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Lead Data Scientist

  • Data Science
  • Crawley
  • Permanent
  • £80,001-£100,000
  • About the role

    Lead Data Scientist – Travel – London - £85k  +great benefits


    Are you a Data Scientist with end  to end experience of developing and deploying  customer insight models?

    Have you managed or mentored teams?

    Do you have what it takes to lead a Data Science team of one of the best known brands in the industry in developing the next phase of intelligent marketing and customer engagement?


    Who are we?

    We’ve been providing customer analytics to some of the worlds top airlines for over 30 years now, to help understand their 10’s of millions of customers worldwide. Our Data Science team have been developing models for recommendations, forecasting, customer LTV, customer churn, personalization, fraud detection and customer engagement.

    Who are we looking for?

    We’re looking for a Senior/Lead Data Scientist who has experience in developing Machine Learning models for customer engagement. You’ll have experience working with stakeholders to devise strategies, managing a small team, and being hands on technically. You’ll be technical SME for the business and be up to date and comfortable to lead business cases for new tools/technologies.

    From a technical standpoint you’ll have:

    • At least 3 years’ experience of developing Machine Learning models
    • Experience with Python machine learning libraries (Pandas, SKLearn, NumPy etc)
    • Familiar with Deep learning libraries (Tensorflow, Keras, PyTorch)

    What will you do?

    You’ll be reporting to the Chief Data Scientist and be responsible for the development of the next generation of tools for intelligent marketing and customer understanding. You’ll devise the strategy and lead a team of 3 (with growth potential) as well as championing Machine Learning within the wider group. We have flexible working, determined by work rather than time, so you’ll need to be in the office when the work requires you rather than a fixed number days per week. Our offices are in Central and West London.

    What’s on offer?

    We offer a healthy base salary of up to £85,000 along with the following:

    • Up to 33% bonus
    • Private Health
    • Travel insurance
    • Life assurance
    • 25 days holiday

    On top of this, as we’re in the travel industry you’ll receive some excellent travel benefits including flights, hotels, upgrades etc for yourself and family!

    How do I find out more? 

    If you feel this is the role for you or would like to find out more get in touch by clicking the 'apply now' button or get in touch with me by the following:


    Please note: You must be eligible to work in the UK to be considered for this role.