Data & Analytics

Head of Data

Head of Data

  • Location: Tower Bridge, SE1
  • Working pattern: Full Time, Permanent

A newly created role to shape our organisation-wide approach to Data Operations, Data Engineering, Analytics and Data Science. You will define and oversee the full lifecycle of our data, leveraging granular data on millions of monthly users to deliver personalised experiences on our websites and innovative predictive models that guide our business.


Why Join RVU:

At RVU, we have the best of both worlds: the excitement of a start-up and the strength of well-established, trusted household names.

  • Uswitch is the UK’s top comparison website for home services switching helping consumers save money on their gas, electricity, broadband, TV and phone.
  • Money is one of the UK’s leading comparison websites for financial services. Consumers can compare loans, credit cards, bank accounts and insurance from more than 600 providers.
  • Bankrate and saveonenergy.com (launched in 2018 and 2019 respectively) are fast establishing themselves as innovative, consumer-centric websites that will help propel our future growth.

Together, we are RVU. Together, we have the power to reach consumers across the UK, and the technology to give them a world class online experience.


What You’ll Do:

  • Drive data infrastructure, analysis and data science process across the organisation, with a focus on prioritising data science in every decision and training the organisation to think similarly.
  • Democratise data analytics and lead the implementation of data science applications across our businesses.
  • Lead efforts that deliver data-driven solutions, including the development and deployment of Machine Learning / Statistical Learning models for real-time or near-real-time business decision-making.
  • Working experience with a variety of data stacks and organisational structures, especially event streaming and ELT paradigms
  • Work with senior leadership to create end-to-end data solutions to support growth opportunities.

Requirements

What We’re Looking For:

  • Experience educating technical key stakeholders in Data Science best practice
  • Track record of building data science infrastructure (preferably customer data), in an organisation of x size, that is currently in production.
  • Keen interest in applying cutting-edge techniques and technologies to real-world business problems.
  • Strong experience with Google Cloud Platform, especially BigQuery. Additional experience with Segment, DataFlow, Cloud Storage, Cloud Composer, and Google Pub/Sub are all a plus.
  • Proven thought leadership in the data space, with a track record of contributions to conferences or open-source data solutions.
  • The ability to critically appraise development and change within the data science arena.
  • History of collaboration with paid search, paid social, email marketing, or web product teams would be an advantage.

Benefits


We want to give you a great work environment; contribute back to both your personal and professional development; and give you great benefits to make your time at RVU even more enjoyable. Some of these benefits include:

  • A competitive salary and bonus package
  • A healthy learning and training budget, as well as the chance to go to conferences around the world every year
  • The latest equipment - be it a Linux or Apple or Windows machine
  • Free breakfast, healthy snacks, coffee and soft drinks
  • Paid parental leave for those key moments in your life
  • We have lots of other great benefits within the business, these are just a few of them
    • Health insurance
    • Moving day off, birthday day off, charitable day off
    • In office gym and pilates + yoga classes
    • Flexi holiday policy
    • Bike to work scheme
    • Season ticket loans for those long commutes
    • Employer matching pension up to 7.5%
    • 1 month full paid paternity leave to spend more time with the kids
    • Attractive maternity leave policy
    • We also want to help you with your life events, so offer interest free loans for special moments in your life like moving home, buying your first home and your wedding