Junior Data Scientist

Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Holidays
Crawley, UK
21 Sep 2019
02 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
In a nutshell

Do you get excited about the capability of advanced analytics to revolutionise customer experience and commercial performance? Do you relish the challenge of untangling, transforming and interpreting the masses of data constantly being created within a business? This is the role for you!

We are looking for a Junior Data Scientist to join our Data Science team. In this role you will help deliver strategic and quantitative insight to the Customer, Commercial and wider Virgin Atlantic (VAA) directorates.

Through engagement in rigorous, constant, evaluation and analysis of internal and external data sets, design & development of complex ETL processes and algorithmic techniques, you will quantify and communicate potential impacts to VAA and provide insightful recommendations and toolsets to enable VAA to deliver its objectives.

Day to day

Provide insight to the business through the creation and delivery of repeatable, high quality codebases and quantitative analysis to support the department's and VAA's objectives

Develop appropriate algorithmic models that may involve segmentation, predictive analytics, distributed computing for ETL & fast data processing, statistical insight and initiative impact measurement

Make recommendations to the Managers of the trading department, customer experience teams, loyalty team, forecasting, marketing and other strategic functions to maximise VAA's performance across a range of metrics

Work with other support functions in IT and Data Product, Governance and BI to produce analytical applications using state of the art visualisation tools and curated codebases

Provide insight and analysis for the Customer and Commercial Leadership Teams

Work on and own assigned projects on related initiatives including planning, research and implementation to deliver to successful conclusion

About you

Are you educated to degree level or have demonstrable experience in computer science, social sciences, statistics, economics, aviation or business?

Do you have knowledge and experience in the practical application of SQL, alongside at least one of R, Python or shell scripting being critical?.....Keep reading!

You will be able to demonstrate previously applied numerical skills, strong coding experience in at least one of the above, alongside a degree of experience in communicating complex messages to a range of non-technical audiences

Proven experience in delivering analysis to a high standard and working to deadlines in a fast paced, dynamic environment would be advantageous. We would love you to have an awareness of cloud infrastructure and optimisation of computing resources to accomplish data related tasks and ETL processes will be highly beneficial. If the above sounds like you then we'd love to hear from you!

The perks

Our pioneering spirit and passion keeps our brand vibrantly alive. That's why we give our people the rewards that they deserve. We have a whole host of benefits in place to help you enjoy life to the full, as well as a world of travel opportunities including up to seven flights a year to a wide range of fabulous Virgin Atlantic global destinations. We also offer a competitive benefits package including pension and private medical schemes, life assurance, child care vouchers and excellent discounts across the Virgin Group of companies. We appreciate that life is busy, so when operationally possible remote working is available.

Be you - our differences make us stronger

Virgin Atlantic and Virgin holidays are equal opportunities employers and positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible applicants regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. O ur aim is to employ people who reflect the diverse nature of society which is why we strive to provide an inclusive environment where individuality is celebrated and we can unleash the potential of our brilliant mix of people.

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