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Data Scientist

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Lead Data Scientist - Central London - £70,000 DOE

Position: Lead Data Scientist

Location: Central London (Close to City of London, Holborn, Covent Garden)

Salary: £70,000 Depending on experience

My client, a leading independent authority on global security issues, providing information and analysis on a wide range of international security and geopolitical risk questions, are looking for an innovative and capable Data Scientist.

The main function of the position will be to develop and implement a data science strategy effectively within the organisation to improve company performance and alleviate problem areas.

With global offices throughout the UK, Middle East, Europe Asia and America, the role itself will be based in London with hybrid in-office and remote working options. The salary for this role is highly competitive depending on experience and offers a good benefits package alongside extensive progressive and professional development training programs. These and further details can be discussed upon CV submission.

The core tasks and responsibilities include:

** Development of data and statistical models in cooperation with internal technical experts.

** Assessing which problems can be cost effectively solved by the application of data science techniques or machine learning.

** Collection, structuring and analysis of large amounts of data.

** Visualization and description of analysis results for different publication formats.

** Establish a network of methodology freelancers, data suppliers and other service providers

** Strategic development of the data science capability

The successful candidate will ideally have:

** Degree in STEM field - mathematics, statistics, computer science or business informatics.

** Strong history of advanced quantitative skills.

** Developing models using tools such as R or languages such as Python.

** Proven track record using data science toolkits (e.g. Python/Pandas/Scikit-learn, R, TensorFlow)

** Adding data sets from any sources - extraction and processing (e.g. SQL databases, REST APIs or even PDFs)

** Analyse complex relationships and enjoy solving challenging problems.

** Visualize and explain work results comprehendible to laypeople.

Given the companies field of expertise, a strong interest in geo-political and defence issues and their influence on politics, economy, and society would be a very attractive attribute to highlight!

The client is looking to fill this opportunity immediately, so please apply ASAP or get in touch on to discuss in further detail or send your CV direct to me at (stuart . cooper @ itecco . co . uk) and call me on 0203.934.3504

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