Head of Data Science

  • Blockchain
  • London, UK
  • Feb 05, 2021
Permanent

Job Description

Blockchain.com is the world's leading software platform for digital assets. Offering the largest production blockchain platform in the world, we share the passion to code, create, and ultimately build an open, accessible and fair financial future, one piece of software at a time.

We are looking for an experienced Head of Data Science to lead our Data Science and Business Intelligence team. Exploiting data is core to our business, and in this role you and your team will:
  • Enable world-class user experiences across all our products by developing and deploying predictive models
  • Support the organization across a range of areas including: experimentation, fraud, market signals, business intelligence and data visualization
  • Develop derivative data products from the crypto ecosystem (on-chain, exchanges, etc) for internal and external consumption.

We are looking for a Data Science leader who can drive a culture of leveraging data to improve how Blockchain.com operates and how we serve our customers.

WHAT YOU WILL DO

You will be responsible for leading and growing the data science and business intelligence team. In this role you will:
  • Scale and upskill the data science team, both through recruiting and ongoing development.
  • Develop and deploy models that improve our user experience across all areas of our product, including onboarding, fraud, engagement and delivering insights to users.
  • Support the entire organization through accurate, timely and actionable business intelligence.
  • Support experimentation within our products to align features with product goals.
  • You will work across the organization with product, engineering, marketing, and business teams to define the mobile product roadmap and guide decisions on architecture, system design, and technical strategy.
  • You will be a hands-on manager, responsible for inspiring, managing, and providing constructive feedback to direct reports across multiple time zones.
  • As a leader and manager at Blockchain you will be responsible for ensuring proper planning and delivery of complex projects, setting clear goals and best practices for your team, delivering timely feedback and helping recruit great engineers.


WHAT YOU WILL NEED
  • The foremost quality for this position or any position at Blockchain is integrity.
  • Fluency in the data science tech stack, including Python (pandas, numpy, scipy, matplotlib, scikit-learn) for data science/machine learning, analytics/visualisation/BI tools, and SQL
  • Experience with data engineering concepts, ETL pipelines, and working with the Google Cloud Platform
  • Strong understanding of probability, statistics and machine learning algorithms
  • Commercial mind focused on impact, ability to translate business problems into a data science roadmap, and experience productionising results
  • Strong communication skills, experience working in cross-functional teams and communicating technical results to stakeholders
  • Prior leadership, management, and coaching skills through experience as a manager. This should include experience building and leading productive, high functioning, and distributed teams.
  • Active participation in a team's career development, having managed engineers and manager's performance with proper mentorship and coaching.
  • The highest of standards regarding security practices and a desire to mentor your team on keeping our user base safe.
  • Desire to foster a hardworking, collaborative and creative team culture in one of the most challenging and dynamic industries in tech.


COMPENSATION & PERKS
  • Full-time salary based on experience and meaningful equity in an industry-leading company.
  • The opportunity to be a key player and build your career at a rapidly expanding, global technology company in an exciting, emerging industry.
  • Unlimited vacation policy; work hard and take time when you need it.
  • Remote working environment.
  • Apple Equipment.


APPLICATION
  • Favorite GIF.
  • LinkedIn profile.
  • Link to github, stackoverflow, personal website and/or blog (if applicable).


When you apply to a job on this site, the personal data contained in your application will be collected by one or more of the following subsidiaries of Blockchain Luxembourg S.A (each, a "Controller"):

  • Blockchain Access UK Ltd.
  • Blockchain (GB) Limited
  • Blockchain (US), Inc.
  • Blockchain (LT), UAB


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