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Lead Data Scientist

Data Science - Team Lead | London with WFH | 75-80k plus package (incl. 29 holidays)

I'm currently working with an innovative ed-tech company, one of the fastest-growing AI start-ups in the UK. They use AI, neuroscience and learning science to create the world's most advanced learning technologies with tools that personalise learning for every student and empower teachers and organisations with rich data insights. Their mission is simple; use technology and data to remove roadblocks to learning so that every student can succeed. This has never been more prevalent than the past year, where they have been crucial to the lives of many parents, pupils and teachers as we adapted to working and learning rom home. As a company they are backed by

long-term investors aligned with our goals, and have won many wards for their product and service.

Job Description

You will lead a small team of data scientists responsible for data analytics, insights, reporting and developing machine learning and AI models. You will be working closely with the Director of Data Science to implement the data vision for the company as well as with various stakeholders throughout the company who are in need of data insights. You will work with your team to overcome technical challenges and gain the most out of the vast amount of data that they collect. You will be responsible for organising work priorities as well as leading the team's sprint work and deliverables, and will be expected to work autonomously having the company's mission and priorities front and centre. This role is perfect for a recent Team Lead or a Senior Data Scientist ready to step into leadership while still carrying out hands-on tasks.

Key Requirements for this Role:

  • 5+ years as a data scientist, reaching a senior role

  • Exceptional analytical and statistical skills, with a passion for readable, scalable code

  • Experience with both R and Python in multi-developer production environments using version control.

  • Proven ability to oversee large projects from conception to delivery

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Able to communicate data topics clearly to stakeholders

  • Desire to lead a small team of Data Scientists

  • Experience with writing models in Python using standard libraries (eg. pandas, numpy, scikit-learn) and associated tools and frameworks (eg. TensorFlow, Keras)

What we're offering:

  • Competitive salary

  • Growth opportunities and management training

  • 25 days holiday plus your birthday and three extra days at Christmas off (29 total)

  • The chance to join an AI driven start-up making a real difference