Senior Data Scientist

Job Title: Senior Data Scientist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, England
Salary: £45000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH20317_1568899174
Contact Name: Katherine Clarke
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 19, 2019 14:19

Job Description

Role: Senior Data Scientist

Salary: £45,000 - £75,000 per annum

Contract type: Permanent

Location: London

I am looking for a Senior Data Scientist to join our team in London, leading the modernisation of the organisations data management services, through the development of an Enterprise data platform.

You will be working in a multi-disciplinary Agile Team. By using Agile approaches to delivery, the team 'work out loud' encouraging inclusive and open discussions to drive development forward.

As the Senior Data Scientist, you will apply statistical, algorithmic, and algebraic techniques to gain advanced understanding of data. You will partake in data exploration, advise the design of data pipelines, and work to automate analytical methods.

You will be delivering innovative data-insight, advising on marketplace activity in data science and the opportunities that data opens to innovation and delivering better outcomes consumers.

Key responsibilities:

  • Partner with Subject Matter Expert, internal policy workers and workers out in the marketplace and across the organisation to identify data-intense issues for consumers
  • Develop data models that integrate data to enable procedural and statistical approaches for insights to be established.
  • Promote the opportunities of advanced data analysis to participants in the marketplace, as you facilitate better outcomes for consumers
  • Partner with Data Engineers and Data Business Analysts to deliver your models and apply your advanced analytical approaches to generate otherwise inaccessible insight
  • Ensure principles of security and privacy are assessed and designed into data solutions
  • Peer review the analytical approaches of colleagues, assuring robust work is carried out
  • Assure that your work and the work of colleagues meets the organisation's standards
  • Provide succinct documentation to support knowledge training and retention
  • Be available and supportive to junior members of the team

Key outputs and deliverables:

  • Provide high quality opportunities for advanced data-driven insight are identified
  • Trusted data models are constructed applying recognised statistical techniques and approaches to procedural data analysis
  • Be the integration of your models into the wider organisations Data Services platform
  • Industry professions and those working across government are better informed and enabled when conducting their work
  • Your reviews of other people's analysis are trusted and provide constructive opportunities for improvement to the work
  • Your fellow analysts feel that they have benefited from your mentoring
  • Ensure that data models comply with Privacy and Security requirements
  • Data governance rules are upheld at all times, particularly with respect to areas of privacy and security.

Key stakeholder relationships

  • With the Subject Matter Experts and Product Owner in policy and analysis. These can be people internal or external, their business interests will span a wide spectrum of technical competencies
  • The Data Engineering staff, who will work with you as you integrate your analytical models into the data services platform
  • Senior policy decision makers, who will need clear and comprehensible communication form you as you explain your data-driven insights
  • Analysts, who are to be supported and trained as they develop their capabilities
  • Professionals in the marketplace with whom you will facilitate better outcomes for consumers

Specific skills and capabilities


  • Strong communication skills
  • Experience working in a collaborative team environment
  • Keen sense of camaraderie and a willingness to tailor engagement approaches
  • Willingness to expand your network of contacts to enable innovative work
  • The willingness to develop relationships and collaboratively build innovative approaches to generating insight from data
  • Trained to an advanced level in a scientific of applied statistics discipline. PhD level training (or equivalent experience) is expected
  • Demonstrable experience applying statistical techniques to large and complex data
  • Advanced data analysis, synthesis and data modelling skills
  • Skilled with software languages such as SQL and Python, other languages may be suitable
  • An enquiring mind that investigates the fundamentals
  • The desire to continuously innovate and bring about improvements to best practice, whether applied directly to technology or to best practice with regulatory data
  • A positive attitude that is willing to ensure knowledge retention and transfer
  • A flexible approach to working, with the ability to work on multiple strands of work and be responsive to challenging and ever evolving deadlines


  • Experience adopting an agile approach to software development
  • Knowledge of Business intelligence tools, such as QlikSense, Tableau, Domo, etc
  • Experience working with privacy and information accreditation or assurance teams and delivering solutions capable of meeting legal and regulatory requirements

Benefits include:

  • 25 days holiday, rising to 30 after 2 years of service
  • Competitive Pension
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Season Ticket Loan Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Flexible working hours and flexi-time

If this role sounds like you then please apply ASAP or give me Katherine Clarke a call on 01173320813 or email me on Katherine. Clarke @

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