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Lead Data Scientist - News

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Job Introduction

An exciting opportunity for an experienced Lead Data Scientist has become available in the Design & Engineering team based in central London

The Lead Data Scientist manages and prioritise the design and development of analytical assets, systems and algorithms. They also own and manage the relationship with specific areas/products across the BBC.

The Lead Data Scientist is responsible for implementing the data strategy for one or part of the BBC’s products or services.

Role Responsibility

Some of the main responsibilities for this role are as follows - 

  • Define and help develop data driven algorithms and systems which directly inform product strategy and drive product experiencs - based on the strategic and product vision for the division and wider BBC.
  • Plan, design, and develop large scale data mining, analytics, algorithms and recommendation systems for both internal users and for customer audiences and scale user facing experiences.
  • Continuous improvement of the algorithmic and data driven elements of the product, identifying and prioritising enhancements, communicating them to the product and engineering team to enable implementation.
  • Use analytics and data mining to uncover, investigate and drive user behaviour; to establish insight into product performance and to use this data to drive ideas, features and product improvements.
  • Plan, design, and develop analytics and visualisations at the customer level to gain a better understanding of the BBC audience.
  • Manage the priorities and workload of other data scientists. Own and develop product/area specific data science roadmaps.
  • Develop campaign segmentations and scoring models for use in direct, digital and social marketing activity

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate for this role will have some of the following knowledge and experience - 

  • This role is suited to someone with experience of working with analytics and data, with a strong background in maths, statistics and computer systems – ideally educated to Masters level in a relevant field.
  • You’re analytical, naturally inquisitive, and enjoy problem solving. You’re driven to understand why things happen and have a proven track record of influencing big organisations to use data, algorithms and systems to understand and improve digital products.  

  • You excel in: 

    • Data mining, analysis, visualization and interpretation. Skills in some or all of the following:
      • Statistical modelling in software (e.g. with Python, R)

      • Large relational datasets, e.g. in Redshift or similar SQL-based data processing environemnts

      • Large unstructured datasets, e.g. in Hadoop or similar “Big Data” distributed storage and processing frameworks
      • Data visualization, telling stories with data (for example in Tableau or D3)
    • Presentation of your findings
    • Working with developers, technical architects and product managers to design and implement systems 

For more information on this role please click through to the attached Job Description

Package Description

Location - London

Grade - 10

FTC/Attachment

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