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Senior Data Scientist

Senior Data Scientist

  • Location: Swindon Head Office, South West England
  • Salary: £50,840 - £73,436
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Ref: R002500096
  • Closing Date: 18 August 2019

Job description

We need:

• Data Scientist – The Analytics Hub; Data & Analytics Community.
• per annum plus bonus and benefits on a permanent, 35-hour contract.
• Send in your application by 18th August 2019.

For more information on this role please contact Graeme Reed (Hiring Manager) or Tracey Buckley (Resourcing Consultant).

The Analytics Hub sits in a new, data-led community that provides analytic and data science-based solutions to all areas of Nationwide. We solve real business problems, improve customer experience and drive efficiency. It’s an exciting time to join as the demand for innovation and analytics is increasing, so you’ll be able to grow with us in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

Who we're looking for

We’re looking for a data scientist with a specialism in analytics who is enthusiastic, proactive and ready to bring fresh ideas and methods to the team.

As a minimum, you’ll:
• Be a fluent communicator
• Have experience with databases and SQL as well as processing unstructured data
• Have expertise using Python/R
• Have a Masters in maths, statistics, computer science, physics, economics or related field  or have equivalent knowledge/experience
• Hadoop, PySpark, NLP or Deep learning experience would be beneficial
• Experience working with Machine Learning models and their inner workings
• Experience interpreting outputs of models and building visualizations to depict your interpretations
• 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 Agile framework, and a hub-and-spoke data science model, you will collaborate with different communities to understand the difficulties they face and identify improvements. You’ll develop new analytics use cases for the team to deliver and work collaboratively with both the data engineering teams and business stakeholders to understand how data can be used to support use case delivery.

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 into our analysis. A key part of your role will be to seek out those sources and spot opportunities. Comfortable working with senior business leaders, you’ll build relationships across the Society, creating compelling data driven stories to support your outputs and findings.

We are currently investing in 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.

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.

Work with PRIDE

Princes Responsible Business Network
Stonewall Diversity Champion
Business Disability Forum Member
(D&A) DATA AND ANALYTICS 3

Why work for us?

At Nationwide we don’t have shareholders, we’re here for our members and we put their needs first in everything we do. And now, more than ever, two things are helping us go from strength to strength: we put our customers first, and we’re known for being open, honest and trustworthy.

We’re also the world’s largest building society, with communities at the heart of everything we do. We aim to do the right thing for our members which helps set us apart from our competitors. But we need good people to help us do it. People who understand what we believe in and have the talent and drive to keep us successful.