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£25,000 - £35,000 per annum - Birmingham - Big Data & Data Science - Midlands
Ref: 431 Date Posted: Tuesday 05 Feb 2019
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My client is a Multinational Software Company who is looking for a Data Scientist to join a well-established and expanding team in Birmingham to work on a wide variety of projects, concentrating on protecting the company’s core Scoring business.  

The position will focus on designing and developing predictive models to address business problems therefore the role will involve working closely with clients and internal teams to support high quality, end-to-end analytical solutions that create strong business impact. 

What you will be doing:

  • Designing and developing state-of-the-art, data-driven exploratory analysis as well as predictive and decision models to solve business problems.
  • Building and evaluating predictive and decision models to be deployed in production systems, or for research.
  • This includes the analysis of large amounts of historical data, determining suitability for modelling, data clean-up, pattern identification and variable creation, selection of sampling criteria and performance definition, and variable selection.
  • Experimenting with different types of algorithms and models, analysing performance to identify the best algorithms to employ.
  • Assisting with technical product support for new or existing products/services; this includes, but is not limited to, production of sales collateral or ad-hoc investigations initiated by internal or external clients. -Works simultaneously on multiple projects of moderate size and complexity.
  • Effectively planning to set priorities and manage projects, identifies roadblocks and works to get them removed, and understands the importance of meeting deadlines.
  • Handling communication with internal and external clients as needed.
  • Determining appropriate model report format for communication with clients.
  • May participate in pre-sales support and/or provide post-implementation support - May be tasked with delivering work presentations to clients.

Skills you will have: 

  • A graduate, ideally with a mathematical or statistical degree (or a degree with a high level of quantitative, statistical or operational research content) or relevant experience 
  • At least 1 years’ experience with an analytic solutions or consulting company, and preferably in a client-facing project management capacity.
  • A knowledge and experience in applying data to solve business problems through quantitative analysis, experience with predictive modelling and optimisation and knowledge of the principles and practices of project management
  • Expertise in credit risk management processes, organisation and risk policies.
  • Strong expertise in the use of data manipulation and analysis
  • Experience with credit risk model developments. 
  • Experience with fraud and marketing analytics a plus.
  • Strong statistical, data processing and analytical skills
  • Knowledge of: Scoring technology and methodologies; Model development techniques and tools; Advanced statistical methods and quantitative analysis; Statistical tools and programs; Fluency in SAS, WPL, R, Python or other similar programming language.
  • An excellent communicator with the ability to explain complex concepts and describe technical material to non-technical users

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