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03 Feb 2016 by TSZ

Sports Data Scientist Job Vacancy

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JOB: Data Scientist (FT / PT)

COMPANY: Entirely Data Science

LOCATION: Remote

CLOSING DATE: 16 February 2016

SALARY: £35K - £45K (depending on experience, pro-rata for PT)

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TOP LINE:

Entirely Data Science is looking for passionate data scientists with
strong software development skills who are keen to work on applications
in sport.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR:

What is a data scientist? Well, it depends who you ask. For us, a data
scientist is someone who can work in (and build tools for) all stages of
the data science pipeline. Depending on the project the role might
include data wrangling and cleansing, data analysis, visualisation,
descriptive modelling, predictive modelling or reporting. In reality,
for any given project our data scientists will often be responsible for
any combination of the above.

To be one of our data scientists, you will have excellent
computational and communication skills. We use open source technologies
with a primary focus on Python, R, C++ and Javascript (Node.js, Koa and
AngularJS). Behind the scenes we employ SQL and MongoDB. We’re looking
for people who consider themselves experts in a subset of these
technologies and are willing to learn others. Experience with big data
and the Apache Hadoop ecosystem is also a big plus.

You will be expected to follow best practices of software
development, including version control, peer review, software testing
and continuous integration. You may not be doing these things already,
but you should be willing to learn.

Typically to meet the above requirements we would expect candidates
to have a top class degree in mathematics, statistics or computer
science, or a discipline with a significant amount of this content. At
this stage we envisage the positions to be remote, so you must be able
to demonstrate previous experience of being productive whilst working
autonomously. This might come from past positions or post-graduate
study.

We are very happy to consider applicants who wish to work part-time, perhaps alongside post-graduate studies.

WHO WE ARE:

Entirely Data Science is a small data science consultancy founded in
2015. In fact, we’re so new that we have been too busy doing data
science work to have created a website yet. We do have customers though,
and we offer data science services to them, with a strong focus on
applications in the domain of sports. We are keen to expand our team to
meet increasing demand.

HOW TO APPLY:

Send an email containing a CV and covering letter to [email protected]
with the job title in the subject. We respectfully request no
approaches from recruitment consultants and note that all such
approaches will be ignored without discrimination.

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