Data Scientist

Role

As a data scientist in Caspian you are expected to be involved in technical decisions within the projects your involved and working towards continuously widening your knowledge base.

The role involves:

  • Ensuring the provision of clear agile stories to company standard to deliver agreed product Epics
  • Researching state of the art technology and approaches to help find solutions to data driven problems
  • Developing a wide range of skills at the cutting edge of data science
  • Developing production level code
  • Ability to implement papers relating to recent state of the art developments
  • Helping to design the production level solution by being proactive and highlighting any design flaws at all levels
  • Supporting team members by reviewing their work and guiding them to methods/approaches that will help them in their tasks
  • Delivering production code in collaboration with DS team members and the development team in time and to expected quality levels
  • Identifying useful technical trends to solve everyday problems
  • Presenting work to both internal and external audiences
  • Having a good understanding of the roles and duties within a scrum team within an Agile framework
  • Assisting and contributing to sprint planning sessions
  • Client engagement at an implementation level in support of the Caspian project lead
  • Gaining broad financial services domain and business understanding

Required

  • Strong programming skills in python or R
  • Good background knowledge in machine learning and statistical data analysis
  • Understanding of key topic areas: Natural Language Processing, Bayesian Learning, Deep Learning
  • Experience in a machine learning framework: e.g. Tensorflow, PyTorch, Scikit-learn or other
  • Good mathematical background
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, take accountability and meet deadlines
  • Self-motivated and proactive with good team-work skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Good knowledge of code management tools, e.g. Git

Beneficial

  • Strong background in statistics and Linear Algebra
  • Good understanding of Agile software development
  • Participation in open source libraries
  • Published scientific papers

What we offer 

  • An opportunity to work with cutting edge technologies for a rapidly growing and innovative company 
  • Training allowance to grow your skills
  • A chance to be part of a close-knit team working in a dynamic challenging environment 
  • A 35-hour working week. 25 days holiday + bank holidays 
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Company Overview 

Based in Newcastle upon Tyne, Caspian specialise in the automated investigation of high volume, complex risk alerts for financial services firms. Our technology analyses alerts and provides fully explained risk judgements in seconds across domains including Anti Money Laundering and Customer Due Diligence. With human readable, regulator friendly solutions that are already being used in a Top 5 Global Bank, it is technology that will revolutionise financial services workforces.

To apply please email recruitment@caspian.co.uk including a copy of your C.V.