Lead Data Scientist

  • Location:

    Manchester, Greater Manchester

  • Sector:

    Data Science

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  • Salary:

    £55000 - £62000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Mark Whales

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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Role: Lead Data Scientist / ML Engineer

Location: Manchester

Salary: £62,000 + 20% Bonus + Benefits

Skills: Python / SQL / Machine Learning

Work Pattern - Hybrid role, 2 days a week in the office

The Company

Oscar Technology have worked with this client for 6 years to build their Data Team. This is a great team to be a part of, in the past we placed their "Head of" (who at the time was an analyst but has progressed). They always look to promote from within and they have a dedicated grad scheme for Data Science to ensure they always have strong, well-trained individuals in the team.

The company have a variety of Data Driven products within the business, these are business critical, and the team are responsible for the development, upgrades and maintenance of these. Overall they use a variety of Machine Learning techniques and the role is fairly broad.

They have an excellent benefits package which includes a bonus, excellent pension contribution and loads of other benefits. They also have a very flexible approach to working hours and offer a hybrid working pattern

The Role

You will be building and integrating data analytics products , evaluating data outputs prior to use across the business and surfacing key evidence-backed insights from data and produce visualisations.

This role is effectively the leader of a small Data Science team, within a larger group of around 30 people. This is a managerial position, and you will be managing a number of Junior / Graduate Data Scientists and be responsible for their development.

We do not need previous managerial experience for this position, it would be an advantage but not essential - any pervious experience mentoring would also be a bonus. We can certainly consider a Senior Data Scientist looking to step up into a role like this.


  • Use machine learning to solve complex business problems in various domains.
  • Produce compelling data stories backed by powerful visualisations.
  • Development of ML Products for use within the business.
  • Writing and reviewing SQL and Python code, aligned to current team best practices
  • Line Manage and mentor other Data Scientists.
  • Use leading technologies to tackle major strategic initiatives.


  • Programming - Python / SQL
  • Machine Learning - Proven experience needed
  • Bonus - any management or mentoring experience.

The Person

We are looking for a driven, motivated individual with leadership qualities. You will have an interest in Data Science and creating insights that have a direct impact on the business.

Next Steps:

If you a Data Scientist and you are looking to progress with an organisation that has a fantastic approach to work in a supportive and creative environment, then look no further - this is the role for you!

Interviews for this role will be held imminently. To be considered, please send your CV to me at now to avoid disappointment.


If this role isn't right for you, do you know someone that might be interested? You could earn £1,000 of retail vouchers if you refer a successful candidate to Oscar. Email: mark.whales@oscar-tech.com to recommend someone for this role.

Role: Lead Data Scientist / ML Engineer

Location: Manchester

Salary: £62,000 + 20% Bonus + Benefits

Skills: Python / SQL / Machine Learning

Work Pattern - Hybrid role, 2 days a week in the office

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