About the position:

Our client is a boutique data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence consultancy, specialising in delivering solutions that drive tangible business value and change results. They work with clients to understand their core business challenges and use their expertise to design and implement innovative and insightful solutions based on cutting edge AI and machine vision technology that have a meaningful impact on their client's business.

Our client is looking for an experienced Senior Data Scientist to join their development team. This role would suit an ambitious, dynamic, and multifaceted individual who wants to join a creative, close-knit team in a forward-thinking, fast-growing company with a diverse working environment.

Your responsibilities:

  • Deliver impactful business results through the development and delivery of cutting-edge machine learning models
  • Play a lead role in client engagement, helping to understand the client's challenges, and designing and presenting innovative technical solutions
  • Share meaningful status updates and playback project progress and results to client teams
  • Synthesise information from large and diverse datasets and deploy advanced statistical and machine learning methods to understand and model underlying drivers
  • Work closely with Product Owners to define and prioritise business problems, validating high-value hypotheses for their solution
  • Analyse data, build and maintain machine learning models to help address problems and unlock new opportunities for our commercial clients
  • Identify opportunities to apply data science to drive sustainable growth for clients
  • Ongoing development of both technical skills and business knowledge, to encourage innovations in data science
  • Mentoring and developing junior members of the team to grow their capability and understanding

We are looking for someone who:

  • Achieved a 2:1 or 1st class bachelor's degree in computer science, Engineering, Mathematics, or a related discipline, or equivalent professional experience
  • Has 3+ years of commercial experience
  • Is highly numerate and experienced at handling real-world data
  • Has a track record of developing high performing machine learning models using Python or similar
  • Can demonstrate a commercial focus with the ability to identify and deliver data science-based solutions to drive improved business performance
  • Has demonstrable proficiency in SQL and Python for the transformation, analysis, and visualisation of data
  • Has strong critical thinking, problem-solving skills, deep understanding of algorithms, and appreciation of working with data and loves to experiment and get to grips with new technologies and approaches
  • Has excellent communication skills and ability to explain complex analytical concepts to stakeholders from different backgrounds

We would love to hear from you if you have any of the following:

  • Previous consulting experience
  • Experience leading a team of developers/engineers
  • Experience with data visualisation software: Power BI, Spotfire, Tableau, Qlik, or Looker
  • Confidence using big data technologies such as Spark, Elasticsearch, Hadoop
  • Statistical techniques (regression, clustering, etc.)
  • Front-end web development experience, e.g. HTML or JavaScript
  • Experience working in a Cloud-based computing platform (ideally AWS)

What you will get in return:

  • A competitive base salary with the chance to earn a significant performance-related bonus as part of the client's employee gain share scheme
  • 27 days (in addition to bank holidays) of paid annual leave
  • Up to 14% employer pension contribution matching
  • A premium gym membership
  • The opportunity to work from home and set your own working hours
  • The chance to use the latest technologies and work on genuine cutting-edge problems in the field of AI and machine learning