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Senior Data Scientist

  • Location: London
  • Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: IT & Information Security
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Senior Data Scientist

Who we are:

Capita is an international business process outsourcing and professional services company headquartered in London. Our digital and business process solutions help clients increase productivity, enhance their use of technology and data, and improve customer and public services.

What we're looking for:

Capita is looking for talented, innovative and creative people to join our Data Science team to lead and expand our capabilities in a number of exciting new technology initiatives such as Chatbots, Blockchain, Knowledge Mining, and Artificial Intelligence.

What you will do:

As Senior Data Scientist, you will participate in the ongoing development and growth of our Data Science team and data platform. Using cutting edge analysis techniques, you will contribute to generate new opportunities, utilize data to open new value streams for our customers, deliver commercial benefits and improve customer experience. You will build and support the team and strategy to assemble our data ecosystem and build new propositions.


  • Manage Scrum teams within an Agile Framework to design, develop, build and deploy new propositions
  • Manage the relationship between Data Scientists, Data Engineers and Product Owners teams to turn insightful data analysis into scalable quality Data Science products
  • Be a leading specialist within the team for an advanced area within Data Science such as Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing, Computer Vision or similar.
  • Provide technical training and support to junior members of the team.
  • Develop and write project proposals

Minimum skills required:

  • Degree educated in a STEM subject.
  • Strong programming skills in at least two of the following languages: Python, R, Spark, SQL.
  • 5 years professional experience in Data Science or a related field.
  • 2-4 year's professional experience in an advanced area of Data Science such as Anomaly Detection, Ensemble Modelling, Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing, Computer Vision or similar.
  • Professional experience in Cloud Computing (exposure to Azure, Data Bricks, and Kubernetes highly beneficial)
  • Professional experience in Scrum / Agile Methodology (Scrum Master certification preferred)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven experience in managing and delivering data science projects and teams.

Capita IT Resourcing is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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