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Date live: Sep. 14, 2021

Business Area: Barclays UK

Area of Expertise: Analytics

Reference Code: 90296549

Contract: Permanent

Data Scientist
Flexible UK location


As a Barclays Data Scientist, you’ll work within the Data Science and Advanced Analytics (DS&AA). Our team exists to harness the power of data, using advanced analytics to deliver assets that drive the performance of the bank, and transform the lives of our customers and the communities we live in. We do this by partnering with colleagues to build transformative assets using machine learning and novel data sources, promoting awareness of the latest analytical advances and exploring their use within the bank.

Barclays is one of the world's largest and most respected financial institutions, with 329 years of success, quality and innovation behind us. We offer careers that provide endless opportunity – helping millions of individuals and businesses thrive, and creating financial and digital solutions that the world now takes for granted.

You can apply from anywhere in the UK for this role. We will confirm your place of work at the point of offer, ensuring that this is considered in line with our future ways of working and overall location strategy. The hiring manager for the role will discuss the appropriate defined time in office for the role with you as part of the application process.


What will you be doing?
• Enriching our customer’s experience using quicker, richer insights and robust analytical pipelines
• Delivering transformative data science projects as part of diverse, multifunctional teams
• Using Python to extract, transform and analyse various types of data, constructing robust pipelines to combine multiple sources
• Documenting code appropriately, so that it can be replicated and extended
• Communicating analytical results clearly to senior managers and stakeholders, both verbally and with visuals
• Developing data science knowledge through self-learning, sharing that learning with the rest of the data science team


What we’re looking for:
• Excellent modelling skills, as evidenced by an advanced degree, or by having broad familiarity with machine learning and a budding specialism in a particular area
• Proficiency in Python, with the ability to develop, test, and document production-grade code
• Prior work experience in an analytical organisation


Skills that will help you in the role:
• Clear passion for making financial services more customer-centric using data science ethically
• Clear capability to find a story within data, and narrate it with powerful visualisations and a compelling voice-over


Where will you be working?
We will confirm your place of work at the point of offer, ensuring that this is considered in line with our future ways of working and overall location strategy.



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