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Junior Data Scientist

Job Title: Junior Data Scientist
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia
Salary: €400 - €500 per day + negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 12 Months
Contact Name: Clara Grace Moretti-Greene
Contact Email:
Job Published: 8 months ago

Job Description

Junior Data Scientist - ASAP - 12 Month Contract

Day Rate: €400-€500 negotiable

Location: Essen

Looking to source and secure a Junior Data Scientist for a 12 month contract - with a leading utilities client based in Essen. Typical projects will involve testing and validating hypotheses around new business models, developing algorithms to extract insight from small and large data sets, delivering data proof of concepts, designing algorithms that work at scale and potentially developing market ready products for external clients.

Education and Experience

  • Key: 2 + years of experience in a data science / advanced analytics role
  • Key: Masters or PhD Degree in a quantitative discipline - Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Applied Statistics, Physical Sciences or similar (Minimum 2:1 or equivalent)
  • Key: Experience in machine learning and statistical techniques such as Linear & Logistics Regression, Random Forest, K-Nearest Neighbours, Markov Chain Monte Carlo and Neural Networks
  • Key: Experience in using advanced analytics software, languages and platforms such as R, Python, SAS, Casandra, Hadoop and AWS
  • Desirable: Experience of writing production quality code to process large data sets
  • Desirable: Experience of working with utility data, time series data, customer data, and/or operational business data preferred

Required Skills

  • Excellent knowledge of SQL
  • Excellent knowledge of R and/or Python development, or similar tools
  • Good working knowledge of data visualisation tools such as Shiny, d3js
  • Good working knowledge of Linux and shell scripting
  • Good working knowledge of source code control (git preferable) in multi-branch environment

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (Fluency in German and English is mandatory)

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