Data Scientist - Predictive Modelling

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BGL Group

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Are you a Data Scientist with experience of building and implementing machine learning algorithms? Are you frustrated in your current role?  Maybe your ideas are ignored, your models rarely used. Developing and implementing new modelling approaches is central to our way of working.  If you’re motivated by the challenge of getting your intellectual output into our methodologies, you’ll love working at BGL Group.


You will be joining an ambitious, highly skilled and sociable team, who despite being part of a large company, still have that “start-up” feel.  We sit on one of the biggest data assets in the U.K. and have access to powerful technology to instantly deploy those models. We pride ourselves on our ability to research and develop new more powerful predictive modelling approaches, and turn them into business benefit.  Last year we built and deployed over 600 predictive models that generated several £millions of incremental value in a competitive digital marketplace for some of the U.K.’s biggest brands.

We’re already good, but we want you to help us get better!

What will you be responsible for?

Researching, developing and implementing:

  • new and more powerful predictive modelling concepts to be applied in ‘real-time’
  • new data features that enhance performance of predictive models

What will it take to be successful?

  • a degree in Mathematics, Statistics or other analytical subject
  • coding expertise in R, Python, SQL or similar
  • creative streak that enables you to engineer powerful features from our vast breadth of data
  • track record of building and implementing machine learning algorithms on large datasets that delivered business value
  • the confidence to challenge, be experimental, learn from failure; but ultimately deliver usable and valuable work

Why choose us?

Research and Development is at the heart of the team’s way of working.  Giving our staff the freedom to be experimental and creative to find that better approach is the only way we’ll achieve our business objectives.  You will be part of a community of experts from a variety of backgrounds: we exchange and build upon each other’s ideas. And we take time to learn about the latest thinking in machine learning and feature extraction.

If developing new approaches, seeing them adopted by your peers, and watching them deliver business value appeals, then apply now!

Where is the role based?

In our Head Office in Peterborough, with the opportunity to work from home one day per week.

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