Senior Lead Data Scientist

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We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Lead Data Scientist to lead our data science team and drive data-driven decision-making within our organization. As the Lead Data Scientist, you will be responsible for developing and implementing data science strategies, leading advanced analytics projects, and providing technical expertise in machine learning and statistical modeling. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams, mentor data scientists, and guide the development of innovative data-driven solutions. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in data science, excellent leadership abilities, and a proven track record of delivering impactful data-driven insights.


  • Lead and manage a team of data scientists, providing guidance, mentorship, and support to foster their professional growth and development.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to identify business problems and opportunities that can be addressed through data analysis and modeling.
  • Develop and implement data science strategies and roadmaps aligned with business goals, ensuring that data initiatives drive actionable insights and value.
  • Lead the design, development, and implementation of advanced analytics models, algorithms, and methodologies to solve complex business problems.
  • Utilize statistical modeling, machine learning techniques, and data mining to uncover patterns, insights, and trends in large datasets.
  • Interpret and communicate analytical findings to both technical and non-technical stakeholders, translating complex analyses into actionable recommendations.
  • Stay updated with the latest advancements in data science, machine learning, and AI, identifying opportunities to leverage new techniques and technologies.
  • Collaborate with data engineering teams to ensure data quality, integrity, and accessibility for analytics purposes.
  • Lead the development and deployment of predictive models, recommendation systems, and other data-driven solutions in production environments.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to embed data science into business processes and decision-making, driving a culture of data-driven insights.

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience working with large datasets and databases, and proficiency in SQL or other data querying languages.
  • Knowledge of big data technologies, cloud platforms, and distributed computing frameworks is a plus.
  • Familiarity with data visualization tools and techniques to effectively communicate insights.
  • Strong project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously.


  • Master's or Ph.D. degree in Data Science, Statistics, Computer Science, or a related field. Equivalent practical experience will also be considered.
  • Proven experience as a Lead Data Scientist, Data Science Manager, or a similar leadership role, with a track record of successfully leading and delivering data science projects.
  • Strong background in data science, including statistical modeling, machine learning, data mining, and predictive analytics.
  • Proficiency in programming languages commonly used in data science, such as Python or R, and familiarity with libraries and frameworks (e.g., TensorFlow, PyTorch, scikit-learn).
  • Expertise in statistical analysis, experimental design, and hypothesis testing.
  • Strong leadership and people management skills, with the ability to mentor and develop a team of data scientists.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to effectively convey complex technical concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills, with the ability to think critically and creatively to tackle complex data challenges.