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  • LocationLondon, UK
  • Salary£500 - £550 per day
  • Job TypeContract
  • ReferenceAADASC
  • Date posted7-Jun-19
Vertex solutions are working with a global bank who are in need of a Data scientist.

The role requires consultants who can help clients to use analytics to:

* Shape and evolve their customer experience
* Enhance and expand their service and commerce channels
* Integrate and optimise their marketing performance across channels
* Innovate their business models and operations

The Data Scientist will undertake a wide variety of challenging project work and help clients explore, visualise and mine their structured and unstructured data. The person will have the license to develop new ways of delivering value.

The range of activities that our Data Scientists get involved with is extensive and includes:

* Using modelling and analytics-based techniques to solve business problems as part of a major business transformation.
* Developing and using modelling tools to support strategic decision making.
* Supporting client to design, build and implement analytics-based solutions.
* Delivering analytics advisory services to clients.
* Developing both thought leadership points of view and new service offerings to differentiate us in the marketplace.
* Working as a senior member of the analytics delivery team on a day to day basis
* Coaching other team members in advanced analytical methods
* Engaging with our client's staff to develop use cases and user stories
* Building analytical processes and code to meet client requirements

To succeed the person will possess and demonstrate a number of competencies:

* A track record of academic achievement (first degree in a numerate subject e.g. Maths, Stats, Industrial Engineering, Economics) and ideally a MSc. post-graduate qualification in an analytical subject such as Data Science, Operational Research, Management Science, Statistics or Decision Science - Essential
* Currently be working in one of the fields of Insight in Fraud Analytics in Banking or Insurance
* Experience in finding patterns in data and creating statistical models.
* Experience in data exploration, data visualisation and data mining.
* Strong knowledge and experience of Excel.
* Knowledge of open source analytics tools and how they are deployed.
* Experience of tools such as SAS/SPSS/R/SQL/Python.
* A proven ability to rigorously analyse complex issues and develop insights and solutions.
* An ability to provide creative thinking and innovative methods.
* A strong understanding of business combined with a track record of being part of delivering outstanding results.
* Experience of working in a major blue-chip organisation or consultancy company - with experience in Banking, Capital Markets or Insurance sectors.
* Good presentation skills and experience of delivering to Senior Management or CXO level.
* General consulting skills and the ability to overcome internal barriers through the use of drive, determination and influencing skills.
* An ability to work in mixed teams of colleagues and senior client executives.
* Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills with high levels of enthusiasm and a good team player.
* Drive & commitment to own and deliver outstanding work.


* Python (+ SciPy/Pandas/SciKitLearn)
* R
* Excel (+VBA)
* Bash Scripting
* Clojure (+ Cascalog)
* HMTL5 (+ D3/Bootstrap/Yeoman

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