Consultant, Data Scientist, Defence and Security, SAMA

London (Greater)
05 Nov 2020
03 Dec 2020
Clearance Level
Job Type

Your opportunity
You can expect to work as part of a growing team to solve our clients’ most challenging problems. 
We are proud of the impact we have with our Defence and Security clients, the strength of our relationships, and the depth and breadth of our skills that we bring to help them achieve their mission – we are privileged to be asked to work with them at the heart of their biggest and most ambitious technology programmes.

We help our clients with all aspects of analytics from developing their strategies. through to implementing solutions. We cross the divide that other suppliers to Government cannot bridge - we discover our client’s unique needs with them, help their business change and adapt, innovate together with creativity, design and build-out their agile solutions, whilst coaching and mentoring leaders at all levels. 

If you are an experienced Data Scientist with a desire to make a difference and are either already security cleared to DV or willing to be, then this opportunity is for you!

Strategy, Analytics and M&A 
How do you make intelligent, future-proof decisions in a world where change is the one constant? That’s exactly what you’ll help our clients to do. You’ll build trusted relationships with business stakeholders – and use the most exciting new technologies available – to create data-driven programmes that transform their organisations. Your advice will help clients position their organisations to succeed in an ever-evolving marketplace.

Your role
The primary focus of your role will be working on the delivery of key analytics projects, including:

  • Participate in the design and implementation of analytics solutions considering both the theoretical and practical aspects of the possible approaches under a variety of technical, business, and time constraints.
  • Working with clients to support the development of structured analytics strategies and understanding their business challenges.
  • Keep updated on your analytical and technical skills and share your knowledge with the rest of the team to facilitate their personal growth and the growth of the practice.
  • Communicate your technical findings, models, and insights to different technical and non-technical audiences within the firm and to our clients.
  • Supporting with go-to-market offerings, bids and growing the practice.
  • Working effectively in diverse teams within an inclusive team culture where people are recognised for their contribution.

Your work, your choice
At Deloitte we believe the best impact is the value we add, not the hours we sit at our desk. We carefully consider agile ways of working, both formal and informal, that allow for the best impact for our people and our clients. Please speak to your recruiter about the working pattern that works best for you.

Your home office will be London, but this client-facing role provides lots of opportunity for travel in the UK and overseas. 

Work pattern: 
This is a permanent contract opportunity. The role can be worked on a full-time / basis.
“Our team members work a variety of agile working patterns. Tell us what arrangement works for you and we’ll try to accommodate.” 



Your professional experience
An ideal candidate should have a strong scientific or engineering background, a broad knowledge of commonly used statistics and machine learning techniques and technical experience within a commercial environment. 

We are currently looking for Consultants through to Managers with specific expertise in the following:

  • Business exposure and technical expertise in developing and operationalising mathematical/statistical models, including machine learning, to uncover patterns in large scale data sets;

  • Strong understanding of mathematical and advanced machine learning methodologies and frameworks (e.g. MXNet, TensorFlow);

  • Experience with a number of data manipulation tools and languages (e.g. Spark, Python, R, SAS, Impala, Hive, Pig, SQL etc.);

  • Strong presentation and communication skills;

  • The right to live and work in the UK, be a British national, and have lived in the UK for the last 10 years.

Additional desirable experience and qualifications include:

  • Experience of modern Agile software development methodologies and DevOps practices;

  • Exposure to data visualisation tools (e.g. Qlik, Tableau);

  • Experience of collaborating with software engineers to integrate your solutions into the rest of the client’s environment, from design to production;

  • Experience with data architecture, cloud architecture and data security/governance;

  • Involvement in pre-sales/business development activities.



Your service line: Consulting
Our people and the way we work are the two things that set us apart in the consulting universe. For us, collaboration is fundamental to success, along with an unrivalled depth and breadth of expertise. We work closely with our clients and each other, at every stage of every project, solving our clients’ trickiest problems with a mix of knowledge, creativity and intellectual rigour. A hugely diverse range of clients rely on us to deliver the kind of change that adds genuine, lasting value to their business. 


Personal independence

Regulation and controls are standard practice in our industry and Deloitte is no exception. These controls provide important legal protection for both you and the firm. We are subject to a number of audit regulations, one of which requires that certain colleagues abide by specific personal independence constraints. This can mean that you and your "Immediate Family Members" are not permitted to hold certain financial interests (shares, funds, bonds etc.) with audit clients of the firm.  The recruitment team will provide further detail as you progress through the recruitment process.



About Deloitte



Our Purpose & Strategy

To make an impact that matters for our clients, our people and society - defines who we are and what we stand for. Our purpose provides the foundation for our strategy and our aspiration to be the undisputed leader in professional services: this is not about size, it's about being the first choice. The first choice for the largest and most influential clients, and the first choice for the best talent. 



What do we do?

Deloitte offers global integrated professional services that include Audit & Assurance, Consulting, Financial Advisory, Legal, Risk Advisory and Tax Consulting. Our approach combines intellectual leadership, industrial expertise, insight, consulting & problem solving capabilities whatever the role, technology revolutions and innovation from multiple disciplines to help our clients excel anywhere in the world.



Beyond the UK: Deloitte North and South Europe



The UK is part of Deloitte North and South Europe (NSE), the second largest member firm in the Deloitte network. Deloitte NSE combines operations in Belgium, Central Mediterranean (Italy, Greece, Malta), Ireland, the Middle East (Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, Palestinian Ruled Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen), the Netherlands, the Nordics (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden), Switzerland and the UK. Deloitte NSE brings together 2,700 partners and over 50,000 people, combining our unmatched breadth and depth of capabilities in audit and assurance, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, and tax and legal across the region. Being part of Deloitte NSE supports our aspiration to be the undisputed leader in professional services and will create more opportunity and growth for our people.





What do we value?

What brings us all together at Deloitte? It’s how we approach the thousands of decisions we make every day. How we behave, our beliefs and our attitudes. In other words: our values. Whatever we do, wherever we are in the world, we lead the way, serve with integrity, take care of each other, foster inclusion, and collaborate for maximum impact. These five shared values lead every decision we make and action we take, guiding us to deliver impact how and where it matters most. 



Being a Leader at Deloitte

Cultural fit and purpose-led leadership is crucial for Deloitte. Our leaders always set the example and inspire their colleagues. They make quality time for people and take an interest in them. They know what matters to people - both inside and outside work – and value them as individuals; always finding opportunities to develop them while showing respect and appreciation.



We expect colleagues at all levels to embrace and live our purpose and our leadership culture by challenging themselves to identify issues that are most important for our clients, our people, and for society and make an impact that matters. We know leadership comes in all shapes and sizes, but our Leadership Charter helps all of our people understand what we’re looking for:



  • We live our purpose: we act as a role model, embracing and living our purpose and values, and recognising others for the impact they make

  • We develop talent: we develop high-performing people and teams through challenging and meaningful opportunities

  • We drive performance: we deliver exceptional client service; maximise results and drive high performance from people while fostering collaboration across businesses and borders

  • We believe positive influence can make an impact that matters: we influence clients, teams, and individuals positively, leading by example and establishing confident relationships with increasingly senior people

  • We move, together, towards a strategic direction: we understand key objectives for clients and Deloitte, aligning people to objectives and setting priorities and direction.



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