Data Scientist

London
Data Science
Full-time
Predict X is a privately held, profitable, fast growing AI start-up on a mission to give every business access to better insights and to facilitate data-driven decisions. Companies are increasingly inundated with data yet struggle to harness the benefits. Our machine learning based platform understand, clean, and integrate their data sources to automate this burden. Our technology reduces data complexity, increases data quality and allows business users leverage data science to make faster and more reliable business decisions. Headquartered in London, with offices in Spain and US, we are looking for intellectually curious individuals to join our team as we reinvent data analytics.

As a key member of this team, you will have a major impact on the continuous innovation of our data science platform and responsibility for developing novel machine learning solutions. The successful candidate will have both a strong understanding of data science fundamentals and the creativity to apply this to a diverse range of problems. Our clients include the biggest, most demanding global brands like UBS, Pfizer, AIG, Zurich, Mondelez, Adidas, and many more.

We are also passionate about the application of data science to healthcare related issues. We are active in supporting the NHS’s analytic innovation and proudest of our work in helping to identify at-risk-children in the UK. Our London office is Predict X’s data science R&D centre, responsible for innovating, prototyping and developing new data products that will then become part of the Predict X toolset. You will work with development teams in London and Madrid to move these tools to production for use by Predict X’s internal analysts or by external clients directly. Close communication among teams is essential to hone specifications and deliver products on a deadline. Part of the role also involves knowledge sharing with and training of the end user.

Key responsibilities

    • Develop new machine learning products to expand Predict X’s data science capabilities
    • Help product managers to create detailed user stories
    • Find creative ways to generate value from existing data
    • Conduct research into new technologies, algorithms and techniques
    • Lead the development of a product from prototype through to production
    • Coordinate with other members of the Predict X development team worldwide

Required qualifications

    • Advanced level degree or equivalent experience relevant to data science
    • Proven industry experience developing machine learning solutions
    • Proficiency in relevant languages and technologies (Python, Scala, SQL, Spark, …)
    • Experience of relevant machine learning tools (Scikit-learn, MLlib, Tensorflow, …)
    • Knowledge of data structures, algorithms and all key computer science fundamentals
    • Expertise in basic and advanced machine learning techniques
    • Strong analytical skills and aptitude for problem solving
    • Great verbal and written skills
    • Able to work to deadlines and cope with fast changing situations
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Able to work independently and within a team

Preferred qualifications

    • PhD or MSc in machine learning / numerical discipline
    • 2+ years relevant industry experience
    • Experience of distributed computing using big data technologies (Spark, Hadoop stack, NoSQL, …)
    • Good SQL skills
    • Experience of deep learning
    • Teaching experience in technical subjects
    • Experience using public cloud tools, AWS, Azure, Google Cloud is a plus

Benefits

    • Competitive salary
    • Flexible working hours
    • Paid training days
    • Fruit, snacks, tea and coffee provided throughout the week
    • Monthly Pizza Friday
    • Quarterly company event
    • Subsidised Gym membership
    • Subsidised health scans
    • Football and Volley league teams
Please note, you must have the right to work either in the UK or Spain without restriction. Unfortunately, Predict X is unable to provide sponsorship.