External Career Opportunities

The following opportunities are offered by organisations external to The Data Lab. Our aim is to support the Data Science community by creating links and increase visibility on current work and professional development opportunities. If you are interested or have any questions regarding any of these vacancies, please contact the offering organisation directly.

Data Scientist - Paywizard

Be a part of the future of Pay TV!
Experience the excitement of a fast paced, cutting edge technology environment with the feel of a start-up but the experience and expertise of 20 years in the market.

A global award-winning company
With over 100 Pay TV clients using our Paywizard Agile platform to manage and support their subscribers effortlessly and securely across multiscreen, we are making waves on a global scale. Our award-winning platform has propelled us into the spotlight on a global scale winning ‘Best in Show’ at NAB show in Las Vegas in both 2016 and 2017 as well as a further award from TVB Europe and IBC in Amsterdam.

Enjoy the flexibility of working hours for a great work/life balance!
At Paywizard, we believe a great work/life balance is key to our thriving culture, inspiring a creative, insightful, fun and productive environment for all.

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If you are interested in the vacancy please email your CV to this address including Data Scientist Vacancy: FAO Kim Donnelly in the subject line: recruitment@paywizard.com

The Department for International Development- Principal MI Data Scientist

Location: East Kilbride, Scotland

DFID works in partnership across Whitehall and with governments, civil society, the private sector and multilateral institutions, including the World Bank, United Nations agencies, and the European Commission.

As a Principal Data Scientist in DFID, you’ll lead improvements to the quality, access and use of data to inform decision making for all its programmes and policies, ultimately delivering better results for poor people the world over and maintaining the UK’s reputation as a leading and innovative power for what’s right across the world.

You will help lead DFID’s Data Science team, as well as setting direction as an Agile Product Manager for our Data Engineering team. As one of the senior members of our Aid Management Service, you will help steer our software developers to build various information tools: web applications, self-service dashboarding tools, and versatile data access tools to support analysis. You will also be a leader across DFID in promoting the use of applied mathematics and statistics to improve decision making.

Closing date: 6 Dec 2018

Gas Demand Analyst - Wood Mackenzie

Wood Mackenzie’s Gas and LNG team is responsible for the development of gas analysis and price forecasting. The team produce regular reports for a suite of gas, LNG and energy market subscription-based services. This role will be based in the Edinburgh office, joining over 15 analysts, focussing on a combination of global and regional (Europe, Middle East, Africa, Russia and Caspian) market dynamics.

The analyst will be responsible for the formation of Wood Mackenzie's European gas demand outlook and the associated development of proprietary tools, models and methodologies. The role has statistical elements, but will also require the candidate to follow broader market, and policy developments, allowing the analyst to develop into a well-rounded expert.

The role offers the successful candidate a tremendous opportunity to develop into a leading expert in European gas markets, both internally and externally. As such they must have a passion and drive to become a recognised expert. While the analyst's main role will be the ongoing development of tools and models to support gas demand outlooks, they must be comfortable interpreting and articulating their findings and delivering to colleagues and clients in a timely and insightful manner.

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Barrachd - Advanced Analytics Consultant (Predictive, AI, ML)

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, curious and intelligent individual to join a fast-growing analytics consultancy.

We are one of the UK’s top software businesses. Offering expertise in a wide range of data and analytics competencies - from creating complex planning solutions and automating BI reporting, to data warehousing and predictive analytics – our wide range of challenging opportunities continues to grow and we now need to add an Advanced Analytics Consultant to our team.

In this role you will help our customers go beyond the solid foundations of Business Intelligence and complex planning solutions, to employ data science techniques, machine learning, predictive modeling and other skills inherent to AI.

While some business or consultancy experience would be great, we are looking for someone who is intelligent, explorative and passionate about data to assist in the creation of scalable, efficient, automated processes; large scale data analysis; and model development & implementation.

More information: Barrachd Advanced Analytics Consultant

Digital Consultant - Optimat

Optimat is searching for a consultant with a background in digital technologies and markets. The consultant will work on a portfolio of projects for both public and private sector clients, collaborating with other consultants where appropriate. Typical projects include market assessment of new or emerging digital technologies and providing support to new digital technology initiatives and the development of the digital technology sector.

Mudano - Python and SQL Developer

We capture data on projects – such as daily tasks, meeting notes, team sentiment, resource information and project progress – and use it to guide better decision-making. Using machine learning we can predict the path of a project, helping teams to foresee issues, improve productivity and deliver efficiently.

You will be combining information from a variety of sources to build up a suite of business leadership reports and KPIs. You will produce a series of dashboards and reports based on world class data visualisation techniques. You will need to update existing APIs written by our team to integrate online tools with the database and also write new APIs to integrate new tools. You will be working directly with exceptional data experts from across our business.

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EngD with St. Andrews (Large-Scale Data Processing using Heterogeneous Parallel Systems)

Self-driving autonomous vehicles and other AI applications, such as natural language processing, generate massive amounts of data from a large number of sources. This requires fast and energy-efficient processing on different types of platforms ranging from resource-constrained embedded and mobile devices to powerful desktop systems and data center hardware.

This project is an exciting opportunity to work with Codeplay's research team on targeting such large-scale processing to the most recent heterogeneous platforms (including automotive, comprising e.g. a mixture of CPUs, GPUs, DSPs and FPGAs), with the aim to improve performance and portability of the algorithms across a wide range of different platforms.


University of Edinburgh: Fellowships in Data-Driven Innovation

Highly prestigious 5-year tenure track fellowships focussed on data-enabled research and innovation applied to any discipline with the distinct possibility of an open-ended contract. As women and members of ethnic minorities are currently under-represented in posts at this level we particularly encourage applications from members of these groups. We are committed to support individuals looking to return to research after a career break for family, caring or health reasons.

Building on the outstanding successes of our previous tenure-track Chancellor’s Fellowship programmes and our world class research performance, we are investing in a further cohort of 30 next generation research innovation leaders of the highest quality who use data science within their work, with a particular focus on:

  • Digital Technologies
  • Space and Satellite Analysis
  • The ‘AgriTech’ initiative
  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems
  • Health and Social Care
  • Financial Services and Fintech
  • Public Sector (‘Govtech’)
  • Creative Industries, Tourism and Festivals

Based in the heart of one of the world’s finest cities, these prestigious 5-year awards support early career researchers and academic innovators of the highest promise from all countries to develop their careers in a supportive, high quality environment.

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