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Graduate Data Scientist

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Graduate Data Scientist

Posted 7 days ago

  • Sector: Finance
  • Expiry Date: 04 September 2022
  • Job Ref: J7287
Graduate Data Scientist

Join the Access Family and see how we make software ideas become a reality!
Our core value of Love work, Love life' has been central to our success and so we're looking for people to join us who share our passion for making things better every day, to help us become a UK top 10 Software company driven through adoption of the Access Workspace platform.
Are you ready for the challenge?

What are we all about?
At Access we love software and how technology never stays the same. It's this obsession that drives us to work closely across sectors to understand the business needs of our customers - from professional services to manufacturing to not for profits and more.
We're passionate about helping our customers stay one step ahead of the challenges facing their industry and business. That's why over 1 million users and over 35,000 organisations rely on Access software to help their organisation thrive.

About you:
You'll have an inquisitive mind, always asking yourself why something is happening and what it means. You love learning new things and taking on new challenges, and enjoy working in teams to solve problems and deliver solutions.
You're analytical, passionate about data, modelling and communicating insights to enable us to make more data driven decisions and add value to the business as well as developing modelling products to customers to support them to be their best. You'll be part of the Data Monetization Team, within the Data Products Center of Excellence (DS CoE), delivering machine learning and AI models for internal and external clients for a wide range of applications and using a wide range of data. The role will involve hybrid working from our Loughborough HQ.

This is an opportunity to be part of an exciting new team within a fast-growing organisation. You will enjoy working in an agile team environment and contributing your unique voice and experience to the diversity that makes the team successful.

Day-to-day, you will:
• Undertake data cleaning and transformation to produce analysis datasets from both structured and unstructured data sources.
• Create and deliver statistical/ML/AI models to deliver business insights and support ESG reporting.
• Develop reports or apps for deployment to users that satisfy user stories.
• Collaborate closely with the Data Monetization team and the broader DS CoE within an agile scrum framework to deliver data products from end-to-end.
• Work to a high ethical standard, and understand frameworks for data protection and ethical AI.
• Build relationships outside the DS CoE and learn how the business works.

Your Skills and Experiences likely include:
• You'll either be looking for your first leap into data following a degree with a strong statistical or machine learning component, or be making a career move following previous work experience and substantial self-development as a data scientist.
• You will have good experience coding in Python or R, including data wrangling, model building and data visualisation.
• You will have experience in developing, testing and evaluating statistical or machine learning models on real data.
• You have a critical mind, always looking out for things that don't look right and trying to understand them.
• You're a team player who is resourceful, meticulous and able to multitask. You don't shy away from rolling your sleeves up and getting stuck in.
• You are prepared to go outside of your comfort zone and willing to fail fast to progress.
• You are proactive and solutions-focused, always looking for a way around roadblocks.
• You're resilient and comfortable with uncertainty and change.
• You are a direct, honest, transparent and supportive communicator.

What does Access offer you?
We are a growing software company and we deliver on what we say we do! We take the development of our people very seriously! We will work with you to carve out your success plan and an opportunity to accelerate your career and make a real difference. The graduate scheme is a two-year programme that will build your knowledge and skills in a data solutions production environment, with lots of support and in a friendly team. After successful completion of the programme, you will have the opportunity to progress to Associate Data Scientist.

In addition to our standard benefits of 25 days holiday, a match contributory pension and healthcare you will get:
• A Competitive Salary
• Giving Back/Charity days
• Quarterly Socials
• 6 weeks Sabbaticals (after 6 years of service)
• The Access Group Big Break: our all-expenses paid holiday to Spain