Junior Data Scientist

£ 36650 - £ 39000 / year
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Job Description

We have a fantastic and rare opportunity for two Junior Data Scientists to join our ever growing Universal credit Digital Service team located in London.

We are looking for two emerging Data Scientists to work closely with the cross-disciplinary development teams that are designing and delivering new features for the Universal Credit digital service. We use our expertise in UC datasets and data science techniques to ensure the development of the service is supported by data, helping to improve outcomes for UC claimants and DWP staff.

You’ll join a brilliant Data community, and work alongside talented Data Scientists, Engineers, and Analysts. It’s a brilliant place to grow you skills and your career in Data Science while delivering work that really matters to millions of people.

DWP is the UK’s largest government department. We help people into work, and make payments worth over £195bn a year to support some of the most vulnerable people in our society.

You’ll join our community of tech experts in DWP Digital. We’re driving a once-in-a-generation transformation of government services, using fresh ideas and leading-edge technologies to create innovative, scalable and user-centric digital solutions.

The DWP products and services we maintain and modernise will be used by nearly every person in the UK, at key moments in their lives. The scale of what we do is extraordinary, and purpose is unique. We’d love you to join us.

Delivery. Work. Projects.

We exist to support service design and delivery of Universal Credit digital service. We use data and insights to support the Universal Credit programme’s main objectives, championing data-based decision making to improve outcomes for claimants.

You’ll help support our design & build teams, and portfolio teams that comprise of and support the Universal Credit programme. You’ll be aligned to a specific team, and work collaboratively with colleagues from a range of different digital professions to advocate for the use of data.

The work in this area is our “business as usual” activity, typified by the product development requests that are commissioned by our primary stakeholders, covering feature prioritisation, hypothesis testing, trial and feature evaluation and success measures.

What skills, knowledge and experience will you use and develop in this role?

Leading innovative data-driven solutions on large or complex datasets, including gathering and manipulating disparate data, applying analytical techniques and visualising results
Identifying specific business needs, data gathering, requirements specification, determining the best tools, data and techniques to address it, execute analysis, ongoing deliverables, recommendations and presentations.
SQL and Python (or similar query-based programming) experience
Excellent written and oral communication, including presenting complex analysis clearly and concisely to a variety of audiences, explaining the implications of analytical evidence and provide recommendations.

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