Senior Data Scientist Senior Data Scientist …

DWP Digital
in Leeds, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
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GBP35310 - GBP52819 per annum
DWP Digital
in Leeds, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
GBP35310 - GBP52819 per annum
155871 | Senior Data Scientist We are looking for a Senior Data Scientists to work closely with the cross-disciplinary development teams that are designing and delivering new features for the Universal Credit digital service

155871 | Senior Data Scientist

Up to £52,819 Leeds

DWP. Digital with Purpose.

We are looking for a Senior Data Scientists to work closely with the cross-disciplinary development teams that are designing and delivering new features for the Universal Credit digital service. We use our expertise in UC datasets and data science techniques to ensure the development of the service is supported by data, helping to improve outcomes for UC claimants and DWP staff.

DWP is the UK's largest government department. We help people into work, and make payments worth over £195bn a year to support some of the most vulnerable people in our society.

You'll join our community of tech experts in DWP Digital. We're driving a once-in-a-generation transformation of government services, using fresh ideas and leading-edge technologies to create innovative, scalable and user-centric digital solutions.

The DWP products and services we maintain and modernise will be used by nearly every person in the UK, at key moments in their lives. The scale of what we do is extraordinary, and our purpose is unique. We'd love you to join us.

Delivery. Work. Projects.

You'll provide Data Science expertise to a team working on the service design and delivery of Universal Credit digital service.

We use data and insights to support the Universal Credit programme's main objectives, championing data-based decision making to improve outcomes for claimants. Our primary stakeholders include the design & build teams, and portfolio teams that comprise of and support the Universal Credit programme. You'll be aligned to an agile project team, and work collaboratively with colleagues from a range of different digital professions to advocate for the use of data.

The work in this area is our "business as usual" activity, typified by the product development requests that are commissioned by our primary stakeholders, covering feature prioritisation, hypothesis testing, trial and feature evaluation and success measures.

What skills, knowledge and experience will you need?

  • Practical experience of leading innovative data-driven solutions on large or complex datasets, including gathering and manipulating disparate data, applying analytical techniques and visualising results
  • Experience of identifying specific business need, data gathering, requirements specification, determining the best tools, data and techniques to address it, execute analysis, ongoing deliverables, recommendations and presentations.
  • Must have SQL and Python (or similar query-based or high level programming) experience to an advanced level.
  • Excellent written and oral communication, with ability to present complex analysis clearly and concisely to a variety of audiences, explain the implications of analytical evidence and provide recommendations.
  • Strong stakeholder management skills and experience working with a range of people and teams to deliver results, and influencing decision-making.
  • Delivery focused to create working solutions often and iteratively, applying Agile methodology and working in agile teams.

Details. Wages. Perks.

You'll join us in our brilliant Digital hub in Leeds (Quarry House).

We also all have the tech and tools we need to enable our people to work flexibly. We work a hybrid model - some time at home, some in the office - and many of us are working remotely at the moment due to COVID-19.

Salary is up to £52,819. We offer a brilliant civil service pension with employer contributions worth 27%, and a generous leave package starting at 25 days.

We also have a broad benefits package built around your work-life balance which includes:

  • Flexible working, flexi hours, up to 3 flexi days off per month
  • Family friendly policies
  • Volunteering and charitable giving
  • Discounts and savings on shopping, fun days out and more
  • Interest-free loans to buy a bike or a season ticket, so it's even easier for you to get to work and start making a difference
  • Sports and social activities
  • Learning and development, including coaching, mentoring, qualifications and accreditation, career progression opportunities and lots more.

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