Data Scientist

IT & Technology London, United Kingdom


Position at [m]Platform

Position Overview

GroupM is the leading global media investment company serving as the parent to WPP media agencies including Mindshare, MediaCom, Wavemaker and Essence. We’re a people business with experts passionate about media, technology, brands and audience engagement. We deliver winning media outcomes for brands the world over.

GroupM's new technology unit is looking for outstanding Data Scientists to join our cross-media intelligence team. There are more ways to reach consumers than ever, but it’s increasingly challenging for agencies to choose the right balance between media and forecast investments needed to achieve results for their clients. The team develops cutting-edge global solutions for media planning and media intelligence across Linear TV, Digital and OTT to uncover key insights how customers engage with different media and plan advertising campaigns. 

As a Data Scientist, you will be responsible for tasks around data understanding and data enablement. This reaches from research, hypotheses testing, data experiments, and predictive and prescriptive analysis, over development of modeling algorithms and prototypes, to data integration and ETL design.

 Your Impact

You will work on global projects and collaborate with a group of fast-paced, extremely dedicated coworkers who are all passionate about digital media and technology.  You will often find groups in casual brainstorming sessions sharing ideas and strategies for new initiatives.  Work with a team that is constantly innovating.  Everyone has a voice and we are open to new ways of thinking – your opinion is encouraged and valued.  

Responsibilities include:

  • Carry out complex data analysis of new datasets coming from different sources, extract and prepare data for further usage;
  • Develop product prototypes using machine learning and advanced statistical models;
  • Collaborate with engineering and product management teams to affect changes in production systems and provide intelligence to other teams;
  • Contribute to Data Science culture, share knowledge and best practices.


  • MS or PhD degree in a quantitative field such as Computer Science, Physics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, etc. (several years of research is a plus);
  • Excellent critical-thinking, problem solving and analytical skills as well as interest and motivation in applying them to solve complex problems;
  • Established experience and fluency in at least one major data science language (Python, R) and in SQL;
  • Experience with application development practices and Git version control;
  • Experience with statistical data analysis and/or Machine Learning techniques (classification, regression, clustering or time-series analysis problems).
  • Self-starter with ability to lead own project and collaborate in a team;
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills including an ability to effectively communicate scientific concepts to both product owners and technical teams.

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 About GroupM

GroupM is the world’s leading media investment company responsible for more than $113B in annual media investment through agencies including Mindshare, MediaCom, Wavemaker, Essence and m/SIX, as well as the outcomes-driven programmatic audience company, Xaxis. GroupM creates competitive advantage for advertisers via its worldwide organization of media experts who deliver powerful insights on consumers and media platforms, trading expertise, market-leading brand-safe media, technology solutions, addressable TV, content, sports and more.


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