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Data Scientist

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  • Sector:

    Change and Transformation

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  • Job functions:

    Data Scientist

  • Salary:

    £500 - £600 per day + Inside IR35

  • Contact:

    Issy Faife

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  • Published:

    2 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

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  • Please note that good knowledge of Pyspark and experience with Pyspark in projects involving big data is essential for the project.
  • Expertise in spatial data analysis would greatly benefit the project, while experience with cloud computing would also be helpful.


  • Apply data engineering expertise (inc. Pyspark) and data science techniques to gain insight from AIS and other related data sources, as outlined in the project scope.
  • Collaborate with colleagues in an Agile methodology, demonstrating incremental progress through two-week sprints.
  • Report significant changes to statistical outputs and any material issues or limitations with the approach.
  • Apply relevant data visualisation techniques to communicate findings with impact.


  • Deliver well tested and dependable code
  • Deliver clear code documentation
  • Support relevant teams in the publication of statistical indicators.


  • Production quality data processing pipelines, using AIS and other data as required
  • Version controlled and well documented, clean, maintainable code
  • Regular reporting to the project team and on-demand to the Senior Leader Team
  • Work collaboratively with the delivery team following agile practices.
  • Protect security of data and code as required.
  • Regular updates and presentations to the Faster Indicators team and Data Science Campus scientists to ensure that the product meets user needs.
  • Write technical blogs, scientific papers, and reports as required.
  • Investigate issues and anomalies in AIS data.