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Head of Data Science

Mitiga Solutions

Mitiga Solutions

Data Science
Barcelona, Spain
Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2024

Our mission

Climate change is causing deep uncertainty at all levels of society, with climate volatility reducing the security of all land-based assets and posing a multi-level security threat for the functioning of enterprises, societies, and governments.

Mitiga is a spinoff of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, which hosts MareNostrum, one of the most powerful supercomputers in Europe.

Mitiga's mission is firmly rooted in employing cutting-edge science and technology to mitigate the multifaceted risks posed by climate-driven perils. Our approach spans a spectrum of temporal scales, from real-time and annual forecasts to projections spanning the next century. This comprehensive perspective on risk, coupled with our capacity to transfer risks to capital markets via catastrophe bonds, positions us to significantly contribute to enhanced climate mitigation, resilience, and equity.

And we need you.

Who you are

Mitiga Solutions is searching for a visionary and experienced Head of Data Science to lead our growing data science team and play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our climate risk solutions.

In this hands-on leadership position, you will be responsible for developing and executing a comprehensive data strategy that drives business growth and enhances our climate risk prediction capabilities. You will provide strategic direction to a talented team of data scientists and data visualization experts, fostering a collaborative and innovative environment. You will also act as a key partner to various departments, translating complex data insights into actionable strategies that propel Mitiga Solutions forward.

Your Impact

Leadership and Strategy

  • Develop and champion a data science strategy aligned with Mitiga Solutions' overall business goals.
  • Provide strategic leadership and direction to the data science team, ensuring strong alignment with company objectives (+3 years of experience leading Data teams required).
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams (Science, Tech, Product, Sales) to embed data insights into core decision-making processes.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders across the company to foster a data-driven culture and champion the value of AI and data science.

Team Management

  • Lead the recruitment, mentoring, and professional development of a high-performing data science team and data visualization experts.
  • Cultivate a collaborative and innovative team environment that fosters intellectual curiosity and continuous learning.

Data Governance and Compliance

  • Establish and enforce data governance and quality assurance policies to ensure data integrity and security.


  • Partner with cross-functional teams to identify and address data-related challenges and opportunities related to climate risk prediction.
  • Serve as a strategic advisor to company leadership, providing data-driven insights that contribute to Mitiga's growth and competitive edge.

Data Science

  • Work closely with the data science team to develop and implement advanced analytics models, machine learning algorithms, and artificial intelligence solutions in the climate risk domain.