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Data Science Manager

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Recruiter: Tesco
Listed on: 28th May 2019
Location: London
Salary/Rate: Competitive
Salary Notes: Competitive
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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Data Science Manager
Here at Tesco we focus on solving complex business problems and developing data products that can be deployed at scale to our customers. Our work spans across multiple areas including Stores, Online, Fulfilment, Marketing and Clubcard and we encourage rotation amongst our Data Scientists so they can apply their skills to different business challenges and gain deeper levels of subject matter expertise.
Our core work involves developing data products that can be deployed at scale both internally and externally. On any day you could be supporting the automation of decision-making across the business; optimising processes for key business objectives; or conducting deep-dive exploratory analysis to inform strategic decision-making.
You will be:

Own your technical domain and lead technical engagements with multiple business units
Line manage junior Data Scientists and mentor and coach wider team in best approaches to optimisation problems
Help to define the strategic direction the team should take, trading off between contradicting priorities
Translate ambiguous business challenges into data science problems and applications
Manage, guide and mentor the team in their daily work
Communicate complex solutions in a clear, understandable way to non-experts
Work end-to-end on Data Science developments, contributing to all aspects of the project lifecycle which result in productionised data products
Scientifically analyse and evaluate the effectiveness of different approaches to guide future development and track the value created by the team
Build mathematical models on top of big data architectures to gain deep insights into opportunities to improve the customer experience and the Tesco business

Promote data science across Tesco, and promote Tesco across the external Data Science community 
Skills relevant for the job

Specialist knowledge of a technical Data Science domain (domain dependent upon specific focus of role but will include one of: Operations Research, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Forecasting, Simulation, NLP, Statistics)
Experience with different programming languages and a high level of capability of at least one language - Python, Scala, Java, R (or similar)
Ability to influence senior stakeholders on technical topics

Experience relevant for this job

Experience of leading highly technical Data Science developments involving multiple stakeholders
Experience of coaching / mentoring others in technical approaches
Experience of partnering with technology teams to productionize developments and roll out at scale