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Junior Data Scientist
  • Python
  • Machine Learning
  • Excel
Thames Water Utilites
Reading
143 days ago

The Data Factory will deliver data standards, governance and a single version of the truth. This will be hosted on leading edge platforms and tooling that’s fit for purpose and stored in a secure and documented manner to protect customer data and company reputation. All this will put the intelligent insight into the hands of our people to maximise its efficiency and continue to provide excellent customer service we need to harness our data and use it to drive intelligent, insight driven decisions.

Under the direction of the Lead Data Scientist, and working closely with the Head of Data scrum masters and business stakeholders, the Junior Data Scientist will help build and manage a data science algorithms, and apply advanced analytics to help optimize process, enable fact driven decision making, reduce cost and increase resource allocation and effectiveness.

You'll act as a pathfinder and trailblazer… helping us to shape Thames Water of the future.

Drive exciting work:

  • You will get to use state of the art technology and work with machine learning algorithms to improve customer experience, grow revenue, and increase efficiency across different parts of our group - Algorithms like Random Forest, XGBoost, LSTM,KNN should make you tingle with excitement!

Get a holistic view:

  • You'll work with stakeholders and fellow data scientists under the guidance of the lead data scientist to understand the business problem, design a solution, and implement it to create a tangible outcome.
  • Your goal is to bring multiple pieces of data together to see if we can mine valuable information - Remember algorithms without the right context can’t produce actionable insight that is the reason we always ask the why’s!

Access all areas:

  • Data science needs to be underpinned by great quality data and has a close collaboration with Data Engineering, so we would want you to be an educated customer of that team.
  • Helping data governance develop the guiderails we use with the business to capture the right data at the right time with the right tools and store and care for it.
  • Just like water, data needs to flow uninhibited, needs to be clean and fit for purpose so that we can convert data to information to insight to action.
  • Knowledge of the water industry, how TW operates and where the areas of opportunity for data insight to add value and have the most impact are

We want you to have fun:

  • Our Data Factory definition of fun is that you can enjoy your work in a friendly supportive environment with your peers. We want you to break perceived boundaries with innovation, converting data to value, discussing analysing and fitting Thames Water processes with the latest algorithm, keeping you alert always and feeding your curiosity.
  • In short, being part of an innovative data hub doing the cool stuff - making a difference, pushing the boundaries forward and celebrating the value that we bring.

To be successful you will have the following skills and experience:

A Thames Water Data Scientist is sceptical, curious, has an inquisitive mind, knows machine learning, statistics, probability, applies Scientific Method, runs experiments, is good at coding and hacking, is able to deal with IT Data Engineering and knows how to build data products!

  • A degree in a quantitative discipline such as mathematics, physics, computer science or engineering.
  • Strong mathematical and statistical analysis skills are essential.
  • An understanding of and experience of applying machine learning methods
  • Experience of R,Python with the appropriate packages
  • Cloud platforms

What’s in it for you?

Our competitive salary and package includes an excellent contributory pension and 26 days holiday. There is also a wider benefits scheme which includes an annual pay review, season ticket loans and loyalty awards for continuous service plus discounts at a wide range of retailers via Benefits on Taps.

We’re proud to be here for our local community, offering all of our teams two days paid volunteer leave a year, as well as proudly supporting a lot of local events and charities.


About Us

Thames Water is the UK’s largest water and wastewater company. We make a daily difference to millions of customers by suppling 2.7 billion litres of world-class water to around 10 million homes.

As our world changes, the need to take care of our most precious resource is greater than ever, both locally and globally. That’s why, at Thames Water, every one of our actions, big and small, matters every day. Water is essential to daily life, and that means our business is always open. We’re passionate about providing world-class tap water, now and for the future.

We’re also turning waste into power, self-generating 20% of the energy we use and, in turn, doing our bit for the planet. We’re reducing plastic waste by celebrating our tap water and rolling out an ambitious water fountain project. We’re using our voice to lobby for change and partnering with WaterAid to provide clean water to the world’s poorest communities.

Together, we’re building a better future for our customers, our region and our planet.

Thames Water is a unique, rewarding and diverse place to work. If you join our team, you’ll enjoy fast-tracked career opportunities, flexible working arrangements and unparalleled benefits. We’re also proud to be an equal opportunity employer, Stonewall Diversity Champion and Disability Confident Leader, welcoming individuals from all walks of life and leading the way with an award-winning mental health and wellbeing strategy.

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