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Director of Data

Director of Data

Lifesum gives people personalized navigation for health and lifestyle improvement. By tapping in to mobile sensor technology and combining it with passion for design and applied psychology, we try to create delightful user experience that improves peoples lives.

Role & responsibilities

Lifesum enables individuals to gain insight of their overall lifestyle through smart, precise, cutting edge technology. From collecting or analysing data to obtain insights, we generate and deliver tailored personal advice, nutrition and work out recommendations. To build even greater products, we are now looking for a Director of Data to lead our talented team of Data Scientists and Business Analysts.

You will be responsible for:

  • Data lifecycle. Improving the way we capture, transform and leverage customer data in order to improve customer health and reach company goals.
  • Project planning. Selecting, prioritising and leading execution of projects in support of the company's vision, balancing the short and long-term needs of various stakeholders.
  • Personal leadership. Mentoring team members through the skills they need to enjoy work and have a good impact.
  • Technical leadership. Mastering the data tools used in Lifesum today, learning the structure of our dataset, and working actively to improve our technical standards.
  • Data culture. Promoting a statistical and scientific mindset at Lifesum, encouraging curiosity and use of evidence, and quantifying uncertainty.
  • Data product. Work closely with the product and technical teams to ideate and scope data-heavy and ML-based product features that help our customers in reaching their health goals.
  • Reporting. To VP Technology

Our stack

Today's data tools include Apache Airflow, Google BigQuery, Python, Jupyter notebooks and Tableau. How this toolset evolves will be up to you and the team.

What we expect from you

  • A talent for problem solving with data, shown across 3+ years data analysis experience
  • You have previously led a successful analytics, engineering or research team
  • You have built and maintained data pipelines
  • Masters or PhD in a scientific discipline (or equivalent length business experience)
  • Fluency in Python, SQL, and data carpentry tools such as Jupyter Notebooks and git
  • A good understanding of the main ML paradigms of today
  • Outstanding communication skills in English (written and verbal)

What you expect from us

There’s a few things about Lifesum that you might not know:

  • Passion. Actions speak louder than words ever have. Every day, Lifesummers show the passion and dedication that has seen us climb to the very top. Our including culture encourages experimentation, helping us all learn and grow.
  • Trust. We built our culture upon trust, which means more freedom to suggest, champion and lead. This also means far greater personal responsibility - and we wouldn’t have it any other way. It works because we trust each other.
  • Diversity. Including more than 20 nationalities, we enjoy a rich mix of cultures, world views and working styles - this is more than your average tech gig: these different perspectives make sure we’re solving the right problems.
  • Balance. We want you to be happy - so go ahead! Talk food and health, exercise with others, live life and most of all, laugh! Learn what works for you and use that to help everyone.

If you think this sounds exciting, we'd love to hear from you and get to know you. Send us your resume right away and please tell us why you are interested in this particular position and why Lifesum is the place you want to be your next workplace. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of sex, transgender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion or other belief, disability, sexual orientation, or age.


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Dynamic, inspiring, always learning

Lifesum is a hub of energy and excitement, with new developments and updates everyday as we evolve alongside the tech industry. Where there's less hierarchy, there's more autonomy & collaboration.


Stockholm location, global culture

We’re a team of some Swedes, some German, some Icelandic, some Aussies, some Brazilians, some Americans…the list goes on. We come from over 20 different nationalities, but most importantly we’re a team. We work collaboratively; always focused, having fun, and remembering that we need each other in order to create something of real value.

To date the app has over 30 million registered users with new people joining daily. It’s important to us that as we grow - both as a company and as a team - our culture and office remains a place of collaboration, fun, creativity and great work.

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