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Senior Data Scientist

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Recruiter: Michael Page
Listed on: 27th January
Location: Bristol
Salary/Rate: £65,000 - £75,000
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

Page Group have been retained on an exclusive basis to support the growth of Elvie's R&D team in Bristol. They are currently seeking a Senior Data Scientist to join their Award-Winning Team dedicated to developing smarter technology for women and are committed to building extraordinary products that improve women's lives.

Client Details

As a business, Elvie has received more than 30 awards, including being named as one of 15 startups "To Watch" by The Sunday Times, ranked as the 6th fastest growing business in the UK by SyndicateRoom in 2019. Tania Boler has recently been rated as the 8th most influential person shaping British technology in 2019 by Business Insider and both products have been featured in the Oscar Nominee Gift Bags. In April 2019, Elvie announced a $42 million Series B from IPGL, Octopus Ventures and Impact Ventures, bringing the total raised thus far to over $50 million. Our Series B represented the largest ever fundraise in Femtech. This new round of financing will accelerate Elvie's research and development efforts, as well as help grow brand awareness and distribution.


What Elvie are looking for:

We are looking for a full-time Senior Data Scientist to join our award winning team. We collect sensor data from our hardware devices via accompanying smart-phones apps, and also maintain comprehensive databases of user interactions and behaviour regarding our products. We develop detection models for firmware and mobile applications, to provide the user with valuable insight in real-time, even if they aren't connected to the internet, and support the work of the wider team by providing actionable insight on user behaviour.

  • Data scientist with at least 5 years of combined experience in machine learning, statistics, data analysis, programming, or applied research in related fields with at least 2 years of commercial experience
  • Worked with time-series data collected using physical sensors
  • Worked with predictive analytics, classification, segmentation and detection algorithms
  • Skilled at coding in Python
  • You understand how important effective visualisation is
  • You can design experiments to test your hypotheses
  • You can analyse experimental results to glean important insights, and develop new hypotheses to test
  • The idea of working within a successful, high-growth start up in a fast-paced role excites you

What you will do:

  • Developing cutting edge solutions to difficult problems
  • Have a significant impact on the research direction of the data science team and contribute to developing pipelines and process
  • Develop novel detection algorithms using appropriate machine learning and signal processing techniques
  • Design, perform, and analyse physical experiments using the sensors employed in Elvie products, with a focus on repeatability, accuracy and replication of the use of the product in the wild
  • Import, clean and process data from a variety of sources (in-app user behavior, multiple types of physical sensor, user surveys, etc.) using Python
  • Practise critical thinking and understand the flaws and limitations to the experiments and analysis performed by yourself and others
  • Work collaboratively within the growing data science team on challenging technical projects
  • Provide nuanced and detailed analysis of data, to both technical and non-technical people to explain outcomes and facilitate decision making


Requirements/ What we need from you:

  • 5 years of combined applied research / commercial experience
  • An MSci/PhD in a mathematical field or comparable
  • You can design an experiment, collect and rigorously analyse data, and think critically about the results
  • A strong mathematical background, including linear algebra, calculus and statistics, time series analysis and signal processing
  • Experience with machine learning techniques and training best practice
  • Advanced coding skills in Python, with a focus on the numeric and scientific libraries
  • Solid understanding and experience of unit testing
  • Understanding of best practices surrounding Python package development and maintenance
  • Experience of versioning code, and data and pipelines with tools such as DVC or Pachyderm
  • You understand and can produce effective visualization (using matplotlib, seaborn, plotly)
  • Advanced knowledge of SQL
  • You have excellent communication skills, both scientific and non-technical with the ability to write reports, present, and discuss results
  • Comfortable on command line interface (desirable)
  • Experience of firmware development (desirable)
  • Exposure to cloud computing environments (desirable)

Job Offer

Excellent benefits - please contact for full details

Contact Name: James Hobson
Reference: TJ/9082/14076646/001_1580144639
Job ID: 2788216

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