Data Scientist (Pricing Analytics)

  • Jacobs
  • Glasgow, UK
  • 09/09/2021
Full time Data Science Data Analytics Big Data Data Management Statistics

Job Description

Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

Your Impact:
The Commercial and Data team within Growth and Sales is looking for a talented data scientist to help us deliver our analytics strategy. The Commercial and Data team is comprised of data scientists, commercial analysts and our CRM team. The role of our team is to develop innovative pricing strategies which capture the value Jacobs can bring to our clients. This requires us to analyse historical data, market trends and insights from our global sales teams. The successful candidate will work closely with these teams and senior business stakeholders across the world to deliver data driven sales strategies and support a global roll-out of our own pricing analytics product.

Your responsibilities will involve:

  • Working with our global sales teams to translate commercial requirements into problems which can be analysed and solved using data science.
  • Assessing data from a variety of sources to gain insights into pricing strategies and market trends.
  • Creating dashboards & reporting capabilities across our key markets and accounts.
  • Determining the key user metrics for the pricing product & then being responsible for the implementation of monitoring and reporting of these metrics.
  • Informing the product design and roadmap for future iterations of the pricing product.

This role can be based from any of our key locations including; London, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Winnersh or Leed

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in an analytical field (Data Science / Business Analytics preferred)
  • Solid knowledge and at least 2 years of experience with Python and libraries such as Pandas, NumPy, Scikit-Learn, MatPlotLib (preferably in corporate environment)
  • Knowledge of a wide range of statistical and analytical techniques including hypothesis formulation and testing.
  • Experience with SQL databases or with NoSQL databases (MongoDB, DynamoDB, Cosmos)
  • Knowledge of visualisation tools (PowerBI or Tableau)

Desirable experience:

  • Experience working with Azure, AWS or GCP
  • Experience in working with APIs between different providers
  • Experience working in agile teams with Git
  • Experience in working with Low Code Platforms (Mendix, Outsystems or PowerApps)

Why Jacobs?

We clear the way for inventive thinking so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. Jacobs. A world where you can.

Our Culture:

We’re invested in you and your success. Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees.

We aim to make inclusion and diversity core attributes of our identity, embedded in all our employment and business practices in all locations. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative.

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As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. We encourage applications from candidates looking for flexible working or reduced hours’ contracts. Please also bear in mind that you do not need to meet 100% of the Essential Criteria to be considered for a position with Jacobs.

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact the team here.

Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector