Lead Data Scientist

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    Surrey, England

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    £80000 - £95000 per annum

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    Matt Jones

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Xcede's Data Science recruitment team are working with one of the UK's largest insurance brands as they go through a huge digital, pricing and data transformation. Central to their plans are building out a new Data Science team. They have already hired a well-renowned Head of Data Science and 4 experienced Data Scientists, and are now looking to hire another 5 more Data Scientists.

They are looking to hire 2 x Lead Data Scientists who will manage the two sub-teams whilst remaining very much hands on. The Lead Data Scientists will also have lots of stakeholder interaction so will need to be great communicators.

There is a fantastic opportunity to have a huge impact in this role. The team have already identified over 100 use cases for ML across the business, and have ML Engineering skills embedded in the team so the team will be responsible for the whole "end-to-end" work.

The business are fully remote at the moment, and will be until the end of Q1. After this, they are happy for people to work remotely 3 days a week but will need to be in their office in Surrey/South London 1-2 days a week.

*MSc or PhD in Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Economics, Computer Science or a similar STEM subject
*Strong knowledge of statistics and machine learning
*Experience managing or mentoring other data scientists or data analysts preferred
*Strong Python skills
*Any experience around telematics, insurance, retail pricing or similar would be advantageous

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/