Data Science Manager

Data Science Manager

The role
Kindred's ambition is to be the most insight driven gambling company and we have been heavily investing in our end-to-end ML product development capabilities.

We are looking for a Data Science Manager who will lead a team of Data Scientists responsible for our personalisation product workstreams. You will report into the Data Science Lead responsible for workstreams supporting our Product business vertical. You will be accountable for execution against our roadmaps, aligning closely with our machine learning engineering team as development transitions between research and engineering phases.

At Kindred we see challenges as an opportunity to do something in a better way both personally and professionally. Our purpose is to transform gambling by being a trusted source of entertainment that contributes positively to society. Our ambition is to reach 0% revenue from harmful gambling by 2023. Our success is built on trust; we trust each other to deliver on our promises and believe giving ownership and responsibility at all levels is the way to make the right choices for Kindred and our customers. 

We expect that your responsibilities in this role will include: 


  • Take ownership of execution against our personalisation research roadmap by overseeing tech prioritisation and balancing hands-on contributions with managing a team of Data Scientists. 
  • Take joint accountability with ML Engineering for the lifecycle of ML data products as they transition from research to production. 


  • Line management, coaching, and professional development of an existing team of 5 Data Scientists. 
  • Recruitment of Data Scientists. 
  • Identification of skill and capability gaps and proactively addressing these. 


  • Keeping your team engaged, motivated, and supported. 
  • Maintain strong relationships and communication at the interfaces of our domain, namely with our business owners and engineering teams. 
  • Contribute to building a culture of excellence within the wider Data Science, Quant, and MLE organisation by aligning tools, best practice, process, and governance. 

We think that to be successful in this role you will be able to demonstrate many of the following attributes: 

  • Experience managing a team of Data Scientists developing machine learning data products. Ability to engage, motivate, and empathise with individuals. 
  • In-depth understanding and experience building personalisation algorithms and products. 
  • Exemplary Python programming skills, and an in-depth understanding of machine learning and statistical theory. 
  • Understanding of machine learning product lifecycle, and how scientists and engineers collaborate in cross-functional product teams.  
  • Understanding of ML deployment paradigms including batch, event driven, and request-response. 
  • Knowledge of gitops processes for testing and deployment, e.g. Jenkins and Terraform. Broad awareness of software development practice. 
  • Cloud experience (ideally AWS) using technologies including Apache Spark (EMR). 
  • Passionate about the personal development of self and team members. 
  • A problem-solving growth mindset with the ability to pick up new concepts quickly. 

In addition, it would be an advantage if you also have:

  • Java, Scala programming experience 

What do we offer?  

⚡ A great team of passionate analysts and engineers. 

🌍 Mix of 60+ nationalities and Swedish culture in an English-speaking environment. 

🌆 Awesome offices with ergonomic desks, pool and table tennis tables, VR area, gym and yoga area, subsidised lunch, free breakfast on Thursday, daily fresh fruit. 

🛫 25 days paid vacation plus bank holidays. 

🌳 3 days CSR leave. 

📈 Employee share plan. 

📗 Training budget, conferences, access to LinkedIn Learnings and mentoring programmes. 

⚕️ Private medical insurance & life assurance. 

👶 Enhanced maternity, paternity, and shared parental leave. 

🚲 £300 Wellbeing allowance. 

💱 Up to 8% matched pension contributions. 

🏡 Flexible working. 

💼 Occasional travel to other Kindred Group offices including Stockholm, Malta, Gibraltar & Madrid. 

☕ Meetups and calendar of social events in the office 


Application Process 

Click on the "Apply Now" button and complete the short web form. Please add a covering letter in English to let us know your motivation for applying and your salary expectation. Our Talent Acquisition team will be in touch soon.
Kindred is an equal opportunities employer committed to employing a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. As such we oppose all forms of discrimination in the workplace. We create equal opportunities for all our applicants and will treat people equally regardless of and not limited to, gender, age, disability, race, sexual orientation. We are committed not only to our legal obligations but also to the positive promotion that equal opportunities bring to our operations as set out in our sustainability framework. 

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