Data Scientist

Bristol, England, gb
Company: Jisc
Category: Computer and Mathematical Occupations
Published on 2021-06-20 18:05:47

More details

Salary: circa £50,000 per annum when working full time (35 hours)
Contract: Permanent
Location: Flexible

About Jisc

We believe in ‘Technology for Good’ – in improving lives through education and research. Our passionate team of people want to make a social impact and challenge conventional thinking as they work on cutting-edge, emerging technologies and solutions – the kind you won’t find anywhere else.

A place of openness and inclusivity, here we don’t just execute – we have the creative freedom and support to ideate, build and see our impact on an entire collective.

No pigeonholes or boxes, we believe great ideas come from everywhere and we’re all driven to live up to our leading reputation.

Not only do we have the opportunity to work at the highest level, but on meaningful projects too. That’s why we look for brave risk-takers – those who are always thinking one step ahead to power our organisation forward, and realise our digital vision.

About you

We know that sometimes people can be put off applying for a job if they think they can’t tick every box but we realise the ‘perfect candidate’ doesn’t exist. So, if you can do most of what we are looking for, go ahead and apply. You could be exactly what we need!

We’re ideally looking for someone with:

•Expert level experience of machine learning, advanced analytics techniques, predictive modelling, data mining, forecasting and statistical analysis.
•Experience bringing Data Science solutions to production.
•Experience in Python, and the ability to write readable efficient code using version control software.
•Practical experience with SQL, ETL and data analytics.
•Use of data visualisation tools such as Power BI or Tableau and significant experience of leading projects or product development within data analytics.
•Calm under pressure and able to exercise initiative and self-direction.
•Able to influence others and where necessary be assertive and credible with internal and external contacts.

The role

The Data Analytics Directorate supports members and customers by providing data analytics and services, which enrich the student experience, and advance higher and further education with powerful business intelligence and analysis.

This role is in our data and content team where data is at the heart of everything we do. We collect and integrate data people want to use. We deliver knowledge and skills so that people can make use of the data and we help customers use data to make decisions about their business and their everyday decisions.

The prime purpose of this role is to provide expertise in data science for both internal and external customers of the data analytics directorate. This is a relatively new role for the directorate and we expect the role holder will need to help define the value that they can bring to the team and our products and services so the role may well evolve over time.

Typically you can expect to research and develop suitable algorithm design for data analysis, understand the need for data science and devise appropriate solutions whilst leading and managing work for internal and external customers. This will include identifying solutions and delivering results.

For more information, please see the attached job description.

Why work at Jisc

We want to make sure our people have the flexibility they need to balance their personal lives and do well at work. So, we focus on outputs rather than presenteeism and are open to a whole range of ways of working including flexible hours and working from home.

We are always learning and developing. All our people have access to a huge variety of learning resources to help them achieve this.

Our benefits are great too, We offer:
• 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays and 3 additional days Christmas closure) and flexible agile working
• A range of health & wellbeing benefits, including cash plan, and access to wellbeing support
• You have the option to join a generous pension scheme
• We offer a wide range of discounts, a cycle to work scheme, financial wellbeing savings and season ticket loans as well as a range of other benefits
• We also offer generous parental leave arrangements, career breaks and volunteer leave

Connecting with each other is a doddle, thanks to our technology, but getting face to face is something we value and find time for when we can, our main officers are Bristol, London, Harwell and Manchester so you may need to travel on occasion.

Other stuff you need to know

At Jisc we celebrate diversity and know that it is critical for our success. We work hard to make sure we’re inclusive. So, if you are great at what you do and share our values, we want to hear from you.

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