Uniplaces is creating a trusted, global brand for student accommodation. We believe in empowering student mobility, especially by making the process of finding accommodation online easier. We are an international, venture backed team and a results oriented business with global ambitions. It is important for us to build a strong team spirit in which everyone feels responsible and empowered to achieve their potential and be rewarded for doing so. Uniplaces is supported by top investors who have created leading consumer internet brands such as and LOVEFiLM.

As we are expanding globally , we’re now looking for a Head of Data to join our team and participate actively to scaling both the team and the business. It takes a mixture of technical knowledge, analytical skills and pure hustle to be able to succeed in this role.


If you join us your responsibilities will include - but will not be limited to:

  • Doing research reports about key features and the business
  • Deploying data services (recommendations, demand forecasting, pricing, elasticity etc) that will support product features and key initiatives
  • Taking ownership of developed data products in production
  • Coaching and mentoring the team to help them grow in knowledge and technical expertise
  • Delivering presentations to our board
  • Efficiently and intelligently scaling the data team to support the product’s growth

Main requirements:

  • Basic DevOps awareness
  • Expert level proficiency in SQL. Ability to perform complex data analysis with large volumes of data
  • Proficiency in Python, Scala is a big plus
  • Familiarity with scientific libraries such as Pandas and with Jupyter Notebooks/Zeppelin or Apache
  • Knowledge of real-time data pipeline construction with Spark Streaming is strongly recommended
  • Ability to write clear and efficient algorithms
  • Ability to read and understand code
  • Experience delivering prediction models

Nice to have

  • Ability to write code
  • Experience working with a similar product (marketplace)
  • Nice to have: Docker, Git
  • Experience managing and scaling a team from single to double digits


Some of our employee benefits:

  • Startup experience in our fast-growing, venture backed company;
  • Direct contact with the senior team, and management responsibilities;
  • Quick progression & exposure to all areas of the business;
  • Competitive compensation package, negotiable, based on experience, attractive performance bonus plan & stock option compensation plan;
  • New Macbook;
  • Open vacation policy;
  • A chance to have fun while working;
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