Data Scientist DS3 job in Watford at Ocado Ltd

Data Scientist (DS3)

Company: Ocado Ltd

Location: Hatfield UK

Date Posted:Apr 11, 2018

Ocado Technology is the technological arm of Ocado, the largest online-only grocery retailer in the world. Ocado employs a unique business model based on automated customer fulfilment centres. It has over half a million active shoppers and ships over 200,000 orders per week, delivering within one-hour time slots selected by customers.Here at Ocado Technology we architect and build the ground-breaking, game-changing technology solutions that power Ocado and enable its success in the grocery retail market. An increasingly important part of this success is deriving value from the vast volumes of data generated by the business.Who is Data Science?The data science group at Ocado consists of 10 data scientists, 3 insight analysts and 2 software engineers across two teams at our head office in Hatfield. It is responsible for designing cutting-edge machine learning and optimisation techniques to convert data into important business insights and efficient operations.We work on machine learning and optimisation problems across Ocado’s business - from recommending products to customers on our website to demand forecasting and route optimisation. Our data is stored in Google BigQuery, we work primarily in Python with some Java/Scala and use frameworks such as Spark and TensorFlow.What will you do?As a Senior Data Scientist, you will work closely with the team lead and senior management to identify, scope, and prioritise projects, plan and manage those projects, support the hand-off of prototype systems and algorithms to operational Technology teams, and effectively communicate complex technical issues and findings to a range of technical and non-technical internal audiences.You will work on projects in all the areas touched by data science, dealing with real problems and having a real impact on the operational performance of the company. You will be given a high level of autonomy in how you approach these problems and will be encouraged to research and seek out innovative solutions.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 we would like you to know:A strong academic record including a postgraduate degree in mathematics, statistics, or the sciences from a top-ranked university.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.What we can offer youWithin our flexible work environment, we can offer technically stretching work, a competitive salary and share schemes. Benefits include a generous pension scheme, interest-free season ticket loan, free shuttle bus from Hatfield train station and, of course, healthy Ocado staff discounts (and free delivery) across our Webshops including Groceries, Fetch, Sizzle and Fabled.We also have Friday socials on the first Friday of every month, sports clubs such as badminton, running and table tennis (and much more), 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.Click to find out more about Ocado Technology.Posting date: 11th April 2018Closing date for applications is Friay 11th May 2018. View full job description
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