Data Scientist

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Job Title Data Scientist
Job Category IT / Technical Support
Job Description DATA SCIENTIST

PERMANENT CONTRACT

TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT

BASED AT SEGA HQ IN BRENTFORD

REPORTING TO THE DATA ARCHITECT

 

A BIT ABOUT SEGA

SEGA is one of the leading interactive entertainment companies in the world, with our European HQ based in West London and our five world-class development studios spanning the UK, France and Canada. Known for quality and creativity above all else, our studios include Sports Interactive, Amplitude Studios, The Creative Assembly and Relic Entertainment.

At the heart of SEGA is our publishing team based at our European HQ, where we help the studios bring their creative vision to life. Here we have a talented team of Tech gurus, Sales extraordinaire’s, Marketing & PR wizards, QA champions and more.

Together, we drive the continued success and evolution of our Western business.

 

WORKING THE SEGA WAY

We believe that making the best games relies on having the best people, so we like to look after ours. We enjoy a jam-packed social calendar, super cool offices and top-notch events that everyone gets involved with.

Fitness buff? Get involved in our weekly boxing classes, or maybe even stretch the limbs with a game of ping pong. Foodie? Why not take advantage of Ice cream Wednesdays or our fresh fruit every day? Need to find your zen? We’ve got you covered with weekly yoga classes as well as in-house massage therapy (who doesn’t love that?). But that’s only the beginning – we have a gaming area complete with retro arcade games and consoles as well as all the latest stuff, a video games library and flexible working hours to ensure everyone gets to have a life outside of the office! We also hold regular lunch & learn sessions, product launch parties, company updates at the world-famous BAFTA theatre in Central London and Summer and Christmas parties that you’ll want to brag to your mates about! What’s not to love?

Here at SEGA, we have a benefits package to rival the rest. This includes life assurance, income protection, private healthcare & dental insurance schemes and an extremely competitive contributory pension scheme.

As well as the best benefits, we offer competitive salaries and a fantastic bonus scheme so that the team can stay motivated and focussed on making SEGA the best it can be.

We like to look after our people too with discounted gym membership, childcare vouchers, travel season ticket loans, a Ride to Work scheme and a flexible working environment which make us a great place to work.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Check out our Careers website to find out why we are a workplace you’ll never want to leave!

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are looking for a Data Scientist that will help us discover and process the information hidden in our vast amounts of data and enable analysts in departments across the business with new technology and data. Your primary focus will be providing intelligent linked datasets from our vast data estate to the rest of the business, while also ensuring the data requirements of the business can be met.

You will be working within the Technology Department’s Data group assisting in collecting and storing key business data, improving data transformation and manipulation and the adoption of new reporting technology across the business.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide and sort highly linked data set that is easy to maintain and consume across the business.
  • Document and communicate Data terms, methodologies, measures and calculations with the rest of the business.
  • Electing features, building and optimizing classifiers using machine learning techniques
  • Data mining using state-of-the-art methods
  • Extending company’s data by implementing linking techniques to join data sets
  • Enhancing data collection procedures
  • Processing, cleansing, and verifying the integrity of data
  • Creating automated anomaly detection systems and constant tracking of its performance
  • Identify and assist in the collection of new data sets
  • Evangelise new data visualisation methods




KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE


  • 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, Weka, NumPy, MatLab, etc. Excellence in at least one of these is highly desirable
  • Great communication skills
  • Experience with data visualisation tools, such as PowerBi, Gephi, GGplot, etc.
  • Proficiency in using query languages such as SQL, PostgreSQL, DAX, etc
  • Experience with NoSQL databases, such as DynamoDB and Redis
  • Good applied statistics skills, such as distributions, statistical testing, regression, etc.
  • Good scripting and programming skills in Java, Python


 

This job description is an accurate reflection of the duties and responsibilities of the post as at the time of writing but will be changed from time to time as the job is a career development job which will be adjusted according to the progress of the job holder.  It does not form part of the contract of employment.

 
Salary Based on experience
Location London
Job Category IT / Technical Support
Date posted 14/06/2018
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