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Data Scientist / Machine Learning (Python)

  • Location:

    Edinburgh

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    15% pension, annual bonus scheme

  • Contact:

    Kevin Feely

  • Contact email:

    Kfeely@headresourcing.com

  • Job ref:

    BBBH34938_1622752044

  • Published:

    21 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-07-03

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Data Scientist / Machine Learning (Python) - Permanent - Edinburgh

Head Resourcing is currently recruiting for an experienced Data Scientist for our prestigious client in the investments industry in Edinburgh. Our client is looking for a Data Science specialist to join their newly formed Health Innovation AI team; this inter-disciplinary team is highly innovative and forward looking and its goal is to develop a suite of intelligent applications that will support their Health Innovation investment strategy team in their investment process. The aim of the team is to use artificial intelligence and machine learning to analyse a wide variety of datasets, such as company news, annual reports, valuations, scientific literature and more, and provide actionable insights to the investors.

You will bring demonstrable knowledge of data science and machine learning and assist in developing and delivering solutions for problems that can be solved using techniques from these fields; you will be working closely with investment professionals and system developers to help put your work into production. Our client has a customer focused culture where they value collaboration and communication, you will gain great exposure across our client's organisation and will get the opportunity to learn new skills such as investments knowledge - if you are not currently working in the investment industry this is a fantastic opportunity to learn new business skills in a renowned organisation.

Responsibilities:
- Assist in developing robust and practical solutions employing data science and machine learning techniques
- Work with business stakeholders to understand their challenges and help shape solutions
- Be involved in the whole development process, from design to implementation into production
- Develop data science and machine learning skills of colleagues working on the Health Innovation AI project and assist in building the capability more widely across the firm

Essential:
- Ideally an MSc or PhD in computer science, statistics or related quantitative subjects, alternatively extensive professional experience in a related role
- Professional experience of working as a Data Scientist or similar role
- Strong working knowledge of machine learning models and data mining techniques
- Python programming experience
- Experience of working with SQL databases and other types of data stores
- Proven track record of taking machine learning solutions into production
- Solid background in artificial intelligence and a wide array of standard machine learning techniques
- Extensive familiarity with relevant areas of statistics and probability theory

Desirable:
- Experience in Natural Language Processing and/or analysing textual data using machine learning
- Familiarity with application architecture
- Familiarity with Cloud platforms such as Azure Cloud

Benefits:
- Superb salary and benefits package including pension contribution of 15% and private health cover for you and your family
- Excellent annual bonus scheme (guaranteed 10% bonus, up to 25% additional annual bonus)
- Excellent training options
- Excellent long term career opportunities within a leading financial services organisation
- City centre location with excellent transport links (currently remote)