Head of Data Science - Public Sector - ArcGIS / QGIS - £800p/d Inside IR35

Location: Exeter
Job Type: Temporary
Industry: Technology
Reference: BH-1613
Salary: £750 - £800 per day
Job Published: November 17, 2020 15:53
Head of Data Science – Public Sector – ArcGIS / QGIS - £800p/d Inside IR35

Head of Data now required to join my public Sector Client on an interim basis to build a new Data Science, Performance analysis and ML function.

The Head of Data Science will be responsible for managing the build of live services for internal and external users and the role will cover a raft of activities including implementing real time data visualization, geospatial mapping, timeseries analysis, development of Machine Learning models and production deployment of Deep Learning based services.

The Head of Data Science will have the following skills and experience:
  • Experience of developing and establishing enterprise analytics and data innovation strategies
  • Delivery of geospatial analysis, visualisation and services to support digital transformation programmes (using tools like ArcGIS Enterprise / Pro / FME / QGIS)
  • Experience building services to Government ethics guidance, data security best practice
  • Experience deploying and operating enterprise-level, analytics platforms on premises and in-cloud
  • Practical analytics/data engineering with (or Accredited training in): ArcGIS/QGIS, Python (scientific/geospatial/ML stacks) and/or Scala, Distributed compute (Dask/Spark), Deep Learning frameworks (Tensorflow, PyTorch etc.), Graph databases, Linked open data (RDF, SPARQL).
  • Experience providing subject matter expertise across a wide range of internally and externally facing projects
  • Demonstrable experience supporting agile delivery team's application of data science, statistical analysis and geospatial mapping
  • Highly effective stakeholder engagement skills
  • Demonstrate a range of techniques, including dashboarding, in open source and enterprise reporting tools (e.g. PowerBI)
  • Have experience of delivering performance analysis for digital services including use of A/B testing, Google Analytics and querying relational databases to gather data for analysis
  • Demonstrable practical experience in delivering high value end-to-end data science projects in production environments, using modern architectures, cloud compute platforms and both open source and enterprise tools;
  • Significant practical experience in leading edge data science and machine learning techniques applied at scale, particularly in the fields of NLP, geospatial, computer vision and knowledge graphs/mining;
This is an exciting opportunity for a Head of data Science to build and shape an new Data Science and Analytics function from scratch on a long term engagement.