Senior Data Scientist

National College of Ireland's School of Computing is looking to hire a Lead Data Scientist to work on a live research project.

Purpose of the Job

This is an attractive opportunity for a data scientist to contribute to the research project in collaboration with Glantus Ltd. at the School of Computing in National College of Ireland's IFSC campus in the scenic Dublin Docklands. The project is funded by Enterprise Ireland  under the Innovation Partnership Programme scheme, which helps companies to access the latest skills and expertise from research institutes throughout Ireland.

We are looking for a Lead Data Scientist to lead a technical team to develop a set of innovative algorithms applicable to specific industry challenges. Your ultimate goal will be to provide an approach to address specific industry challenges through the creation of a method that can be applied to real-world scenarios.

Responsibilities include managing the data science team, planning activities and outlining the design for analytics models. You should have a strong problem-solving capability and knowledge of statistics. The main of goal of the project is to develop recommender algorithms to enhance sales of retail market and also build a credit model. If you’re passionate about delivering real value through data and analytics and believe you can build such a system, we’d like to meet you.

After the project, you are likely to be transferred to join the Glantus team in a similar or higher role based on your performance.

Key Relationships

  • Principal and Co-Principal Investigators
  • Chief Technology Officer, Glantus Ltd.
  • Dean of School of Computing
  • Vice Dean of School of Computing
  • School of Computing staff
  • Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage a team of data scientists, machine learning engineers and big data specialists
  • Lead data mining and collection procedures
  • Ensure data quality and integrity
  • Interpret and analyse data problems
  • Conceive, plan and prioritize data projects
  • Build analytic systems and predictive models
  • Test performance of data-driven products
  • Visualise data and create reports
  • Experiment with new models and techniques
  • Align data projects with organisational goals

Qualifications and Experience Required

  • Proven experience of at least 3 years as a Data Scientist or similar role in EU
  • Solid understanding of machine learning
  • Knowledge of data management and visualisation techniques
  • A knack for statistical analysis and predictive modelling
  • Good knowledge of R, Python and MATLAB
  • Experience with SQL and NoSQL databases
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A business mind-set
  • Degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Mathematics or similar field

Terms of Employment

Salary: Manager Scale
Annual Leave: 27 days
Contract: 12 months (to start on 1st July 2019 or immediately thereafter)

Application Process

To apply, please e-mail your cover letter and CV in PDF format both, quoting reference number NCI 0823 and job title to: by 5pm on Wednesday 12th June 2019. 

Interviews are expected to be conducted on 17th and 21st June 2019. Successful candidate is expected to start on the 1st July 2019 or immediately thereafter. 

Note: The functions and responsibilities assigned to the Senior Data Scientist Role are based on the current stated role and objectives of the College. These functions and responsibilities may alter in line with any change in the role and objectives of the NCI.