Lead / Principal Data Scientist (m/f)

Job Title: Lead / Principal Data Scientist (m/f)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Munich / Berlin, Germany
Salary: €120000 - €150000
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BH4652
Contact Name: Tom Fernandez-Buckley
Contact Email: tomf@venquis.com
Job Published: June 01, 2017 09:53

Job Description


Lead / Principal Data Scientist


  • 7+ years of relevant industry work experience providing advanced analytics solutions, or 5+ years consulting experience
  • Advanced degree required in a field linked to business analytics, statistics or geo-statistics, operations research, geography, applied mathematics, computer science, engineering, or related field
  • Deep technical and data science expertise, acute strategic and analytical skills, ability to lead and persuade, drive and energy, and desire to work in a project based environment on strategic issues.
  • Strong record of professional accomplishment and leadership
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage projects and teams


Experience in core analytics methods (one or more of the following):

  • Statistics (t-tests, ANOVA)
  • Variable reduction (FA, PCA)
  • Segmentation/clustering techniques
  • Geographic cluster recognition and manipulation techniques
  • Predictive modeling: e.g. logistic regression, linear regression
  • Network analysis (location-allocation, travelling sales person, vehicle routing problem)
  • Time series analysis: e.g. ARIMA, VAR, etc.
  • Machine learning: e.g. LCA, Random Forest, neural networks
  • Spatio-temporal analysis
  • Time series analysis (ARIMA, VAR, etc.)
  • Text mining & unstructured data analytics
  • Simulation, e.g. MC, dynamic, discrete event
  • Optimization, e.g. linear programming, heuristic approaches


Familiarity with a broad base of analytics tools

  • Data management, e.g. Excel, SQL, PostGRESql, Hadoop/Hive, Alteryx
  • Analytics platforms, e.g. R (preferred), SAS, RapidMiner, SPSS
  • Data visualization, e.g. Tableau, GIS toolkits (ESRI, Quantum GIS, MapInfo or similar), ESRI Network Analyst, RouteSmart, RoadNet or similar, GPS data analysis a plus
  • Programming and/or scripting exp., e.g. Python (preferred), C#, VBA, Java, Perl, etc.


Experience in applied analytics for business problem solving: experience building analytical solutions. Preferably one or more of the following, others a plus:

  • Pricing and promotional effectiveness
  • Delivery fleet consolidation
  • Loyalty program effectiveness
  • Network real estate reorganization
  • Customer segmentation and targeting
  • Delivery footprint/territory expansion (or reduction)
  • Customer LTV maximization
  • Cost modeling of transportation & logistics operations
  • Churn prevention



For consideration please send us your CV as well as your academic certificates and salary expectations to tomf@venquis.com and we will be in touch for an initial discussion.

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