Lead Data Scientist

  • Location:

    Manchester, Greater Manchester

  • Sector:

    Data Science

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £50000 - £60000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Imogen Hale

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  • Published:

    29 days ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Consultant:

    Imogen Hale

We are looking for a Lead Data Scientist for an established company who are looking to expand their 30 strong Data Team.

This role is a managerial position, it would be a great opportunity to progress in your career to lead a team, including Junior / Graduate Data Scientists, being responsible for their development.

Therefore having leadership qualities is very important, you will also need knowledge of Python, Machine learning and some statistical knowledge.

Role: Lead Data Scientist
Location: Manchester - Hybrid role, 2 days a week in the office
Salary: £60,000 + 25% Bonus + Benefits
Skills: Python / SQL / Machine Learning

Oscar Technologies 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.

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.

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 using a variety of Machine Learning techniques.

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.


* Building and integrating data analytics products
* Writing and reviewing SQL and Python code, aligned to current team best practices
* Creating data insights and data visualisations.
* Lead the team, including Junior / Graduate data scientists


* Python
* Machine Learning
* Experience as a Data Scientist in Industry, ideally 4+ years.

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 to: imogen.hale@oscar-tech.com


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: imogen.hale@oscar-tech.com to recommend someone for this role.

Role: Lead Data Scientist
Location: Manchester - Hybrid role, 2 days a week in the office
Salary: £60,000 + 25% Bonus + Benefits
Skills: Python / SQL / Machine Learning

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