Data Scientist

Ref: ZR_6661_JOB  ·  Posted on 04 January 2022


  • Our client is a large consultancy in the UK and are particularly successful working on MoD, Government and Public Sector contracts within Project and Technical Management, Analytics, Systems Engineering, Business Change and Software Engineering
  • Their agile solutions contribute to a stronger and more cost-effective defence agenda, without sacrificing the overall mission of organisations
  • With more than 150 years of hard work and commitment to making a real difference, the organisation has grown in scale and diversity – approximately 286,000 people in 150 countries and territories, providing these services
  • Every day, all employees work to make an impact that matters and they offer a dynamic culture of inclusion, collaboration, and high performance
  • As the undisputed leader in professional services, all professionals find unrivalled opportunities to succeed and realise their full potential with first class training opportunities and work with some of the world’s most prestigious clients
Key responsibilities
  • Participate in the design and implementation of analytics solutions considering both the theoretical and practical aspects of the possible approaches under a variety of technical, business, and time constraints
  • Working with clients to support the development of structured analytics strategies and understanding their business challenges
  • Keep updated on your analytical and technical skills and share your knowledge with the rest of the team to facilitate their personal growth and the growth of the practice
  • Communicate your technical findings, models, and insights to different technical and non-technical audiences within the firm and to our clients
  • Supporting with go-to-market offerings, bids and growing the practice
  • Working effectively in diverse teams within an inclusive team culture where people are recognised for their contribution
Skills & experience
  • Business exposure and technical expertise in developing and operationalising mathematical/statistical models, including machine learning, to uncover patterns in large scale data sets
  • Strong understanding of mathematical and advanced machine learning methodologies and frameworks (e.g. MXNet, TensorFlow)
  • Experience with a number of data manipulation tools and languages (e.g. Spark, Python, R, SAS, Impala, Hive, Pig, SQL etc.)
  • Strong presentation and communication skills
  • The right to live and work in the UK, be a British national, and have lived in the UK for the last 10 years

The client would also like to see some of the below, but this is not essential:

  • Experience of modern Agile software development methodologies and DevOps practices
  • Exposure to data visualisation tools (e.g. Qlik, Tableau
  • Experience of collaborating with software engineers to integrate your solutions into the rest of the client's environment, from design to production
  • Experience with data architecture, cloud architecture and data security/governance
  • Involvement in pre-sales/business development activities
Additional benefits
  • Holidays, starting at 25 days a year
  • A flexible contributory pension arrangement with matching contributions
  • Life assurance of six times your core salary (up to a maximum of six times the Earnings Cap, in force at date of death)
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Personal accident insurance
  • Mobile phone is not fully funded but you can claim on expenses for business use
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