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Data Scientist

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Recruiter: The Competition and Markets Authority
Listed on: 26th May
Location: London, Edinburgh, Cardiff or Belfast
Salary/Rate: £53,527 - £60,599
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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This is an exciting opportunity to use your data science skills for the public good and join the CMA's Data, Technology and Analytics (DaTA) unit; an established multidisciplinary team that brings together data scientists, data engineers, technologists and behavioural scientists. The DaTA unit provide the CMA with the expertise needed to support its work in digital markets, ranging from the analysis of competition in merger and antitrust cases, to protecting consumers using the services of large tech companies.

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is a world-leading competition authority at the forefront of tackling pressing public policy questions, including the regulation of the biggest data and technology markets. Our mission is to make markets and businesses work well in the interests of consumers.

As a Data Scientist in the DaTA unit, you will be a core member of a team that is involved both in the high-profile day-to-day work of the organisation and in helping design, develop and deploy innovative technical solutions that help the organisation to be on the front foot of global regulation and consumer protection.

You will be expected to have material experience in an analytical role, and you will be required to explain and communicate complex technical issues to a variety of professions within the organisation. You will be a member of a broader team, with oversight, support, and development opportunities, but you will be expected to be able to lead and deliver work independently where needed. There will also be the opportunity for line management of junior team members.

Technically, you will be expected to work independently across a modern data stack based around JupyterHub and Python. You may be required to work on areas such as building data pipelines, conducting large scale probabilistic record linkage, or web scraping at scale - experience in any of these areas will be beneficial.

You will be passionate about using your technical skills to help ensure that markets work well, and that consumers are treated fairly. You should have a keen interest in how machine learning and analytics work in a multi-disciplinary context, and an understanding of how algorithms and technology are used more broadly across industry.

This is an opportunity to join a dynamic, supportive team working across a range of high-profile digital cases and interesting technologies. We are looking for both potential as well as experience, so if the above sounds exciting but daunting please do still apply.

In return the CMA is a hugely rewarding, diverse and stimulating place to work - an opportunity to work for the public good and to stretch and develop yourself in doing so. All CMA staff enjoy 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, childcare vouchers, 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: 11:55 pm on 20 June 2022.

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.