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Senior Data Scientist

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Recruiter: ITV
Listed on: 18th May
Location: United Kingdom
Salary Notes: Competitive + Benefits
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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Senior Data Scientist

Data innovation

Role type: Permanent 

Location: London, Leeds or Manchester (Hybrid)

Why you should join us...

We connect with millions of people every day, make content they can't get enough of and reflect and shape the world we live in and we do all this through the power of creativity.

At ITV, we're well on our way to becoming a digital first business. We're transforming the way we work so that tech is at the heart of everything we do. It's what our More Than TV strategy is all about. And none of it would be possible without our data and the people behind it.

Business Area Overview:

Our data team is responsible for helping us realise the value of data. That could mean anything from upskilling and training our people, to increasing our revenue through experimentation and personalisation. The list is truly endless.

Our Innovation strand consists of Data Scientists, Operational Researchers and Behavioural Scientists. As a mix of number crunchers and behavioural experts, they put their curiosity to work in influencing the business. As we enter the fourth industrial revolution, anyone who joins the team will have the opportunity to work on genuinely groundbreaking innovations so that we can  continue to blend science into a creative business.

The role entails...

Due to continued growth, we are recruiting for a Senior Data Scientist who will be instrumental in delivering our data strategy.  You will be part of a cross functional team and work on domain specific data products in collaboration with business stakeholders, Data Strategists, and Data Engineers.

Key Responsibilities:

  •  Translate business problems into machine learning solutions and smart capabilities
  •  Research, design, train and deploy machine learning solutions in the domain such as personalisation, NLP, Image recognition and more
  •  Collaborate with a cross functional team including data strategist, engineer and business stakeholders
  •  Optimise and maintain existing solutions to improve performance metrics and increase business impact
  •  Communicate complex solutions in a clear and understandable way to both experts and non-experts
  •  Prototype new approaches and productionise solutions at scale for our millions of active users
  •  Own the delivery of new machine learning products as well as the maintenance of existing systems

Minimum criteria 

  • Experience designing and developing ML solutions to solve business problems with both classical and deep learning approaches 
  •  Experience in at least one of the following fields: recommender system, NLP, computer vision, graph processing, time series
  •  Experience line managing data scientists and junior data scientists 
  •  Experience with python module such as sklearn, numpy, pandas, scipy
  •  Experience with spark (scala or python) for ETLs and model development
  •  Experience with deep learning frameworks like tensorflow, keras or mxnet

ITV strongly encourages applications for this role from candidates with a disability and as a Disability Confident Leader, we have committed to interview all candidates with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the role. (minimum criteria above).

Key criteria:

  • Ability to write production-grade python code
  • Ability to research machine learning techniques and develop prototypes
  • Passion for learning new skills and staying up-to-date with ML algorithms
  • Be a team player in our collaborative and cross-functional environment

What we offer:

We offer a competitive salary and 5 weeks' holiday on top of public holidays, plus the option to buy more. Other benefits include annual bonus plan, life assurance cover, and interest-free season-ticket loans, an opportunity to buy ITV shares, and the chance to join pension, health insurance, childcare vouchers and cycle to work schemes. 

We want to be the most flexible employer in Media. We offer Smart working and we will support you and provide you the right environment and work/ life balance.