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28 Feb 2017

Full-Time Data Science Analyst @ London, England

The National Audit Office – Posted by JamesW London, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

The NAO helps the nation spend wisely, and we want your help to do that.

As a Data Science Analyst at the NAO you will use a range of tools and techniques to deliver process efficiencies and improvements to our outputs.

Working within the Data Analytics team, you will help us to develop data analytics led solutions for our audit work and contribute to the continuing development of this capability. Recent advances have included the use of webscraping to deepen the extent of our analysis and greater use of data visualisation in the development and presentation of our work.

Essential requirements for this role include:

  • Strong academic qualification(s) in a numerate subject (preferably to Masters level)
  • Intellectual curiosity and logic, especially using data and evidence to answer questions.
  • Experience in writing code in software/languages such as ‘R’, Visual Basic, Python, SQL.
  • Experience of working with large datasets

For more information about the role, please see the attached job description.

We value diversity in all its forms and the difference it makes to our organisation. By removing barriers and creating an inclusive culture all our people have the opportunity to develop and maximise their full potential. As members of the Business Disability Forum and Two Ticks Disability Scheme we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria.

The NAO provides a supportive environment focused on high quality work and the development of our people. Our strategic objectives and values underpin everything we do and will form the basis of our recruitment assessment, these are captured in the attached Framework of Behaviours.

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a host of benefits, as set out in the attached NAO reward document.

You must be a UK, Commonwealth, EEA or Swiss national to comply with Civil Service nationality rules and must hold a valid work permit. We are not able to sponsor work visas.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit a CV and a covering letter outlining your motivation and suitability for the role through our website here:

Job Categories: Data Scientist / Statistician. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: "R PROGRAMMING", Analyst, big data, data analysis, data analytics, data visualisation, machine learning, predictive analytics, python, quantitative data, SQL, and visual basic. Salaries: Less than $100,000.

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