Lead Data Scientist (Contract)


Bristol / £650 - £750



£650 - £750




Job Type


We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Lead Data Scientist to join one of the most reputable technology companies.

As the Lead Data Scientist, you will play a pivotal role in leading our data science initiatives, driving innovation, and delivering impactful solutions on the GCP. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams, guide a team of talented data scientists, and shape our data strategy to unlock the full potential of our client's data assets.


  • Lead the design, development, and implementation of data science solutions on the Google Cloud Platform.
  • Provide technical leadership and guidance to a team of data scientists, fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and excellence.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders, including clients, business analysts, and engineers, to understand business objectives and translate them into data-driven solutions.
  • Develop and apply advanced statistical and machine learning techniques to solve complex business problems, optimize processes, and drive actionable insights.
  • Conduct exploratory data analysis, data mining, and feature engineering to uncover patterns and trends in large datasets.
  • Design and build scalable, reliable, and efficient data pipelines, utilizing GCP tools and services such as BigQuery, Dataflow, and Pub/Sub.
  • Ensure the quality, accuracy, and validity of data by implementing data governance practices and conducting rigorous testing and validation.
  • Stay updated with the latest trends and advancements in data science, machine learning, and cloud technologies, and identify opportunities to leverage emerging tools and techniques.
  • Provide guidance and expertise in data visualization and storytelling to effectively communicate findings and recommendations to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.


  • Master's or Ph.D. degree in Data Science, Computer Science, Statistics, or a related field.
  • Extensive experience as a Data Scientist, with a proven track record of delivering data-driven solutions and leading data science projects.
  • In-depth knowledge and hands-on experience with Google Cloud Platform (GCP) services, including BigQuery, Cloud Storage, Dataflow, Pub/Sub, AI Platform, etc.
  • Strong programming skills in languages such as Python, R, or Scala, and expertise in machine learning libraries and frameworks.
  • Proficiency in statistical analysis, data mining, and machine learning techniques, including classification, regression, clustering, time series analysis, etc.
  • Experience with data visualization tools, such as Tableau, Looker, or Data Studio.
  • Solid understanding of data engineering principles, data modeling, and ETL processes.
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities and the ability to work on multiple projects with competing priorities.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, with the ability to convey complex technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Google Cloud Certifications (e.g., Professional Data Engineer, Professional Machine Learning Engineer).
  • Experience with large-scale distributed computing frameworks (e.g., Apache Spark, Hadoop) and streaming data processing (e.g., Apache Kafka).
  • Familiarity with deep learning frameworks (e.g., TensorFlow, PyTorch) and natural language processing (NLP) techniques.
  • Publications or contributions to the data science and machine learning community.

To apply, please submit your CV.

(Must be fully eligible to work in the UK and able to commit to commuting to the Bristol area)


Olivia Kavaya-Savage

Recruitment Consultant


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