Lead Data Scientist


  • London, Canary Wharf
  • 80,000 - 90,000
  • Closing date

Bench are proudly working with one of UK’s largest Newspaper, Magazine and Digital Media publishers in the UK to support their search for a Lead Data Scientist to work with their London team. With a Global reach, they have over 5000 employees worldwide and over 120 million unique monthly users across their web and mobile products. They are now looking for a talented and innovative Lead Data Scientist with strong NLP experience to lead a small team of Data Scientists and Data Engineers, and support the direction of the Data team.

This will be an excellent opportunity for an ambitious and creative Lead Data Scientist looking to apply advanced Machine Learning techniques to large amounts of data and apply their experience to improving a developing department within a fantastic company with a flexible working environment and free rein to work on a variety of exciting projects.

Your Key Responsibilities will be:

  • Leading and mentoring a small team of Data Scientists and Data Engineers working on data platforms to deliver innovative data products
  • Inter-departmental Engineering and Product consultation to deliver highly innovative user-driven data products with the greatest possible impact
  • Providing feedback and input into product and technical designs across the organization, including setting strategic business requirements
  • Actively promoting a data-focussed culture becoming a more integral part of the organisation

In order to be successful in this role, you will need:

  • Educated to a degree level in a STEM subject (computer science, engineering, mathematics, statistics, physics, etc.)
  • 4+ years’ experience in a relevant Data Science position
  • Solid previous experience with Natural Language Processing (NLP)
  • Solid previous experience with deploying Data Products in a previous role
  • Solid Experience with Python (including libraries such as scipy, scikit-learn and pandas)
  • Using relational databases such as PostgreSQL

As well as ideally:

  • Experience with data processing frameworks such as Spark or Beam
  • Experience with relational and NoSQL databases: (PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Elasticsearch, Redshift or BigQuery)

If you feel your profile is a good fit, or for more information, please apply



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Fantastic experience working with Dan, he displayed outstanding efficiency, passion and professionalism throughout. I look forward to working with Bench in the future.
David – Candidate (Head of Data)