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Lead Data Scientist

Overview

Our Data team is unique, we’re a community that is the driving energy behind the work that we do. Combining exclusive data partnerships and skills across a variety of tools and platforms, our team is a place where brilliant minds come together to make bold, award-winning ideas come to life.  We use data-focused insights to guide our work, but we also believe in a healthy dose of spirited storytelling as we strive to transform the marketing landscape.

To help with this, we’re looking for an outstanding Lead Data Scientist for a senior role to drive that transformation with our Media team – someone with a background in both strategy and analytics with an understanding of how the two work together. Sound like you? Read on…

What You’ll Do

The Lead Data Scientist is a collaborative role working alongside the media strategists and analysts to execute multi-brand strategies for a large consumer product client. Having a strong background and understanding of data-focused marketing, this person will be responsible for executing analytical projects alongside a lead technical analyst that will influence the media plan and performance. As this role is across multiple projects, the ability to manage workload and expectations is critical.

Key Responsibilities

This role requires a good understanding of all phases of the analytic process including data collection, preparation, modelling, evaluation, and insight generation. The creative use of data / data sources is a must, the candidate should not only have a strong analytical mind but also to be resourceful when it comes to solving problems with limited initial data.

The candidate need to demonstrate substantial expertise in the use of machine learning and statistical techniques. Skills in deep learning, data mining, knowledge extraction and graph theory are also highly desirable.  A number of years of commercial experience, and demonstrated success in roles requiring technical management and technical direction setting skills are highly desirable.

Experience working for a FMCG company on the client or agency side is a big advantage.

What you’ll bring

  • Master’s degree or above in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Applied Statistics, Physics, Engineering or related field.
  • Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience with programming languages such as Python (preferred), R, or equivalent.
  • Experience with both descriptive and predictive techniques including clustering, regression , classification methods, etc. (Data Mining /Machine Learning)
  • Ideally, experience managing a small team of data scientists
  • Able to design data architectures across a range of both on and off-line data sources (website, social, mobile, customer, financial) in order to define the best way to store, integrate, examine and visualize the data.
  • Data extraction from structured/unstructured sources; extracts data from API’s across a range of social platforms – JSON, XML
  • Very good data manipulation skills using SQL based databases
  • Experience building customer-level marketing and analytic tools including customer segmentation and performing attribution modelling, media mix modelling, statistics/econometrics
  • Experience working with Big Data, cloud based and open source technologies including Apache Hadoop (including HBase, Hive, Mahout and Pig) , Amazon Web Services  and/or ideally use of Google Big Query and Google Cloud Platform
  • Experience with data visualization and analytic techniques using tools such as Python/R (for visualization purposes), Tableau (Preferred), d3.js, gephi
  • Experience in Text Mining , Natural Language Processing
  • Experience working for a FMCG company on the client or agency side preferred
  • Use of NoSQL technologies like MongoDB or Graph Databases (e.g. Neo4J) preferred
  • Working knowledge of digital solutions including Google Analytics, Adobe Analytics and BrandWatch preferred
  • An enthusiastic and interpersonal approach
  • Proficient oral and written communication skills

What we’ll bring

A unique chance to work with great clients in an award winning digital agency. You’ll have the opportunity to work with creatively minded people who make brands count and continue to produce amazing work for clients.

An excellent opportunity to join a thriving and growing data department working with talented people whilst giving you the tools to develop your career.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital or disability status. 

If you’re keen on applying hit the ‘apply now’ link or reach out to me at chris.woolfenden@digitaslbi.com and connect with me on LinkedIn here http://bit.ly/2lDHLQJ

Number of Positions: 1

Location: London

Salary: Competitive Rates Apply

Closing date: 4th August 2017

About DigitasLBi

We have 40 offices in 25 countries, each one helping to upend and redefine the landscape of strategy, creativity, media and technology. We’re pumped about the accolades we’ve earned – cue Titanium Lions, Gold Pencils and making LinkedIn’s Most InDemand Employer List of 2014 – but what energizes us most is the people we work with, the clients we work for and the never-ending challenge that confronts us: Producing amazing creative, day after day. On top of great values, great people and great clients, we’re proud to offer many great perks – things like flex vacation days, tuition reimbursement, gym membership discounts and anniversary gifts for the many people who’ve been with us 5, 10, 20 years and more. And while we celebrate those who’ve stuck by us and shaped us into the creative force that we are today, we’re always looking for great new talent help us grow even stronger. If that’s you, well, come join us.

DigitasLBi is an equal opportunity employer.