Principal Data Scientist (f/m/d)

  • BMG Rights Management
  • 10117 Berlin, Germany
  • 23/02/2024
Full time Data Science Business Intelligence Statistics Biostatistics Data Warehouse

Job Description

Founded in 2008, BMG has become the fourth-largest music publisher worldwide. Our success and competitive edge are rooted in our founding values of fairness, transparency, and service. Our mission is clear: to empower artists and songwriters to maximize the potential of their songs and recordings in the digital era.

BMG’s Global Data Analytics is our central data unit, spanning a close-knit international team of experienced Analytics Engineers, Data Analysts and Data Scientists across Germany, the US and the UK. We are transforming how the music industry works, by enabling our teams to drive business growth, operate more efficiently and effectively and better serve our artists and songwriters via the power of robust data driven decision making, using our modern data stack.

As an experienced Data Scientist (f/m/d), you will be at the forefront of establishing our Data Science function and delivering key contributions to BMG’s overarching advanced analytics agenda. In close collaboration with business stakeholders and our data team, you will design advanced analytics models to provide actionable insights, introduce predictive analytics cross-functionally and globally implement AI and machine learning projects with strategic business impact. Join us in shaping the future of music analytics!

Your Tasks

  • Demonstrate conceptual thought leadership regarding the feasibility of various ML (machine learning) and selected AI initiatives (including generative AI) with strategic business impact
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams and management to deliver business objectives via scalable, robust data science solutions
  • Develop advanced statistical / ML models, to extract meaningful insights from large data sets
  • Conduct EDA, feature engineering, and model evaluation to ensure robust and accurate models (e.g. to forecast revenue, predict music consumer demand and spot talents early to guide investments, A&R and marketing; hypothesis testing and causal analysis; semantic analysis of audio and text content)
  • Provide training to junior team members and suggest best practices to scale an effective and efficient data science function

Your Skillset

  • Master's or Ph.D. degree in a quantitative field such as Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Economics or similar fields
  • Demonstrable, extensive experience of delivering commercially beneficial data science / ML / AI solutions
  • Expert in Python and SQL
  • Advanced knowledge of data analysis, statistical modeling, ML/AI frameworks and data manipulation tools
  • Experience with implementing LLMs (large language models)
  • Prior music industry exposure and experience working with dbt, git, GCP and/or Looker is a strong plus

Your Mindset

  • Strong problem-solving skills, with a strategic, results-driven mindset to derive business insights
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to explain complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders, confident to present findings to senior management
  • Collaborative mindset, thriving in an international and cross-functional team environment
  • Desire to be on the edge of technological development
  • Comfortable working in a global, fast-paced and dynamic environment

What We Offer

  • A modern office in the heart of Berlin and flexible options for remote work.
  • Numerous benefits such as a free BVG job ticket, an annual Headspace membership, a reduced-price membership for Urban Sports, discounts for Bertelsmann employees etc.
  • Ongoing training opportunities on our internal platforms BMG Campus and Bertelsmann University
  • Long-term career opportunities for all employees.
  • A collaborative work environment with an open, appreciative community of people who all share the same passion for working with artists and songwriters.
  • Our unique corporate culture based on strong values and mutual support that make us a great team.

This Is Us
As the great Kurt Cobain once said, "Come as you are." BMG is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees. We value diversity in all forms. Equal opportunity is deeply rooted in our core value of fairness, and we are committed to creating a truly inclusive work environment where everyone can thrive. If you're good at what you do, come as you are! Whether you're an experienced professional or just starting out, we welcome you to join our team.
All applicants to BMG are treated equally - regardless of age, disability, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy or parenthood, ethnic origin, color, nationality, religion or belief.
(BMG is publishing Kurt Cobain's catalog, including the 1992 single 'Come As You Are.')

Company: BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT GmbH - Corporate