Data Scientist

OVERVIEW

Digitas is an ambitious & connected agency where brilliant minds come together to make bold, award-winning marketing. We use data-driven insights to guide our work, but we also believe in a healthy dose of spirited storytelling as we strive to transform the marketing landscape.

As part of Data & Analytics (DNA) our Data Science teams develop industry-leading analytic solutions for clients across industries, channels, and business functions.  We apply a bespoke and cutting-edge arsenal of statistical, analytical and computing techniques to complex data problems at scale, with the emphasis on game-changing - and measurable - business impact.  We work in close collaboration with colleagues across all agency disciplines to develop truly innovative, highly effective, data-powered solutions for our clients. 

To help with this, we’re looking for an outstanding Lead Data Scientist – an experienced problem solver and passionate evangelist of all things data, including the latest and greatest in methods, technologies and applications. Sound like you? Read on.

Data Scientists provide a wide range of analytic solutions for a multitude of client applications.  We build inferential and predictive models, including machine learning algorithms and AI; we process, integrate and manipulate big data with distributed systems and customer data pipelines; we synthesise results and translate findings and into compelling stories that resonate with clients.

As Lead Data Scientist, you are our internal expert.  You will develop and implement multi-faceted solutions for complex marketing and business challenges—from cross-channel media and customer experience optimisation to segmentation, targeting and business strategy—synthesising just the right elements of our technical and analytical offerings.

The role will also support and be supported by the network as part of the Publicis Spine global data community.  

Day-to-day, your role includes:

  • End-to-end ownership of analytical projects involving data engineering, data mining, statistical modeling, and business strategy
  • Internal expertise in fundamental skill areas such as statistical methods, distributed computing, machine learning, AI, and open source programming
  • Thought leadership and innovation in process, technique, and implementation. 
  • Summarising, visualising, communicating and documenting analytic concepts, processes and results for technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Sharing knowledge, debating techniques, conducting research to advance the collective knowledge and skills of our Data Science practice.
  • Sharing knowledge, debating techniques, conducting research to advance the collective knowledge and skills of our Data Science practice.

 

Required experience and skills:

We’re looking for rigorous analytic training and 7+ years professional experience in a data science or analytics role, which typically includes:

  • Robust domain expertise in areas of statistical methods, distributed computing, machine learning, AI, and/or a variety of open source programming languages
  • Experience implementing a range of statistical or machine learning methods, from basic descriptive statistics, hypothesis testing and feature transformation to complex dimension reduction, supervised or unsupervised learning, and model tuning and validation.
  • Proficiency in Python or R, SQL, and distributed computing systems such as Hadoop or AWS.  Familiarity with Linux and/or Spark preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate complex technical concepts to non-technical audiences
  • Experience integrating a variety of data sources, methods, and applications to achieve specific objectives
  • Demonstrated passion for marketing analytic applications
  • Demonstrated self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced environment with limited structure.

 

Evaluation:

Digitas follows a rigorous performance management process based on four competency areas (Clients & Commercials, People, Delivery & Innovation, Craft Skills). Employees and managers have regular appraisal milestones, based on a tiered scorecard and SMART objectives agreed at the start of the year. Assessment happens through a continuous feedback process. Three-month objectives will be agreed for all new joiners to the company.

 

A little bit about us:

We are The Connected Marketing Agency. A strategic partner that guides brands to make meaningful connections with extraordinary outcomes.

Our purpose is to deliver Truth, Connection and Wonder. Truth. Being data-driven, informed by real human behaviour. We create authentic experiences inspired by insights. We believe in transparency in our business practises. Connection. We connect the ecosystem between brands and consumers through all marketing touchpoints…digital, physical, emerging. We connect with partners, sister agencies and clients for unconventional solutions. Wonder. By approaching challenges with excitement, imagination and a sense of what’s possible. Our ideas excite, open eyes, provoke, move people in transformational ways.

We are designed, through approach, workplace, and model to bring together experts in brands, data, technology, media, content, creative and CRM across the world. Our 6,000 diverse talents include technology, data and media experts as well as creative, customer and commercial specialists. Our unicorns are dedicated to helping our clients navigate their own marketing transformation delivering work that resonates with audiences around the world.

The way we do this is by connecting datasets that reveal people’s choices, preferences and attitudes through millions of signals in what they do each day. We pride ourselves on having one of the most innovative strategy teams in the business. Our goal to design the right end-to-end customer journey – people are at the centre of everything we do and data is the fuel. Our clients regularly sing our praises, and who can blame them: from several of the world’s largest banks to household names in travel, shopping, food, and leisure, our work is broad and innovative. But we are interested in more than just best-in-class insights; we strive to offer every employee cutting-edge career development with a generous helping of fun.

About Digitas

 

We have 40 offices in 25 countries, each one helping to upend and redefine the landscape of strategy, creativity, media and technology. We’re pumped about the accolades we’ve earned – cue Titanium Lions, Gold Pencils and making LinkedIn’s Most InDemand Employer List of 2014 – but what energizes us most is the people we work with, the clients we work for and the never-ending challenge that confronts us: Producing amazing creative, day after day. On top of great values, great people and great clients, we’re proud to offer many great perks – things like flex vacation days, tuition reimbursement, gym membership discounts and anniversary gifts for the many people who’ve been with us 5, 10, 20 years and more. And while we celebrate those who’ve stuck by us and shaped us into the creative force that we are today, we’re always looking for great new talent help us grow even stronger. If that’s you, well, come join us.

Digitas is an equal opportunity employer.