• Office Location: Dragon Court, 27-29 Macklin Street, London WC2B 5LX
  • Office Name: Reed.co.uk
  • Salary: £110000 - £120000
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Role Type: Full-time
  • Job Ref: 477253

Head of Data

Reed.co.uk is looking for a Head of Data Engineering and Platform to join the new Data & AI function in their Holborn office.


The role will be relatively greenfield, with the Head of Data Engineering and AI being responsible for executing the new Data Strategy and Roadmap, assessing how the team will be set up and providing proof of concepts/recommendations regarding tech implementation. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills with the ability to converse comfortably at senior level, simplifying complex technical approaches for comprehension by the board of directors and executives.

This is a senior strategic position within the business, with direct reporting to the Director of Engineering and Data.

The successful Head of Data will have experience in the following areas:

  • Senior Business Intelligence / Data position
  • Creation of Data Strategy / Roadmaps
  • A solid understanding of BI / Data technologies and their architecture
  • Experience in building / managing data teams
  • Managing the Data functions including modelling, insight, infrastructure, architecture and data support
  • Leading the development of data solutions for complex systems, making sure of consistency with specified requirements agreed within the Data team and the broader CIO function
  • Identification and implementation of change to reduce cost, eliminate risk and improve quality associated with the on-going use of data applications and solutions by the business
  • Setting up and growing a data informed organisation in line with the wider group objectives keeping sustainability at its heart
  • Designing an evolving Data Strategy removing all inefficiencies from the engine in an iterative way
  • Defining and leading execution of ML models taking them all the way to production with clear metrics for performance verification

The Head of Data will be responsible for 

  • Continuously monitors and understands the internal Customer data requirements and delivers data strategy to meet the needs of the Business today and in the future
  • Growing the AI function to support Reed Online in experimenting, building and releasing complex and bold market leading products
  • Establishing a reputation of Reed Online Engineering in the wider market to attract and retain top talent
  • Lead the definition and delivery of Data Engineering and AI quarterly and annual OKRs feeding into the company OKRs

What we can offer you

  • Flexible working, including core hours and location flexibility.

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays.

  • Flexible holiday scheme with the option to buy, sell or carry over up to 5 days a year.

  • Moving home leave.

  • 10% of your time dedicated to personal development.

  • Financial benefits including pension and health cash plan subscription .

  • Enhanced family leave policies.

  • Insurance benefits including life assurance.

  • Love Mondays events.

  • Discount scheme including gyms and popular retailers.

  • Range of wellbeing and mental health support avenues.

  • Newly refurbished office in an amazing location, with countless bars, restaurants and theatres right on the doorstep.

These are just some of the great benefits we offer everyone working at Reed.co.uk!


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  • #1 Recruitment Agency – Glassdoor Best Places To Work 2020
  • The JobCrowd Top Companies for Graduates to Work For 2021
  • The JobCrowd Top Companies for Apprentices to Work For 2021

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All job offers are subject to satisfactory references and compliance with vetting requirements applicable to the job role. Reed is an equal opportunities employer.  We aim to ensure that no candidate or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity.  We are a Mindful Employer and offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria. As a proud signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant, we welcome applications from ex-services personnel and reservists.

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