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Data Scientist - Student Placement

Location:
Midlands - West
Department:
Data Science
Salary Details:
£Competitive + Excellent Benefits
Advertising End Date:
15 Feb 2019
About The Role

We are keen for a current university student to join us for their placement year within our Data Science operation. You will gain an insight and apply your educational knowledge within a live environment in a data focused company, developing your skills in a focused data science team to facilitate better quality decision making both internally and externally through the use of predictive analytics technologies.  Supporting the sale, delivery and maintenance of our analytical products and services whilst exploring new opportunities to evolve and improve them.

 

Duties will include:

  • Support internal clients across Synectics by providing expert data science intelligence and insight to assist their BAU activities, in particular:
    • Pre-Sales Consultancy & Analytics
    • Sales
    • Relationship Management
    • Product Management
    • Application Support
    • Marketing
  • Continually evaluate, deploy and recalibrate predictive analytics models to improve the quality of solutions we provide to our clients
  • Maintain awareness of predictive analytics algorithms, trends & technologies to help identify ways in which we can continuously improve the services we offer
  • Explore and test new datasets & algorithms that could potentially be integrated to enhance our Data Science capabilities
  • Apply the concept of Data Science to multiple different industry sectors, products and scenarios to deliver tangible cost, efficiency and quality improvements to Synectics’ client base

About You
The successful applicant will have:

(As this is a placement opportunity the following are not essential, although a basic knowledge would be beneficial – these would be some of the skills you would develop within the role)

  • Good SQL skills.
  • Knowledge of R & Python
  • A genuine interest and enthusiasm for data science
  • Be currently working towards a relevant qualification/ degree
  • Ability to write reports to communicate the results of predictive analytics exercises
  • A mix of technical and creative skills to execute and adapt predictive analytics models
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent attention to detail

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