Lead Data Scientist

London, England, United Kingdom


Department: Data Science

Reporting to: Director of Strategy

Type of Contract: Permanent

Working Pattern: Full time

FutureLearn is transforming access to education. Based in London’s Camden Town, we offer online courses, programs and degrees run by leading universities around the globe and cultural institutions such as The British Library, BFI and the British Council.

Since our launch in September 2013, we’ve run hundreds of courses that have attracted over seven million learners from all over the world and we've seen over 19 million enrolments on our ‘massive online open courses’ (known as MOOCs).

Our vision is a global community, where everyone learns together and enjoys access to the education they need to transform their lives. Our award-winning platform helps by provoking conversation around the course material, so that learners and educators learn as much from each other as from the material itself.

We're looking for an enthusiastic, collaborative person who loves working with other people and their data to find answers to tricky problems. Once you find an answer you'll be great at communicating those findings in a way that other people understand. You should follow the state of the art in relevant machine learning and statistics as it relates to data science applications. You’ll provide leadership for the data science team while working closely with the data engineering team to empower the whole company’s utilisation of its data. Additionally, you are comfortable mentoring other data scientists and technologists in day to day practice.


We're faced with a large number of fascinating problems, many of which you'll be working on, and many more will be discovered over time. Currently we are interested in:


We are looking for people who are:



Please contact [email protected] if you require any reasonable adjustments or alterations to be made, to support you through the recruitment process.


We value diversity at FutureLearn, and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, neurodiversity, marital or disability status.

Please note: This is not a remote working position and you must have the right to work in the UK to apply. No recruitment agents please.

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