Senior Data Scientist

Recruiter
DWP Digital
Location
Leeds, United Kingdom
Salary
GBP49171 - GBP73346 per annum
Posted
08 May 2022
Closes
07 Jun 2022
Ref
14026380
Job Function
Other
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
DWP. Digital with Purpose.

Deliver proactive, innovative, and insightful data products which can help improve outcomes for millions of users

Up to £73,346, plus 27.9% pensions contributions

DWP Digital offers uniquely inspiring and fulfilling career opportunities for people passionate about making a genuine difference to society.

We are undergoing a generational digital transformation programme which is changing how government services work and how millions of people access support and payments.

Data science has a critical role to play - in the better, more efficient and effective design of our services and also in making them more personalized for each individual's circumstances.

Our Data Scientists deliver proactive, innovative and insightful data products via agile philosophies and cloud technologies.

You'll work with a multi-disciplinary team to deliver data science solutions, as the link between operational, technical and analytical teams.

We're looking for someone energised by discovering patterns in data, and motivated to embed that insight in products.

You passion for Data Science will enable innovative ways to support service transformation, optimize service delivery and increase customer experience using techniques such as process mining, optimization, machine learning, and prediction.

Our Tech / Your Skills

  • You will work with a wide range of data originating from the Operational systems, via cloud, utilising your expert skills in SQl/R/Python.
  • You have the technical versatility to pick up new technologies or languages relevant to the data manipulation, data analytics and data visualisation domain.
  • Academic background in Maths, Statistics, Computer Science (or similar experience and aptitude).
  • You will lead multiple data science projects, defining timescales and scope of sprints, MVPs etc, and applying 80:20 thinking.
  • You're a role-model for analytics development best practices, with commitment to quality assurance of predictive models and demonstrate ethical considerations such as unintended biases.
  • You can communicate data-driven insights clearly and with impact, orally and in writing, using story-telling to get your message home
  • Hands-on experience delivering innovative, data driven solutions and model building on large and/or complex data sets including linking disparate data, extensive data manipulation, iteration of analytical techniques and visualisation of the results.
  • You have deep appreciation of the relative benefits and shortcomings of different analytics techniques (e.g. NLP, neural networks, deep learning etc) and know how to drive adoption.
  • Strong stakeholder management skills.

Why join us?

Our scale is huge and our user-driven purpose unique:
  • We have 1bn lines of code in over 12,000 code repos and 90+ programming languages.
  • We run around 294 days' worth of testing every day through automation. You could get a rocket to Mars in that time.
  • We have one of the biggest data lakes in Europe.
  • Over 22 million people - 1/3 of the UK's adult population - access our services daily. Over 100,000 colleagues and agents use the kit, tools and systems we roll out.
  • We're one of the biggest payers in Europe with over £195bn payments made annually.

Details. Wages. Perks.

Your home hub will be in your choice of Leeds, Manchester or Sheffield.

Hybrid home/hub-based working means you'll be in the office face-to-face about 40% of the time with the rest working from home using our remote collaboration solutions.

As well as pay up to £73,346, our pension offer is brilliant. You'll get 27.9% employer pension contributions - so you can look after your own future while creating solutions that empower others to do the same.

Some of the benefits our team love
  • You'll also get a generous leave package starting at 26 days, rising further with service
  • flexible working options to enable you to achieve the work life balance that right for you including part-time, flexi time and job sharing
  • Civil service pension with an employer contribution of 27.9%
  • training and development opportunities
  • Discounts and savings on shopping, fun days out and more
  • Interest-free loans to buy a bike or a season ticket
  • Professional development, coaching, mentoring and career progression opportunities.


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