Data Scientist

We are looking for a Data Scientist to be part of a growing team which is responsible for supporting the Local Data Company’s proprietary software and technology. The technology team focuses on a range of strategic projects which play a vital role in the development of products and services which underpin the Local Data Company’s proposition in the market.

who we are looking for

This is a great opportunity for a Data Scientist who wants to work with the latest technologies and tools and make a real difference to a growing business.

The ideal candidate will have the skillset to be able to intricately run analytical experiments, evaluate alternate models using theoretical approaches and implement end-to-end solutions including data collection, preparation, processing and modelling. Data visualization and meaningful interpretation of findings is an important part of this role.

the role

One of the main responsibilities for this role is extracting stories from proprietary and third-party data by applying machine learning, mathematical and statistical modelling. This role will also work closely with footfall data and will take responsibility for maintaining footfall data integrity. 


  • Time-series analytics and manipulation
  • Creation and deployment of machine learning models
  • Data-driven analysis and decision making
  • Data visualization
  • Ability to write integration and unit tests


  • Can-do attitude with an affinity for innovation
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Displays rigor and delivery of sound results
  • Strong desire to learn new skills and discover new technologies
  • Proven track record of taking responsibility to meet deadlines

Essential Skills

  • Python (including NumPy and Pandas)
  • Jupyter notebooks or similar
  • SQL (preferably Microsoft SQL Server)
  • Ability to use machine learning to solve real-world problems
  • Strong mathematics and statistics skills
  • Working knowledge of version control software (Git) and best practices
  • Data visualization and communication skills
  • Ability to quickly grasp business requirements and communicate with business stakeholders
  • Good communication

Desirable Skills

  • Spark/PySpark
  • Databricks
  • Azure data factory or similar
  • Azure storage (SQL, Cosmos DB, Blob storage)

Our commitment to you

  • Salary: £50,000
  • Bonus: up to 5% of the salary dependent on personal performance and company results;
  • Company pension
  • Training and opportunity to attend technology conferences
  • Holidays: 25 days; We also recognise length of service: after 5 years within the company, you will receive 5 additional days of paid leave to take in your 5th year; 10-year work anniversary, 10 additional days.
  • Access to a wellbeing programme for employees
  • Retailer employee discount scheme
  • Regular social events

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Think you have what it takes to join our team as a Data Scientist? Apply or request more information by clicking the button below and sending us an email.