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Chief Data Scientist

Data Science | London, United Kingdom | Full Time

Job Description

We are looking for a Chief Data Scientist to drive innovation by scoping, designing and implementing techniques and models that create value to the business and ultimately improve customer experience. As a Chief  Data Scientist you will be working collaboratively with top management in our London strategic hub and act as a trusted advisor  in the creation and deployment of insights that activate business growth.


About Us: is the UK’s leading freelancer platform servicing over 1.5m freelancers and small businesses (65% UK, the rest all over the world).

With a mature and growing community we are now reinvesting organic profits into breaking out into new sectors & segment in which the on-demand economy has not yet become mainstream.  The first of these is larger enterprises where the offering is tailored to corporates (via software + labour solutions) managing large remote workforces (some vetted in-house and some outsourced) efficiently and cost-effectively all in one place.  

We have aggressive growth plans and we want you to be part of them!


About You:

You will be a perfect fit if you have:

  • Minimum of a Master's degree from a top university  in Software Engineering, Statistics, Mathematics, Computer science or a related discipline

  • At least 8 years experience of applying data science to commercial applications with measurable results and KPIs, preferably in tech industries and start up environments

  • Ability to understand growth challenges,  co-design strategic roadmaps, propose and implement techniques that add value to the business

  • Innovative problem-solving skills

  • Tenacity, drive and determination

  • Ability to lead and coordinate remote teams of diverse profiles

  • Excellent knowledge of SQL, NoSQL and text-search engines (Solr or Elastic)



  • Competitive Base

  • Bonus

  • Stock options