Data Science Manager


  • Company:
    Betfair
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / Month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    1 day ago
  • Category:
    IT & Software

Role area:
CEO Europe Online
Contract type:
Full Time
Location:
London
***THIS ROLE COULD BE BASED IN EITHER LONDON OR CLUJ, DEPENDING ON WHERE THE CANDIDATE IS LOCATED***
Job Title: Data Science Manager
Reporting Line: Head of Data Science
Role Overview/Purpose:
This role manages a selection of projects to optimise marketing activities, personalise our products and increase automation. Improvement will be delivered using Statistical methods and Machine Learning.
Paddy Power Betfair is a data rich organisation with a diverse selection of products and technologies. This role will coordinate with a wide variety of teams, leveraging varied skills, experiences and toolsets.
This is what youll be doing:
Building Predictive Models and Segmentations
Your team will be responsible for building classifiers, regressors, clusters, Bayesian models and recommendation systems. You will manage these projects, co-ordinating a talented team of data scientists and a wide group of business stakeholders. Recent examples have included: optimising PPC bidding, optimising Brand spend, clustering for CRM, predicting churn and more
Managing Datasets & Scheduled Jobs
Our models rely upon overlapping input data. This needs to be managed efficiently. You will be responsible for scheduled jobs that maintain this data and execute algorithms for a trial period. You will liaise directly with Data Architecture teams to ensure that our practices are always improving, to ensure consistency between batch jobs and live execution and to migrate work into a production environment as appropriate.
Working with Business Stakeholders and Managing Priorities
A key aspect of this role will be capturing the demand for predictive analytics within the organisation and prioritising our work. This will require close collaboration with business stakeholders, internal end-users, and tech delivery teams.
Behavioural Competencies
Strategic Mind-set: takes a long-term view and anticipates future trends and implications
Business Insights: has a nose for business, uses insights to impact commercial drivers
Collaborates: is a team player works with others across the organisation to get things done
Customer focus: Thinks about customers 24/7, and puts them at the heart of all that we do
Education, Qualifications & Experience
Essential:
2+ years line management experience
2+ years experience managing advanced analytical projects using R and/or Python
Experience in both Python and R programming
Degree in a scientific discipline: Maths, Computer Science, Physics
Advanced SQL
A keen interest in Data Science and the methods/practices used in online businesses
Excellent communication skills, and experience explaining technical projects to senior, non-technical audiences
Desirable:
Experience with at least one DNN framework: TensorFlow, MXNet, Theano etc.
Experience using AWS and GCP products, especially Sagemaker and Cloud ML
Experience handling data streams to create live ML predictions
PhD in a relevant discipline
Experience working in online retail or gaming
1/ Working from Home
2/ Flexible Hours