interim Lead Data Scientist - SQL & Python

23 Sep 2020
21 Oct 2020
Marketing Disciplines
Industry Sector
Contract Type
Work Experience Level
Agency-side or Client-side
Agency Side
Job Role

Lead Data Scientist - CONTRACT


RATE -                 £400 - £450 per day

TERM -                 3 - 6 months+

LOCATION -        Remote


Having built most of the existing Marketing Sciences function, we can vouch for the exceptional quality of talent this agency has managed to attract; not just because of the complexity of data science projects on offer, but also because of the vision of their Marketing Sciences Director. He is passionate about training and development and has built a strong culture of collaboration and innovation. Every single person we’ve placed, LOVES their job and more importantly, LOVES their team! The work life balance is excellent and there is an adult working environment where you are trusted to deliver and given the freedom to manage your own time.


In this contract role, you will apply your skills across a variety of cutting edge data science projects including insight analysis, advanced predictive analytics, machine learning and AI / automation and in particular web clickstream analysis and Big Data (working with Hive and Hadoop).

You will work closely with a major global brand to shape analytical roadmaps, scoping data science and insights projects, supporting the team and delivering high level, complex analytics yourself.

You will present simple and compelling solutions to complex client problems, and so should be highly skilled in the latest data science and statistical insights techniques in order to inspire and lead your team on a daily basis, QA-ing work and leading on the best methodologies and approaches to take.

Skills and experience required:

  • Educated to degree level in a numerate subject; Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Economics, Machine Learning, Computer Science etc.
  • A background in predictive modelling, segmentation and statistical analysis, including the delivery of actionable insights, in a marketing environment
  • Strong programming and analysis experience with Python AND SQL as a minimum
  • Ability to gather and scope requirements for a variety of analytical projects
  • Experience with machine learning techniques and a modern approach to omnichannel marketing analysis techniques
  • Skilled in web clickstream analysis and Big Data skills (esp Hive/Hadoop) is ESSENTIAL for this role
  • Ability to engage with senior level client stakeholders and operate at a senior level on projects



    For further information or to apply please contact:

    Kate McDermott  - Managing Consultant @ Blue Pelican Marketing

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