Data Scientist

at Adzuna in London

(₤40 - ₤45 per year)

We’re looking for a Data Scientist to help us make job search better using the power of data. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to join one of the UK’s most dynamic and fastest-growing startups, reporting to the Head of Data Science and playing a key part in Adzuna’s current and future data science projects. Do you want to make a difference in a young company or be a small cog in a large corporation?
The role requires somebody keen to work in a team solving interesting and complex data science challenges such as accurately matching jobs with candidates. It will involve working with massive datasets, natural language processing, and designing and implementing models using advanced machine learning techniques.
As well as the ability to work independently on new products, the role also requires somebody keen and willing to undertake ad-hoc data analyses and help improve and maintain our existing data-driven products such as Jobsworth and ValueMyCV.
We offer a fun and supportive working environment, with an emphasis on team-working, mentoring and training. Adzuna is an exciting high-growth business where you can make a huge difference, with a market competitive package including significant stock options.

Mandatory skills/qualifications
● Direct experience of building models using machine-learning techniques. This experience may have been acquired solely in academia or industry (or in combination)
● A technical degree at 2.1 or better (or equivalent) from a top university, with a background in a relevant discipline such as computer science, engineering, economics, or maths
● Advanced proficiency (and min. 2 years’ experience) with R and/or Python
● Experience with natural language processing, text mining, ontologies
● Experience with extracting, parsing and wrangling large volumes of data in a range of different formats (such as csv, JSON, and XML)
● Knowledge of statistics and probability theory - including AB testing and Bayesian stats


Nice-to-have experience
● PhD in a relevant field of machine-learning
● Knowledge of advanced neural network methods: eg deep multi-layer networks
● Ability to rapid prototype web interfaces to demonstrate/test models (eg Shiny) and/or create simple APIs to interface models
● Experience of utilising distributed storage and processing technologies (eg Hadoop / Spark / Presto) and/or open source libraries like TensorFlow.
● Designing or building recommendation engines
● Working in online classified advertising or with job advert and/or CV data (eg HR-XML)
● Intermediate/advanced SQL skills
● Foreign-language skills (Adzuna operates in 11 countries)
● Successful participation in machine learning competitions such as Kaggle


About Adzuna
Adzuna is a search engine for job ads used by over 9 million visitors per month that aims to list every job, everywhere. We search thousands of websites so our users don’t have to, bringing together millions of ads in one place. By providing smarter search options and powerful data about the job market, we give jobseekers the information they need to take control of their careers.

Adzuna.co.uk was founded in 2011 by Andrew Hunter and Doug Monro, formerly of eBay, Gumtree, Qype and Zoopla and is backed by leading Venture Capital firms Passion Capital, The Accelerator Group and Index Ventures. Adzuna has also been selected to be part of the Government’s Future Fifty programme.

Adzuna’s mission is to be the best place to start looking for a job. We love using the awesome power of technology to help match people to better, more fulfilling jobs and keep Britain working.



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Published at 09 Jan 2017
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