Chief Data Scientist

  • ShareForce
  • London, UK
  • 17/07/2020
Full time Data Science Data Analytics Big Data Statistics

Job Description

Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly experienced Chief Data Scientist to play a key role in the development of Britain’s brightest Artificial Intelligence ‘Scale-Up’. The Chief Data Scientist will take a leadership role – combining the delivery of Data Science services alongside commercial client management responsibilities. We are looking for a visionary leader from a solutions background to leverage their deep technical acumen in the development and ongoing engagement of enterprise Data Science Solutions.


  • Taking a leadership role in the strategic development of the company and influencing the forward direction from a technical and commercial perspective
  • Advising clients on cloud platforms for advanced analytics, helping clients envisage how a technical stack may be leveraged to provide tangible benefits
  • Leading enterprise clients throughout their data journey from a strategy consulting, delivery leadership and account management perspective
  • Advising clients at CxO level to provide insight on trends and technologies affecting the Data Science landscape
  • Contributing to the development of industry leadership through representation in the media, including articles and interviews where appropriate
  • Taking a hands-on role in strategy, programme management and bid management as required
  • Defining the structure and content of bid-responses, including being an individual contributor of engaging bid content and presentations
  • Leading client engagements from a commercial perspective including commercial negotiation and as the commercial point of escalation

Skills / Experience Profile

This is a role for a proven consulting leader with demonstrable commercial and technical abilities. The successful candidate will have worked at both a technical and commercial level within a services organisation with experience of working at CxO level to position, sell and implement complex programmes of work in support of the data agenda. They will have a background as a senior Solution Architect or Data Scientist delivering enterprise AI solutions and strategy to large corporate clients.

  • Excellent communication skills and a rich track record of success operating at a Director / Partner level
  • Proven capability of working with business leaders at CxO level to position a vision and roadmap for how an organisation can drive improvement through better use of data
  • Proven ability delivering data strategy, performance management or advanced analytics projects
  • Understanding of enterprise scale systems integration and the software development lifecycle, ideally but not exclusively within data and information management solutions
  • Developed appreciation / knowledge for a specific industry

Further Information

  • Salary Offered: Basic Salary to £125k + Bonus + Stock Options + Excellent Benefits
  • Based: Central London

About Our Client
Our client is a well-funded Data and AI Scale-Up using the latest developments in big data and machine learning technology to re-imagine decision making for some of the UK’s leading companies. With a number of publicly acclaimed products already in production, our client has embarked on an ambitious period of growth