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Data Scientist

  • Job reference: DEIT400
  • Location: Central London
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: IT
Job description: My client, a local authority in East London, is looking for a Data Scientist to work on an initial 6 month contract basis.

Your work will focus on high-value projects that make it easier to deliver efficient IT services or practically demonstrate the value of using data science techniques to support digital transformation. Using your experience of developing in Qlik and statistical techniques to large, complex data sets you will be able to explore data to discover new information, create predictive models and construct compelling data narratives. Using these findings you will be able to 'show the thing' by rapidly prototyping high-quality applications that meet user needs. You will persuasively advocate the value of these data science approaches to a range of technical and non-technical audiences.


Knowledge and Experience:

* Ability in understanding business problems and trying to address them by leveraging data - characterized by high-volume, high dimensionality from multiple sources
* Experience within Qlik environment: QlikVeiw, QlikSense and N=printing
* Experience with building predictive statistical, behavioural or other models via supervised and unsupervised machine learning, statistical analysis, and other predictive modelling techniques.
* Understanding of standard statistical techniques such as regression analysis, factor analysis, significance testing, cluster analysis, and Bayesian analysis.
* Understanding of applying statistical techniques using a range of software/codebases e.g. R, Python, SAS, SPSS, Matlab
* Experience of designing with data to create data-rich full-stack web applications, particularly within Qlik environment
* Ability to construct and effectively communicate data stories using data visualisation techniques and narrative storytelling
* Ability to quickly research and learn new programming tools and techniques.
* Understanding of data privacy and ethical considerations when applying data science
* Strong proficiency in a number of specialisms and expert knowledge in one on them. e.g. Dashboarding, Natural Language Processing, Network analysis, geospatial analysis, deep learning
* Experience of working within an agile project team and been involved in leading project tasks and assisting with sprint planning.
* Experience of leading small-scale data science projects


We are looking for an individual who is committed to promoting user-centred, Agile approaches and creating a culture which promotes multi-disciplinary team working. You will build excellent working relationships across the Council, with partners and with external agencies, ensuring that our services meet the Local Government Digital Service Standard.


In the first instance, please send me your CV to be considered or alternatively, please contact Daniel Eccles on 01772 208958 for more information.

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