At BBC Datalab we use data and machine learning to build recommendation engines that serve millions of audience members. If you enjoy working in an agile, creative and innovative environment where data is at the core of everything we do, this is the ideal role for you! We’re looking for a Senior Design Researcher to join our cross-functional team on a 12-month fixed-term contract (or internal attachment) and help us to scale up machine learning within BBC World Service. https://datalab.rocks/
While you will work day-to-day within Datalab, you’ll receive professional support from BBC UX&D, a department of UX designers, architects and researchers who collaborate closely with product, editorial and technical teams from across the BBC. Working together with users and colleagues, you’ll take a holistic, human-centred approach to help create a BBC that’s truly fit for the digital age.
As the Senior Design Researcher (Algorithmic Recommendations), you’ll be working with a cross-functional squad within Datalab, focused on delivering great algorithmic recommendations on BBC on World Service language sites. You’ll be responsible for shaping and delivering the design research programme in your portfolio.
In your role, you’ll:
You’re comfortable advocating for the user and their needs. You’ll enjoy building empathy with different kinds of stakeholders, flexing your approach to achieve the best results. You have extensive knowledge of different research methodologies and are able to articulate insights in a way that lands with colleagues and results in real, tangible changes.
You’ve worked alongside designers and product managers to discover requirements in complex environments, and are happy and capable of running multiple projects at once. If you’ve worked with data scientists before, that’s a plus! You enjoy teaching others, and helping teams get more from research. While previous experience working on data and machine learning products isn’t required, we are looking for candidates who are enthusiastic to learn and work in this space. A working knowledge of statistics, data science, and machine learning would be desirable but not essential.
Contract type: 12 Month Fixed Term
Location: London or Glasgow
We’re happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application. There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.
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