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Senior Data Scientist, London, UK

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Data Science & Data Engineering
500 to 600 per day
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DATA SCIENTIST / Geographic Analysis / Machine Learning


You will be involved in all aspects of advanced analytics, from helping to create relevant analysis and service offerings by leading and executing analytics work and continuing to expand the analytical foundation and competitive value proposition. You will be responsible for clarifying initial objectives, setting up analytics work plan and methodology, organizing the data scientist members of the team, quality assurance, and managing scope and work planning throughout the project.

You will also be expected to provide mentoring, coaching, and career development to Junior Data Scientists on both a formal and informal basis.


• Degree in a field linked to computer science, applied mathematics, statistics, machine learning, or related data centric areas, or
• Relevant work experience of 5+ years
• Passion for and interest in data science topics
• Autonomous self-starter, drive and energy, and desire to work in a Start-up environment
• Creative, yet structured problem solver
• Able to work in a fast-paced environment and to manage multiple tasks in parallel
• Strong interpersonal credibility, reliability, and service mentality
• Highest ethical standards, able to maintain discretion and confidentiality
• Written and verbal communication skills in English, preferably also in a second language

Technical competencies
• Experience in the following analytics methods (two or more of the following):
o Machine learning: e.g. Random Forest, neural networks
o Predictive modeling: e.g. logistic regression, linear regression
o Geographic Analysis (location-allocation, travelling sales person, vehicle routing problem)

• Strong candidates additionally have experience with one or more of the following methods:
o Geographic cluster recognition and manipulation techniques
o Statistics (t-tests, ANOVA)
o Variable reduction (FA, PCA)
o Segmentation/clustering techniques
o Time series analysis: e.g. ARIMA, VAR, etc.
o Text mining & unstructured data analytics
o Agent-based simulation
o Optimization, e.g. linear programming, heuristic approaches

• Familiarity with a broad base of analytics tools – preferably one or more per category:
o Data management, e.g. Alteryx, Excel, SQL, PostGRESql, or similar
o Analytics platforms and languages, e.g. R, Python, RapidMiner, SPSS, or similar
o Data visualization, e.g. Tableau, Qlik, or similar
o Geographic information system (GIS): ESRI incl. Network Analyst, Quantum GIS, MapInfo, or similar

• Preferably experience in applied analytics for business problem solving/experience building analytical solutions (as a plus)
o Delivery fleet optimization
o Loyalty program effectiveness
o Customer segmentation and targeting
o Churn prevention

Contact Details:
Tel: 0203 301 9900
Fax: 0203 301 9901
Contact: James Jarvis

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