Data Scientist

Job details
Posting date: 31 October 2020
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 30 November 2020
Location: Edinburgh, EH12 1HQ
Company: NatWest Group
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: R-00114981

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Join us as a Data Scientist

  • We’ll look to you to identify and work with data sets from across the bank’s data estate to solve difficult, non-routine analysis problems and apply advanced analytical methods
  • Participating in the data community, you’ll identify and deliver opportunities to support the bank’s strategic direction through the better use of data
  • It's a chance to develop your skills and bring an innovative and passionate approach to data science to benefit our business

What you'll do

As a Data Scientist, you’ll be evaluating and improving business processes and products using scientific rigour and statistical methods. You’ll be supporting and collaborating with multidisciplinary teams of data engineers and analysts on a wide range of business problems, understanding customer interactions with the bank and how we manage credit risk.

You’ll also be:

  • Developing your knowledge of data structures and metrics, advocating for changes for product development where needed
  • Conducting analysis, including gathering data and specifying requirements in collaboration with business stakeholders
  • Iteratively building and prototyping data analysis pipelines to provide insights that will ultimately lead to production deployment
  • Working with other colleagues across our functions to make business recommendations and presenting your findings to stakeholders
  • Identifying new methods, tools, techniques and opportunities to deliver business value by reducing costs, generating income or improving the customer experience through applying data science

The skills you'll need

To succeed in this role, you’ll need a solid foundation in Applied Maths, Statistics and Data Analysis or Modelling theory. We'll need you to be skilled in producing quality implementation of analytics and models in Python, as well as in writing scalable data analytics in Spark. You’ll also be able to demonstrate your experience with statistical software, database languages, big data technologies and cloud environments.

It will be ideal if you have experience interacting with AWS cloud services, and academic or industrial experience of solving problem with a data science approach. A good understanding of software development principles and good practices to ensure a high quality coding outcome will be an added advantage.

Additionally, you’ll bring:

  • Experience of working as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • The ability to articulate and translate business questions and use statistical techniques to resolve data analysis problems
  • Knowledge of statistical data analysis such as linear models, multivariate analysis, stochastic models and sampling methods
  • Experience with machine learning on large datasets and in deploying machine learning models into a production environment
  • Domain experience or knowledge of banking and finance, which will be an added advantage
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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