Senior Data Scientist

YouGov · Mar 5th 2019

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Are you our next Senior Data Scientist?

We don’t just collect data, we connect data. YouGov is an international data and analytics group with the ambition to become a unique part of the global internet infrastructure - like Google for search, Facebook for social, Amazon for retail, we want it to be YouGov for opinion. Our value chain is a virtuous circle consisting of a highly engaged online panel, innovative data collection methods and powerful analytics technology. From the beginning we had one simple idea: the more people are able to participate in the decisions made by the institutions that serve them, the better those decisions will be. We are a global online community for millions of people, and thousands of organisations, to engage in a continuous conversation about their beliefs, behaviours and brands, and provide a more accurate portrait of what the world thinks.

We are looking for a Senior Data Scientist to work in the Data Science and Architecture Team (DSAT). A core team within the global innovations department, DSAT cooperates closely with senior stakeholders to deliver new data product offerings and insights. The successful candidate will already have minimum 3 years of experience in data science, enjoys working in a team, and is ready to think creatively to find solutions and add value to our products. They will join our vision of making information more insightful and more widely available.

What will I be doing day to day?

  • Use machine learning on a wide array of large, complex datasets

  • Communicate insights in a clear, straightforward manner

  • Deliver actionable, data science-informed contributions to internal and external projects

  • Work with senior stakeholders on global projects

  • Guide and develop junior members of the team

You are:

  • Passionate about creatively using data to solve problems

  • A self-starter, keen to learn new technologies at a fast pace

  • Undaunted by big challenges

What do I need to bring with me?

  • MSc or PhD in a quantitative discipline (e.g. Computer Science, Statistics, Maths or similar)

  • Experience with applying supervised and unsupervised learning algorithms to deliver actionable insights using Python (pandas, sklearn, matplotlib) and R (tidyverse, ggplot2)

  • Experience with wrangling large, unstructured datasets

  • Experience with efficiently conveying complex results to non-technical stakeholders

  • Experience with database languages (SQL)

  • Experience with creating production-ready machine learning pipelines a plus

  • Experience in version control, code reviews, and test-driven development a plus

  • Experience with cloud services (AWS) a plus

  • Experience with containerisation using Docker a plus

  • Project management experience (being able to translate business needs into analytical questions and deliver actionable results in timely manner)

  • Line management experience a plus

Experience in one or more:

  • AB testing or multivariate testing

  • Predictive modelling for churn prevention

  • Predictive modelling for fraud detection

  • Market segmentation using clustering techniques

  • Time series analysis/forecasting

  • Anomaly detection

  • Attribution modelling or marketing mix modelling

Any additional info...

This is a full time position, based out of our tech hub in Warsaw, Poland or work remotely.

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