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Lead Data Scientist




Data Science


£55,000 to £65,000 Per Annum


Bonus Scheme, Enhanced Pension



Contract Type:

Full time

Closing Date:


Lead Data Scientist


£55,000 - £65,000

Datum Recruitment are working on an exciting opportunity for a Lead Data Scientist to join a leading organisation based out of there Manchester Office.

Our client is looking to expand their data science capabilities across their digital data sets and therefore are looking for a Lead Data Scientist who will be responsible to oversee and manage a team of Data Scientists and Data Engineers. The Data Science team’s role is to provide new insights into new and innovate opportunities that will enable the firm to maximise their revenue and to make sure that all processes undertaken are the most efficient. You will ideally have some project management experience and will able to motivate and lead a team to achieving incredible results. 

The role of the Lead Data Scientist will involve delivering machine learning solutions to a variety of different problems some of the projects you will be working on include revenue enhancement, efficiency savings as well as optimization and digital marketing. You will be helping to address complex problems by manipulating and organising big data to find out relevant information.

The organisation understands the benefits of data science and will be looking to further grow the team, this means that you will eventually have the opportunity to take on line management responsibilities as well. This really is an exciting role with clear career progression.

Required Experience and Key Skills:

The Successful Candidate will match the following criteria:

PhD or equivalent in a quantitative field.Experience using machine learning techniques and algorithmsHave an excellent knowledge of Big Data Analytics landscape and technology trends (e.g. Spark, Hadoop, NoSQL, SQL). Demonstrable results in optimisation and efficiency savings and revenue enhancement.Commercial experience using Python and R.Strong writing and presentation skills as well as confidence to engage with stakeholder on a commercial level.Be proactive, professional and driven to achieve incredible results and guide your team to achieve also!Strong communication skills and be able to work in pressurised situations.

Salary and Benefits:

You will be rewarded with a salary within the range of £55,000 - £65,000 depending on your qualifications and experience. Our clients also offer a number of excellent benefits such as an enhanced pension, bonus scheme, 25+ days of annual leave, car allowance, free parking and other corporate benefits. You will also have the opportunity to join a growing data science team with unparalleled career and development opportunities.

If the role of Lead Data Scientist sounds like the ideal role for you, please apply online now! If you have any further queries regarding the role, please contact Datum Recruitment at or call us on 020 3950 3050