have five Data Scientists and have plans to further grow this team. Key to this growth is to hire an experienced Head of Data Science.

The Head of Data Science will not only be responsible for recruiting, growing and managing the team, but also helping create a Data Science roadmap for the business, whilst remaining hands on at times. Data is not a problem here - they have millions of app users across the world, 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.

-MSc or PhD in a numeric field (Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, etc.)
-Experience working as a Head of Data Science / Data Science Manager / Chief Data Scientist / Lead Data Scientist / Principle Data Scientist
-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)

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/