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Head of Data Science

  • Job reference: 48994
  • Location: London
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Start date: Not specified
  • Contact: Not specified
  • Sector: BI, Data & Analytics, Change Management, Commercial Leadership
  • Salary: £90000 - £100000 per annum + + good benefits package

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About Us

A FTSE 100 and global leader in the travel and tourism industry, who serve nearly 30 million customers, are looking for a Head of Data science. The overall vison is to make travel experiences special. In this role you will lead a highly agile, energetic, outcomes-based environment shaping the data science capability throughout the group. Making good use of machine learning and data science approaches, they aim to improve customer understanding, improve customer experience and build the richest data sets available in the market.

This is a really exciting time to be joining them as they go through a period of significant transformation. The Head of Data Science role is an integral member of the senior data and analytics leadership team; you will lead a culture that encourages participation and discussion at all levels, you will be involved in hands on research and development of data driven solutions to real world problems and you will see your real-world impact in what you deliver day-to-day to the consumers. The work will encompass both improvements to existing products through innovative use of more advanced techniques as well as development of completely new offerings using Big Data tools.

They are looking for:

  • The ability to work collaboratively and proactively in a fast-paced environment interacting with both a non-technical and technical audience
  • A Data Science expert to look creatively at the data challenges and map out the best approaches to tackle them using the state of art machine learning
  • Practical experience in relevant machine learning and data modelling techniques used in supervised problems such as decision trees, Random Forests, Gradient boosted machines, linear/logistic regression, deep learning, or unsupervised problems such as clustering and dimensionality reduction. All involving complex/high-dimensional data (e.g. image, text, video, speech, time series)
  • Ability to make data tell a story through data presentation / visualisation tools and techniques
  • A Data leader able leverage state-of-the-art big data tools (such as Spark, Python, R) and techniques to build innovative solutions using appropriate modelling techniques and data sets with a focus on implementation


What you'll get

  • Very competitive salary, pension scheme
  • Working with a talented, passionate and creative team in an innovative work environment
  • Holiday, flight and foreign exchange discounts
  • Childcare voucher scheme and free annual travel insurance, plus much more
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