We are a team on a mission, to put accessible and affordable healthcare in the hands of every person on earth. Our mission is bold and ambitious, and it’s one that’s shared by our team who shares our values, to dream big, build fast and be brilliant. To achieve this, we’ve brought together one of the largest teams of scientists, clinicians, mathematicians and engineers to focus on combining the ever-growing computing power of machines, with the best medical expertise of humans, to create a comprehensive, immediate and personalized health service and make it universally available. At Babylon our people aren’t just part of a team, they’re part of something bigger. We’re a vibrant community of creative thinkers and doers, forging the way for a new generation of healthcare. We’re only as good as our people. So, finding the best people is everything to us. We serve millions, but we choose our people one at a time… We are looking for a Data Scientist that will help us discover the information hidden in our data and help us make smarter decisions to deliver even better products. Your primary focus will be in applying data mining techniques, doing statistical analysis, and building high quality solutions integrated with our systems.
Selecting features, building and optimizing models, forecasts & classifiers using machine learning and statistical techniques for business insights.
Data mining using state-of-the-art methods
Extending company’s data with third party sources of information when needed
Enhancing data collection procedures to include information that is relevant for building analytic systems
Processing, cleansing, and verifying the integrity of data used for analysis
Doing ad-hoc analysis and presenting results in a clear manner
Creating automated testing, forecasting and anomaly detection systems and constant tracking of performance and recommendations
About the Team The Insights team are creating a world class data science unit to use data to improve all aspects of our business, from driving performance improvements in our products, to identifying efficiencies in our operations to guiding our marketing teams so that their campaigns have the greatest impact. We are data evangelists within Babylon, making sure that key decisions are well informed, well reasoned and data-driven.We care deeply about developing our data scientists and so we provide an individual learning budget which you can spend as you see fit, and we support those who wish to publish papers or give talks to do so. We also strive to have an open and collaborative culture where we share our knowledge and experience, while maintaining responsibility for our own projects.
Excellent understanding of machine learning techniques and algorithms, such as k-NN, Naive Bayes, SVM, Decision Forests, etc.
Experience with common data science toolkits, such as R, NumPy, MatLab, MLib
Great communication and presentation skills
Experience with data visualisation tools, such as Tableau etc.
Proficiency in using query languages such as SQL
Understanding of NoSQL databases, such as MongoDB, Cassandra, HBase
Good applied statistics skills, such as distributions, statistical testing, regression, etc.
Good scripting and programming skills
Who Fits the role?
You need to have great curiosity – be inquisitive and challenge the status quo.
We are looking for a confident critical-thinker that can jump into many different problems and situations and come up with tactical recommendations.
You need to think logically and creatively to find different solutions.
We need someone who can work with people from around the world, taking the time to understand their local nuances and challenges, without getting bogged down in why something might not work or may not be working.
We need someone who is invigorated by delivering impact – and seeing the tangible effects.
You need to want to make change now – this is less about creating an incredible strategy that will be implemented over the next 5 years, and more about processes that can change the business in the next 6 months
What’s nice to have
Experience working in a start-up culture
Self-starter who is capable of hitting the ground running
Organised and proactive, with strong attention to detail
Flexible and adaptable, with a “can do” approach and solid problem-solving skills
Focused on delivery, with a passion for quality and innovation
Someone who thrives in a dynamic environment and will contribute to ongoing organisational improvements
Competitive salary package including share scheme
Free Babylon for you and your family
One of the nicest offices you’ll ever see, located in the heart of Chelsea
Free healthy breakfast, and snacks
On site table tennis and videogame competitions
Regular social gatherings and an intimate, collaborative environment
A real entrepreneurial spirit and drive to make a tangible difference in the world
Free weekly yoga or football sessions
BUPA health and life insurance