Data Scientist.

Wunderman Thompson

Department: Data & Analytics

Location: England, United Kingdom

Who we are:

At Wunderman Thompson we exist to inspire growth for ambitious brands. Part creative agency, part consultancy and part technology company, our experts provide end-to-end capabilities at a global scale to deliver inspiration across the entire brand and customer experience.

We are 20,000 strong in 90 markets around the world; our people bring together creative storytelling, diverse perspectives, inclusive thinking, and highly specialized vertical capabilities to drive growth for our clients. We offer deep expertise across the entire customer journey, including communications, commerce, consultancy, CRM, CX, data, production, and technology.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in Wunderman Thompson Artificial Intelligence Science team, part of the Wunderman Thompson Data division. We are looking for a Data Scientist who would have a significant contribution in ideating, building, and product-ionising AI models for multiple research applications in marketing. You will also support the Data Science Director in showcasing them to high profile clients as well as internally in the WPP network. This is a very exciting time to join Wunderman Thompson’s thriving technological community, as it is expanding to become a rich network of creative and research technologists, collaborating with top technological partners like Google, Microsoft, IBM and NVIDIA.


The Data Scientist will build backend and machine learning pipelines. You will work with text data, most often from social media / reviews / articles and perform advances NLP. You will use your experience to understand the need of the business and propose new ideas for products in the AI space to fill the gap. You will implement new innovative solutions and support the team in promoting the products we build. Not one day in Wunderman Thompson is the same and you will be exposed to a very wide variety of exciting projects.


The role sits within the Wunderman Thompson’s AI Science team which is focused on providing artificial intelligence solutions for clients including Microsoft, Dell, GSK, and EY. The team build end-to-end software with Machine Learning at its heart in the Google and Azure’s clouds. We support some of the most exciting technological developments in the company and industry.


What you’ll be doing

- Take full ownership of projects within AI & Smart Automation space

- Search for public data sources and contribute with ideas to build new products to improve our ways of working and that of our clients

- Research new methodologies, propose innovative solutions and deploy models in the cloud

- Build cutting-edge artificial intelligence production-level software, including machine learning operations (MLOps) pipelines and machine learning systems design

- Consult other teams and clients on the areas mentioned above

- Be exposed to multiple diverse projects, clients and challenges

- You will be able to take advantage of generous training opportunities


Who we’re looking for


- Minimum 2 years of experience working using ML on unstructured data using Python

- Experience with NLP (preferred) and/or Image analysis

- Strong programming skills in Python writing production-ready, well-structured and commented code

- Experience working collaboratively with other developers using version control

- Strong teamwork and ease to communicate technical ideas are fundamental

- Ability to work independently and lead projects with minimal supervision is essential



- Experience with advanced NLP models (e.g. Transformers, BERT) is a plus

- Experience deploying API services and applications in Cloud platform (GCP preferred)

- Willingness to communicate with clients and other teams within WPP network is fundamental

- Exposure to revenue-oriented AI product development is a plus

- Experience with MLOps and DevOps frameworks are a plus (e.g. Docker, IaC, StackDriver, GitHub actons)

- Experience with Big Data Engineering is a plus (e.g. Apache Beam, Spark, Airflow, NoSQL, SQL)


Tech stack

- Python (Must)

- R, Scala, Julia, C++ (a plus)

- GCP, Azure, AWS (a plus)

At Wunderman Thompson, we are committed to actively building a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcomed, valued and heard, and is treated with dignity and respect.  As leaders and creative partners across industries, it is our responsibility to cultivate an environment reflective of our greatest asset; our people. We believe that this commitment inspires growth and delivers equitable outcomes for everyone as well as the clients and communities we serve.

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