Data Scientist - Tech Start-Up - Equity

Cathcart Associates
11 Feb 2018
21 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Data Scientist required to join a tech start-up in Glasgow who have ambitious plans for 2018 as they roll out their one of a kind AI product.

This is a truly unique opportunity to help shape the technical direction of a company which is completely driven by data analytics. In other words, you aren't joining a data science team, you are joining a data science organisation.

The Company:

Spearheaded by a team of industry experts, this organisation has developed a product which helps solve real business problems using complex machine learning algorithms.

Based in the heart of Glasgow in an impressive work space, they have put a real emphasis on building a close-knit team, with a stellar culture.

Investing heavily across IT, they are keen to bring likeminded people into the organisation who are all pulling in the same direction to make this company Scotland's next 'unicorn'.

The Role:

As one of the first Data Scientists into the team, you will work closely with the CTO (who developed the initial product) and the current Data Scientist who has been integral in driving it forward. They want someone who is keen to make their mark, push boundaries and put into practice what you have learnt in your education.

On a day to day basis, you will be building a wide range of complex machine learning models to help continue the progression of this cutting-edge product.

The Tech Stack & You:

To be successful in this role you will likely have a strong academic background with an MSc or PhD in a highly numerate subject, for example: Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Data Analytics, Data Science or similar.

You will be naturally inquisitive, with the ability to work in a fast paced, ever changing start-up environment - it is not for everyone!

From a technical stand point, it is likely you will be comfortable with most of the following:

** Python / R / MATLAB

** Machine Learning / Neural Networks / SVM / Data Mining / Unstructured Data Analysis / NLP / Random Forests / Decision Trees

** Understanding of relational databases and any SQL knowledge would be a bonus

** Python Libraries / Packages: scikit-learn / Pandas / NumPy / SciPy

** Statistics / Bayesian / Regression Analysis / Predictive Modelling / Linear Regression / Statistical Modelling

This is truly unique opportunity and amongst all the other roles in Scotland, where data science or data analytics is very much just a buzz word - this role and indeed company, really stand out.

If you want the chance to make a real impact at a company from essentially the start of their journey, this is the role for you.


The salary on offer for this role is flexible, they are more interested in getting the right person for the job.

As a rough guide, we are looking at between £30-60k depending on experience, qualifications and what you can bring to the table.

They are constantly adding to the benefits package, but as you'd expect from a start-up, they can offer flexible working, no clock watching here! As well as a company pension and equity shares in the company. If all goes to plan, the equity could be very lucrative for you and the rest of the team.

If this role sounds up your street, click on the link to apply and contact Liam at Cathcart Associates straight away for a more detailed discussion.

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