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Senior Data Scientist

We’re looking for a Senior Data Scientist to join our expanding team, and join us in the creation of a new function within Attest.

Welcome! We’re Attest: the Consumer Growth Platform. Our SaaS platform enables all consumer businesses to put data at the heart of decision-making, empowering them to drive predictive and repeatable growth. Our mission is quite simple: to put real consumers front and centre of every business.

At Attest, we’ve simplified the exercise of gathering consumer intelligence so that our customers can spend more time understanding and taking action; making meaningful decisions faster and more often, to grow their businesses.

2018 was a year of dramatic growth for Attest, with recurring revenues climbing 1,875%, and the Attest team more than doubling in size from 20 to over 50. The company's expanding client roster has added notable brands such as Heineken, Walgreens Boots, Samsung, Fever-Tree, Discovery and Transferwise. California-based NEA, one of the largest and most significant venture investors in the world, recently backed Attest with a $16m investment round in March 2019.

 

About the role

We’re looking for a Senior Data Scientist to join our expanding team, and join us in the creation of a new function within Attest.

We have been using NLP techniques to analyse free text answers and make predictions about their validity, with views to extend this to semantic analysis and entity recognition. Coding in python, using libraries such as scikit learn and tensorflow our next focus is to augment our results experience, enabling clients to easily derive insights on the Attest platform. Using our newly launched innovation pipeline we hope to discover new and exciting projects and implement them using data science and machine learning.

You will play a critical role in the expansion and evolution of the Data Science team, and the development of products and services that bring to life the full power of the important datasets Attest generates.

As a contributing team lead, you’ll have a wide-ranging role: designing the data science function, helping us to recruit top-tier talent, and training, coaching and up-skilling existing team members; all while working on projects yourself, role-modelling best practices and appropriate skill sets.

You’ll work on the Attest core product, creating new features for our customers:

  • Identifying and serving insights to customers from the data created by respondents to help our customers gain insights.
  • Further understanding respondent answers, developing reasoning about answer sets, and assessing validity based on quality scoring.
  • Create customer guidance based on past cohort behaviour; creating training and enablement processes, optimising client usability. 

Working alongside our engineering and product teams, you will take data science projects from idea to production. You will also work closely with the Attest Center of Excellence, identifying ways to produce complex client reporting and analysis, in simple, low touch, high-impact ways.

You’ll start by working with and mentoring our existing data scientist. We’ll soon be scaling up the team, approaching four new members by end 2019.

 

What you'll be doing

Collaborate with the whole company to identify new use cases, develop ideas with our clients and create best-in-class products.

Teach and mentor other data scientists in the team, and the wider company about your discipline.

Build machine learning models and deliver them to our customers with help from our engineers.

Participate in engineering & product planning, stand-ups and retrospective meetings.

Explore new innovative ideas and solve existing problems in creative ways.

 

Who you are

A team player. Collaborative, self-motivated, creative, entrepreneurial & thoughtful style.

A leader. You enjoy teaching and seeing the team progress in their careers.

A challenge lover. You enjoy solving complex data & machine learning problems efficiently.

Results-driven. With proactive use and exploration of new technologies and methodologies from academia and the tech sector.

Love delivery. You love to see your solutions available to real users.

An evangelist. You are active within the data science community and you love to contribute articles and speak at events.

 

What you'll bring to Attest

Expertise in developing and implementing Natural Language Processing and recommendation models.

Expertise in a programming language like Python, and associated libraries e.g., scikit-learn, tensorflow, and other libraries for statistical modelling and implementing supervised and unsupervised machine learning models.

Experience using SQL and other data extraction techniques to compile relevant data from different data sources.

Experience handling large scale datasets, data preprocessing and transformation.

Experience in aiding recruitment and strategy, and mentoring more junior members of the team.

Experience in building, implementing and using analytic stacks (e.g., Looker, redshift, AWS pipelines, SQL, Tableau, Google APIs) is desirable, along with an interest in using data to inform marketing and commercial strategy.


What we’ll offer in return

Our benefits and perks are designed with a focus on the wellbeing, engagement, and growth of our Attesters.

  • A competitive salary that fairly recognises your experience and potential;
  • High-quality Equipment – whether you prefer a Macbook or a Windows machine, we’ll invest a sizable amount (over £2K) to provide you with the right tools and set-up to help you do your best work;
  • 25 days paid holiday – we care about our team’s wellbeing, so we make sure you have time to fully switch off, rest, and recharge;
  • Flexible working hours and working from home –  whether you have parental responsibilities, just need some headspace, or have a parcel being delivered, we’ll support you in making your work and personal life a manageable blend;
  • £900 Growth & Development budget to spend on the resources and tools that will help you grow in your role and achieve your career goals;
  • 10% adventure time to invest in charitable activities, and/or side projects for Attest;
  • Weekly team lunch – a team who eats together, works hard together, and stays together, right? We order in lunch every week, but also acknowledge those who are less fortunate than ourselves: for every meal we order, our supplier donates a meal in support of the Akshaya Patra Foundation;
  • Fully-paid sick days – Mental health and physical health are treated equally at Attest. Whether you’ve been knocked out with the flu, are having an operation, or need some time off to manage anxiety, stress or depression, for example, we encourage all our Attesters to rest up and come back when they’re feeling more like themselves;
  • A values-led working environment that encourages putting people first, honesty, curiosity and leadership.


About our people and culture

Attest is a place where you’re encouraged to bring every part of you needed to do your best work; every part of you needed to build strong, meaningful and long-lasting relationships with your fellow Attesters, our clients and partners.

We champion our people in their entirety. With our team of Attesters, we take a human-first approach, optimising for joy and adventure, ingrained in everything we do.

We’re a friendly, collaborative team, and value putting people (our team, clients and consumers) first; honesty, curiosity, empowerment and leadership are core to our team working style. Decisions are made with careful and quick consideration at Attest, to support fast and efficient growth.

 

About Attest

We believe great companies put consumers and data at the heart of every decision. These companies create better, more useful products and services, which leads to happier consumers and ever-greater success. 

That’s why at Attest we’re on a mission to bring every business closer to consumers, and empower them with the insights that drive predictable and repeatable growth.

How? We call it a Consumer Growth Platform, where everyone can gain answers to their burning questions from audiences of over 100 million consumers across 80 markets. 

Our clients use Attest to learn more about their target consumers, enter new markets, build new categories, validate decisions, develop better products and services, measure their brand, track competition, all in with the goal of building new, predictable, and repeatable growth.

Clients include Heineken, Walgreens Boots, Samsung, Fever-Tree, Discovery and Transferwise, Nutmeg, among many others. For additional information, visit www.askattest.com.

Attest is backed by California-based NEA, one of the largest and most significant venture investors in the world, with over 225 portfolio company IPOs since 1977. In the UK, Attest is backed by Oxford Capital and Episode 1 (investors behind LoveFilm, Zoopla, Betfair, Shazam, Carwow,  and many other greats), plus several high-powered amazing Angel investors.


Diversity statement

Diversity matters. We don’t tolerate it at Attest; we celebrate it! We’re building an inclusive place to work where everyone feels they belong. We see you and you’re welcome here. Attest doesn’t discriminate on the basis of any protected characteristic including race, religion or belief, gender or gender reassignment, age, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability.

We want to give everyone the opportunity to showcase their best selves during the interview process and beyond. Do let us know if there are any adjustments you’d like to make to ensure it’s more inclusive – we’re learning too, so we’re more than happy to adapt and accommodate where possible.

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What we Offer

  • Very competitive salary & incentives

    That recognise your experience & potential. We actively want to invest in you, your growth, and your future.

  • 25 days paid holiday, flexible working hours

    Plus regular team events & drinks (on the house), and an equipment budget to spend on anything you like or need.

  • 10% adventure time

    To invest in charitable events, or side projects for Attest. A values-led working environment that encourages putting people first, honesty, curiosity and leadership.

  • £900 Growth & Development budget

    To spend on the resources and tools that will help you grow in your role and achieve your career goals.

Culture

Attest is a place where you’re encouraged to bring every part of you needed to do your best work; every part of you needed to build strong, meaningful and long-lasting relationships with your fellow Attesters, our clients and partners.

We champion our people in their entirety. With our team of Attesters, we take a human-first approach, optimising for joy and adventure, ingrained in everything we do.

We’re a flat, friendly, non-hierarchical team, and value putting people (our team, clients and consumers) first; honesty, curiosity, empowerment and leadership are core to our team working style.

Decisions are made with careful and quick consideration at Attest, to support fast and efficient growth.

 

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