Data Scientist

Global Social Network
Central London
£60-75k plus bonus and benefits
29 Nov 2012
08 Dec 2012
Agency, Media, Other

Job Description

My client is one of the most exciting early stage technology companies in the world, operating a hugely successful and innovative social network with a truly global presence. Since their inception a few years ago they have grown the user base considerably and with further growth planned they are looking to hire a talented Data Scientist to derive relevant and useful information from the significant volume of data and enable the business to learn and shape future strategy.

• Extract patterns from large transaction and consumer behaviour datasets and transform data into an informational advantage for decision support
• Sort, analyse and deliver relevant information to the business
• Research new ways for modelling end-user behaviour; modelling includes data collection, organization, advanced statistical analysis and predictive solutions, text and data mining

Candidate Requirements

Candidate Requirements
• Ideally educated to Ph.D level in Maths, Statistics or Computer Science
• Machine Learning experience; familiarity with R and Hadoop ideally
• Several years “real world” Big Data/Analytics experience
• Proven track record of solving challenging problems in both academia and industry
• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team
• A willingness to seek initiative, undertake self-development activities, and seeks increased responsibilities
• Outstanding communication skills, including proven experience in making complex subject matter accessible to a broader audience
• Intellectual Curiosity – a willingness to work outside the strict job description parameters, thinking creatively about how to provide the highest level of service
• An unyielding team-first mentality, with a willingness to “lean in” in a start-up environment
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Self-motivation and an ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment

Contact / Application Details

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Position: Data Scientist
Salary: £60-75,000 plus bonus and benefits.
Location: London
Contract: Permanent
Contact: Charlie Allen
Tel: 0207 4921848
Reference: 881677
Referral Fee: £450

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