Principal Data Scientist

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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 largest and most used websites. They already have a Data Science team (5 experienced Data Scientists), but are now looking for a Principal Data Scientist to join them.

Each month they have close to 10 million unique users, 17 million visits, with over 5 million new "entries" on their website. Being the number 1 site in their space, and having collected such volume of data over 25 years, there's lots to play with!

The Data Scientists work a wide variety of projects - building recommender systems, working on a huge search engine, NLP work, working with the marketing team, etc. This is a fantastic place to work with a great collaborative culture, in a business that have recently adopted the Spotify squad model. The Data Science team spend 10% of their time (or half a day) each week on self-learning - whether that be working on independent projects, further studying, attending conferences, etc. - which comes from a dedicated L&D budget per person.

This is a pure hands on role, but the Principal Data Scientist will guide and mentor the other Data Scientists in the team. This would suit someone who is comfortable interacting with various parts of the business and championing data science across an organisation.

*MSc or PhD in a field in Statistics, Machine Learning, Physics, Mathematics or a similar field
*Solid commercial experience leading data science projects from start to finish
*Good programming skills (Python)
*Solid machine learning background or knowledge
*Background with recommender systems, search or NLP would be a bonus
*Background or appreciation of data engineering / software development / DevOps would be a bonus

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

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