Head of Data Science

Head of Data Science

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Insights & Analytics, Data Science

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  • Salary:

    £130000 - £150000 per annum + bonus+stock

  • Contact:

    Sam King

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  • Published:

    2 months ago

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Head of Data Science - Tech - £130,000 - £150,000 + bonus + benefits

Sphere are proud to be working with one of the most exciting digital and tech-based ecommerce platforms in the world to hire a Head of Data Science. You'll be brought in to head up a new team of which you will grow and nurture. As such you will aim to manage strong Python and ML data scientists who are excited by a tech driven data science environment. This is a highly technical role as detailed below.

The Job

  • To manage and grow a team of data scientists
  • To be hands on and develop and build individual algorithms
  • To manage the production of ML processes as well as make your own suggestions and decisions on how to put these solutions in to action
  • Build algorithms to use for commercial value
  • Engage with stakeholders and act as the voice for Data Science across the whole business
  • 'Translate business requirements into data science and analytical problems
  • Help create a strategy to focus on the expansion within the UK market


  • Extensive commercial experience in data science; practical experience and not solely academic
  • Industry experience in predictive modelling and analysis, predictive software development
  • Computer Science or ML related academic discipline
  • Strong understanding of text/natural language processing
  • Strong knowledge in data science tools such as Python, Spark, Tensorflow, etc.
  • Demonstrable experience with several years using Python in a commercial setting
  • Ability to develop collaborative filtering/recommender systems
  • Strong statistical foundation including sampling methodologies and distributions such as a power law distribution.
  • Passionate about detail and solving problems - inquisitive nature, naturally analytical with a positive mind set and proactive attitude

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Sam King
Executive Consultant
0203 869 2048 /

Sphere Digital Recruitment currently have a variety of job opportunities across digital so feel free to get in touch with us to find out how we can help you. You can see more of my current vacancies by looking at my profile here: Sphere, Meet The Consultants

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