Data Science jobs in France

What We Do

We help the best talent in the Data Science market find rewarding careers.

Data drives business and, in the 21st century, the Data Scientist is the “rock star” of the technology world. French Companies today know insights are the way to a higher ROI, a healthier bottom line, and, ultimately, a loyal client and customer base. To stay ahead of the competition, companies must continuously look for new and innovative ways to extract insights from the large volumes of data they acquire. 

Harnham have over a decade’s experience in partnering with some of the industry's most exciting data-driven organisations and are at the forefront of the Data Science recruitment space in France. Our aptitude in matching the best talent with the best companies is second to none. Our clients range from CAC 40 companies to small start-ups looking to shake-up the status quo. If you’re looking for your next challenge in the Data Science industry, then get in touch and take the first step on that journey with us.

how We Do it


Our dedicated French Data Science consultants have immersed themselves fully in the market and are able to provide industry-leading advice. Whether you’re looking for your next move, or want to hire a new member of your team, Harnham have a wealth of knowledge and will help you make the process as efficient as possible.

We pride ourselves on keeping our pulse on trends in the industry and offer educational programmes to keep our candidate’s skills sharp.

What sets us apart?

We place considerable emphasis on getting to know you, your motivations and your skills. We do this to ensure we only introduce you to companies that suit you. By taking the time to listen to and explore our clients’ briefs, we soon know whether candidates fit their culture or not.

As a genuine specialist in Data Science recruitment, we have developed long-standing partnerships within the marketplace. These relationships allow us to provide our candidates with access to the best opportunities in the sector.

Our teams are composed of local recruiters, speaking the native tongue for each country we recruit in. Our French team grows and entertains a local French network specific to the Data Science market. If you are looking for that next career step in Data Science, let us help you find it.

Latest Jobs

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750000kr - 900000kr per annum

Location

Stockholm

Description

Leverage energy data to improve energy consumption.

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£550 - £650 per day

Location

London

Description

You will be entering a data-driven team as the second Data Scientist to enhance the production of their Deep Learning prototypes for new futuristic products.

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£55000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits

Location

Berkshire

Description

Senior Data Scientist needed to join a gaming giant and work on projects with a digital and marketing focus - Commercial experience required! Apply now!

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€40000 - €45000 per annum

Location

Barcelona

Description

Excellent opportunity for a data scientist with experience with Python, A/B testing, SQL and R. Join a data-driven company leading the online game industry.

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US$140000 - US$180000 per year

Location

Boston, Massachusetts

Description

Harnham have been retained by a leader in the defense space who specialize autonomous systems & robotic solutions

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£35000 - £70000 per annum + bonus and benefits

Location

City of London, London

Description

A well-known food delivery company are growing their data science team and are on the lookout for commercially minded predictive analysts.

Harnham blog & news

With over 10 years experience working solely in the Data & Analytics sector our consultants are able to offer detailed insights into the industry.

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3 questions to ask yourself before your next BI hire

Data & Analytics are a vital part of every organisation nowadays, so it is not surprising that the importance of Business Intelligence keeps growing. With increasing demands from executive management, operations, and sales, a stronger and better BI team is essential.  The responsibilities of the BI team include but are not limited to: performing Data validation and Data Analysis, delivering KPI related reports and dashboards, and working with end users to define business requirements and needs. However, as every company is different, every BI department is different as well. This means that from one BI team to another, the needed skills can vary completely. To get the most out of your team, it is important to have a clear understanding of what skills you already have, which skills you need to add with your next hire, and whether this is realistic for your business.  Here are three important questions to ask yourself before your next BI hire:  1) What does your team look like at this moment? To be successful in expanding your team, it is vital to take a closer look at the type of profiles and skillsets you already have. This is a good time to map out where the skills are in your team and see what is lacking, or what can be improved. To do so, you should consider three key elements: how (much) Data is used and made available, how this Data is structured and what is being done with this Data. The following three questions are important here:  Do you get the right Data out of your Datawarehouse/Data Lake? How is the Data structured now, and do you get the reports and dashboards needed?  Are you able to provide stakeholders with the right insights? These questions can function as starting point of deciding what skills you have now, and which areas to focus on with your next BI hire to fill in gaps or improve the areas where needed. 2) What does your Data Roadmap look like?  It is important to have a clear vision of where you want to go with your BI team and how to leverage your Data. At the highest level, your vision will be determined in a Data Strategy. On a more practical, day-to-day level, the steps to take are outlined in a Data Roadmap, with every part of the process requiring a different skillset. 
 What we often see is that companies who are at the start of their Data Roadmap, first hire a Data Analyst. Typically, a Data Analyst knows how to work with the Data and has a strong business sense but is not a specialist in either field. On the other hand, when the Data infrastructure has been set up, the need is higher for someone who can make sense of the Data and present this in reports and dashboards.  Two key points to consider: What is the next step in your Data Roadmap?  What type of skillset is needed to get to that next step? For example, this can be technical skills such as building Data Pipelines or stronger analytical skills to get insights from the Data.  By having a clear understanding what phase of your Data roadmap is next, it will be easier to hire the next member of your team. 3) What is realistic for your business? While you may know what type of profile(s) to hire next, it is important to determine whether this is feasible. The following factors are important to consider: As with every field of expertise, the salary ranges depend on which type of profile you are looking to hire. It is vital here to ask yourself where to invest your money best. For example, it is great to have an Insights Analyst in the team, but is this type of profile the main priority? You might want to first hire a Data Analyst to structure the Data and build useful reports. The candidate market within Data & Analytics is tight, so think about what you can give them in return to attract the best talent. A training program for personal development and the possibility to work flexible hours are two selling points that make your company stand out from the rest.  Location is key for many candidates. Businesses in larger cities are more popular with strong candidates in comparison to more remote businesses.  It is clear, therefore, that multiple factors are involved in determining what your next BI hire should be in terms of skillset and profile.  If you are looking to expand your BI function but not sure where to start, get in touch and I can advise you on the best next steps.  

Thank You, Next: How Machine Learning Is Revolutionising The Way We Make Music

From Vinyl to Tidal; we all know that the way we consume music has changed. Technological advances have made Steve Job’s claim that he would put “1,000 songs in our pockets” seem antiquated, whilst Spotify’s algorithms serve us tracks that we’ll love before we’ve discovered them ourselves.  But can the technologies that have brought us these advancements change the way we make music? Whether it’s leading to new instruments or creating a song without our input, Artificial Intelligence is a game changer.  Make Some Noise Until recently, the best way to imitate a sound was by experimenting with the different settings on a keyboard. However, this is no longer the case, thanks to Google’s research arm Magenta. They’ve created the NSynth Super, an instrument that generates sounds based upon Deep Neural Network techniques.  These algorithms allow the NSynth to not only imitate a sound, but consistently learn more and more about the specificities of that pitch, creating something closer to reality. Users can then combine those individual sounds to create something unique and entirely original. This is potentially just the beginning of a new wave of music, and in a decade’s time the NSynth could end up having as big an impact as autotune.  Talking About AI Generation Whilst we’re still waiting to see the impact of instruments akin to the NSynth, machine-led compositions are becoming more and more commonplace. Using a Recurrent Neural Network (RNN), one can feed a model existing music and ask it to generate something new. By learning the patterns and rhythms of notes from a variety of compositions, the model should be able to output an original and melodical sequence. Although these may not be the most amazing tracks in the world, they do serve a purpose. Music production platform Jukedeck allows users to input their requirements for a piece of music (genre, temp, mood, length, instruments etc.) that can then be automatically generated using AI. Obviously these aren’t designed to be chart hits, but production music that can be purchased cost-efficiently for YouTubers, Short Films and other backing-tracks.   Despite the fact that this remains the most common use of AI in music, some artists are looking to push this even further. Musician Taryn Southern, for example, has created an EP based purely on AI compositions generated using Amper Score. The platform generated a beat, melody and basic structure before Southern then rearranged and added lyrics too. Could this form of collaboration become the future of mainstream music? Rage Against the Machine Learning As with any change, AI’s interruption of the music industry is not without controversy, and there are those who believe that the human contribution is what makes music what it is.  Indeed, there are still several limitations to what AI can achieve creatively. Despite a neural network’s success with creating original compositions, another’s ability to write lyrics was somewhat lacklustre. Despite being trained on a combination of lyrics (for structure), and literature (for vocabulary), its output was largely nonsense and included lines such as “I got monk that wear you good”.   Perhaps, like Southern’s compositions, AI is best used as an accompanying tool. London-based start-up AI Music offer technology that ‘shape-shifts’ songs to adapt to the context in which they’re played. This could be anything from tempo changes to match a listener’s speed to remastering tracks to appeal to different moods and situations. IBM’s Watson Beat, on the other hand, creates compositions that naturally fit to the visuals of a video. In this context, as within many other industries, AI looks set to support our existing skillsets rather than replace jobs.  Whether you’re looking to create collaborative technologies or revolutionise an industry, we may have a role for you. Take a look at our latest opportunities or get in touch with one of our specialist consultants to find out more.

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