Data Scientist

Location: Birmingham

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Join us in supporting our major UK banking client with a fantastic opportunity to join them as a Data Scientist. This leading role will see you identify and working with data sets to solve difficult, non-routine analysis problems, applying advanced analytical methods as needed. This is an excellent opportunity to achieve maximum exposure in a challenging role and make a real impact to this organisation. As a Data Scientist, you'll be evaluating and improving business processes and products using scientific rigour and statistical methods. You'll be supporting and collaborating with multidisciplinary teams on a wide range of business problems, including the prevention of financial crime, understanding customer interactions with the bank and the management of credit risk.

You'll also be:

  • Developing comprehensive knowledge of data structures and metrics, advocating for changes where needed for product development.

  • Communicating effectively across our functions and franchises to make business recommendations, influencing and gaining business buy-in.

  • Conducting analysis that includes data gathering and requirements specification in collaboration with business stakeholders.

  • Iteratively building and prototyping data analysis pipelines to provide insights that will ultimately lead to production deployment.

  • Identifying new methods, tools, techniques and opportunities to deliver business value via cost reduction, income generation or improved customer experience through the application of data science.

The skills you'll need

  • To succeed in this role, you'll need evidence of previous project implementation and work experience gained in a data analysis related field as part of a multidisciplinary team. Additionally, you'll hold a degree in a quantitative discipline or have evidence of equivalent practical experience.

  • We'll look to you to bring experience of translating model results back to business value, along with experience of model lifecycle management or machine learning operations. As well as this, project management experience, and knowledge and experience of commercial banking would be advantageous.

You'll also demonstrate:

  • Experience with statistical software, database languages, big data technologies and cloud environments.

  • Experience articulating and translating business questions and using statistical techniques to arrive at an answer using available data.

  • The ability to demonstrate leadership, self-direction and the ability to both teach others and learn new tools and techniques.

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills and the ability to adapt the communication style to a specific audience.

  • Extensive relevant work experience, including expertise with statistical data analysis such as linear models, multivariate analysis, stochastic models and sampling methods.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnerships, pregnancy or maternity or age

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