Lead Data Scientist

Piano Media, s.r.o.

Place of work
Contract type
full-time, trade licence
Start date
Salary offered (gross)
by agreement

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

You have a passion for finding knowledge nuggets out of large data sets? We have billions of behavioral data records from several hundreds of media sites, hundreds of thousands of subscription and payment records, and a growing set of other data at our disposal.

Our customers are some of the largest international media brands and are seeking ways to better engaging their audiences in order to grow their digital businesses. Our new product line, Piano AI, enables our clients to collect, manage, enrich, and analyze the vast amounts of data that are being collected every second in near real-time. Our analytics components enrich data and generate insights automatically.

As leading member of the Analytics team you will guide your team and also work yourself on cutting-edge analytics models and components that are available as part of the Piano AI product. You will be working with Big Data toolsets and databases, statistical packages like R, and code in Python. You will review solutions and guide your team colleagues on the approaches to take and methods to choose. Together with the product owner for AI you will develop the roadmap of analytics services. Over time you will become product owner for the Analytics components of AI.

Job specification:
• Deliver analytics models based on a variety of (statistical, data mining and machine-learning) approaches
• Lead a small team of data scientists
• Structure and assign tasks to your team
• Guide others on resolving their tasks and review solutions
• Provide input to new focus areas for research and development
• Work with the AI development and architecture team to ensure deployability and performance of the components
• Support other stakeholders with data analysis

Employee perks, benefits

• International team based across the globe
• Subsidised language courses
• Working from home on occasion
• Flexible hours
• Laptop
• Paid Sick days
• Subsided access to gyms, wellness, and sports centres in Slovakia and Czech Republic

Information about the selection process

• Face to face interviews
• On-site work assignment

If you are interested in this position, please, send your CV and cover letter in English language to jobs@piano.io with the following subject: Lead Data Scientist

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)
Postgraduate (Doctorate)

Educational Specialization

Degree in information technology, mathematics, statistics, econometrics, social sciences, or equivalent

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)

Personality requirements and skills

• Experience in quantitative methods, data mining, predictive modelling and/or machine learning
• Strong analytical skills
• Methodical and thorough
• Experience with R (or its alternatives)
• Experience in writing SQL
• Fluent in English
• Strong communication skills (both written and verbal), also to non-experts
• Both a good coordinator and hands-on personality
• Preference for a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment

• Experience in developing Python programs
• Experience with any business analytics or BI toolset
• Experience with large data sets (Big Data)
• Experience with Google Cloud Services or Amazon Web Services offerings
• Experience with text analysis


Brief description of the company

Piano is a fast-growing enterprise SaaS company with operations in New York City, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Bratislava, and Izhevsk. We provide enterprise software to the world’s leading media companies, including CNBC, NBC Sports, the Economist, Condé Nast, Hearst, and Gannett. Our software enables these companies to create customized digital experiences for users, restrict and sell access to content online, and analyze user behavior in order to maximize revenue.

Number of employees

50-99 employees

Company address

Piano Media, s.r.o.
Štefánikova 14
811 05 Bratislava
ID: 2833642   Dátum zverejnenia: 30.11.2016