Lead Data Scientist & Trainer

Lead Data Scientist & Trainer

Posted Jun 22, 2021 ยท Job Reference 0620214

About the company

Xccelerate is recognised as one of Hong Kong's leading ed-tech start-ups. In ~4 years, we have built a track record of up-skilling 11,500+ alumni by working with enterprises, government and individuals on 4th industrial revolution skills (i.e. Data Science, RPA, AI, Coding, UI/UX design, BlockChain). Since day 1, we have focused on project-based curriculum that inspires professionals to apply their learnings and boldly move away from business as usual. Our unique value proposition revolves around building highly engaging end-to-end educational experiences by continuously refining positive feedback loops such as gamification, social learning, peer-to-peer accountability and market-driven content.

About The Role

We are in search of a passionate Lead Data Scientist and Trainer looking to do the best work of their lives and take the Xccelerate platform to the next level!!

At Xccelerate we are on a mission to transform the global workforce through tech enablement and training across key innovation areas, and we are looking for Lead Data Scientist & Trainer that is excited to lead our data science instructors to train the next generation of tech leaders though our Immersive Data Science bootcamp.

Here is your chance to shape the direction of tech education across Hong Kong. By changing the way that people acquire their technical skills and launch new careers in the tech space, you will be moving Hong Kong to a tech enabled work force and regional tech hub.

Role Responsibilities

  • Work closely and lead a team of instructors to execute the full-time data science bootcamp
  • Lead data science projects including curriculum development, data science projects and building internal analytic systems
  • Deliver instruction to students, including teaching classes, advising on assignments, and regular curriculum development.
  • Provide students and team with meaningful and prompt feedback on their progress.
  • Mentor students through the development of multiple real world projects that will showcase their abilities to future employers
  • Facilitate a dynamic and interactive learning environment
  • Inspire students to persevere through the challenges of learning complex subjects.
  • Contribute to the material and direction of an expanding global curriculum, ensuring the course remains cutting-edge and effective for students worldwide.

About You

  • 5+ years of professional data science experience (candidates with less experience will be considered for the data specialist & trainer position) -Degree in Computer Science/ Math or a related field / candidates with masters/ advanced degrees in related disciplines is a plus
  • Previous experience as an educator and/or training provider is preferred
  • Fluent written and spoken English, and Cantonese/ Mandarin is a plus
  • Strong programming skills in R, Python, familiar with Packages Pandas, NumPy, Seaborn, Sci-kit learn, TensorFlow, Keras and PyTorch for deep learning is a must
  • Knowledge in NLP, Computer Vision and Recommendation Systems, Statistical Learning and Modelling is required
  • Knowledge in Data Engineering including but not limited to SQL, Data Warehouse, Cloud Platforms like GCP and AWS
  • Ability to lead, coach and mentor data science team and all trainers
  • Strong interest in state-of-the-art technology and Passionate about adult learning

What We Offer

Culture: At Xccelerate we are a young vibrant team and make it our responsibility that every team member grows professionally and as an individual

Growth: Clear career progression path and we make it our responsibility that every team member grows professionally and as an individual.

Connection: Xccelerate family enjoys going for weekly team lunches and happy hour

Value: It is in our DNA that every team member has a voice and we embrace everyone's individuality and ideas

Innovation: Our team is constantly innovating to conquer bigger challenges

Up-skilling: We provide full scholarships for part-time courses and encourage the team to constantly up-skill themselves.

Guidance: Mentoring and on-going support throughout your career with Xccelerate

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