Lead Data Scientist at Quantium

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Since 2002, Quantium have combined the best of human and artificial intelligence to power possibilities for individuals, organizations and society. Whether it be building forecasting engines that are driving down food wastage or creating tools to support campaigns that combat human trafficking, Quantium believes in better goods, services, experiences, and championing the benefits of data science and AI for a brighter future.  


The opportunity


Are you an experienced data science leader who is tired of working on projects that aren’t rewarding or seem to go anywhere? Perhaps you’ve just been thinking there must be another way you can leverage your skills in a new environment, where you can really make a big and positive impact. If you are ready to take a step up and start working on unsolved and challenging problems in data science, we would love to hear from you.




Can you share a little more on some of Quantium’s projects?


At Quantium, we don’t shy away from tough, technical problems. As an example, we are currently leveraging our smarts in data science working with seismic amounts of retail data to optimize product offering for one of our clients. Other projects have included personalization of customer interactions, inventory forecasting and price elasticity. We work in fast-paced environments on transformational projects with tight timeframes, often teaming up our data scientists in Agile delivery squads. Our projects are diverse and our solutions have a big impact on our clients’ businesses, shaping the direction of their industries and the experience of the customers they touch.


What will I be doing as a Lead Data Scientist at Quantium?


We find that each of our Lead Data Scientists bring their own unique skills and experience to shape their role and we’d be excited to explore that further with you. As a general overview, you will likely lead a project team of data scientists (between 3 to 6 people) and will have accountability and ownership of one or more parts of the technical solution design and overall technical delivery. These will typically be end-to-end data science solutions, including deploying complex models that underpin decision-engines our clients will deploy. You may also be working closely with our clients to scope new project opportunities and foster strategic, positive relationships. As a people manager and a leader within the team, you will also play a key role in driving overall team standards, positive morale and a positive, engaged culture.


Why should I be excited about this opportunity?


With our Americas team being established a little over two and a half years ago, this is a unique opportunity to join an exciting, high growth environment where each team member is contributing in their own unique way and can have a big impact on the success of the team. You also have Quantium’s global capability (proven products and solutions built over 17 years!) to back you.


Today in the US, we are working with some of the biggest companies in the world and have built some uniquely strong relationships with our clients. Working within a collaborative team environment with a flat structure, you will be working closely with our VPs, who are keen to share their knowledge to support your growth and provide as much additional accountability as you are capable and motivated to take on. The ceiling on your growth is completely up to you.


You've mentioned consulting work. Can you tell me more about the travel requirements?


Our team is committed to growing trusted relationships with our clients. For the current and upcoming projects, you may be traveling for up to 80% of your time to work onsite at client offices with our current opportunity in Bentonville, Arkansas. For those who want to make the most of the outdoor activities, growing arts scene and fresh cuisine that Bentonville has to offer, we will also provide support for relocation.  


What is Quantium looking for in the ideal candidate?


Firstly, you can be anybody, from any walk of life. Before we get to your skills we want you to know that we actively try to foster an environment where all our employees feel safe, welcomed and celebrated. We look for the same in all people we hire.


At Quantium, our team are solving problems that haven’t previously been tackled in these industries. With multiple teams and projects on a massive scale, you’ll be a pragmatist and a true innovator who loves to solve complex issues and doesn’t shy away from ambiguity.


Do have a bullet point list so I can see if I meet the requirements of this opportunity?

We know people are not bullet points but here we go: 


  • You will likely have at least 7+ years of hands-on experience in a highly technical analytics environment, carrying out data analytics and building predictive models with large, complex datasets; retail industry experience will be highly regarded
  • Experience in designing technical solutions and leading a technical project team
  • Proficiency in at least one of Spark / Scala, R or Python
  • Ideally you will have formal people management experience and have a passion for supporting and seeing your team succeed
  • Your keen eye for detail and in depth understanding of the data will see you understand the inner workings of what our team is building and be able to quickly identify the downstream impacts of analytical roadblocks
  • Proven track record in building positive, strong stakeholder relationships and the ability to pitch in and secure new project proposals will be highly regarded
  • A degree in a quantitative discipline e.g. actuarial studies, mathematics / statistics, engineering, computer science etc  


What else can I look forward to?


  • Flights, accommodation and a per diem for work travel
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance coverage
  • Flexible spending account
  • Commuter tax benefit (in Chicago)
  • Retirement 401(k) plan with 6% employer contribution  
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Annual company weekend trip away and plenty of other team events
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In Chicago, we're located downtown in The Loop. We also have offices in San Francisco, CA and Bentonville, AR.

An Insider's view of Quantium

What's something quirky about your company?

Each year, we celebrate Quantium's birthday in style on a weekend away. Think food, drinks, games, music and a dress up party that is taken way too seriously (you’ll want to take it seriously too as there are prizes at stake). It’s known as “Quantium Day” and it is uniquely Quantium.

Kirstin Jung

Senior Recruiter

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

My team has built a robust forecasting engine for one of the biggest retailers in the world. It’s problems like this that have previously been unsolved in the industry that is so rewarding to be a part of. It’s always a fun challenge to translate real-world issues into an innovative data science solution.

Arish Dutt

Senior Data Scientist

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Since starting as a graduate, Quantium has offered me unparalleled opportunities; ranging from fraud modeling for clients in Australia to international secondments, where I now play a key project management role for one of America’s largest banks. Quantium has guided me along my chosen career path and I've developed diverse skills along the way.


Data Scientist

What is your vision for the company?

We focus on building deep partnerships, embedding bespoke products, providing strategic consulting and running large scale AI transformation programs. We aim to become completely integrated with our partners and sought after for the most impactful problems to be solved for society.

Mitch Prevett

SVP, Head of Quantium Americas

What’s the vibe like in the office?

One of my favourite aspects of working at Quantium is the relaxed and jovial working atmosphere! The whole team is engaged and keen to jump into any brainstorming session or knowledge share, but also share a laugh, spin a yarn or catch up about the weekend. The combination of a challenging and friendly environment keeps me excited to come to work!

Lachlan Bubb

Senior Data Scientist

What are Quantium Perks + Benefits

Quantium Benefits Overview

The health and safety of our people are our highest priority. From day one at Quantium you'll be entitled to medical, dental and vision insurance. You’ll also receive a 6% contribution to your 401K account (that’s right, 6% regardless of what you do or don’t contribute yourself). Even though most of the team are traveling to work onsite with clients during the week, you’ll be invited to a range of social activities such as trivia Tuesday and weekly dinners to make sure you're winding down after a busy day of work. Currently adjusting to our new “normal” aka working remotely, we have continued to work productively with our clients and are staying connected as a team with virtual boot camps, lunches, happy hour and movie viewing parties. In the office, there’s always someone around to grab a bite for lunch or raid the snacks cupboard with. Quantium’s culture of collaboration also means regardless of what team, level or position you’re in, your ideas will always be heard and there will be someone to help when needed.

Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Acme Co. hosts company outings Semi-annually.
Stocked Kitchen
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

Each year we celebrate Quantium's birthday in style on a weekend away. Think food, drinks, games, music and a dress up party that is taken way too seriously (you’ll want to take it seriously too as there are prizes at stake). It’s known as “Quantium Day” and it is uniquely Quantium.

Last year we visited Austin, Texas for all the BBQ eating, mechanical bull riding and somewhat successful two-step dancing we could do. Like the sound of Quantium’s culture, benefits and perks? Check out our open roles today!

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