Data Scientist

Location: London

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Data Scientist

Remote · Enterprise Software

Company Overview

ProFinda is pioneering “Workforce Optimization”. This emerging £2.8bn software category will transform organisational productivity and the employee talent agenda. With our unique technology, our global clients and channel partnerships we are entering a massively exciting growth phase.

ProFinda is headquartered in London. Since going live in 2011, we have become an award-winning enterprise technology solution with a focus on professional services and other knowledge-driven industries. These organisations have been spending millions on talent systems that have not given them the information they need about their own employee’s skills, let alone their total talent pool including contingent and alumni workers. As a result, employees are left unengaged and under-utilised while these organisations spend more money sourcing contingent workers to fill the gap, and not necessarily the right ones.

ProFinda is a workforce optimization platform that maps the skills, knowledge, and expertise available across an organisation's total talent supply chain of internal, contingent and alumni workers. By implementing ProFinda, a company can now match their available talent internally and externally with the right opportunities at the right time, increasing engagement, productivity, and efficiency while decreasing costs. We use our proprietary skills ontology and machine learning to build an accurate knowledge base of the skills and experiences of employees, contractors, and alumni for major enterprises.

We believe we are changing the way companies think about their people and the way people think about their own careers, by making the total talent pool a reality. To take customers on this journey we need to win their confidence, excel at delivery and continually delight them as the product grows and changes. We treat each client like they were our first and want to find people who are as passionate as we are about client successes.

Role Overview

We're looking for a Data Scientist with 5 or more years of demonstrable experience to work with our Intelligence team on building a semantic, local grammar, based system.

As part of your role, you will be able to architect and solve complex problems with the best tools you can find. You will collaborate on the development of the data lake and data pipelines, as well as on the research and develop of Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning algorithms. You will also assist in product development, looking at things from a data perspective and be responsible for key textual data problems, suggestions, and deep search.

Skills & Requirements

  • Experience with Python. Knowledge of other languages will be beneficial (Ruby or Scala)
  • Keen interest in cutting-edge ML/NLP solutions and technologies.
  • Ability to quickly mock-up solutions using one of common ML/NLP libraries (like SpaCy, OpenNLP, Gensim, NLTK and so on).
  • Experience with AWS services (S3, Athena, lambdas, step functions, SageMaker...)
  • Strong Database knowledge (relational, non-relational and graph).
  • Knowledge of search systems (like Elasticsearch).
  • An ability to draft a service for subsequent usage by other team members.
  • Good writing skills, with a passion for documenting.
  • Excellent knowledge of English (spoken and written).
  • Work in an agile team.
  • Understand the structure of existing applications and how to work with them.
  • Interact daily with members of your team and with the broader Engineering team.
  • Review commits of other team members.

Nice-to-have skills

  • Familiarity with REST APIs and Dockerisation
  • Awareness of recommendation systems and their metrics.

Our culture

ProFinda technology first launched in 2011 and we continue to evolve our culture to remain innovative and collaborative. Each member of our team is constantly influencing and refining our culture. We are focused on making the future of work the reality of work for our clients today, so we live by example in what may be best described as a collaborative, team-first, horizontal culture. Everyone pitches in and everyone shares the success.

Corporate Social Responsibility

The ProFinda platform will make a great impact to many campaigns, globally. We are constantly looking at ways we can make a genuine impact on these important issues. Our engagement across a number of ‘for good’ organisations is growing, and it is something we encourage all of our team to participate in.


Christina Tancredi

Talent Acquisition Lead

At Profinda, we are committed to being an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. All applicants and teammates are encouraged to apply without regard to race, ethnicity, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, national origin, marital status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is determined on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

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