Senior Data Scientist – Retailer

Greater London Permanent £70000 - £85000 per annum + 20% bonus

Senior Data Scientist – Retailer

· Inspiring senior leadership, exceptional quality of management and peer level talent

· Young, yet well-established data science community – 2 years in to successful step change towards data driven, digital first transformation

· Wide variety of work available across 4 key work streams

Salary: Competitive plus strong bonus

Location: 1-2 days in London office

Looking to scale and build on their already established digital and data science community, this UK retailer has multiple roles available at this level within the following team:

Loyalty & Personalisation

Working on data science projects and building models, productionising these at scale for deployment across the business. With millions of customer records being generated from the loyalty card, you will exploit existing machine learning models, aiming to add more value in loyalty, looking at the data in new ways and building new user cases (emotional drivers for loyalty, for example). Techniques employed include causal inference (separating the causation and correlation in the analysis, really working to understand the reasons behind customer behaviour),linear programming and A LOT of optimisation.

The manager for this team holds a Phd from Oxford, bringing a combination of academic research experience as well as significant exposure in the land of start and scale ups.

She describes the culture as friendly, ambitious and ‘non-traditional retail’ in terms of ways of working – Agile, innovative and forward thinking!

Technically they work on an Azure ML platform, using Python, SQL, Databricks and Pyspark.

You’ll be very business facing, so building relationships with stakeholders and scoping projects yourself is key, owning delivery and problem solving along the way.

Skills & experience required:

· Educated to at least degree level in a relevant, numerate subject; Machine Learning, Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Statistics etc.

· Strong statistical background including: segmentation, recommendation systems, NLP, timeseries, neural networks, computer vision, causal inference, A/B testing, predictive modelling and regression.

· Ability to lead, own and drive projects, as well as guide and mentor more junior members of staff.

· Highly skilled Python programmer, with supportive skills in SQL.

· Exposure to Big Data, working in cloud based environments and in an agile, innovative manner.

· Strong business facing skills; confident in owning and building relationships with key stakeholders, identifying opportunities for projects and scoping solutions.

· Ideally experience in productioninsing machine learning models and complex data science projects at scale.

· Customer focused; always thinking about customer impact in all decision making.

· Ideally experience in a retail environment, but this is not essential.

· Very strong communication skills, ability to translate and bring to life complex technical solutions for non-technical audiences and stakeholders, Continuing the drive to put data at the heart of all decision making and making it accessible for the business.

Job Information

Job Reference: JO-2110-247863
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + 20% bonus
Salary per: annum
Job Duration:
Job Start Date: ASAP
Job Industries: Analytics Jobs
Job Locations: Greater London
Job Types: Permanent
Job Skills: AI, Analytics, Data Science, Data Scientist, insight, Machine Learning, modelling, Retail, senior

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