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Date live: Nov. 04, 2021

Business Area: Barclays UK

Area of Expertise: Analytics

Reference Code: 90296525

Contract: Permanent

Data Scientist
Flexible UK location 

As a Barclays Data Scientist, you will harness the power of data, using advanced analytics to deliver assets that drive our performance and transform the lives of our customers, colleagues, and the communities we live in. You will do this by collaborating 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 our 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?
• Scope and shape data science projects where you can support colleagues in driving commercial value creatively
• Use Python to extract and transform various types of data
• Translate analysis into productionised assets that generate recurring value for business areas, using well-documented, reproducible code
• Review the code and outputs of other colleagues on the team, providing constructive feedback on how these can be improved
• Be responsible for presenting results to stakeholders in a clear, non-technical way, both verbally and in writing, assisting with the upskilling of non-technical stakeholders
• Explore areas of data science innovation outside Barclays and share that knowledge within

What we’re looking for:
• PhD (or equivalent) using statistics or machine learning
• Coding proficiency in Python, with an ability to design, test, correct and document complex programmes and scripts  
• Prior work in a comparable organisation as a data scientist or a similar role

Skills that will help you in the role:
• Flexibility - a self-starter who is also an affable colleague and brings their own ideas to enrich and widen our thinking
• Clear passion for making financial services more customer-centric using by data science ethically 

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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