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DATA SCIENTIST – ANALYTICS

DATA SCIENTIST – ANALYTICS

 

December 2021

SUMMARY

An exciting opportunity to join an experienced team providing senior Data Science support for significant public sector digital transformation.

Permanent Position only.

TECHNICAL CRITERIA

You will be…

  • Part of a collaborative team carrying out the design, architecture and development of customer solutions using problem solving and applying your skills and knowledge.
  • Providing technical expertise in developing intelligent systems using advanced data analytics capabilities, including machine learning and artificial intelligence.
  • Confident in the provision of real-time business intelligence solutions within the digital transformation of business performance and reporting.
  • Experienced with Azure and AWS and in their use for the development of strategic business solutions, including required data warehousing, database solutions, ETL, ELT and data pipelines/feeds.
  • Supporting bids for new work in areas involving data analytics and intelligent systems, writing proposals and providing estimates in line with the company process.
  • Building relationships with customers, gathering requirements and providing advice on business processes and potential solutions.
  • Liaising with academic and other organisations to advance collaborative innovative solutions.
  • Be willing to fully engage, be supportive and take on the challenges of working cross- functionally with a wide variety of interactions.
  • Identifying and developing suitable and relevant methods and software products.
  • Able to build your own network of contacts, share your knowledge and network for mutual benefit, be a fast learner, be willing to make mistakes and get things done.
  • A Thought Leader – we want you to be inspiring and in return we will offer the freedom to turn your ideas into reality.

You will have …

Essential

  • Have a degree in a numerate discipline with a significant statistical component. Significant experience in the use of PowerBI, as well as Tableau and/or similar.
  • Be proficient in more than one of; Python, R, Java, C, C++, Scala, as well as using query languages such as NOSQL, Hive, Pig.
  • Significant experience with the deployment of data visualisation tools, such as D3.js, GGplot, etc.
  • Have experience within a team environment working collaboratively to deliver outcomes.
  • Strong data and demonstrable analysis and analytical problem solving skills Strong presentational skills – confident and persuasive.
  • Have a good writing ability – able to produce high quality material in a short period Self-starter at learning new skills and adapting/applying them to the environment.
  • Strong, demonstrable, rapid written and verbal communication skills, particularly in being able to explain complex topics to a less technical audience.
  • The willingness and ability to gain UK Security Clearance (SC) as a minimum. Willingness to take managed risks and assess impact effectively.

Desirable

  • Demonstrable proficiency in large scale data mapping, migration, enrichment, profiling, and querying.
  • Have excellent understanding of advanced analytical methods, machine learning techniques and algorithms, such as k-NN, Naive Bayes, SVM, Decision Forests, etc.
  • Strong Excel knowledge would be an advantage. Some SQL knowledge would help.

CULTURAL FIT CRITERIA

Seeing the Big Picture

  • An ability to focus on the goals and overall intent rather than just individual tasks.
  • Taking an active interest in expanding your own knowledge.

Changing and Improving

  • Taking the initiative to suggest ideas for improvement of yours or others’ approaches in an appropriate way.
  • Learning new procedures and seeking to exploit new technologies and helping colleagues to do the same.

Making Effective Decisions

  • An ability to speak with relevant people in order to obtain the most accurate information and seek advice when unable to proceed.
  • Monitor and store critical data securely and accurately, confidentially and responsibly.

Leading and Communicating

  • Listen to, understand, respect and accept the value of different views, ideas and ways of working.
  • Put forward your own ideas in a clear and constructive manner, choosing an appropriate communication method.

Collaborating and Partnering

  • Readily identify opportunities to share knowledge, information and learning and make progress by working with others, and other organisations.
  • Proactively seek others with whom collaboration would deliver benefit.

Building Capability for All

  • Take responsibility for quality of your own work and seek opportunities for improvement through continuous improvement.
  • Take account of the diverse contributions of team members.

Achieving Commercial Outcomes

  • Recognise factors which contribute to achievement of commercial outcome and proactively support them.
  • Gather and use evidence to assess the costs, benefits and risks of a range of delivery options.

Delivering value for money

  • Understand that all actions have a cost and choose the most effective way to do something in a resource efficient way.
  • Handle numbers confidently, collating information ensuring accuracy of data.

Managing a Quality Service

  • Work with team to set priorities, create clear plans and manage own work to meet the needs of the delivery teams.
  • Communicate in a way which meets and anticipates the customer’s requirements and promotes an effective view of SVGC.

SOME REASONS TO JOIN SVGC

  • Opportunity to play a significant part within a small business.
  • Joining unique projects to learn, grow and excel, by learning on-the-job, learning from others and through formal learning.
  • Work in a supportive culture with access to a wide range of people to support your development – with professional qualifications and mentoring to help you steer your career in your chosen direction.
  • Be at the heart of the digital revolution in globally important organisations.
  • Earn a competitive salary, with 28 days holiday plus bank holidays and the ability to design a flexible benefits package to meet your personal needs.
  • SVGC is based in Wiltshire but you will be operating partly from home and partly in various locations in the South of England.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • SVGC provides and active approach to professional development with a centrally funded budget including full scope of EdX courses available to all our staff.
  • Coaching and mentoring is provided utilising the best experience across our collaborative partnership to provide a wide range of formal and informal accelerated development.

EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS

  • Entitlement to join the company Medical Insurance scheme.
  • Additional Health related benefits.
  • IT and Mobile Phone.
  • Starting Salary (employed) SVGC F1 grade (£55,825 to £60,900) based on individual skills.
  • Entitlement to join the company Pension scheme.
  • Company performance bonus scheme.

HOW CANDIDATES WILL BE EVALUATED

Assessment methods

  • Work history review
  • Triage Interview followed by 2nd interview including presentation on relevant topic

Evaluation weighting

Technical criteria: 50%
Cultural criteria: 30%
Cost: 20%


Please make an initial application using the form below. You will then be contacted to request any additional information including your CV.

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