Data Scientist - Analytics Practice
- Location Swindon Head Office, South West England
- Salary £50,337 - £72,709
- Contract type Permanent
- Closing date 25/07/2018
- Ref R002500026
• A Data Scientist in The Analytics Practice; Data & Analytics Community based at our head offices in Swindon
• £50,377 to £72,709 per annum (dependent on skills and experience), plus bonus and benefits.
• Full time permanent contract
• Send in your application by 25th July 2018
The Analytics Practice in a data led community provides analytic solutions to all areas of the organisation from Proposition development, Financial Crime, Digital Strategy and Retail through to our Process Improvement functions. The content we deliver solves business problems through effective use of data to enable improved services, products and customer experience as well as efficiency and profitability of the society.
This central Data Science capability, ‘the hub’, works with the ‘spoke’ teams across the business in areas such as Marketing & Engagement and Credit Risk.
We also have an opportunity for a Data Scientist in our ‘hub’. To find out more please click the link below (applicants will be considered for both roles so there is no need to make multiple applications):
Data is becoming our most valuable asset and there has never been a more exciting time to develop and use your analytical and data science skills. Nationwide are investing heavily in our data and analytics capabilities to help drive value for our members and support the society strategy and aspirations. The Analytics Practice will be central to this transformation.
Who we're looking for
We’re looking for a data scientist with a specialism in analytics, to join a team of people passionate about driving value from data. You’ll have the opportunity to create analytic solutions to solve business problems across the organisation, support data-driven decision making and bring real value to members. This role aims to generate machine learning models and intelligent insight to improve the society in terms of our products, services and member experience as well as our productivity and efficiency as an organisation.
To achieve this, we are looking for an enthusiastic and proactive data scientist that will bring fresh ideas and methods to the current team.
As a minimum, you’ll:
• Be a great communicator and adept at telling a story with data, be good at building relationships and influencing across all levels in the organisation.
• Have expertise using Python/R/Julia/Lua
• Have a Master’s or PhD in maths, statistics, computer science or physics, Economics or other related field.
• Have knowledge of linear algebra, high order statistics and machine learning algorithms
• Experience interpreting outputs of models and building visualizations to depict your interpretations
• Have completed end to end analytical pieces of work, bringing the output to life through compelling story telling to ensure business adoption.
• Be innovative, creative and agile, developing and championing new ideas, spotting opportunities, and learning fast along the way.
• Experience of SAS EM, VA/VS would be beneficial
What you'll be doing
Working within the hub of a hub-and-spoke data science model, the role will involve working across different communities to understand the difficulties they currently face and identify areas of improvement. This will lead you to the develop ment of new analytics use cases for the team to deliver. You will be working collaboratively with the advanced analytics team, data engineering team and business stakeholders to understand the data we have available and how it can be used to support use case delivery. You will be working within the Agile framework to create machine learning/statistical models using a variety of tools with the aim of delivering an implementable solution for the business.
As the role will involve creating new and innovative solutions for the business to adopt, it is important that you are able to build strong working relationships with stakeholders and tell a compelling story to support the delivery of your outputs. You will also be expected to showcase the success stories of the team to demonstrate the art of the possible. The demand for innovation and analytics across the organisation is only going to increase therefore you will be expected to grow with the role.
As part of the Analytics Practice that sits within our Data & Analytics community, your focus will be engaging business stakeholders to understand their key business challenges, identifying where analytics can help, building high quality trusted analysis/models, and then delivering the outputs in compelling business terms to underpin the successful delivery of business strategies.
The data you use will be varied and multi-faceted, and the insights you generate along the way will prove invaluable. We are constantly looking to utilise more varied structured, semi-structured and unstructured data sources to bring additional dimensions and considerations into our analysis, and a key part of your role will be seeking out those sources and spotting opportunities to drive value from them.
Nationwide is currently investing in implementing a new Big Data platform based on Hortonworks Hadoop, Teradata and Open Source tooling. We’ll use this technology to develop a strong data science capability and you will be at the forefront of early adopters looking to embrace and grow this capability in order to deliver new, innovative insight into our business.
The extras you'll get
If you put a lot in, it’s only fair you should get a lot out. So if you help us do the right thing for our customers, we’ll help further your career at Nationwide. As well as your salary, there’s life assurance, a pension and a recognition and rewards scheme. We think it’s a great place to work, and we’re not afraid of giving you praise when you’ve done well.