Senior Data Science Manager

Hours: 36

Salary: £0 - £0

Location: Welwyn Garden City

United Kingdom

Apply by: 30/04/2019


Senior Data Science Manager

Welwyn Garden City

You will be responsible for

  • 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 

You will need

  • 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 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 

About us

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.

What’s in it for you

  • An annual bonus scheme which you can achieve up to 3.5% of base salary
  • Colleague Clubcard (including a 2nd card for a family member) after 6 months service with 10% off most purchases at Tesco
  • Holiday starting at 25 days plus a personal day
  • A retirement savings plan - 4%-7.5% contribution rate
  • Life Assurance - 5 x contractual pay
  • Buy As You Earn Scheme which allows you to buy Tesco shares and save tax after 3 months of service
  • Save As You Earn Scheme which gives you the opportunity to save direct from your pay for three or five years with the option of using your savings to buy Tesco shares at a discounted price after 1 year of service
  • Access to Tesco Learning and Development Academy, Safari Books https://www.safaribooksonline.com and Pluralsight Technology Learning Platform https://www.pluralsight.com
  • Deals & Discounts through Tesco including Tesco Mobile & Tesco Bank
  • Deals and Discounts through many other external businesses
  • Cycle to work and Car Share Schemes

Application process

Our office application process varies depending on the role and the level of experience needed.

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