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Director of Data Science - Media Agency - London - £80K+

Job Title: Director of Data Science - Media Agency - London - £80K+
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: City of London, London
Industry:
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
REF: 1736
Contact Name: Peter Tam
Contact Email: peter.tam@parallelconsulting.com
Job Published: 7 months ago

Job Description

Director of Data Science - Media Agency - London - £80K+

An exciting role has opened for a Data Science Director. We are looking for a passionate and enthusiastic data scientist with good commercial credibility. You must have experience with the latest opensource data science techniques - specifically within a cloud environment (AWS).
As this is a key role for the business, you should have a deep analytical knowledge with a clear road map for data solutions. Ideally from media/marketing.
To work at a globally acclaimed marketing agency, to make a difference, to genuinely give value to your business and test yourself at the highest level possible.

Responsibilities:
- To Research and Develop new analytical products for the central team (planning, optimisation and producing value for the business).
- To mentor/lead other junior data scientists/analysts across the marketing team, both technically and also for analytical training.
- Recommend a data strategy for the business, identifying trends in the market/data/customers, business insight with directly influence the data direction.
- Help identify key commerical opportunities/ points of interest.
- Work collaboratively across the wider business (data architecture and development teams).
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Requirements:
- A strong maths background required.
- Strong understanding of classical statistics and contemporary analytical methods: Prediction, Time Series, Classifications etc..
- Good understanding of statistics, machine learning and data science
- Excellent coding skills: R, Python and SQL (Data Wrangling, Modelling and Algorithms)
- Big data: AWS (S3, Redshift), Hadoop (Hive, Hue) and Spark within AWS environment.
- Visualisation skills: D3, R Shiny, Gephi
- A proven analytics leader
- High degree educated
- Strong commercial experience (5 years+)

Education:
- Post-Grad: Maths, Stats, Economics, Computer Science or Similar to Masters Level.

*Unfortunately - Sponsorship is not provided*

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