Data Scientist Department for Work & Pensions

Reference 59529
Number of vacancies 1
Location London, Leeds or Newcastle
Salary £35,310 — £50,938
Work hours 37 hours per week
Employment type Permanent
Job benefits

A brilliant Civil Service pension with employer contributions circa 27%, generous annual leave, flexible working, great work life balance and lots more.

Closing date 7 August 2020

Job description

DWP. Digital with Purpose.

Are you a problem solver who is creative with data? Do you have Python/SQL programming skills?
Do you want to get your teeth into complex unstructured data? Are you ready to be part of an epic digital transformation?

If you are a Data Scientist that wants a role that makes an impact and a real difference helping and protecting the most vulnerable in society by applying data analysis then this it!

You’ll join the Integrated Risk and Intelligence Service (IRIS), which is a collaboration between DWP Digital, Counter Fraud, Compliance and Debt (CFCD) and Cyber Resilience Centre (CRC).

IRIS is central to the DWP fraud and error strategy, and is radically transforming how the welfare system and those that use it are protected especially detection of Fraud & Error and identity theft.

As a Data Scientist at DWP Digital, You’ll work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to deliver data science solutions, and act as a proactive link between operational, technical and analytical teams.

You will also be motivated to discover patterns in data and embed that insight in products that enable innovative ways to prevent and detect fraud and error, using techniques such as machine learning, natural language processing and network analytics.

You’ll help us to convert raw data complex unstructured data into insights and recommendations so that DWP can shape real change to products and services used by millions and ultimately optimise digital services. This includes Universal Credit one of our flagship programmes where we will look at data analysis to prevent and detect fraud and error in our benefits system including serious organised crime.

Duties. Work. Projects.

You will need be a self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit who is motivated by using impactful and creative applications of data science to deliver against user needs. The Department as a whole is undergoing a major digital transformation programme and data science is recognised as having a critical role to play; not only in the better design of our services, but also making them more personalised for each individual’s circumstances and making big shifts in our effectiveness and efficiency.

You’ll be responsible for studying user behaviour, strategic initiatives, and new product features to bring data-driven insights and recommendations into every decision we make. Above all, your work will directly impact the way the Universal Credit digital service is designed, developed and delivered.

What are we looking for?

Also, great to have but not essential..

Where You’ll Work

You’ll join us in one of our easy-to-reach digital hubs in either London, Newcastle or Leeds
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We’re the UK’s biggest government department with over 80,000 diverse and brilliant people on our team.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications regardless of age, gender, race or sexuality.

Details. Wages. Perks.

In return for your skills we offer competitive salary up to £50,938 per annum, a brilliant civil service pension, and a generous leave package.


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