Data Scientist – Manchester

  • Full Time
  • manchester
  • Posted 10 months ago
  • Salary: £50,000 - £60,000

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Data Scientist


SearchBI is currently looking for an experienced Data Strategist to join an innovative and rapidly growing technology business based in Manchester.

The Data Scientist will take ownership of the data being used across the business to drive the strategy and day-to-day decisions across multiple stakeholders. The business currently has multiple sets of data using multiple access points along with software that requires real ownership. You’ll define and deliver an eloquent data analysis and reporting process to drive the business forward.

The ideal candidate will have a background in mathematics/statistics, experience in a quantitative or technical field, experience working with multiple data sets, and some experience in data-driven decision making. You are focused on results, a self-starter, and have demonstrated success in using analytics to drive the understanding, growth, and success of a product.


What we can offer

  • Competitive Salary – based on experience
  • 25 days holiday allowance, plus bank holidays
  • Company pension scheme
  • Employee Share option scheme



  • Apply your expertise in quantitative analysis, data mining, and the presentation of data to see beyond the numbers and understand how our users interact with both our consumer and business products
  • Partner with product and engineering teams, marketing and acquisition group, and finance team to solve problems, identify trends and opportunities and deliver key reports and insights in a timely fashion
  • Inform, influence, support, and execute our product decisions and product launches


You’ll work across the following four key areas:

  1. Product operations:
  • Monitoring key product metrics, understanding root causes of changes in metrics
  • Building and analysing dashboards and reports
  • Building key data sets to empower operational and exploratory analysis
  • Identifying new levers to help move key metrics
  • Evaluating and defining metrics
  • Working with the founder and product owner to educate and propose what to build in the next roadmap
  1. Marketing and acquisition:
  • Understanding ecosystems, user behaviours, and long-term trends
  • Building models of user behaviours for analysis or to power production systems
  • Establish weekly dashboards to measure campaign KPIs, from acquisition to retention, and demonstrate behavioural analysis inside the app
  1. Finance and reporting:
  • Develop scripts to empower the timely and accurate collection of currency receipts delivered to a succinct final currency report
  • Deliver eloquent finance reporting to support management account and board requirements, detailing credit transactions, billing reports, deferred income etc.
  1. Data infrastructure:
  • Working with SQL Server, MongoDB and making suggestions and changes to the structure of the databases where required. The client are looking to implement a new analytics tool so experience of scoping new tech would be beneficial


Required skills and experience

  • 2+ years of experience doing quantitative analysis ideally working with high traffic user organisation
  • BSc in Computer Science, Maths, Engineering, or other technical field. Advanced degrees preferred
  • Experience in SQL or other programming languages
  • Development experience in any scripting language (PHP, Python, Perl, etc.)
  • Ability to initiate and drive projects to completion with minimal guidance detailing a high level of ownership
  • Ability to communicate the results of analyses in a clear and effective manner across multiple stakeholders
  • Understanding of statistics (e.g., hypothesis testing, regressions)
  • Experience manipulating large data sets through statistical software (ex. R, SAS) or other methods
  • MongoDB experience
  • Ruby on Rails a bonus but not required


In order to apply you MUST have full eligibility to live and work in the UK

For more information on this position and other Business Intelligence roles please visit our website

SearchBI are the first choice for Business Intelligence and Agile BI recruitment business in the UK and internationally. We work with Software Houses, Partners and End Users throughout the UK and Europe. As unique specialists in this niche marketplace we have positioned ourselves ideally to satisfy the needs of a variety of clients. We understand our industry and use our expansive network to position ourselves as market leaders for all Agile Business Intelligence requirements.

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