Junior Data Scientist Junior Data Scientist …

DWP Digital
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 28 Jan 22
GBP36648 - GBP38997 per annum
DWP Digital
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 28 Jan 22
GBP36648 - GBP38997 per annum
155871 | Junior Data Scientist We have a fantastic and rare opportunity for two Junior Data Scientists to join our ever growing Universal credit Digital Service team located in London.

155871 | Junior Data Scientist

Up to £38,997| London

Up to £38,997 per annum, circa 27% pension contribution from DWP, flexible working hours and work life balance so you can work in a way that works for you

DWP. Digital with Purpose.

We have a fantastic and rare opportunity for two Junior Data Scientists to join our ever growing Universal credit Digital Service team located in London.

We are looking for two emerging 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.

You'll join a brilliant Data community, and work alongside talented Data Scientists, Engineers, and Analysts. It's a brilliant place to grow you skills and your career in Data Science while delivering work that really matters to millions of people.

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 purpose is unique. We'd love you to join us.

Delivery. Work. Projects.

We exist to support 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.

You'll help support our design & build teams, and portfolio teams that comprise of and support the Universal Credit programme. You'll be aligned to a specific 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 use and develop in this role?

  • Leading innovative data-driven solutions on large or complex datasets, including gathering and manipulating disparate data, applying analytical techniques and visualising results
  • Identifying specific business needs, data gathering, requirements specification, determining the best tools, data and techniques to address it, execute analysis, ongoing deliverables, recommendations and presentations.
  • SQL and Python (or similar query-based programming) experience
  • Excellent written and oral communication, including presenting complex analysis clearly and concisely to a variety of audiences, explaining the implications of analytical evidence and provide recommendations.

Details. Wages. Perks.

You'll join us in our digital hub in London.

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

Salary is up to £38,997. We offer a brilliant civil service pension with employer contributions worth 27%, and a generous leave package starting at 24 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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