Senior Data Scientist - Newcastle upon Tyne - Technojobs

Senior Data Scientist



Listed on

24th June


Newcastle upon Tyne


£52,412 - £73,346



DWP. Digital with purpose.

  • Are you an experienced data scientist with the passion and drive to coach and guide team of talented Data Scientists to success?
  • Are you excited by innovation in the data space, and eager to create cutting-edge, data-driven solutions with you team?
  • Do you want to be involved in projects that have genuine impact on millions on UK citizens?

DWP Digital is transforming the way government services work, and we're hiring the best digital talent to work in agile, multidisciplinary teams to deliver these changes, making over services easier to find, access and use.

We want a talented Senior Data Scientist like you to deliver innovative, data-driven solutions. You'll guide and support a high-performing team to work collaboratively, define best practice, and help us build and maintain essential digital services.

If you want to be part of our expert community, and put data at the heart of government services click apply now to start an application.

Data with Potential.

You'll be the Senior Data Scientist for our Integrated Risk and Intelligence Service (IRIS) team - a collaboration between DWP Digital, Counter Fraud, Compliance and Debt and our Cyber Resilience Centre.

IRIS is central to DWP's Fraud and Error Strategy, helping to radically transform how the welfare system and those that use it are protected from fraud and error, through the development of innovative data-driven solutions.

You'll lean heavily into advanced analytics (e.g. machine learning, network analytics, natural language processing, etc.), coding using SQL and Python. You'll be using software development best practice to create re-useable and extensible codebases.

You'll be a trusted, senior member of our multidisciplinary Agile team, That means providing technical leadership and guidance to a team of high-performing data scientist and engineers, ensuring the most appropriate data science methods, data sources and technologies are used.

You'll need the skills to be able to work with technical and non-technical stakeholders.

You'll be communicating complex data & insights, as well as the intricacy, scope and limitations of data science solutions, and presenting project roadmaps, progress and potential delays & issues.

All in a way that can be understood and taken forward by everyone.

Your essential skills and experience:

  • The ability to lead multiple data science projects to address specific business needs, using the most appropriate techniques, data sources and technologies.
  • An in-depth working knowledge of advanced SQL and Python coding to develop complex solutions within strict timeframes, championing data science development best practice (e.g. quality assurance of code and ethical considerations of unintended biases)
  • Experience of clearly communicating data-driven insights within a business context to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • The ability to drive capability development to coach and mentor junior data scientists, keeping abreast of the wider data science landscape and emerging technologies.

Details. Wages. Perks.

You'll be based in your choice of one of our brilliant digital hubs in Birmingham, Blackpool, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle-upon-Tyne or Sheffield, whichever is most convenient for you.

We also have all the tools and tech to work flexibly. We operate a hybrid working model. You can expect to work from home 60% of the time.

We offer competitive pay of up to £63,517 per annum.

Additionally, a Digital Allowance of up to £9,829 per annum is available for exceptional candidates, based on our assessment of your skills and experience.

You'll be eligible for a brilliant civil service pension with employer contributions of over 28.97%, worth up to £18,400 per year.

You'll get a generous leave package starting at 26 days, rising to 31 over time.

Plus, all the usual bank holidays, and the option to take up to 3 extra days off a month on flexi leave.

We have a benefits package built around your work-life balance, which includes:

  • Flexible working, flexi hours and flexi days
  • Hybrid working: some time in a hub with the team, some time at home
  • Family-friendly policies
  • Time off for volunteering and charitable giving
  • Bring your authentic self to work with 'I Can Be Me in DWP'
  • Discounts and savings on shopping, fun days out and more
  • Interest-free loans to buy a bike or a season ticket
  • Working in an award-winning environment and culture
  • Professional development, coaching, mentoring and career progression opportunities

Click 'Apply' for more information and to start an application on Civil Service Jobs .

Contact Name: DWP

Reference: TJ/7185/358081_1719236253

Job ID: 3329092

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