DevOps & Data Science Lead

Location
West End, London
Salary
£65000 - £70000 per annum
Posted
18 Sep 2019
Closes
18 Oct 2019
Ref
au001
Contact
Akram Uddin
Discipline
Media
Specialism
Data & Analysis
Sector
Entertainment
Business Type
Agency
Seniority
Manager
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full-Time
A leading global Media Agency are looking for an experienced hands-on data scientist to lead the data science thinking and practice.

This role requires a curious and creative mindset to become an engine of change, while also a structured approach to support effectively global and market needs and spread state-of-the-art data science practices. The internal stakeholders are clients, account teams, digital execution teams, analytics practitioners and media analysts. The external are their clients and partners. It is also expected that the candidate can support and contribute to the overall data strategy for the agency in collaboration with other stakeholders, which entitles foster partnerships/initiatives with start-ups, universities, open-source groups, etc.

Responsibilities:

Delivery

    Ensure on-schedule development of pre-agreed list of analytics solutions, and provide inputs for development of new solutions based on client and internal teams requirements - from prototypes to fully fletched solutions (we have resources to help on this)Coordinate the cloud-tech offering for data practitioners in collaboration with our data engineer, including driving best practices, standardisation and collaboration across the data scientists in the networkScout for state-of-the art technology/data-science practices/models or algorithms, and assess how can they impact the business (e.g. Deep ML and AI)Work with internal and external stakeholders to address their challengesDevelop analytics tools and solutions and coordinate their maintenance with Tech team

Support

    Work with the wider business to foster the value of the data science practice. This includes the impact of branding and performance in the digital and offline worldAssist markets with their data analysis initiatives, either to get control of their data or apply new techniquesDrive thought leadership for agency application of data science for the media industry, including digital analytics, addressable media, consumer behaviour, automation, etc.Support on scouting opportunities for new-business pitches and proposalsSupport senior leaders to maintain and implement an overall data strategy

Skillset Requirements

Expertise and experience in

    Coding in Python (a must) and R. Other languages are desired as well but optional (Scala, Java script, etc).Fast prototyping of products solutions using open source technology for scalable pipelines (Spark, R-shiny, Dash/Flask, Play environment, etc.)Managing, accessing, querying structured/unstructured data bases (SQL, Hive, Mongo, etc.)Knowledge of modelling solutions (e.g. attribution) and Experimental designs (e.g. A/B and Multi-Variate testing) to support business decisions

A good understanding of

    Big data analyticsDigital media datasets (Ad Servers, DSP, DMP, AdWords, Viewability, Cross Device etc.)Commercial awareness, client/stakeholder handling and strong written and oral communication skills
Desired experience with

    Media planning and marketing (including digital media across programmatic, search and paid social)Building and rolling out large-scale analytics initiatives within a global networkManaging complex, multiple stakeholder engagements, in a fast-paced organization.
Please send your cv to: akram@ultimateasset.com

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