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Senior Data Scientist

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Recruiter: Yorkshire Water
Listed on: 5th January
Location: Bradford, West Yorkshire
Salary/Rate: £44,131 - £65,377
Salary Notes: + Benefits + Car Allowance + Pension + 25 Days Holiday
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

Salary: £44,131 to £65,377 + £2520 Car Allowance + pension + 25 days holiday

Water is the lifeblood of Yorkshire. 5 million customers use it every day, to make a round of brews, clean a mucky pup or get the washing on. 140,000 businesses rely on it to make steel, style hair or brew pints. And behind every river, reservoir and coastline looked after, every brew made, and every business supplied is Yorkshire Water. 

At Yorkshire Water we believe technology holds the key to making the most of this precious resource, and taking care of it, now and in the future. We have a five-year plan that will see us investing heavily in our Technology. Enabling us as department to focus on our capabilities, increase our delivery and responsiveness for our customers and develop skilled technical and data experts.

Our Data Science team is central to our change strategy, focusing on putting our data  at the heart of every business decision we make. Whilst ensuring that the data from multiple data points across our real estate is owned and governed.

We are now looking for a Senior Data Scientist to join us on this journey. This means no two days will ever be the same but as a Senior Data Scientist you will need to really own it and can expect your role to involve. 

  • Joining and guiding delivery of cutting-edge Data Science solutions across Machine Learning, Open Data & Cloud technology. 
  • Prioritising and ensuring delivery of Data Solutions to the Enterprise - aligned to business need and utilising Agile methodologies such as Scrum and SAFe to deliver a transparent, responsive service. 
  • Developing solutions within the Strategic Data Programme that utilises Azure, Cloud and Databricks environments to ensure that we provide the best solutions for our customers, suppliers and colleagues. 
  • Owning the accountability for the overall technical product - by ensuring alignment to our TEC roadmaps & wider Enterprise Change strategies. 
  • Creating complex statistical and mathematical models and approaches using a variety of tools.
  • Becoming a strong advocate and technical lead for all of our stakeholders across data and analytics solutions. Providing actionable insights, building our projects and ensuring technical assurance and sign off across everything that you do.  

It goes without saying that we are looking for individuals who are great communicators and comfortable conversing and influencing senior leadership stakeholders. A Senior Data Scientist who fosters a culture of excellence by defining and refining methods, standards, governance and assurance and is a technical expert and champion of data, technology and analytics throughout everything they do.  

Skills and Experience:

  • Ideally you will be qualified to degree level in a numerical subject such as Mathematics or Statistics 
  • We would like you to have substantial statistical, analytical and data science experience 
  • Demonstrable applied programming experience; for example, in Python, R or SQL
  • Have experience of working within Cloud platforms and technologies such as Azure and AWS
  • Be confident engineering data, manipulating it and building pipeline practices 
  • Be proficient in technical review and assurance processes, QA, model performance evaluation. 

How we go about doing our job really matters to us. We all care about what we do, so whatever we're working on we own it and make sure it gets done. We don't just do this on our own as we know that we're better together - whether that's with our colleagues, customers, communities or stakeholders we use the power of people to make amazing things happen. And we're not afraid to try new things, challenge ourselves and others - we're always learning as that's how we'll improve.

We're straight talking, respectful and we get things done with care and compassion, we value, understand and embrace difference. We have heart.
Although you will have a permanent friendly office to inspire collaborative thinking, and there may be occasions when there is a business need to attend the office (we offer a car allowance to help get you there) we do offer flexible hybrid working arrangements. We appreciate that we all live busy lives and crave now more than ever a good work/life balance, so together we can discuss what this might look like for you as an individual. After all we know we are all good on our own but together there's no stopping us!  

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Reference: TJ/3164/758290201
Job ID: 3025848

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