• Office Location: Dragon Court, 27-29 Macklin Street, Covent Garden London, WC2B 5LX
  • Office Name: Reed Online, Dragon Court
  • Sector: Product (Tech)
  • Salary: £Neg - £Neg
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Role Type: Full-time
  • Job Ref: 404144

Principal Data Scientist

Reed Online are looking for a Principal Data Scientist to lead their established team based in Holborn, London. 

Principal Data Scientist

reed.co.uk is looking for a Principal Data Scientist to fill a high profile role within our team to help drive the development and competitive advantage of the UK’s biggest job site. 

As the Principal Data Scientist of a team of data specialists, you will lead by example in the development of innovative solutions that keep reed.co.uk at the forefront of a data-driven market and have a proven track record of developing and deploying machine learning models in a commercial environment.

You will help grow, support and mentor your members. As a recognised leader in the data science community you will leverage sophisticated machine learning and big data technologies, overcoming a variety of data and engineering challenges to allow customers to discover their perfect career.

You’ll have experience in the latest tech available such as deep learning and cloud technologies, helping to design the platform and practices for the future of data science at reed.co.uk. You will be involved in some of the latest advancements in the recruitment technology field and be able to use your skills to help guide the businesses technology stack to improve and understand the jobs market.

Key Responsibilities

The Principal Data Scientist role will provide technical and strategic guidance to the business while offering, leadership and the opportunity to influence the future roadmap and strategic direction.  You will be able to grow a small team of data specialists and their career development whilst maintaining a learning culture.

The role will involve using machine learning to identify patterns and trends by analyzing, interpreting enriching and running experiments on both jobs and candidate related data to improve our products and services.  Additionally you will be responsible for guiding the team on delivery best practices and the teams data architecture developing a CICD platform for a regular release process into a production environment.

Working alongside engineers to help us build-out a core suite of data products and services based around improving the experience of job seekers looking for jobs and recruiters looking for candidates.  

Skills and Experience

You will be a data evangelist, with a background in data science, and good knowledge of statistical analysis, data processing and modelling of large datasets to derive new insights; presenting insights back to stakeholders, developing prototypes of tools or learning models. 

You will need

  • A Masters/PHD Degree in a quantitative subject
  • A recognised machine learning expert with recognition and publications
  • Advanced knowledge of ML and deep learning
  • Experience in developing senior stakeholder relationships
  • Experience with cloud platforms, infrastructure and delivery
  • Fluency of Python, and common machine learning packages i.e scikit-learn
  • To be a self-starter, bringing your own curiosity, creativity, enthusiasm and real world problem-solving to a highly motivated team
  • Deep knowledge of one or more in the following technical areas:
    • Natural language processing

    • Data Science best practices

    • Data Mining

    • Deep learning

    • Search Technologies

    • Exploratory Data Analysis

    • Predictive Analytics

    • Statistical modeling

    • Data Visualization

    • Information retrieval

    • Text analytics

    • Big data

    • Cloud Technologies AWS/GCP

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