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Head of Data Science in Barcelona

Mitiga Solutions

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Job Description

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.


  • +3 years of proven experience leading and managing a data science team.
  • +4 years of hands-on data experience in commercial industries.
  • Previous experience working in high-paced scale-up or start-up environments.
  • Advanced degree (PhD preferred) in Data Science, Computer Science, Statistics, or a closely related field.
  • Demonstrated track record of successfully implementing data-driven solutions with a focus on climate risk prediction.
  • Strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills with the ability to motivate and inspire a team.
  • Proficiency in programming languages commonly used in data science (Python, R, etc.).
  • Experience with cloud platforms (AWS, Azure, GCP) a plus.

Join EarthScan and be at the forefront of developing solutions that empower informed decision-making in the face of climate change.



A recent study shows that one in every 10 tech workers in Spain are women. Only 8% of all contracts in 2019 with people with disabilities were in technology and science. Meanwhile, 30% of LGTBIQ people in Spain do not come out in the workplace for fear of discrimination.  

This is neither the world we want to live in nor the workplace we’re building.  

Mitiga is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

In fact, we strongly encourage applicants from minority groups to apply.

Our offer

Our vision is to be the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay and do their best work. Some of our benefits, like unlimited personal time or flexible working arrangements, help work adjust to your life – and not the other way around. You can work from home or come twice a week to our office near the beach in one of the coolest spaces in town (Norrsken House). Dogs and other furry friends are welcome!

Our compressed work schedule allows you to work half a day on Fridays during the year (so you can start the weekend early). During the summer, it also allows you to work 4 days a week, so you spend time with your loved ones (or work on your tan). Shadow our leadership and participate in our structured feedback and mentorship programs. If you grow, we grow.


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