• Data Scientist - 6-12 month Fixed Term Contract

    UK-Chiswick, London
    Contract Type
    Fixed Term Full-Time
    £50,000 - £70,000 per annum (depending on experience)
  • The Opportunity

    We now have an exciting opportunity based at our Head Office in Chiswick for a Data Scientist.  Playing a pivotal role as the the data scientist you will be reporting directly to the Director of Innovation.  You will be responsible for ensuring that BSI continuously derives maximum value from its deep and diverse range of data by leveraging appropriate innovative technologies, techniques and to identify and execute on opportunities to leverage data collected across the organisation, suggesting new and complimentary sources of data where appropriate. 


     The role will require extensive cooperation with colleagues across the organisation for the purposes of sourcing data and disseminating the results of analysis you will also be responsible for identifying and validating the potential of data analysis in the context of BSI's wider innovation strategy and commercial opportunities.


    Offices and Location:


    BSI has a great work environment offering a great place to work for you with a good work life balance, modern open planned offices with shower facilities with a fantastic on site canteen.  BSI is located above Chiswick parkway tube station and only 5min off the M4 with parking.

    About BSI

    Do you believe the world deserves excellence?


    BSI (British Standards Institution) is the business standards company that equips businesses with the necessary solutions to turn standards of best practice into habits of excellence. Renowned for its marks of excellence including the consumer recognised BSI Kitemark, BSI’s influence spans multiple sectors including Aerospace, Automotive, Built Environment, Food, Healthcare and ICT. With over 81,000 clients in 180 countries, BSI is an organisation whose standards inspire excellence across the globe.


    We have an exciting new role as Data Scientist to support our Commercial Innovation team based in Chiswick, West London.

    About You

    Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

    • Engage with data owners across the organisation to identify data analysis opportunities to ethically leverage BSI business data and drive solutions.
    • Mine and analyse BSI wide data to drive optimisation and improvement of product development, marketing techniques and business strategies.
    • Conduct end-to-end analysis that includes scoping, data gathering, ongoing deliverables and presentation. Develop and present demonstrations and prototypes to communicate the opportunities presented by data analysis in BSI.
    • Maintain a portfolio of tools and technologies to ensure that BSI is prepared to leverage a diverse range of both structured and unstructured data and continually assess their efficiency and accuracy.
    • Continually review BSI's portfolio of projects to identify where data generated can contribute to insights.
    • Develop a companywide testing framework, as well as testable hypotheses in conjunction with domain experts from the business followed by appropriate algorithms and data models. Perform speculative analysis of data sets.
    • Advise the business with regard to metrics and the collection of data.
    • Engage with stakeholders to ensure that data insights are effectively communicated through the most appropriate data visualisation and navigation tools.
    • Use predictive modeling to increase and optimise business outcomes.
    • Stay up to date with latest technology, techniques and methods, conduct research to develop prototypes and proof of concepts, as well as look for opportunities to use insights/datasets/code/models across other functions in BSI.


    Essentional Skills:

    • Proven ability to take initiative in a data analysis role
    • Ability to quickly assimilate data structures and relationships across data sources
    • Strong interpersonal skills and a proven ability to elicit requirements from both technical and non-technical stakeholder
    • Ability to align data analysis research with BSI's goals and objectives
    • Knowledge of Mathlab or R
    • Knowledge of predictive models
    • Strong scripting skills (Python, NumPy)
    • Knowledge of ETL techniques and tools
    • Knowledge of 'big-data' architectures e.g. Hadoop
    • Strong relational database skills - SQL, stored procedure development and a knowledge of database development
    • Knowledge of open-source tools such as Elasticsearch, Kibana
    • Experience in the analysis of both structured and unstructured data


    Desirable Skills:

    • Power BI experience
    • UX design experience
    • Knowledge of cloud infrastructure (AWS Analytics and Compute, Azure)
    • Experience establishing business metrics
    • Knowledge of machine learning
    • Some knowledge of rules engines
    • An appreciation for ethics in data analysis
    • An appreciation of how emerging technology such as IoT impact data analysis




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