Data Scientist

England  ‐ Onsite
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Data Scientist, Daily Rate: £150.00 (Inside IR35), Contract: 9 Months, Hours: 37

Office Locations: Newport, Titchfield, Edinburgh or Darlington. Includes Hybrid Working

Parity Group is delighted to partner with our client, a public sector, that is looking for an experienced SC Cleared Data Scientist who will apply adept knowledge of statistics and programming skills to create innovative data products and solve problems in data management and analysis.

You will be using a range of software packages and analytical techniques. The work will involve developing expertise in acquiring, processing and using data to inform decisions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Use statistical and data science techniques to deliver insight on data, applying your skills in coding, mathematics and statistics to inform debate and influence decisions.
  • Access data sources from government systems as well as new material from surveys, social media, and data scraped from the web.
  • Be innovative and curious when supporting the creation of data products and services, that tell a compelling evidence-based narrative on the UK.
  • Work proactively with customers to identify their requirements, share knowledge and information.
  • Use a range of data analysis tools and techniques, particularly open source.
  • Advise on and apply technical and analytical standards from across government and industry to create reproducible work.
  • Build and support data science capability in other teams.

Your Experience:

  • Hold a first or second-class honours degree in a numerate discipline, computer science or IT equivalent which demonstrates core statistical skills or have worked in a statistical or data science field for a minimum of two years and are able to demonstrate Continuous Professional Development
  • The ability to explain and communicate your findings to a varied audience.
  • Have experience using open-source tools, such as Python, R and Git.
  • Awareness of the limitations and ethics around using data from varying sources, including open data.
  • Ability to design, write, and iterate code to work with data. Show an understandng of documentation, testing and version control.
  • Able to design analysis to support a decision. This could include statistical techniques for modelling, hypothesis testing or time series analysis.

Please note successful candidates will be subject to a mandatory SC Security Clearance Screening.

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