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Senior Data Scientist

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Recruiter: ITV
Listed on: 28th June
Location: London, Leeds or Manchester (Hybrid)
Salary/Rate: £70,000 - £100,000
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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Job Title: Senior Data Scientist

Business Area: Data Innovation

Job Type: Permanent

Location: London, Leeds or Manchester (Hybrid)

While you may know us as the team connecting with millions of people every single day, creating content that enthrals  and inspires while also reflecting and shaping the world around them, our story at ITV goes beyond that. We're about More Than TV, and we're on a journey to continue proving that to both our audiences and our teams.

Our tech stack is state-of-the-art, cloud-first and one of the best around. We're quickly becoming a digital-first business, transforming the way we work so that tech is at the heart of it all. And that wouldn't be possible without our data " and the people behind it.

The digital acceleration we have planned in 2022 builds on everything we have achieved in phase one of our More Than TV strategy. We are supercharging our streaming business, fundamentally shifting our focus to think digital first, as well as optimising our broadcast channels, by continuing to attract unrivalled mass audiences. And we want you to get involved.

About the Role

We're looking for a Senior Data Scientist who will be instrumental in delivering our data strategy here at ITV, playing your part in a cross-functional team and working on domain-specific data products in collaboration with business stakeholders, Data Strategists, and Data Engineers.

You'll work to translate business problems into smart capabilities and machine learning solutions, the latter of which you'll research, design, train and deploy in the domain such as personalisation, NLP, image recognition and more. Our digital acceleration is going to see huge change to our outputs in 2022 with the launch of ITVX, and you'll need to be ready to scale just as quickly.

About the team

Our data team play a crucial role in helping us get the most out of the data that we acquire. Whether that's upskilling and training our people or increasing our revenue through experimentation and personalisation, there's no limit to what we're able to achieve with their help.

The Innovation strand is one of four key groups within our Data & Analytics roles. It's made up of Data Scientists, Operational Researchers and Behavioural Scientists; a mix of number crunchers and behavioural experts who are able to combine their knowledge and understanding to positively impact the business.

As the digital landscape continues to evolve at a breakneck pace, we're looking for people who are ready to innovate and understand the important role that science can play in a creative business.

About You

We're looking for someone who can write production-grade Python code, has the ability to research machine learning techniques and develop prototypes, and is passionate about learning new skills and staying up-to-date with ML algorithms. You should be a team player open to collaboration in a cross-functional environment. As a minimum, you'll also need:

  • 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, or time series.
  • a confident approach to line management of Data Scientists and Junior Data Scientists.
  • to have used a Python module such as sklearn, bumpy, pandas, or scipy.
  • experience with spark (Scala or Python) for ETLs and model development.
  • experience with deep learning frameworks like tensorflow, keras or mxnet.

About Us

We offer a competitive salary and 5 weeks' holiday on top of public holidays, plus the option to buy more. Other benefits include an annual bonus plan, life assurance cover, 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'll do what we can to prove you with the right environment and work-life balance.

We reach millions of people everyday. That's why having diverse talents and being an organisation where colleagues feel included is crucial to us. We have various networks who celebrate and support our colleagues. We try to embed an inclusive mindset in everything we do. 

About the Process

We strongly encourage applications for this role from candidates with a disability. As a Disability Confident Leader, we have committed to interview all candidates with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the role (see About You section). 

Due to the volume of applications, there may be a small number of cases where we're unable to take all eligible candidates to the next stage of the process.