Principal Data Science Lead - Media Broadcaster

February 7, 2017

Location: London

Job Type: Full Time, Permanent

Salary: £70000 per year (plus benefits)

Posted: 7th Feb 2017

Industry: Data Science, Data Analytics

Awesome Data Science opportunity in a newly formed big data team of a major national media broadcaster that is focussed on the external monetisation of data. The key aim for this role is to develop and deliver market leading analytical solutions and products and to be the senior technical lead for the big data / data science team.

Responsibilities:

To build and deliver analytical solutions by analysing large and complex data sets using multiple technologies (R, SAS, SQL, IBM Big Insights, Cloud Services, Netezza DBMS, Hadoop). To visualise and deliver analytical results in insightful, interesting and interactive ways using various technologies (Excel, Powerpoint, Qlikview, R, HMTL, Javascript, Tableau). Also to conceptualise and develop new analytical algorithms and products using various statistical methods. Proactively investigate and discover new techniques, technologies and data sources to enhance Big Data capabilities. This is a key role driving the data product strategy.


Key Skills:

  • Machine learning and predictive analytics skills/experience

  • Experience programming in R and Python at least

  • Experience in creating technical analytical solutions 

  • Experience in location, movement or behaviour analytics

  • Can communicate complex solutions to non technical audience

The ideal candidate must have experience in designing and building innovative data products and be comfortable leading and developing a technical team of analysts. The ideal profile will be an outstanding problem solver with curiosity and drive that has the ability to work well with a team and to collaborate ideas. This person will have a real enthusiasm and passion to develop and deliver ground breaking internal and external data tools and is experienced enough to identify and apply industry patterns when they occur and mature enough to share knowledge to make those around you better.


This is a key role in one of the UK's largest media broadcasters involved in next generation data projects. This team has a high profile remit with access to one of the most comprehensive 1st party data sources. A competitive salary and wide ranging benefits are also on offer please get in touch for more information. 

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