Data Scientist


London (UK)

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You’ll work within the Data Science team at Connected Home, exploring our smart home sensor data to deliver insights and help define future products and feature.

The Role

What will you be doing

  • Retrieving, cleaning, and undertaking Exploratory Data Science on the large data sets produced by our network of IoT sensors and other devices
  • Conducting analysis in a rigorous and repeatable manner and communicating insights effectively to a range of audiences
  • Working with product teams across Connected Home to find new ways that insights from sensor data can help us enrich and improve our products and services.
  • Finding new ways that insights from sensor data can be combined with data from other sources - such as Business Intelligence information - to deepen our knowledge of our customer
  • Advise software development teams on the implementation of analytical data products.
  • Supporting the broader work of the Data Science team by sharing data, insights and techniques

The Person

To be brilliant in this role you will have/be;
You will be able to demonstrate a high level of proficiency in extracting, analysing and visualising large data sets.

Our existing data science work with an open source stack so experience in;

Python, Notebooks, Kibana, and the storage technologies Cassandra, ElasticSearch, Couchbase and Kafka would be an advantage.

However, more importantly is an ability to recognise the right approach to a task and to select the right tools for the job, and being able to pick up and use new tools quickly and effectively is essential. We deal primarily in data generated by sensors and humans so wrangling messy data will be bread and butter to you. Familiarity with manipulating business intelligence information will be an advantage.

You will be able to demonstrate that you have the necessary practical statistical knowledge to extract meaningful insights from data and can communicate these insights clearly and with conviction to audiences from different backgrounds and professional disciplines. Strong visualisation skills will be an advantage in this aspect of the role.

As well as being technically competent you will be curious about our domain, commercially aware and entrepreneurial in outlook. An important part of the role is in helping product teams to understand what insights can be extracted from the data we collect and how it can be combined with other data sources to deliver value to the business. You will have the skills to move from Exploratory Data Science through to the technical oversight of the implementation of data-driven products by software developers.

You will also be a self-starter comfortable setting and testing your own hypotheses and working autonomously as part of a product-focused team.

You will be committed to learning new things and continual professional development. You’ll naturally get excited about contributing ideas and giving practical demonstrations of the value of those ideas. The right person will be comfortable working in agile teams and processes.

The challenges for success in this role are:

  • To be outward looking and pro-active in understanding the needs of product teams; can continually delight them with fresh and useful insights; extend the reputation of the Data Science team within Connected Home and Centrica group.
  • To understand our customers and find ways that Data Science can help deliver market-leading experiences for them
  • To continually reflect and improve on ways of working, to demonstrate better approaches to the process of analysis and sharing of insights. Always pushing the rest of the team to improve

The Company

Location; London Salary; Competitive + bonus & Excellent benefits

Centrica plc, a FTSE 100 company, has operations in UK, North America and Europe. With 30+ million customer-product relationships, Centrica's vision is to become the leading integrated supplier of energy and related services for its chosen markets and maximise value to shareholders. Centrica's brand names include British Gas, Direct Energy (North America). At Centrica, our purpose is to help people today and secure energy for tomorrow.

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