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Lead Data Scientist (Sports Data)

Data Analytics

Greater London Permanent £90000.00 - £100000.00 per annum + benefits

Lead Data Scientist [Sports] – Central London – up to £100,000 p.a. + Benefits

Description: Lead Data Scientist [Sports] – Central London – up to £100,000 p.a. + Benefits

A very senior Data Scientist is required by an industry-leading Sports organisation based in Central London. As a member of the Data Science team, you will be tasked with weaving structured and unstructured data together to help answer some of their biggest questions.
You will be exposed to many different types of data and technology. This is a great position for someone who wants to be part of the “Data Revolution” within Sports.

The successful applicant will be able to draw upon examples of the following from their most recent position.


  • Hands-on experience of Apache Spark in production
  • Commercial experience with one of Python or Scala
  • Working knowledge of Relational Databases
  • Working knowledge of at least one NoSQL data store (MongoDB, Cassandra, Neo4J, etc.)
  • Strong analytical skills for effective problem solving
  • Ability to generate models from complicated data that tell a story
  • Strong communication and the ability to clearly convey information both in the group and to external groups.


  • Experience with Spark, PySpark, or Spark Scala
  • Experience in Statistical Data Analysis
  • Experience of NoSQL datastores e.g. HBase, MongoDB, Neo4J, RedShift and Cassandra
  • Understanding of WebServices as well as JSON and XML formats

Interested? Then reply through this website or send your CV directly to Jidé Webster on jide.webster@welovesalt.com.

Keywords: Lead Data Scientist | Sports | Python | Scala | Hadoop | Spark | MapReduce | RDBMS | NoSQL

Job Reference: JO-1706-123991

Salary: £90000.00 - £100000.00 per annum + benefits

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