Data Scientist

Job description

Great that you're thinking about a career with BSI!

Are you a Data Scientist looking for a permanent role that offers you the opportunity to work in a new team to demonstrate the value data science can bring to an organisation, providing the ability to help shape the strategic direction of data science in BSI? This could be the role for you.

The Data Science team will have access to a wide variety of data sets to analyse and projects to be involved with. In addition to creating a new data science team, we are also excited to be opening our new Innovation Lab in Cambridge where the team will be based.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who likes seeking new data challenges in a proactive manner where the opportunities to make a difference are there to be grabbed!

We cover a wide variety of sectors such as Food, Healthcare, Built Environment, Aerospace, and partner with both public and private organisations to make our world safer, more secure, and resilient.

Why not come and work for the organisation that is creating standards on disruptive technologies, including AI?

In this Data Science role, you will partner with the global key data owners and technology partners to further our goals of providing solutions designed at increasing Trust, Sustainability, and Resiliency. This role will be a member of our Innovation team which is creating solutions that redefine digital assurance and advanced predictive analysis. You will work closely on data experiments, projects and solution builds across multiple business units and industries and will report to the Director of AI and Data Science.

About The Company

BSI is the UK’s National Standards Body, but we are much more than that. We are an international organisation that tackles the problems businesses have by leading the development and embedding of best practices. We help companies access new markets, accelerate innovation, become more resilient and sustainable, and build trusted customer relationships.

Standards protect and create trust, but they are only one aspect of our work. Ensuring conformity with standards and regulatory frameworks accelerates our clients’ ability to improve and grow. Our consulting expertise and insights create a rich environment for innovation. Our work across these interconnected areas unlocks value for clients that is not always apparent when we start.

Key Responsibilities

  • Engage with data owners across the organisation to identify data analysis opportunities to ethically leverage BSI business data and drive solutions.
  • Mine and analyse BSI-wide data to drive optimization and improvement of product development, marketing techniques and business strategies.
  • Conduct end-to-end analysis that includes scoping, data gathering, ongoing deliverables and presentation. Develop and present demonstrations and prototypes to communicate the opportunities presented by data analysis in BSI.
  • Maintain a portfolio of tools and technologies to ensure that BSI is prepared to leverage a diverse range of both structured and unstructured data and continually assess their efficiency and accuracy.
  • Continually review BSI's portfolio of projects to identify where data generated can contribute to insights.
  • Develop a companywide testing framework, as well as testable hypotheses in conjunction with domain experts from the business followed by appropriate algorithms and data models. Perform speculative analysis of data sets.
  • Advise the business about metrics and the collection of data.
  • Engage with stakeholders to ensure that data insights are effectively communicated through the most appropriate data visualisation and navigation tools.
  • Use predictive modelling to increase and optimize business outcomes.
  • Horizon scan to stay up to date with the latest technology, techniques, and methods, conduct research to develop prototypes and proof of concepts, as well as look for opportunities to use insights/datasets/code/models across other functions in BSI.


What we are looking for:

  • Educated to degree level in mathematics, computer science, or engineering
  • A relevant postgraduate qualification (Essential)

Knowledge & Experience

  • Strong statistical analysis skills
  • Knowledge of Mathlab or R
  • Knowledge of predictive models
  • Strong scripting skills (Python, NumPy)
  • Knowledge of ETL techniques and tools
  • Knowledge of 'big-data' architectures such as Hadoop
  • Strong relational database skills - SQL, stored procedure, development, and a knowledge of database development
  • Knowledge of open-source tools such as Elasticsearch, Kibana
  • Experience in the analysis of both structured and unstructured data

Skills & Abilities

  • Proven ability to take initiative in a data analysis role
  • Ability to quickly assimilate data structures and relationships across data sources
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a proven ability to elicit requirements from both technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Ability to align data analysis research with BSI's goals and objectives
  • A passion for identifying value in data
  • Solutions orientated problem solver
  • High attention to corporate and departmental reputation
  • Ability to function in a fast-moving environment and to meet stringent deadlines for completing tasks

What we offer!

We offer a highly competitive starting salary with 27 days annual leave with the opportunity to increase this to 30 days, company-paid private medical insurance, an excellent company-contributed pension scheme, and a wide range of flexible benefits that you can tailor to suit your lifestyle.

Our Excellence Behaviours: Client-centric, Agile, Collaborative. These three behaviours represent how we do things at BSI. They help us ensure that BSI is a great place to work and a highly successful business.

BSI is conducting face-to-face interviews where appropriate and possible. If you are invited to a face-to-face interview but feel more comfortable with conducting the interview virtually, please speak to a member of our recruitment team.

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