Junior Data Scientist - Slough, Berkshire UK

Posted 19 days ago
Job no JDS01
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Job Role

Junior Data Scientist - Decision Science

Purpose of the role: Decision Science is a new and growing area within BI. We are seeking a driven Analyst (equivalent to Junior Data Scientist) to join us in our journey to deliver commercial value through advanced analytics and models.

You will have a strong background in statistics and mathematics. Fluency in SQL scripting and R programming is a must. You will be comfortable operating in an unstructured environment.

What you will be working on

  • You will take project briefs from Head of BI and conduct robust analyses that follow a structured process: data extraction, data validation, data exploration, pre-processing, variable selection, model selection, model evaluation, model optimisation, and model output communication.
  • You will work closely with a Senior Analyst in the Decision Science team to build and maintain propensity models for campaign targeting, prospect scoring, and customer churn. You will also get your hands dirty with attribution and media mix modelling.
  • You will be responsible to develop replicable and automated processes to run basic regression and statistical inference analysis on an ad-hoc basic.

What you will need to be successful

  • Minimum 3 years experience in similar role
  • You have worked as an Analyst or Junior Data Scientist to deliver data, reports, and insights as part of larger projects.
  • You are highly analytical - backed with solid fundamentals in math and statistics. You possess sharp critical thinking and problem-solving skills when it comes to interpreting data and how it interacts with the model. You have a passion for statistical learning and researching new methods.
  • You will leverage datasets and people you have access to in the business to grow domain knowledge around how the business operates.
  • You are fluent in SQL and R. You are open to learning dashboarding in Power BI if not already adept.

About Us



Company Info

We are a Life insurance provider who offers a wide range of first class Life insurance products via multiple direct brands and corporate partnerships.

We believe in offering our customers straightforward life insurance. We aim to provide a comprehensive range of innovative products and deliver exemplary service levels to our customers and corporate partners, providing a consistently high quality, fully integrated customer experience.

We’ve been awarded Feefo’s top rating, the Trusted Merchant Gold Award, for our outstanding customer service. We’ll give you all the expertise and support so you can be outstanding in whatever you choose to do.