Data Science Consultant

BlueOptima Published: February 4, 2019
London, United Kingdom
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BlueOptima is the only company providing reliable and objective software development productivity metrics based on a broad domain of static source code metrics. The technology has been adopted by some of the world’s largest organisations including insurance companies, asset managers, telecoms and nine of the world’s top twelve Universal Banks. This successful product uptake has led to rapid expansion of the company and of the Data Analytics department.

Whom are we looking for?
We are looking for analytical individuals with expertise in Data analytics and Technical consulting. You will join our growing Data Analytics team to provide Data based client Insights as well as Advanced Data analysis for our clients, working closely with key stakeholders within client companies and in BlueOptima.

The role includes comprehensive training and development. You can expect to be doing a mix of client projects and ad hoc work – some examples are below – as well as working with the sales team as they deliver executive presentations.

Key Responsibilities:
1) Liaison between client technical team and BlueOptima development team
2) Produce analytics reports based on BlueOptima Coding Effort data and explain the insight they reveal to senior managers to support decision-making
3) Supporting product rollout with front end development
4) Consult with clients on the underlying Coding Effort metrics and evangelise its use
5) Develop additional applications for the BlueOptima product and data predominantly using Python/R and/or similar statistical tools
6) Data Quality checks / Deep Dives
7) Creating / maintaining BI dashboards

Qualifications & Experience Required:
You will have experience in a consultancy/analytical function. Master’s degree or equivalent in Data Analytics/Mathematical Degree or equivalent expertise in an analytical role.

Key Skills:
Strong people skills demonstrated through consultancy or similar experience, e.g. engaging with key stakeholders for client companies
Python/R or similar programming experience
Strong fundamentals in Statistical Analysis
SQL scripting and Database administration
Data Analysis & Data Visualisation (via Tableau, Qlikview, SAS BI or similar)

Desirable Skills:
Experience in project management and designing processes to deliver successful outcomes
Basic understanding of Machine Learning algorithms

Your home office will be at BlueOptima’s London office and the role will require flexibility to temporarily relocate to BlueOptima’s client sites in the UK (Mostly London).

Why work for us?
You will earn a competitive base salary as well as performance-based bonuses and client engagement based commissions. Formal and informal training is included and there may be opportunities for international travel to support our global client base.

BlueOptima is rapidly acquiring new clients and expanding into US and European markets, thus our Data Analytics team needs to grow to manage that demand. Joining the team at this stage means you will be part of the exciting journey in our high growth Technology startup, with an option to exponentially grow your career, a strong likelihood to manage future consultants/teams as well as contribute your own ideas to the development of the company.

How to Apply:
Send your CV, including a paragraph about your suitability for the role.
If you are shortlisted, we will ask you to complete a work sample test to assess your programming and statistical competencies, and you will need to complete a short piece of written work.
If this work is to a high standard, we will invite you a series of face-to-face interviews. If you’re successful you’ll be invited to interview with your eventual manager.

Salary – 40-45K + Company Bonus + Commission
Visa Sponsorship – Available

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