Job description

Package Description

Band: C

Contract type: Fixed Term Contract

Location: London or Salford (Hybrid)

Our Comprehensive Benefits Package Includes

  • An employer pension contribution of up to 10%
  • 26 days’ annual leave (based on full time hours) + bank holidays and the option to buy/sell additional days
  • Contributory lifestyle benefit options including discounts at hundreds of retailers, cycle to work scheme, discounted gym memberships and healthcare schemes
  • Employee assistance and well-being programmes
  • Learning and development tailored to your role – this could include industry recognised qualifications, coaching and mentoring
  • An inclusive and diverse environment with opportunities to join staff networks including: Women’s Network, National Disability Networks and many more.

Family friendly flexible working arrangements, such as hybrid working, job sharing, flexi-time and compressed hours can be requested.

We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and especially welcome individuals from underrepresented groups.

If you require any reasonable adjustments at any time, please let us know by contacting us on with the job reference in the subject.

Job Introduction

The BBC’s world-class online products (iPlayer, News, Sport, Sounds, and more) reach millions of audience members every week, and create upwards of 1 Billion rows of data per day.

Working in a team of around 15 Data Scientists and Engineers you will be involved in a wide variety of machine learning projects. These range from clustering interaction data to gain insights into audience behaviour, to econometric modelling to predict future media consumption.

The CCOG Data Science team focuses on using ML and AI approaches in more of consulting area looking at questions such as: what content should we commission; what will the current content slate deliver for the business in the next 18 months; forecasting the BBC markets; setting business targets.

Main Responsibilities

  • Combine data from a variety of sources, using SQL to interact with our Cloud databases
  • Select the appropriate algorithmic approach to solve a given problem
  • Discuss and implement the solution, from proof of concept to production
  • Using our in-house machine learning platform, programming in R or Python
  • Present the outcome back to stakeholders from a wide range of BBC departments

Are you the right candidate?

Ideally You Will Have

  • A degree in mathematics, statistics, computer science or relevant experience
  • Experience in a previous data role
  • A hands-on approach to problem solving, from understanding the impact down to mathematical details
  • Good programming skills with R or Python
  • Good working knowledge of SQL and experience querying large datasets
  • Experience building machine learning models and deploying them into production
  • A desire to interact with stakeholders and translating business problems into practical solutions
  • Good team working and communication skills

About The BBC

The BBC is committed to redeploying employees seeking suitable alternative employment within the BBC for different reasons and they will be given priority consideration ahead of other applicants. Priority consideration means for those employees seeking redeployment their application will be considered alongside anyone else at risk of redundancy, prior to any individuals being considered who are not at risk.

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours here .

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here .

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