Data Scientist

Join people who are bright, curious and strive to make a meaningful impact

At Datasparq, we put our people first. After all, it's our people that make our business special.

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About the Role

At Datasparq, we work a little differently with our Data Science recruitment. If you have a great track record, then we want to help you get on board with us. We will tell you what we’re looking for; we will give you guidance on how to make the most of your application during the process. We want you to succeed in getting the role and then we want to help you to excel in the role itself. We want to help you develop your career in Data Science; get into new areas of Data Science; help you inspire others to succeed; and develop impact from landed Data Science projects. We want you to bring your teammates with you on that journey so we all get to benefit from the joint endeavour.

Most of all we want you to enjoy what you do and further enthuse the team with that enjoyment!

Data Scientist Role Ethos: Bringing the best of yourself. Helping others to achieve.


Required Skills

General Expected Behaviours and Attributes

We would look for a Data Scientist in our team to have most of these attributes already or be more than willing to engage in these once they arrive.

A Data Scientist should expect to be:

  • An independent problem solver within a team; able to take ownership of a problem as part of a workstream and work with minimal oversight to complete this
  • Able to evaluate options with colleagues and clients, securing alignment and owning delivery of that work item; occasionally contributing to new business proposals
  • Developing expertise in several tools or techniques in one or more areas and can demonstrate fluency in many appropriate techniques, technologies or approaches
  • Easily able to move between projects and learn new topics quickly and effectively
  • Clearly building a portfolio of project achievements (can pick out 2 or 3 highlights) and learnings that will likely have a positive impact on their company or project, either technically or culturally
  • Able to demonstrate effective interpersonal skills through good co-working habits
  • Able to support colleagues in onboarding to new projects and promote good communication behaviours across the company
  • Capable of motivating and supporting a learning culture within Data Science and is leading by example
  • Able to demonstrate ad hoc support of colleagues in projects (not necessarily ones they are working on) which better enabled a project to succeed

Data Science-specific Expected Behaviours and Attributes

A Data Scientist should have:

  • Experience with Data Science-oriented projects and investigations either in a commercial or academic setting
  • The ability to communicate their technical/process ideas at a company level (e.g. at internal talks, seminars) and may be participating in meet-ups and industrial gatherings.
  • The ability to demonstrate value/impact through scientific investigation
  • A high-quality quantitative first or second degree with good evidence of project work and group project work

Desirable Skills

About Datasparq

Datasparq is a boutique AI & data firm that solves complex business challenges.

We build bespoke AI and data science tools—and turn them into robust, reliable services for our clients.

We start with research and iterate—using lean startup principles—to quickly uncover impactful solutions to high-value challenges. Our product team ensure that we build the right solution in the right way. Our data science team ensure that the AI and data science solutions we build are best-in-class. And, our engineering team ensure that solutions are robust and ready to be deployed in the real world.

But—what’s special about Datasparq is the way our teams work together.

Just as no business challenge fits neatly into a box, neither do our people. Rather than simply hiring a data scientist or a data engineer, we seek out passionate experts who can bring a range of overlapping skills to any team. That gives us the ability to build the perfect team to solve any challenge. We believe in bespoke over one-size-fits-all.

We don’t just build ML models—we take our science from the broad spectrum of mathematics, statistics, operations research and computer science. We work with academic partners and Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) across the UK to ensure that what we do is founded on high-quality, up-to-date science.

When it comes to operationalising solutions, we can run data science products in the cloud as services for our clients—or deploy to their infrastructure as needed.

Diversity & ethics

As a company, we don’t just value diversity—we place it at the heart of what we do. To create solutions that serve our users—and our clients' users—diversity is a must, not a nice to have. Likewise, we place ethics at the heart of what we do. Our team are passionate about working on projects that drive positive results for people and the planet. We routinely undertake ethics reviews and champion a culture of openness, honesty and integrity.

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Datasparq employees get these perks as standard.

AXA healthcare

The option to join our company healthcare plan

Monthly socials

Varied, lively socials every last Thursday of the month

Learning culture

Weekly (at least!) data science & engineering seminars

Flexible working

Work from our London office or at home

Ethics reviews

Regular ethics reviews to make sure our work is meaningful

D&I commitment

We have diversity, inclusion & wellbeing goals in our KPIs

25 days holiday

...with the option to buy 5 extra days

Dragon's Den

Vibrant startup culture; annual entrepreneurship competition


Developing our own tools like Houston and Xu


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