Senior Data Scientist

We require an experienced Data Scientist to join our team in a permanent position. Required start date is August 2018 or before.


Cerebreon is seeking to hire a Senior Data Scientist with significant machine learning and predictive model experience to join the company's technical team. Reporting to the Chief Operations Officer (COO), the successful candidate will pioneer the development of advanced predictive models and integration of high-end analytics into the company's new and innovative financial software product. As an integral member of the team, this role presents a unique opportunity to influence the technical and strategic direction of the company and play a pivotal role in its success.

This role requires the successful candidate to:
  • Collaborate with all stakeholders in establishing, refining, and documenting the functional requirements of machine learning and predictive models that are applicable to the company's financial software product.
  • Fully develop all models and algorithms and support through their lifecycle of testing, deployment, operation, maintenance and enhancement.
  • Manage all relevant datasets and databases used in the development and ongoing use of the predictive models and algorithms.
  • Use specialist knowledge and experience to interpret and provide insights into natural data patterns, distinguishing from data bugs.
  • Develop effective reporting and communication mechanisms to all stakeholders.
  • Work with and supervise other team members to accomplishing the company's objectives.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant company standards and guidelines.
  • Contribute to the technological and methodological direction of the software within the company.
Required knowledge and skills:
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience in statistical analysis, predictive modelling and machine learning techniques.
  • A 3rd level qualification in a related discipline such as the natural sciences, computer science or engineering.
  • Very strong skills in supervised and unsupervised machine learning techniques.
  • Highly proficient in predictive modelling and deep learning.
  • Experienced in Clustering and Segmentation analysis.
  • Proficient in relevant languages such as: Python, R, Matlab, Java, C, ObjectC, SQL.
  • Excellent analytic, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience with TDD / Agile development methodologies.
  • Proven knowledge and understanding of good development principles including version control, de-bugging and testing.
  • Solid documentation skills.
  • Knowledge and understanding of good software development principles including version control, automated build and test.
Desirable knowledge and skills:
  • Knowledge of the insolvency sector would be a distinct advantage or related credit management disciplines.
  • Knowledge of financial business practices.
  • Data protection policies, guidelines and best-practises.


Cerebreon is an early stage Irish start-up which is developing an innovative fintech software product targeted at the UK Insolvency sector. National winner of Intertrade-Ireland's Seedcorn competition in 2017 and the NDRC's Investor Showcase 2018, this dynamic and exciting company has the ambition to become the leading player in the insolvency market and to establish a revolutionary tech-hub in the North-West region. To achieve this vision, we are looking for committed, passionate, exceptional individuals to join us on our journey and be instrumental in driving Cerebreon to success.


Ardara, Co. Donegal, Ireland.

Situated on the Wild Atlantic Way and voted Ireland's Best Village to Live In, the vibrant heritage town of Ardara is where we call home. The location compliments the company's ethos for well-being with an abundance of adventure, leisure and social activities on our door step. This role offers an outstanding and progressive career opportunity perfectly blended with an exceptionally high quality of life.


Competitive package negotiable with experience.


If yes, then do get in touch. Please send your CV and cover letter to telling us why you would be suited to the role and your motivations for applying.

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