Data Scientist

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Data Scientist
Contract Type
Dependent on Experience
Reports to
Head of Data Science

The role

We're looking for another Data Scientist to join our talented Data Science team. The successful applicant will be working on high profile projects across our portfolio of enterprise clients, and will have myriad opportunities to apply and develop their skills.

What we're looking for

As a service business, our success relies on being able to provide exceptional data solutions and an outstanding customer experience to our clients. That means we need someone that can demonstrate the right behaviours, as well as the right skills and experience.

Skills and Experience Levels

We're looking for applicants that have from two to five years' experience within data science or relevant analytics roles.

The successful applicant will have significant experience in the following:

  • Predictive modelling, linear / logistic regression, customer segmentation, decision trees, clustering, boosted algorithms, text analytics, speech analytics, time series
  • Developing analytical solutions to support business initiatives on topics such as customer retention, marketing campaign targeting, customer next best action, customer experience, customer acquisition, demand / channel management, customer profitability /value
  • Constructing analytical datasets by writing and applying programming code in languages such as SQL (preferred), R, Python or SAS
  • Building reports and dashboards containing impactful insights and data visualisations
  • Using analytical tools such as R, Python, Tableau, Power BI, Alteryx, SAS, Rapid Miner, SPSS, Portrait/ Spectrum Miner, and advanced Excel skills
  • Creating and delivering high quality presentations for clients in PowerPoint

Beyond technical skills, we're also looking for someone with excellent communication skills. You must be able to communicate complex findings to non-technical audiences in a compelling, engaging manner where the key messages are clearly understood by the audience.

From an education perspective, we typically look for a first or upper-second class undergraduate degree in a numeric discipline.

  • Proactive and creative in designing and deploying analytical solutions
  • Pragmatic in being able to make progress and solve problems on occasions where the “perfect analytical solution” is not possible
  • Highly motivated, driven to create the best possible solution for clients along with a strong focus on learning new skills and own personal development
  • Happy to work either in a small team or individually on projects

What we offer in return

As an Optima data scientist, you will be exposed to a wide variety of projects and technologies. We have a friendly team, a city-centre office overlooking Haymarket Station, and we offer competitive remuneration plus accredited training. Working in such a fast-paced industry, it's important to us that we maintain our commitment to continuous learning - to enable this, every member of the data science team receives one half-day per week to dedicate to training and development.

Who we are

Established in 2005, Optima Connect is one of the UK's leading data solutions providers. We are specialists in data strategy, marketing database development, customer analytics, predictive modelling, business intelligence, performance reporting and data visualisation. We work across multiple sectors with big brand clients and have over 30 million customer records under management. We are a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner in Cloud Platform and Data Platform.

How to apply

Please send a covering letter along with your CV to