Data Scientist (Portfolio)

Team: Factory - Data Science (Full-time)
Location: London, United Kingdom

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    👋 Hey, We're Founders Factory

    Founders Factory is improving the odds of startup success, empowering anyone to impact the world through entrepreneurship.

    We’re changing the venture model, trusting our ability to make a real difference to the companies we invest in. Our platform gives entrepreneurs market access to multi-national corporates, and bespoke operational support from a big and brilliant team. This allows us to do things that don’t scale, tailoring a program to every startup that joins. Letting our startups tap into skills they need but can’t yet access.

    All of this is funded by our corporate partners, but their role is not simply cash. They bring the best bits of their businesses to our startups - validation, distribution, insight and capital. These are ingredients that startups others don’t have, which is why you see startups here that can not exist anywhere else. 

    We’re here so founders who see the future differently get the skills they need to make it a reality. We’re proud to back founders others wouldn’t and we back ourselves to make them successful. We know the biggest impact comes from those that don’t fit the mould so we’ve made Founders Factory their home.

    As we expand, our incubator and accelerator companies require more than ever data science support and now we are looking for another Data Scientist to join our team. This will include meeting with our portfolio companies, working with their engineers to build their data pipelines and assist with the implementation of AI/ML algorithms. You will also spot opportunities to leverage the companies’ internal data and discuss with the Founders Factory team ways to improve their roadmap.

    This is an amazing opportunity to work with an extremely varied portfolio of ambitious AI startups, from Robotic Restaurants to Industrial Inspection, from Orbital Image Recognition to Customer Service automation, from AI-enabled Product Design to Scientific Discovery tools. The successful candidate will work closely with the Chief Scientific Officer, Jeffrey Ng, who follows our portfolio from a strategic perspective.

    This role will suit candidates who have built data pipelines, AI and ML systems and now want to work with more companies, each with their own different domains, products and infrastructure, in one interconnected network. Mentoring and coaching will be available on technical AI/ML aspects and also how to work with a big portfolio.

    There is large scope to help an amazing range of data-driven and AI companies from the bottom up and to broaden your horizons.


    • You will be working our accelerator and incubator businesses on data pipelines and AI implementation
    • You will spot opportunities to use data and algorithms in novel ways.
    • Work with startups in the accelerator and incubator companies to identify their data science capability gaps;
    • Work with existing portfolio engineering teams to enhance the use of data science/ML to have a positive impact on their overall businesses
    • Work with our CSO to spot the opportunities and challenges in our portfolio companies


    • Any of Recommender systems, Natural Language Processing and Understanding, or Computer vision and Image Recognition systems
    • Experience of deploying data infrastructure to production systems
    • Have high emotional intelligence and empathy for our founders and their teams as well as for your fellow colleagues in the founders factory operations team
    • Be organised with a strong attention to detail and an ability to balance detail with the big picture
    • Have good communication and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal
    • 1-2 years experience, especially deploying commercial data science/ML projects and working collaboratively with team members
    Salary: Up to 65K

    📈 Benefits

    We provide all the excitement and freedom of an early stage startup but with the stability and resources of a large organisation. This is your rare chance to contribute across the full business spectrum to become a founder in the future:

    Growth: Work with and meet exceptional talent. Learn faster than you ever have before. Access our large network of investors and customers.
    Autonomy: Freedom to execute, build businesses, not just products.
    Support: marketing, legal, finance, fundraising, growth, business development and recruitment.
    Health and Wellness: Comprehensive extended health care coverage from Vitality.
    Office Space: Desk space in fully-serviced office on High Street Ken with table tennis table, scooters and breakout spaces.
    Office Meals: Catered lunches 2 days a week, unlimited breakfast, healthy snacks, freshly ground coffee and Paul’s Irish Bar.

    We are committed to building a diverse culture and are eager to receive applications from all backgrounds. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination.

    Please note: we have an overwhelming number of applications and will do our best to get back to you within 72 hours if you fit the bill.

    Could this be you?

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