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Lead Data Scientist


Our client is a young, hip, fun and vibrant business with an expanding global footprint and an international personality. They are currently setting up a world-class team engineering team to ensure their ambitious growth plans can be achieved.

How are we going to achieve that?

By constantly growing their world-class engineering team and continuing to invest on building and maintaining a world-class Big Data stack. Want to be a key member of their Amsterdam engineering hub and work in close collaboration with their Data Science and Big Data teams on building the next generation of a Big Data stack, whilst serving both their analytics and product teams.

Sounds exciting? Find out more about this role below and let's transform the future together.

About the Role

Our client’s Data Science teams are at the heart of their efforts and an essential part in their aggressive growth plan and vision for the future.

As a Lead Data Scientist in Amsterdam, you will be expected to build and lead teams capable of meeting some of the biggest challenges knowing your work will impact the entire client experience. Their team moves very fast, so you’ll have the opportunity to make an immediate difference.

Job Description
  • Lead data science teams comprised of individuals possessing both the theoretical statistics/modelling foundations, algorithmic expertise and practical competencies needed to deliver Machine Learning and Data Science-enabled applications.
  • Employ a wide range of Data Science, Statistical and Machine Learning methodologies and techniques for customer experience enhancement, personalized services, demand prediction, fleet utilization and pricing optimization fraud prevention.
  • Personalize the customer’s experience, with the end result of minimizing the number of interactions between user and application.
  • Help ensure positive productivity by being in the right place at the right time.
  • Identify many other interesting problems to solve.
  • Working closely with engineers, designers, product managers and operations teams to iterate on solutions.
  • At least Master's-level degree in Computer Science, Math, Statistics, Engineering or other quantitative discipline. Higher degrees in relevant disciplines are highly appreciated as is considerable experience with Machine Learning and Software Engineering using Big Data Systems.
  • At least 5 years of experience as a Senior Data Scientist, with a proven track record in modelling, designing and architecting algorithmic/machine-learning systems capable of meeting complex real-world problems.
  • The solid communication skills that enable you to effectively lead a team of enthusiastic, competent Data Scientist and Big Data Software Engineers.
  • A solid engineering background with extensive experience using Python or Scala is expected. Additional experience and competence in other languages, including R is preferred.
  • Hands-on experience with SQL, NoSQL, and Apache Hadoop, Spark or Tensorflow.
  • A strong sense of ownership in your work.
  • Good numerical and analytical skills with an excellent eye for detail working with qualitative and quantitative data.
  • The desire to build, launch and iterate on products with limited direction.

A great salary and benefits package and tremendous technical and career scope within a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, our client is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, colour, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion.

Contact Information

Please send your CV with motivation to Harry de Man at Madison Parker International - - or call on +31 (0) 70 387 5911

Job details

  • Location: Amsterdam
  • Salary: Competitive package
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Date Posted: 25 Feb 2018
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