Head of Data Science Unit for Ciklum

Kyiv, Lviv, Gdansk



Ciklum is looking for a Head of Data Science Unit to join our team on a full-time basis.


This is a unique opportunity for a candidate looking to be a part of a growing business in the software engineering industry.

This role will lead a team of 10+ market-leading specialists at the start and grow the unit further.

The perfect candidate would be a proactive and high-performance leader with proven managerial experience, able to deliver to challenging deadlines in a fast-paced environment, with experience in building world-class data solutions and products to service multiple clients across varied industries.


  • Develop, maintain and regularly update competency model and ensure a consistent approach to tracking of deliverables’ quality across reporting team
  • Drive solutions, products and accelerators creation within own domain in alignment with other functional disciplines
  • Ensure results of the Data and Analytics team are communicated internally and recognised on the global arena; drive educational and knowledge sharing events
  • Provide expert technical advice and guidance on Data & Analytics related matters to internal and external clients, bearing on the successful use of complex products and services
  • Support presale teams and help customers clarify their requirements, contribute to preparing and supporting bids and sales proposals
  • Participate in projects and deliver high end data solutions as a leading expert or solution architect
  • Translate Ciklum strategy and provide ongoing business updates within reporting team and if needed address possible concerns
  • Lead the team of engaged talents, ensure high performance and continuous development in compliance with Ciklum processes (e.g. workforce planning, hiring, onboarding, performance management, evaluation, retention, etc); support timely internal rotation and bench management
  • Ensure team organisational effectiveness e.g. via maintaining healthy seniority mix


  • 7+ years in Engineering or Technology roles
  • 5+ years of experience in data science, machine learning, with a proven track record of leveraging analytics to drive significant business impact
  • 3+ years of hands-on technical management experience
  • Recent experience in the delivery of large scale projects with multiple dependencies across teams
  • Strong knowledge of SQL
  • Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Operations Research, Econometrics, or related field
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication including superior presentation skills and proven ability to work effectively at all organizational levels
  • Ability and desire to lead competency development in data science

What's in it for you

  • Being a part of a growing business in the software engineering industry
  • Working in a creative and dynamic team environment
  • Opportunity to work with the latest technologies on the market
  • Long-term employment with 20 working days paid vacation and other social benefits