Senior Data Scientist

Data & Analytics London, England


Position at GroupM

You might know that GroupM is ‘the world leading media investment group’ - but what does this actually mean? Put simply, one in three adverts you’ll see online or out-and-about in public have been placed with our network of media agencies, some of the best and biggest agency brands in media (including Wavemaker, Mediacom, m/SIX, and Mindshare) so we have a pretty big responsibility on our shoulders. If that wasn’t enough, GroupM is also a Top Employer ( meaning that we really value our employees’ wellbeing, and we have world development programmes to lead and develop our talent. Considering we’re the only media agency network to have this accreditation, we hope you’ll consider joining us in your next career move. If you’d like to know more about life at GroupM, you can search for ‘GroupM UK Careers’ on all major social media platforms.

Xaxis provides industry leading digital advertising for brands, using the latest advancements in data and technology to deliver the most relevant and engaging digital advertising with the best outcomes. Our approach has been highly successful and today Xaxis works with over 3,000 clients across 40 countries. To maintain a competitive edge in the ever changing media landscape, Xaxis continues to build next generation advertising products and platforms that will change the game for our clients. Xaxis is part of GroupM and WPP.

The really cool stuff; by joining Xaxis you will work in our amazing office located in central London and can take advantage of our free breakfast, fruit all day, receive your birthday off in addition to your holiday allowance and every year on your work anniversary we like to thank you for your hard work by giving another day off! We are thankful for the work you do and always like to reward our employees back for their efforts.

The Senior Data Scientist will be an important part of the Xaxis’ EMEA Analytics and Insight team. You will get the opportunity to work on a range of machine learning challenges across a wide variety of clients, across 20+ markets in our EMEA region. Your advanced predictive models will ensure Xaxis’ digital advertising products will provide the most effective and efficient business outcomes, and also provide fresh insights to our clients on which factors are most important for performing advertising. To generate these predictions you will get an opportunity to work with our real-time big data and the latest ideas in data science techniques.

We are looking for someone who can work effectively independently, and collaboratively with a wide range of internal and external teams, including analytics and data science teams, advertising campaign teams, technology teams and client services teams. The ideal candidate will enjoy working on complex problems, large datasets and turn these into smart and elegant solutions.

This role is a fantastic opportunity for personal and professional growth, working with leading digital media data to ‘push the boundaries’ of how Xaxis uses data to deliver insight to inform advertising decisions of Xaxis teams, and the leading brands we work with.

We are seeking someone who is passionate about data and ideally you will come from a computer science, mathematics or some other quantitative field. You must be proficient in R or Python and have applied machine learning techniques to big datasets using one of more of the machine learning libraries. Ideally you will also have working knowledge of Amazon Web Services for big data processing and machine learning. You will have curious nature who loves exploring data and is a self-starter who can solve complex problems with minimal supervision. As a senior member of the team you will also be responsible for mentoring more junior team members.

If you’d like to apply please do so via this advertisement or you can speak to Natalie Glynne if you have any initial questions about the role. ( #LI-NG1

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