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Smart Home Data Scientist

  • Location

    Weybridge, Surrey

  • Sector:

    Cloud and Software Tech

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  • Salary:

    £400 - £401 per day

  • Contact:

    Amy Harris

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months +

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Montash have been engaged by a leading multinational conglomerate to source a Data Scientist with experience in Smart Home products for a 6 month contract. This role can be based in either Weybridge or Bristol and the opportunity to work from home 2 - 3 days per week.

The client have developed a smart home product, especially designed for the UK market. It allows users to understand and take control of their energy use, control their heating from their smart phone, and (very soon) much much more. They have developed it in-house and with key partners, with an end product including in-home devices and gateway, a cloud platform and APIs, intelligent algorithms, a user facing app, and a support portal. To assist in further developing the product, they are expanding their team.

The Data Scientist will join the client's small existing team of data scientists and engineers. They will be responsible for developing prototype and production quality analytics modules, primarily associated with analysing and finding insight from energy consumption data. These could be simple pragmatic rule-based analytics, complex machine learning algorithms, or anywhere in between. They will assist in ensuring appropriate development data is available, through working on data collection from beta user homes, processing third party datasets, and synthesising data. They will work with the Solution Architect and delivery teams to agree how new analytics modules will be implemented and assist in implementation reviews.



  • Collection and processing of training and test data
  • Development and evaluation of prototype algorithms
  • Development of deployment ready algorithms
  • Algorithm technical and test documentation
  • Performance review of algorithms in a live environment


Desired skills & experience


  • Development of mathematical algorithms for deployment into live products
  • Wide awareness of mathematical methods - e.g. forecasting, optimisation, signal disaggregation and alike
  • Experience analysing time-series data
  • Experience using Python
  • Able to apply analytics pragmatically to achieve business objectives
  • Data quality assessment and preparation
  • Design of algorithm test approaches, and execution of testing
  • Rigorous attention to detail
  • Able to self-motivate and manage own time and workload



  • Experience using MATLAB and Java
  • Experience of working in the energy retail sector
  • Experience of smart home technology, markets and data
  • Working with offshore development and delivery teams
  • Working using agile methods


Extra important details

Professional Experience

3+ year

Reports to

Product Manager

Level of Direction

Twice weekly meetings with Product Manager and other data scientists; additional catchups with other data scientists throughout



Employment Type

Contract, with possibility of conversion to a permanent position


Weybridge (preferred) or Bristol 1-3 days per week, Home 2-3 days per week, with requirement to travel to London some weeks

Start Date & Duration

Immediate start; initial 6-month contract