Senior Data Scientist

Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK

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“We are on a mission to transform the future of grocery retail through sustained technology innovation.”

Ocado Technology is putting the world’s retailers online using advanced artificial intelligence, robotics, big data, the cloud and IoT. We develop the innovative software and hardware systems that power Ocado.com, as well as the unique ‘Ocado Smart Platform’ which is being implemented by ambitious retailers across the world from Europe to America, Asia and beyond. With everything from websites to highly automated warehouses that we design in-house, our employees are skilled specialists with expertise across a wide range of technologies, working on cutting-edge innovations that are shaping the future of our society.

We are a fast- growing company: today we have colleagues in 7 development centre across the UK and Europe, with offices open in London, Hatfield, Welwyn Garden City (UK), Krakow, Wroclaw (Poland), Sofia (Bulgaria) and Barcelona (Spain), with a satellite office in Stockholm (Sweden).

We champion a value-led culture to get our teams working at their very best and to help create a collaborative working environment with inspiring projects that our people love. Core values of Trust, Autonomy, Craftsmanship, Collaboration and Learn Fast help drive our innovative culture.  But don’t just take our word for it, have a look at what our people are saying about us on Glassdoor.

What does the team do?

You will work on a diverse range of projects across our OSP platform. Potential projects include areas such as product recommendations, routing optimisation and predictive maintenance. You will be given autonomy in how you approach these problems and will be encouraged to research and seek out innovative solutions. As a Senior Data Scientist you will help lead the team towards the most appropriate solution and mentor juniors.

What will you do?

As a Senior Data Scientist you will work closely with the team lead, management, other data scientists and the engineering team to identify, scope, plan and manage projects, and effectively communicate complex technical issues and findings to a range of technical and non-technical internal audiences.

Communication is key; you will be in constant contact with business stakeholders and will need to work with developers both within the team and in other technology teams to ensure that your solutions are properly productionised and can be supported.

What are we looking for:

  • A strong academic record including a postgraduate degree in mathematics, statistics, or the sciences.
  • Demonstrated computer programming ability including fluency in two or more of Python, Java (or equivalent), and SQL.
  • Experience conducting analysis on large data sets and providing rigorous interpretations of the results.
  • The ability to model complex problems mathematically and/or computationally, and appropriately apply results obtained using those models.
  • A solid understanding of key statistical concepts.
  • Machine learning experience

This would make you stand out from the crowd:

  • Successfully conducted research of significant scope – an M.Phil. or Ph.D. will be looked on favourably
  • Knowledge of common machine learning toolkits (e.g. scikit-learn).
  • Knowledge of deep learning frameworks (e.g. TensorFlow, Theano, Torch..).

What we can offer you

Our employee benefits are designed for you, we care about people and we’ve ensured we have a wealth of benefits that focus on your well-being. Within our flexible environment we can offer technically stretching work, a competitive salary and share schemes. Benefits include pension scheme, train season ticket loan (interest-free), free shuttle bus from Hatfield train station and of course, healthy Ocado retail staff discounts. 

We also have regular divisional socials, sports clubs not to mention the Ocado Technology Academy for a packed schedule of courses, conferences and events such as discussion sessions, conference briefs and external guest speakers. If you think you have what it takes to make a difference, please submit your application below.

Due to the energising nature of Ocado's business, vacancy close dates, when stated, are indicative and may be subject to change so please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. 

Please note: If you have applied and been rejected for this role in the last 6 months, or applied and been rejected for a role with a similar skill set, we will not re-evaluate you for this position. After 6 months, we will treat your application as a new one. 

Be bold, be unique, be brilliant, be you. We are looking for individuality and we value diversity above gender, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, age, disability or union participation. We are an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to treating all applicants and employees fairly and equally.

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Job tags: Big Data Deep Learning Engineering Java Machine Learning Predictive Maintenance Python Research Robotics Scikit-Learn SQL TensorFlow Theano
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