Data Scientist

Ref: ZR_5946_JOB  ·  Posted on 29 June 2021


Our client is looking for experienced Engineers with a proven track record in data science to join their team. Our client has a wide range of opportunities in this area so the roles will vary depending on existing experience.

Our client’s projects are highly creative, so they are looking for individuals who have the ability to think around and propose solutions to problems. The successful candidates will need to communicate to a high standard and work effectively in multi-skilled teams, so good written and verbal communication skills are fundamental.

Key responsibilities

This role is within Digital Advisory which has an excellent record in consultancy and delivery to a wide range of clients, which includes some of the largest public and private sector organizations in the UK, particularly in defence, security and government markets.

The increased use of data within organizations means they now must be able to respond to the disruption of the digital era and the increasing pace, volatility, variety and scale of change that is now an everyday way of life in today’s business environment.

The purpose of this role is to provide architectural consultancy and expertise to our clients on their technology roadmaps Data Assurance and Data Security and Data Exploitation.  In order to increase the value of data and allow them to increase agility, business responsiveness and delivering business value faster.

  • Define the best practices for Data Management, assurance and security including data standards, reporting and analytics
  • Work with clients to integrate these best practices into their data governance and wider enterprise governance structures
  • Work with clients to formulate their vision and work with them to develop, communicate and deliver a roadmap to realise it
  • Translate visions, goals, objectives and high-level requirements into clearly defined and actionable packages of work
  • Develop technology specifications that ensure new technology solutions are designed for optimal access and usefulness, for leveraging company data
  • Apply architectural and business concepts to design a solution that meets operational requirements, such as scalability, maintainability, security, reliability, extensibility, flexibility, availability and manageability
  • Enable change by understanding existing business norms, identifying and capturing needs and recommending technical solutions that deliver value to clients and their key stakeholders
  • Use Systems Thinking and Systems Engineering methods for enterprise level problem solving and design
  • Applying data architecture disciplines to new fields such as Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
  • Produce a holistic view of the architecture which can be viewed and understood from a variety of viewpoints and levels


Skills & experience
  • A degree in a science, computing or engineering subject, or equivalent experience
  • Proven work experience as a Data Architect, Data Scientist, Data Analyst or similar role
  • Experience with the use of Enterprise Architecture frameworks such as ISO42010, TOGAF, Zachman and the ITIL and IT4IT service architecture frameworks
  • Experience of information systems design and delivery, applying engineering rigour through Enterprise Architecture development methods and tools as appropriate
  • In-depth understanding of database structure principles
  • Experience gathering and analysing system requirements
  • Expertise in SQL
  • Knowledge an inexperience in at least one of the following: UML, ERD, ETL,OLAP
  • Knowledge of Python or similar
  • Familiarity with data visualization tools (e.g. Tableau, Power BI and R)

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

  • Excellent stakeholder management with focus on nurturing & developing strong relationships
  • Strong consulting skills, knowledge and experience of a variety of techniques and methods to capture, elaborate and understand client challenges (structured thinking, effective report writing and presentations, and strong stakeholder engagement)
  • Good negotiation, communication and relationship building skills; able to influence business decisions and formulate positive relationships with customers, strategic partners and colleges
  • A high-level of self-initiation, organisation and enthusiasm
  • Motivated to drive the design and delivery of solutions that realise the outcomes for the client’s needs
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to influence effectively across multiple media
  • Personable team player, able to work under guidance and own initiative, adding expertise and value to project deliverables
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills
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
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