Data Scientist

Job Locations UK-London
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(12/7/2021 10:07 AM)
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Job Post Information* : Posted Date
Strategy & Innovation


WildBrain is the world’s #1 independent kids and family media company, we are home to the #1 kids AVOD network and 1 in 3 kids globally watch our video content. WildBrain has approximately 4 billion views a month from over 168 million subscribers across 800 kids’ channels supporting over 500 brands and 300 thousand videos with nearly 8,000 hours of content in our wider library.


We have our own state-of-the-art studios in Vancouver and London producing original content (containing animation, stop motion and live-action) that are enjoyed worldwide in more than 150 countries on over 500 streaming platforms. WildBrain is home to brands including: Peanuts, Teletubbies, Inspector Gadget, Strawberry Shortcake, Caillou, Chip and Potato, In the Night Garden, Johnny Test and Degrassi.


What we do

This role is in our Data and Technology Group a small London based department focused on creating world-class content and metadata management, distribution, analytics and insight products and services that are grounded in the needs, wants and behaviour of our customers. We are experimentative, we make big and small changes, and we are motivated by the fact that everything we do has the potential to be impactful. We know we won’t always get things right first time and enjoy learning and exploring new ideas.


We are a multi-disciplined group covering Software Engineering, Product Ownership, Data Science (using AI and ML) along with Analytics and Insights. We form self-organised teams around delivering solutions to real-world problems – we are agile, we are flexible and above all we have fun. We are diverse, inclusive and welcoming to all. Our technology stack is mainly Python, along with PHP, Node and React. We mostly use GCP for data along with AWS and are exploring using Azure.


What we are looking for

We are looking to add a Data Scientist to our growing, talented team of innovators based in London (very near Euston Station) to shape the future of kids entertainment.


Every day is different, brings new problems and challenges to solve. Typically you’ll be:

  • Exploring, Investigating, Developing, Enhancing and sometimes Decommissioning a range of in-house built ML and AI based tools, systems and services that enhance our content metadata, automation of activities and inspire future content production.
  • Using data to shape the future of kids entertainment – collating, inferring, converting our data sets then building, training, deploying and enhancing AI models.
  • Working with our Product Owners, Business Stakeholders, Customers, Users and others to explore requirements, test ideas and design new, bespoke solutions.
  • Solve problems in new ways by pushing the boundaries of what ML technology can do.


  • Practical experience of undertaking analysis, machine learning and using data science techniques, including supervised and unsupervised learning and time series forecasting, and other statistical modelling.
  • Experience of working in an agile environment and understand OKR’s, MVP’s and KPI’s.
  • An understanding that even small changes can make a big impact.
  • A good understanding of using SQL and Python along with established data science technologies.
  • A good understanding of data science best practices based on commercial experience.
  • A good understanding of transforming technology solutions for an ever changing world.
  • General programming skills, appreciation for code management and code deployment techniques.
  • Along with an interest in, maybe experience of working in a cloud first environment.


Our Commitment to you


Working at WildBrain is more than a job — it’s the opportunity to join forces with extraordinary, insightful and imaginative people who will recognize your talents and encourage your professional growth and development in a work environment that promotes creativity and individuality.


We recognize that people bring experience and talent that goes beyond the technical skills and requirements of a job. We strongly believe that diverse experience, transferable skills, and passion are key.


Diversity and Inclusion are in our DNA. As a global leader in kids and family entertainment, we strive to reflect and honour the diversity of our audiences around the world. We believe that creating diverse and inclusive content & brands begins with fostering a culture of belonging at WildBrain. To us, a culture of belonging is one where we celebrate and welcome the diversity of all employees, stakeholders, and external partners and strive to create an environment where every individual feels valued, respected and brings their authentic self to work.


WildBrain are committed to providing a supportive work environment and corporate culture free from barriers in order to promote inclusion, equality, and diversity. WildBrain accommodates people with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process. Applicants are encouraged to make their needs known in advance if accommodation is required.


What we value


Connecting Powers / Creating Wonder / Being Legendary / Building Momentum / Pursuing Awesomeness


About WildBrain


WildBrain is headquartered in Canada with 14 offices worldwide – the Data and Technology Group is centred in London. WildBrain trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: WILD). See:


WildBrain has over 25 years of experience as a trusted kids broadcaster in Canada and in making great content for kids and families. Our portfolio spans all areas of the entertainment industry: WildBrain Studios, where we develop and produce hit animated and live actions series; WildBrain Television, which is comprised of four prominent kids’ television channels (Family Channel, Family CHRGD, Family Jr. and Télémagino); we are home to Peanuts Worldwide; undertake brand management for some of the world’s most-loved kids brands; and globally renowned licensing and merchandising teams with WildBrain CPLG.



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