Director of Data Science - €100-120,000 basic + Bonus 20%

Posted on Oct 17, 2020 by bluewaveSELECT

Not Specified, Ireland
Immediate Start
€100k - €120k Annual

Director of Data Science - €100-120,000 basic + Bonus 20%

Remote working - once travel allows - Ireland HQ and some light travel to European offices

The client

The client is a Global End User and seeking a Director of Data Science to define how the business creates additional value through the utilisation of its data assets and analytics. The role will involve creation and continuous improvement of the business' data analysis model, creating industry-leading results through the leveraging of new and creative data-sources, and by employing the latest in machine learning. This is a newly created position, with the opportunity to develop and lead the vision, capabilities, infrastructure and roadmap for the launch of their data science capabilities.

There is no Data Science currently so this is a blank slate with plenty of opportunity to uncover significant benefits and they are prepared to invest if those benefits can realise true savings. This data is not going to be used for reporting but to drive Real Time dynamic process changes, injected through Front End systems to the operators.

Key tasks:

Have responsibility for the organisation's data science strategy

Establish new systems and processes and look for opportunities to improve the flow of data

Maintain clear and coherent communication, both verbal and written, to understand data needs

Work closely with the business to identify issues and use data to propose solutions for effective decision making

Assess the effectiveness of data sources and data-gathering techniques and improve data collection methods

Stay up to date with the latest technology, techniques and methods

Conduct research from which you will develop prototypes and proof of concepts

Look for opportunities to use insights/datasets/code/models across other functions in the organisation (for example in finance or HR)

Recruit, train and lead a team of data scientists

Lead data mining and collection procedures

Ensure data quality and integrity

Interpret and analyse data problems

Conceive, plan and prioritise data projects

Build analytic systems and predictive models

Test performance of data-driven products

Visualise data and create reports

Experiment with new models and techniques

Align data projects with organisational goals


Strong leadership skills are essential to this role

Master's degree in Statistics, Machine Learning, Mathematics, Computer Science, Economics, or any other related quantitative field. A working experience of the same is also acceptable for the position

At least 7 years of working experience in a data science position, preferably working as a Senior Data Scientist. The candidate for this position will have to be highly proficient and experienced in Scripting languages and have rapid prototyping skills, that is, fluency in SQL, Python, Perl, Java, VB, among others

Highly skilled in statistical and modelling packages such as SAS, Statistica, Matlab, R, visualisation and other advanced analysis tools

Expert in data management programming such as SQL, PL/SQL, and Python as well as being familiar win the workings of motion-tracking data and time-series analyses

Strategic thinking with a business mindset

Clear communicator who can collaborate and listen in equal measure

Strong project management

Team player who can work well with their peers

Extremely high attention to detail and ability to drive accuracy to tight deadlines

Solid remote management skills with the ability to get things done globally

Building and managing a dynamic team

Ability to travel c25-30% in Europe fully expenses

Reference: 974513357

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