Data Scientist

About 15gifts

At 15gifts, we’re obsessed with the psychology of choice. We study the key consumer psychology principles that enable consumers to make confident choices on the high street, and we replicate these within our digital guided selling technology to enable consumers to make the same confident decisions online.

We work with some of the world’s leading telecommunications and media brands throughout Europe & the U.S. with our technology powering millions of confident customer decisions across brands such as Verizon, T-Mobile, O2, Sky, Virgin Media, EE, BT, Tesco and Vodafone.

With every interaction, we learn more about our clients' customers. Gathering insights to generate increasingly accurate product recommendations, whilst building up a detailed profile on each individual consumer.

We’re a fast growing organisation with continued ambitious growth targets over the coming years and we’re extremely excited about the opportunities that lie ahead. We’re a team that’s made of driven, ambitious, and exceptional individuals and we’re looking for like-minded people to become part of our success story.

About the role

This mid level data science role is based within our product team, where the successful applicant will play a crucial role in collaboratively researching and building intelligent features alongside a multifunctional team.

They will be individually responsible for developing the insights, data modelling or machine learning required to power our various features, and sometimes also collaboratively developing the tooling to monitor and maintain them.

This role is also actively engaged with our live customer engines where responsibilities include building customer recommendation strategies and monitoring their performance, as well as exploring, modelling and refining client specific attributes on our sophisticated data layers.

In practise these responsibilities mean involvement with product features from inception to delivery, providing unique insight and experience of the feature lifecycle.

The person we’re looking for

  • Passionate about designing and delivering solutions to complex problems

  • Curious with a desire for continuous learning

  • Friendly with a collaborative attitude to solving problem

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Comfortable both expressing your opinions and also listening to the opinions of others as required by the situation

You’ll be responsible for

  • Collaboratively researching, designing and building new product features

  • Building our understanding of the product and it’s features

  • Building tools to monitor feature performance

  • Building quality reusable data pipelines

  • Building business relevant statistical and machine learning models

  • Understanding the strategic goals of clients

  • Building and monitoring customer recommendation strategies

  • Designing and running strategic and statistically sound experiments

Skills and experience 

  • 2+ years data science experience in a business environment

  • BSc in maths, computer science, engineering, physics or equivalent (Masters / Phd. preferred)

  • Excellent understanding of machine learning techniques and algorithms

  • Strong applied statistics skills, such as distributions, statistical testing, regression, etc

  • Demonstrable background and ability with programming skills

  • Solid experience with Python and SciKit Learn

  • Experience with snowflake/dbt/aws would be a bonus

Why choose us

Our Culture

Our success is underpinned by our cultural values. These values are not something we stick up on a wall – they don’t need to be. They are behaviours that we recognise and celebrate in each other. They are what we live by every day.

Our Cultural Values

  • Celebrate brilliance

  • Take ownership

  • Share Insights

  • Look for a better way

  • Support each other

Our values are driven through Culture Club – a staff team that rotates every quarter. Advocates for our culture as we grow, Culture Club activates ideas, makes improvements and helps everyone to connect.

Our office and remote working

We can confidently say that our sea-view office is one of Brighton’s best. However, we’re currently all working from home and we’ll be taking a cautious approach to returning to our much loved office.

Our plan moving forward is to have a remote workforce that can work from any location in the UK, but that also have access to our Brighton office space when they choose. We believe this offers ultimate flexibility to our team, and is reflective of how people will work in future. We also recognise that this will allow us to bring in a wider range of talent to our business, which is something that we’re really excited about.

We see this flexibility as a key employee benefit and all we ask is that you come into the office for a minimum of 1 day per week, which will include our quarterly team get together.

When in the office, we have flexible workspaces, which means you’re not tied to a desk, unless you want to be. You could work in a sociable spot on floor 4, or set yourself up with a screen on floor 3. This is everyone’s space and it’s available after work – our staff host everything from gaming and craft nights to adventure film screenings. However, we will of course be following strict social distancing and health & safety guidelines for as long as is advised.

Benefits include

  • Remote working for our team in any location across the UK

  • Employee Assistance Programme (confidential counselling)

  • Medicash healthcare scheme (reclaim costs for dental, physiotherapy, osteopathy and optical care)

  • easitBrighton travel scheme (discounted public transport options)

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Life Insurance scheme 

  • 33 days holiday (including bank holidays)

Other extras in the office

  • On site changing rooms, showers and internal bike storage

  • Breakfast, fresh fruit, snacks, beers, locally-roasted coffee

  • Food for thought: lunch and talks every Friday

  • Yoga and other fitness activities

  • Regular social events, including Friday drinks and book club

  • Visits from friendly office dogs

For more information on what it's like to work at 15gifts, check out our Talent Talk with Wired Sussex

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