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Senior Data Scientist

  • Location:

    London

  • Sector:

    Data and Analytics

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Job functions:

    Data Scientist

  • Salary:

    Up to £90000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Jemma Challenger

  • Contact email:

    jemma.challenger@lafosse.com

  • Job ref:

    67834_1637063500

  • Published:

    20 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-12-28

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Senior Data Scientist

Salary up to 90k

WFH with base in London / Bristol

Exciting opportunity for a Senior Data Scientist to join a small team in the central unit of a leading multinational creative transformation company.

The successful candidate will extract, analyse, and interpret large amounts of data from a range of sources, using algorithmic, data mining, artificial intelligence, machine learning and statistical tools. They will translate between technical and non-technical audiences to present results to a range of businesses and build partnerships across the global company network. The Senior Data Scientist will provide excellent consultative services and liaise with senior stakeholders in the business.

This is an end-to-end data science position. Experience with data visualisation is essential; data engineering skills are desirable.

Key Skills and Responsibilities

  • Fluency in Python or R; familiarity with Scala, Java or C++ is an asset
  • Fluency in SQL or SPARQL
  • Experience with Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
  • Experience in data mining
  • Test data mining models to select the most appropriate ones for use on a project
  • Identify valuable data sources and automate collection processes
  • Build algorithms and design experiments to merge, manage, interrogate, and extract data
  • Use machine learning tools and statistical techniques to produce solutions to problems
  • Undertake processing of structured and unstructured data
  • Build and combine models through ensemble modelling
  • Present information using data visualisation techniques
  • Propose solutions and strategies to business challenges
  • Work closely with project management teams to successfully monitor progress of initiatives
  • Create clear reports that tell compelling stories about how customers or clients work with our business
  • Look for opportunities to use insights/datasets/code/models across other functions in the organisation

Person Specification

  • Proven experience as a Data Scientist or Data Analyst
  • Degree educated in an appropriate subject
  • Experience using business intelligence tools (e.g. Tableau) and data frameworks (e.g. Hadoop)
  • Analytical mind and business acumen
  • A passion for data and its associated emerging trends and technologies
  • 5 years + experience of working with structured datasets
  • Very good understanding of data processing technologies and platforms
  • Solid understanding of data management, metadata management, governance, and privacy standards
  • Previous experience of working with metadata
  • Strong stakeholder management skills
  • Exceptional listening, communication, and presentation skills
  • Ability to plan and prioritise, research, and self-learn
  • Strong mathematical skills (e.g. statistics, algebra)
  • Optimistic, open, innovative, resilient, and committed to extraordinary work