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 Science Support - Swipii

Location: Glasgow City
Days: 2 or 3 days a week (from November 2018)
Rate: £98.40 per day
Contract duration: Time limited (likely 6 months minimum with potential for extension)
Contact: Darran.gardner@thedatalab.com (Ref: TDL/Swipii)

Swipii is a Customer Loyalty & Marketing CRM suite that allows businesses in the physical space to grow repeat customer visits, increase average customer spend and grow business revenue. Our product allows users to link their bank cards to the loyalty program which will automatically work to assign points and make the payment card into a universal loyalty card at e.g. barber shops, beauty salons and coffee shops across the UK. For more information, visit: https://swipii.com

Project focus

The Data Lab is currently engaged with Swipii on a project linked to its summer 2018 launch of a BETA of the card linking system. The Company has been using Mixpanel, a SaaS analytics tool, to track data generated from the app and is aiming to collect the data to allow them visibility into the full customer journey from start to finish. The intention is to supplement the data from the app with information from their CRM tool, Salesforce, regarding marketing, sales, and churn.

Delivery Director for UNICEF Data for Children Hub in Scotland (UDCHS)

The Data Lab and the University of Edinburgh are at the beginning of a journey to build a “Data for Children Hub in Scotland” in partnership with UNICEF. Using Scotland’s data capabilities and expertise to solve complex problems facing modern day Scotland and other countries across the world, the Hub will develop a three year programme of work, addressing a range of topical challenges - like how social media use impacts on young people’s wellbeing, how access to both the blue and green natural environment can impact on a young person’s development and wellbeing, improving child health through diet and physical activity, and how we tackle the deprivation gap in attainment.

The Delivery Director for Data for Children Hub in Scotland will be responsible for leading business development and delivery of the UNICEF Data for Children Hub in Scotland (UDCHS). You will combine extensive strategic expertise in leveraging data across a range of public and private sector environments to define and deliver Data for Children Hub in Scotland’s strategy and plans. You will represent the Hub across Scotland and globally, ensuring that the Hub meets stakeholders' aims and objectives and manage resources effectively.

You will lead significant projects in Scotland, including links to the Scottish Government’s Programme for Government, the University of Edinburgh’s Data Driven Innovation Programme and UNICEF’s objectives around the use of data to improve the lives of children in Scotland.

Your role will be to build on the commitments made by the University, UNICEF and Scottish Government to fund a £3m three-year programme from April 2019. A key element of the role will be to develop the Business Plan for the Hub, including the Research Programme, Ethical framework of operation, Governance arrangements and sustainable finance model, beyond the initial three-year period.

Closing date: 1 November 2018

Sumdog: Data Scientist

Sumdog is an online games-based maths & English learning service used by millions of children worldwide. We're at the forefront of an exciting ed-tech revolution. We capture a detailed understanding of each child's strengths and use this to deliver tailored mastery learning. The results are spectacular. We work with a huge amount of data and this gives us an invaluable insight into the experience our users have. The success of Sumdog relies on our ability to understand this data and engage everyone: teachers, parents and most importantly the students.

We are looking for someone to join our Education Research team as a Data Scientist. This is a 9 month fixed term role for maternity cover.

More information: Sumdog Data Scientist

Registers of Scotland: Vacancy for GIS Team Leader

Registers of Scotland (RoS) are recruiting for a GIS Team Leader who will responsible for the delivery of the wide-ranging geo-spatial data services and products we produce currently, and the development of new ones.

RoS creates a large amount of spatial data, and is seeking to ensure that this creates value for Scotland. For someone passionate about GI analysis and engagement around insight, this newly-created post has the potential to be exceptionally rewarding as a significant opportunity to shape, strengthen and expand the analytical capability within RoS.

The closing date for applications is 2359hrs on 21st October 2018.

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

Junior DevOps Engineer - ONZO

ONZO is a data science and analytics scale-up primed to disrupt the energy sector. We analyse smart meter data, providing a depth of insight that helps our customers understand their energy usage and ultimately helps them to save energy. Our insight to this data also helps utilities better manage their network, optimise their business and engage with their customers. The vision for ONZO's future is compelling, and with backing from private equity firms such as West Coast Capital we're looking forward to having a massive impact over the next few years.

You will be part of a team of talented engineers working closely alongside the Data Science and Product teams. We're a friendly bunch with a huge range of backgrounds, and we strive to provide a welcoming, supportive and sociable working environment.

Junior Data Scientist - ONZO

ONZO is a data science scale-up primed to disrupt the energy sector. We analyse households’ energy consumption data collected from smart meters and IoT sensors and provide various insights that help consumers understand their energy usage and make smart energy decisions. We have been building a cutting-edge SaaS platform that has our patented statistical algorithms at its core and delivers insights to utilities and their customers through APIs and web applications.

You will be part of our data science team and will work out of our new technology hub that we are currently setting up in Scotland. You will work very closely alongside our Engineering and Product teams. We are developing several exciting products and your skills will be put to use on complex statistical modelling and machine learning problems. We are a friendly bunch with a huge range of backgrounds and strive to provide a welcoming, supportive and sociable working environment.

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.

Waracle - Digital Marketing Associate

Waracle are looking for a Digital Marketing Associate for an exciting new post based in either of our Dundee, Glasgow or Edinburgh Offices.

You’ll be an excellent communicator, negotiator and influencer. Technically, you’ll be able to analyse opinions and quickly form a decision based on sound judgement, whilst identifying trends / making recommendations based on insight. You’ll be continually looking for new ways of doing things, experimenting, researching and continually improving digital success. and approach situations with an open mind. You’ll be a hardworking, tenacious team player and you will approach change with a positive outlook, identifying the potential opportunities presented.

Waracle - Content Marketing Associate

Waracle are looking for a Content Marketing Associate for an exciting new position based in our Dundee, Edinburgh or Glasgow Offices.

You’ll be an excellent communicator, negotiator and influencer and will be considerate of other people’s perspectives. Technically, you’ll be able to analyse opinions and quickly form a decision based on sound judgement, whilst identifying trends / making recommendations based on insight. Key to your success will be your ability to identify new ways of doing things, experimenting, researching and continually improving digital success. You’ll approach situations with an open mind and be a hardworking, tenacious team player. You will approach change with a positive outlook, identifying the potential opportunities presented.

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.


Global Surface Intelligence - Various Roles

GSI is looking to fill some exciting new posts to be located in their new offices in Edinburgh. Scotland has a dynamic and exciting space tech scene and is home to some of the world's leading space technology companies. Edinburgh is a fabulous city to be based in and offers all the excitement of Capital city living, but only 15 minutes from the country or the sea.

Here are the current openings in GSI:

Principal remote sensing specialist

Senior software engineer

Web development - API specialist

OCEA: Economic Strategy Economic Statistics Data Scientist

This post is based in Scottish Government, Atlantic Quay, Broomielaw, Glasgow, and reports to the C2 Unit head for Economic Statistics.The post holder will also work alongside three teams of statisticians who deal with Trade, Labour Market and Business & Innovation Statistics.

The Economic Statistics Unit is based in the Office of the Chief Economist Directorate. The post-holder will work closely with a wide range of stakeholders, including other analysts, policy colleagues and a wide range of statistics users.

This post is focused on improving the visualisation of the data underlying the Unit’s publications and other statistical outputs and making the most use of the Scottish Government Open Data Publishing Platform (ODPP) http://statistics.gov.scot/home The post-holder will help design and implement several visualisations and dashboards using R Shiny and JavaScript.

Salary: B2 band Fixed Term Appointment-Salary £28,891

Location: Glasgow Atlantic Quay

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.

Previse: Various jobs in Data Analytics and Engineering

There are various job openings available at Previse.

As a growing team in a rapidly developing space, our culture is hugely important to us. We pride ourselves on our energy, passion and commitment, regardless of specialism. Our success is driven by collaboration – we solve problems together – and our openness helps each individual grow. In order to thrive at Previse, you need an inquiring, scientific mind and an enthusiasm for constructive debates. We’re looking for straightforward people with fresh insights and the tenacity required to deliver value.

Chenope: Front and Back-End Developers

Chenope is a bootstrap, or self-funded start-up, that creates high value and novel analytics targeted at organizations. Chenope was founded by experienced founders who had previously achieved some success bootstrapping a startup, and already boasts a partnership with a multi-billion dollar company and a sweeping patent that was granted in its entirety. We are a cross-Atlantic startup; most of our team is in Edinburgh, or in the San Francisco area. We're still fairly early stage, which means that each person has a lot of responsibility and a lot of room to grow; though salaries are still low, equity grants are very generous. If you want to join a startup with technology that is good enough that customers are willing to pay for it, work on interesting problems, and learn what it takes to build a real business, we could be a great place for you. There are not many like us.

We are currently looking for both front-end and back-end developers. We will consider both full-time and part-time applications. All applicants must have the right to work in the UK, EU, or US - no exceptions unfortunately.

Front-end or Full-Stack Developer: Experience developing reasonably complex web apps that have been used in a commercial setting. Experience with visualizations is a plus, as is experience with React and other similar Javascript frameworks - we're agnostic as to which one. Experience with user interface design likewise. Ditto for knowledge of AWS. An interest in analytics is helpful.

Back-end developer - Algorithms: Must have strong background in IR, NLP, or a similar discipline, or a strong math and algorithms background. You must be able to implement the tools as well as develop the underlying algorithms for this work, including the construction and manipulation of large graphs and hypergraphs. We strongly prefer someone with a history of having worked on high-value IR, SNA, or data mining problems and who has the proven capability to do original work. Excellent knowledge of Java preferred. Any kind of degree or background okay - our interest is solely in your capacity to do the work.

Prior startup experience preferred, but is not required. To apply, please send your resume with at least a brief cover letter to work@chenope.com.

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