12 Jun 2019

Full-Time Junior Data Scientist


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Job Description

Imagine if Netflix, The Huffington Post, ESPN, and Spotify were all rolled into one – you’re starting to get close to what the BBC does online!

The BBC’s world-class online products (iPlayer, News, Sport, Music, Radio, and many others) reach millions of audience members every week, and create around 1 Billion rows of data per day, but our work doesn’t stop there. We’re also working with other, “offline” parts of the BBC to help them gain an even better understanding of their audiences and aid their decision-making.

We’re now seeking a Junior Data Scientist to come and work with our Marketing & Audiences team in London.


Main Responsibilities


The Data Science team are responsible for designing and developing data mining tools, modelling complex problems, discovering insights and identifying opportunities through the use of statistical, algorithmic and visualisation techniques.

As a Junior Data Scientist, you will be able to learn and develop within your role, working alongside Senior Data Scientists.


Are you the right candidate?


We’re seeking story tellers with the ability to present findings to multiple stakeholders that push and sometimes contradict common belief.

We hire people from a range of backgrounds and experience, but some key things we look out for include:

  • A degree in mathematics, statistics, computer science or a related field.
  • Good stakeholder management and communication skills, with the ability to explain complex concepts to non-technical stakeholders
  • The ability to come up with solutions to loosely defined business problems by leveraging pattern detection over potentially large datasets.
  • Programming skills, statistical modelling (e.g. Python or R).
  • Experience using machine learning algorithms.
  • Knowledge of statistical techniques and proficiency in the use of statistical packages.
  • Proficiency in statistical analysis, quantitative analytics, forecasting / predictive analytics, multivariate testing, and optimization algorithms.
  • Desire and ability to work with other quantitative and information disciplines to explore where Data Science and ML can complement existing work and help the BBC in the future.

If this sounds like you, even if you don’t tick all the boxes, we would love to hear from you! 

How to Apply

You can apply via our CareersHub platform by clicking here 

Job Categories: Operations. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: data science; data; python;machine learning; r. Salary: 40,000 - 60,000.

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