Lead Data Scientist - Cutting Edge Innovation

Portsmouth Permanent £50,000 - £62,000
  • A well-known organisation specialising in cutting edge technological engineering
  • Looking for a new Lead Data Engineer to join their growing team

About Our Client

Lead Data Scientist - Cutting Edge InnovationThe organisation is a well known engineering company working at the forefront of innovative technology. They are a global business with offices worldwide.

Job Description

Lead Data Scientist - Cutting Edge InnovationAs a Lead Data Scientist based from Portsmouth you will be leading the development of new and existing products as well as guiding original research to enhance the organisation's knowledge base and capability within the field of Prognostics and Health Management.

Working with various data sets including time-series, text data and transactional records, you will be using innovative machine learning techniques to deliver novel insights to support our engineering teams. This role will enable you to put your curiosity and skills into play and allow you to work with various stakeholders via exposure to different areas of the business.

The role involves applying specialist knowledge to undertake original research and enhance the organisation's knowledge base and capability within the field of data science and engage with academics & specialists within external technology organisations and similar disciplines across the company.

This role will provide you with opportunities to advise, mentor and guide others in aspects of data science, the role will give you the opportunity to be part of a fast-growing team with working with different stakeholders and getting exposure to different areas of the business.

Main responsibilities:

  • Working with SMEs and functional leaders to develop opportunities for the application of data science to improve business operations
  • Leading by example in your application of machine learning techniques, descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics with complex datasets
  • Leading the development and deployment of data science workflows in order to streamline business processes for agile decision making
  • Supporting the Discipline Lead in maintaining high quality of output from the Data Science team by promoting best practice
  • Visualising results of data analysis, designing dashboards and presenting using storytelling methods
  • Analysing large and diverse datasets to provide clear and actionable insights for a range of business applications
  • Championing the effective use of data within the business.
  • Promoting collaboration between data science capabilities across business units
  • Leading the regular reporting of data science output to internal and external stakeholders
  • Researching and implementing new data science techniques via literature reviews and engagement with academia / system subject matter experts
  • Presenting novel research and insights to stakeholders with different levels of technical understanding

The Successful Applicant

Lead Data Scientist - Cutting Edge InnovationSkills and qualifications:Essential:

  • Experience using Python and its application to data science projects
  • Strong working background in statistics
  • Experience using machine learning frameworks (e.g. Tensorflow, Pytorch)
  • Experience working with time-series data
  • Experience of model optimisation and hyper parameter tuning
  • Proven track record implementing the data science lifecycle to projects for a successful outcome
  • Experience building machine learning models for GPU hardware
  • Experience working with a range of data sources (e.g. SQL, No-SQL, APIs, flat-files)
  • A degree in a relevant subject or experience of working in a similar role
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to influence decision making


  • Previous experience in engineering failure prediction or prognostics and health management
  • Knowledge of C++
  • Previous experience in Engineering/Technology/Defence

What's on Offer

A basic salary of up to £62,000Annual BonusHybrid working - 1 day in the office, 4 days from home

James McMillan
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+44 799 098 5136

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Data Analysis
Technology & Telecoms
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Consultant name
James McMillan
Consultant phone
+44 799 098 5136
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