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Senior Data Scientist

Date: 17-Jun-2022

Location: Other Location, GB

Company: MAG



  • We are proud to be a diverse employer, and we welcome candidates from all backgrounds
  • Hybrid working for a better work/ life balance
  • Develop something new – see the results!
  • Work for an iconic business and do things never before achieved within our industry
  • Competitive base + 11% pension, management level bonus, free parking and other corporate benefits
  • Based above Manchester Airport’s Train/ Tram station


The Business


Part of a Manchester Airport Group, MAGO is a truly agile eCommerce business that incapsulates innovation and the art of the possible. We offer the opportunity to build advanced eCommerce and distribution single platform systems, capable of supporting global scale used by airport clients across the world.


We aim to be the leading airport focused e-commerce business the world. With a Data First approach, driven by our Data Science Team, MAGO’s focus is to create new and exciting class leading physical and digital B2B services and associated product for our clients and provide ever evolving digital eCommerce platforms that service passengers at every step of the customer journey.


We understand that you want to continue developing your skills and we want to invest in you with tailored development plans along with training including AWS Certification; Udemy courses, online learning, exam vouchers, development days, tickets to conferences and ad-hoc courses and training material as required.


The Role


As our new Senior Data Scientist you will be key in the growth of MAGO’s data science capability – not least in breaking new ground in helping us develop models and methods to solve new problems. Chief amongst those will be productionising forecasting algorithms, classification models and the odd bit of NLP, alongside understanding customer behaviour to increase relevancy and customer personalisation.


This is an exciting role for anyone who wants to build something new and see the fruits of their labour put into action in a large platform as we deliver (using agile principles of incremental deployment) a completely new, globally unique product to new and existing clients worldwide.  Moreover, you will be working within a tech literate business with people across all departments who share the same product goals.


We are a business that is pulling in the same direction and are supportive, even reliant on each other’s innovation.

You will be engaged on critical development streams, covering many aspects of our digital priorities, such as e-commerce, reservations, and digital marketing. As such, you will be directly involved in delivering machine learning solutions to problems of optimization, efficiency savings, and revenue enhancement.


MAGO has significant revenue targets, and the Data Science team are key players in ensuring those targets are met

This role would suit someone with a passion for:


  • Forecasting & time series modelling
  • Audience analysis & intelligence
  • Predictive analytics
  • Recommendation systems
  • Taking machine learning models into production




Degree qualified, and with a passion for data science, you will have a strong set of insight skills. You will also have significant and proven first-hand experience with a range of qualitative and quantitative analytical techniques in a commercial environment. Furthermore, you will be able to visualise and present insights in a compelling way for a ‘lay’ audience. You will bring an extensive working knowledge of machine learning techniques including methods such as Regression, Decision Trees, Random Forests, Naïve Bayes, and Support Vector Machines; time series modelling techniques and some understanding or experience with deep learning models (LSTM etc) will be a bonus.

Ideally from within a commercial environment, you will have experience working with data using Python and preparing reports Jupyter and other notebooks, along with experience of architectures suitable for large data set manipulation and utilisation.



What are we offering?


  • A company that is inclusive and tolerant to all
  • Flexible working approach (not just during Covid, but ongoing)
  • Strong base salary (on experience) + 11% pension and bonus
  • Free parking and significantly subsidised public transport
  • Discounts on company products
  • 25 days Holiday entitlement (plus the ability to buy more)
  • Great work culture: the feel of a tech start-up with the backing of a global corporate with fantastic career development and advancement opportunities
  • Based above a train/ tram station for an easy commute (when not working from home!)
  • Free coffee/ gym/ break out areas/ great company culture and approach
  • AWS Certification (if needed) / online training/ exam vouchers/ tickets to events etc.



Equal Opportunities

MAG is a values led organisation and we are committed to providing equal opportunities in all areas of work and business.  We want people to achieve their best, which will in turn positively impact on our customers and the communities in which we live and work. At MAG we empower people to be themselves within an inclusive and supportive environment, enabling everyone to achieve their full potential in line with their abilities and career aspirations.


Reasonable Adjustments 

As an inclusive employer, MAG wants to see every candidate performing at their best throughout the job application process, interview process and whilst at work. We therefore encourage you to inform us of any reasonable adjustments you might need to enable this to happen.



We intend to move quickly, so please apply today!