Head of Data Science

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Contract Type: Permanent
Specialisation: Technology & Digital
Salary: RM204000 - RM720000 per annum
REF: BBBH226851_1545372307

International Publicly Traded MNC Seeks Head of Data Science

Our Client
Confidential Search

The Role
This organization is looking for a high-level Head of Data Science to join their team. In this business-critical role, you will be responsible for defining the business strategy, delivering the highest quality service, overseeing daily operation issues while spearheading the delivery and aggregation of massive amounts of information to create an extensive and accurate database.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Own the data science roadmap and build a vision that articulates our approach to the problem space with innovative ideas; communicate the clear business value of each initiative to stakeholders across different business units and functional departments
  • Scout, attract, hire and nurture a team of passionate data scientists and engineers to work on some of the hardest problems in the industry, based on one of the biggest datasets available in the South East Asian market and deliver best in class solutions
  • Extract insights and based on that drive new product features and operational improvements together with operational stakeholders, product owners and developers that translate into clearly measurable business value
  • Take full ownership of the delivery of initiatives in a multi-cultural agile environment as part of an interdisciplinary development team; discuss trade-offs, make decisions and incrementally deliver improvements to our production systems on a day-by-day basis
  • Provide hands-on technical guidance and mentoring to challenging data science problems faced by the team, lend a second pair of eyes on quality assurance and consult other departments on the applications of data science
  • Responsible for the end-to-end data science execution including scoping, building, testing, implementation, tracking and optimization of predictive models
To qualify, candidates must possess:
  • A Master's/Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Mathematics or a related discipline
  • 7+ years of track-record in an analytical/data science leadership role in a company known for best-in-class products combined with experience running a successful data science team
  • Fundamental knowledge of the state of the art in research and applications of AI and data science
  • Hands-on experience of the modern data science and analytics toolbox from software tools over scalable data pipelines and NoSQL databases to quantitative modeling techniques
  • Excellent communicator with strong presentation and persuasion skills; fluent in English, both in spoken and written form
Contact Reuben Packianathan on (60) 3 2300 7230 or Reuben.P@ambition.com.my or click the Apply Now button quoting reference number RP226851. For similar opportunities, please visit www.ambition.com.my.

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