Graduate Data Scientist

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    AddressLichfield, Staffordshire

This post is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (Apply online only)
As part of the Staffordshire Digital Innovation Partnerships project, Staffordshire University has entered into a partnership with an innovative and growing Staffordshire based company who specialise in delivering automated data analytics for the Public Sector.
We are looking to recruit a graduate / undergraduate to take on a specific 12-month project focused on the development of predictive analytics and Machine Learning within a core area of the business.
With the support of the wider Analytics team, you will experience the entire predictive analytics lifecycle from requirements specification, data analysis, algorithm development and testing in the development of a Machine Learning proof-of-concept. Your contribution will be focused on designing and testing appropriate ML algorithms using tools within the Microsoft Azure Big Data & Analytics solutions, such as Data Lake, Databricks, Machine Learning and Power BI.
Duties and responsibilities
* Work with the development team to agree and specify analysis questions
* Perform feasibility analysis on available datasets and sources
* Develop new attributes or data features (feature engineering), for building the machine learning model
* Design and build machine learning algorithms relevant to the defined objectives
* Test outputs and validate the results
* Produce data visualisations to present the results in Power BI
* Conduct research and provide advice on approaches
* Work with the Analytics Director to document prerequisites and dependencies for successful project implementation
* Report on project impact
Skills and experience
* IT/Computing undergraduate or graduate
* Strong communication skills, being able to work as part of a team and as an individual
* Energy and enthusiasm, determination to succeed
* Good organisational skill and focused, problem-solving ability
* Prepared to fully participate in the commitment of the company to achieving the goals of the project
* Interest in and passion for analytics and data science with an appetite for creating solutions to support decision making
* An understanding of the basics of predictive techniques and/or statistics
* Knowledge of application tools that could be used to support the decision-making process (Power BI, Weka, etc.)
* Knowledge of cloud infrastructure and how businesses can utilise cloud storage to provide data lakes and overcome the challenges set by big data
Additional information
* The position is offered on a full time, fixed term contract for twelve months (48 weeks)
* The salary is approximately £18,000 pro rata and is based on an hourly rate of £9.34 plus a holiday enhancement of £1.12 per hour
* The role will be situated within the host businesses premises