Head of Data Science (Environmental)

Head of Data Science (Environmental)

Dublin North
Executive Search, Technology

€80,000 - €90,000 


Bonus 20-30% 

Equity Plan 

Experience required:

Head of Data Science (Environmental)

Would you like to come into a well-established start-up with a good product set and current customers who have recently got funding and are set to expand? This technology company is operating in the environmental sector and is developing a platform that utilizes field deployable sensor technologies & contextual data sources, to build machine learning models to simplify, automate & improve the delivery of environmental risk assessment for organisations working on Brown Field Sites for development. These customers are largely Environmental consultancies retained by large property developers.

The business model is geared around developing a domain specific business intelligence software platform enabling real-time visualisation of data from remotely deployed sensors alongside contextual data sources such as maps, geotechnical, meteorological & satellite data. Over time, the platform will evolve to include data analytics models and algorithms which build upon the available data to help our customers automate the assessment of environmental risk. Data science & analytics is at the heart of the strategy of the business and this role will develop a deparate P&L for the business in “Data As A Service”. The role interfaces with customers to uncover needs and then build tools, models and processes to uncover the value hidden in environmental data and enabling them to improve the delivery of environmental risk assessment. It also sits at the interface with a software development group, productising machine learning algorithms and models, building out a product to automate this activity.  Reporting to the CEO you will

Work in a start-up environment building out the data science platform
Apply data science to help solve real-world environmental problems
Build out a data science team of 6-8 people as the business grows
Interacting and working with customers on projects, utilising cutting-edge data science tools and processes
Help shape and implement the product portfolio, productising and scaling the Data analytics offering, working to classify and monetize our data-lake


Degree in Data or Computer Science or similar
Leadership experience enabling you to take the reins of this function and grow it, perhaps from consulting experience, particularly around Data as a service and customer report generation
Experience in prototyping models using Python
Advanced knowledge of machine learning algorithms (Random Forests, GBM, SVM, K-Means)
A great competency in People, function and team leadership
Experience with data visualisation tools
Familiarity with working with structured and unstructured data
Ability to operate in a self-sufficient manner from problem definition through to a working implementation.
Excellent communication skills with ability to present advanced subject matters to a diverse audience.
Ability to travel (short hop) as required
Experience working with environmental data and in the environmental market (geotechnical & geo-environmental) would be great but not a requirement, but an interest in the area is a must

€80-90K depending on experience and 20-30% Bonus and equity plan

There is a promotional opportunity for the role of CTO in 12-18 months time.  


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