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Senior Data & Technology Insight Adviser

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Recruiter: The Competition and Markets Authority
Listed on: 8th July
Location: Canary Wharf, London
Salary/Rate: £53,527 - £60,599
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

As a talented individual with a background in technology - whether through policy, academia, or industry - this role provides substantial opportunity to make a real difference, shaping how we think about the regulation of data and technology markets and the activities of digital companies.

The CMA works to promote competition for the benefit of consumers across all sectors of the UK economy. In an increasingly digitalised world, the markets we regulate are rapidly evolving. To that end we are recruiting for our growing capability - the Data and Technology Insights Team (DTI) - to provide expert insight and analysis on technology across the CMA. The DTI teams sits within the Data, Technology and Analytics (DaTA) unit, a multidisciplinary team of 40 people that brings together data scientists, data engineers, data forensics experts, technologists, technology policy experts, and behavioural scientists. The DaTA unit uses a wide range of data engineering and machine learning techniques alongside providing advice on a diverse range of data and technology areas and issues.

The Senior Data & Technology Insight Adviser will keep abreast of new developments in the use of data and technology that affect consumers and competition and use this expertise to take a leading role in providing advice on technology focussed cases and projects across the CMA. The role will be varied and may also include providing advice and identifying other areas where the DaTA Unit's work will have impact. For example, the CMA recently provided advice to government on setting up a new Digital Markets Unit (DMU). This Unit will be housed in the CMA and undertake major work to ensure digital markets work well. The D&TI team will contribute to the establishment of the DMU including working directly on major market studies.

There is also opportunity to help the CMA be a thought leader in the space of technology markets and digital competition using your knowledge of technologies and their implications for markets and wider society. And in the longer term help to develop and deliver impactful external events such as panel events, hackathons and unconferences that will help shape our understanding of the key issues and opportunities facing data and technology markets, and the actions that regulators might take to solve the problem e.g. the DaTA unit work on algorithms. 

You could also be involved in pipeline and monitoring exercises including horizon scanning, internet-based research (e.g. tech media, blogs etc.), attending external events and reading academic research papers. You will build relationships with internal and external experts - technologists, academics and others - to harness their knowledge and insight for the CMA.

The role requires experience in synthesising and communicating complex information and research about technical subjects, combined with an active interest in digital markets demonstrated through continuous professional development. 

In return the CMA is a hugely diverse, rewarding and stimulating place to work - an opportunity to work for the public good and to stretch and develop yourself in doing so. We offer generous benefits, including an excellent pension scheme, at least 25 days leave (increasing to 30 over five years), and generous maternity/paternity leave provision. You can also take advantage of interest-free season ticket loans, a cycle to work scheme, our employee assistance programme and favourable consideration of flexible working.

To find out more about this opportunity and about working for the CMA, please click on the APPLY button.

Closing date for applications: 11:55pm on 26 July 2021.

The CMA are an accredited Disability Confident Employer, and we are an equal opportunities employer, welcoming suitably qualified applicants from all backgrounds.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.

Contact Name: Competition & Markets Authority
Reference: TJ/6041/133045
Job ID: 2952916

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