Data Scientist

  • ANS Group
  • Manchester, UK
  • Aug 02, 2019
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At ANS, we rely on powerfully insightful data to power our systems and solutions. We're seeking a Data Scientist to deliver that insight to us and our customers on a daily basis. Our ideal new team member will have the mathematical and statistical expertise you'd expect from a passionate Data Scientist. Couple that with a naturally curious and creative mind, that's no so easy to find. Hidden opportunities need to be uncovered but we want someone who is excited by a new challenge. We want you to ask the questions, build the rapport and understanding and connecting all the dots which will help you to ultimately reach the goals set out to maximise the potential of the data!

 In this role, you'll be expected to: 

  • Collaborate with product design and engineering to develop an understanding of needs
  • Research and devise innovative statistical models for data analysis
  • Communicate findings to all stakeholders
  • Enable smarter business processes - and implement analytics for meaningful insights
  • Keep up with current technical and industry developments
  • Work as the data science strategist, identifying and integrating new datasets that can be leveraged through our product capabilities
  • Work closely with the engineering team to strategise and execute the development of data products 
  • Select features, building and optimise classifiers using machine learning techniques
  • Execute analytical experiments methodically to help solve various problems and make a true impact across various domains and industries
  • Extend data with third party sources of information when needed
  • Do ad-hoc analysis and present results in a clear manner
  •  Identify relevant data sources and sets to mine for client business needs and collect large, structured and unstructured datasets and variables
  • Devise and utilise algorithms and models to mine big data stores, perform data and error analysis to improve models and clean and validate data for uniformity and accuracy
  • Analyse data for trends and patterns and interpret data with a clear and objective mind
  • Implement analytical models into production by collaborating with software developers and machine learning engineers
  • Communicate analytic solutions to stakeholders and implement improvements as need to operational systems 
  • Slice and dice the data using your own methods, creating new visions for the future with ANS at this exciting time.  

Are you the person we're looking for? 

  • You'll need proficiency with data mining, maths and statistical analysis
  • You will need experience in advanced pattern recognition and predictive modelling
  • Experience with Excel, Powerpoint, Tableau, SQL and programming languages such as Python, R, SAS, C and C++ is essential
  • You need to be comfortable working a dynamic, research orientated group with several ongoing concurrent projects
  • The ideal candidate will have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in statistics, applied maths, computer science or a related discipline (Master's qualification preferable)
  • Project management experience would be beneficial 

What’s in it for you?

As a Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies business, we like to reward our employees for their commitment. We live by our work hard, play hard culture which means you’ll take advantage of our benefits package that’s bursting at the seams with goodies including healthcare, birthday’s off, extravagant seasonal parties, discounts off at your favourite restaurants and not forgetting our monthly Champagne Fridays. 

Click here to view a few of our favourite benefits. 

Why work for ANS?

There has never been a more exciting time to work in the technology industry and as leading Cloud and Digital Experts, we’re committed to helping the UK’s forward-thinking public and commercial sector organisations embrace the most exciting, life-changing and life-enhancing technologies. 

If you join ANS, the opportunities are endless! With our varied client base, you’ll not only be helping your favourite e-commerce brands to engage with you more, you'll also help NHS trusts to leverage the power of artificial intelligence to help diagnose patients faster.

From humble beginnings in 1996, ANS has since grown to 300 strong and has offices in Manchester and London with clients around the globe. 

To find out more about ANS including the sectors we work within and the technologies we leverage, click here.

ANS Group Ltd are an equal opportunities employer. We encourage diversity and anyone applying for a role at our organisation can be assured that their application will be treated fairly, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and sex or sexual orientation. We sometimes ask for information relating to individuals for equal opportunities monitoring purposes only. 

Think you’ve got what it takes? Apply today.

We look forward to hearing from you.  

Experience level of the applicant we want

Some work experience, Graduate