Data Scientist / Computer Scientist

Location
Essex
Salary
negotiable
Posted
29 Mar 2017
Closes
26 Apr 2017
Ref
TZTDATASCI092585
Contact
Tom Truman
Clearance Level
DV, SC
Job Type
Contract
The candidate will have the opportunity to mix technical challenges with customer-facing and project support tasks. In addition to a solid academic background and excellent written and verbal communication skills, we are interested in candidates with experience in any of the following technical areas: machine learning, natural language processing, computational linguistics, co-reference resolution, discourse analysis, text analytics and sentiment analysis.

Typical Responsibilities:
- Conduct novel research in given topic areas.
- Take ownership of tasks in projects and deliver to challenging standards.
- Work effectively both on self-directed projects and in larger project teams.
- Preparation of technical reports, test procedures, process specifications and other product documentation.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
- Degree qualified (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline with two or more years relevant experience.
- Appetite for working in a secure environment is desirable but not essential.
- Experience in software development in any of the following: C/C++, Java, Python, R, Matlab, C#, Linguistic frameworks, Open Source frameworks
- Experience of the application of analytics for Business Intelligence is desirable.
- Knowledge of the application of analytics to Open Source data desirable.
- Experience developing solutions using Windows and Linux
- Possesses excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
- Membership of an appropriate professional institution would be advantageous.

Competencies required:
- Works cooperatively and collaboratively with others, to be part of a team and respect the opinions of others.
- A keen desire to learn and willingness to seek novel solutions.
- Able to identify a problem, obstacle or opportunity and take action in light of this to address current or future problems or opportunities.
- Has a concern for working well or for surpassing a standard of excellence.
- Responds to customer requests, maintaining clear communication, correcting problems and taking action to make things better for the customer.
- Effective communication skills are essential, as is the ability to work well under pressure.


Due to the nature and urgency of this post, candidates holding or who have held high level security clearance in the past are most welcome to apply. Please note successful applicants will be required to be security cleared prior to appointment which can take up to a minimum 18 weeks.

LA International Computer Consultants Ltd is an HMG Approved Consultancy and operates as an IT & Engineering Consultancy or as an Employment Business & Agency, depending upon the precise nature of the work, for security cleared jobs or non-clearance vacancies, we welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people with diverse experience and backgrounds. Award Winning LA International Computer Consultants Ltd (Recruiter Awards for Excellence - Best IT, Best Public Sector & Gold Awards) and the most prestigious award that any business can receive The Queens Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2015.