Product Owner- Data Science

Full-Time Brighton Salary: 45000-55000

About Madgex

We are experts in career technology. We have been providing job board and recruitment technology to our clients since 2000, working with the world’s leading media brands and organisations in 10 languages and 14 countries. Madgex has offices based across the globe and has been named in The Sunday Times 100 ‘Best Companies to Work For’ and ‘Great Places to Work’.

Job Description

Following our large investment in data science over the last four years we’re looking for a Product Owner to come on board and help us complete our journey of putting data at the heart of our products and business.

Sitting on one of the largest recruitment data sets our Data Team have been the driving force behind new products and insight into the recruitment industry, allowing us to build data driven products that deliver real value to our customers.

We’re looking for a Product Owner to join this team to provide leadership to the team to ensure we’re providing solutions, insights and services across the business to solve business problems and power product ideas. You’ll own the product release map, developer scope and define backlog items (epic/features/user stories). Solve product related problems, make decisions and complete trade-off analysis to ensure we stay on track.

Acting as a leader of the team you’ll be agreeing the objectives with the Product Innovation Lead and CTO and linking these together with the team, ensuring they understand the vision and goals of what is needed.


We’re looking for someone with experience in managing data teams, products or platforms, preferably with integrated Machine Learning or Data Science pipelines (you do not need to be able to write code).

Someone who is happy working in the detail and understands data in a commercial setting. You need to be able to co-ordinate and organise the teams, whilst managing stakeholders and their expectations through clear product planning and stakeholder communication.

You have excellent interpersonal skills and can work with people across many different disciplines. Building those relationships to understand what each person needs to ensure that they understand what is required to deliver the roadmap.

Whilst you won’t necessarily need to be a fluent Data Scientist you need to have a solid understanding of the math and be able to support/challenge and help move the team forward in their thinking, bridging the gap between the theory and the commercial application.

Specific skills we would be looking for:

  • Experience in solving problems and/or building products based on AI/ML and Big Data.
  • 2/3 years building data projects and answering commercial/product question with data.
  • Worked with JIRA and other agile planning tools
  • Deep understanding of agile methodologies especially with experience of working with development teams in a scrum flow
  • Able to write clear user stories that capture the value, reason and goal of what is being achieved.
  • Demonstrable roadmap planning of a product, able to breakdown goals to deliver fast iterative progressing with measurable value at each release.


What It’s Like to Work at Madgex:

Our Values

Smart – we’re intelligent, we’re innovative, we’re problem solvers

Collaborative – with clients and with each other

Bold – we challenge, we’re brave, think big and we’re thought leaders



At Madgex, we are a community. We’re a friendly bunch with passion, ambition and we thrive on team work, learning & development and our regular social gatherings. As an equally important member of our team you will be rewarded with:

  • A salary of £45,000 to £55,000, reviewed annually
  • 25 days holiday
  • Flexible working – we believe in work/life balance
  • Enhanced family/partner friendly policies – we want to support you in those big life moments
  • Genuine commitment to your health and well-being, including Healthcare cover, Cycle to Work scheme and a whole host of activities and approaches from Yoga to massages organised by our dedicated Health & Happiness team
  • Team socials – we’ve had everything from BBQs and bootcamps to beer and our annual birthday bash
  • We’re committed to your personal career growth and we’ll provide you with learning and development resources
  • A dedicated Buddy in your first week alongside a full induction schedule, giving you the chance to meet the whole Madgex family

Send us your CV along with a covering letter telling us about you, your career, your ambitions and why you think you’d be a great fit within our team.

We can’t wait to hear from you and invite you into the Madgex team.

Equal Opportunities Statement

Madgex is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment. Employees and job applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation (ProtectedCharacteristics).