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    Senior Data Scientist

    Category: Analytics and Emerging Digital Technologies
    City: Reading, England - South East, United Kingdom
    Position ID: J0121-0720
    Employment Type: Full Time

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    Position Description

    Here at CGI we are currently looking for a Senior Data Scientist to join our forever growing Space, Defence and Intelligence business unit.

    You will join a project that provides a government client with the ability to exploit ‘Big Data’ for cyber defence. The Data Scientists form a key part of the Operations Team in helping the client realise value from their cyber related data.

    The successful candidate must be adaptable, pro-active and capable of working in a high tempo operational environment.

    All successful applicants must hold, or be eligible & willing to obtain, UK SC clearance with the view to progressing to higher level clearance if required.

    Your future duties and responsibilities

    • Generation and implementation of data science use-cases to meet specific end-user needs through proactive engagement.

    • Design, build and evaluate computational models to deliver better alternatives to conventional log analytics.

    • Advocate data science methodologies to help solve issues generally.

    • Advise and assist with the optimisation of analytic and visualisation tools.

    • Provide the client with recommendations of creative and innovative ways in which data can be utilised.

    • Provide guidance to Data Engineers on appropriate steps to help normalize new data feeds

    Required qualifications to be successful in this role

    • Proficient with Python/Scala plus basic SQL (minimum)

    • Proficient with common data science libraries/toolkits such as Pandas, SciKit-Learn, Numpy, Keras etc.

    • Good Understanding of parallel processing frameworks such as Spark/Pyspark/Presto

    • Good Understanding of statistics i.e. statistical distributions, hypothesis testing

    • Good Understanding of Data Mining and Feature Engineering techniques

    • Good Understanding of Machine Learning Pipelines/Algorithms, particularly unsupervised/semi-unsupervised learning techniques.

    • A passion for learning new technologies and innovation.


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