Data Scientist

Job description

Data Scientist

£30,000 to £45,000 DOE + profit share & benefits 


Are you looking to join an innovative team of world class Data Scientists and Statisticians?  Do you have experience in computer programming, working with languages such as Python, R or SQL, and knowledge of cloud-based computer systems? 


You will be responsible for maintaining and developing Summit’s proprietary Forecaster technology.  Forecaster is a multi-channel performance marketing platform, which using predictive analytics, can inform retailers and brands exactly how much, where and when to spend their online marketing budget.  Identifying opportunities for improving performance for Forecaster clients and ensuring Forecaster is relevant and fit for purpose, you will need to utilise data from across digital marketing, traditional offline marketing activity, client specific business data and other external feeds.


In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to work on internal and external consultancy projects, producing client-facing insight packs relating to a wide range of data science topics


This position requires confidence, independent action, initiative, a sense of urgency, and the ability to build effective working relationships within the internal organisation. The style is purposeful, directed at getting things done at pace, whilst maintaining a high degree of precision.


About Us:

For 18 years Summit have worked with some of Europe’s most successful retailers and brands, helping them to make more money from retailing online. Our unique online retail ‘value chain’ provides our clients with deep expertise across the disciplines required to trade online: Strategy, eCommerce, online marketing, trading and logistics. With 150 staff working across the UK and Europe, we are passionate about helping our clients transform their business opportunity online by thinking and acting differently.


About You

Academically strong, you will have a MSc degree in a quantitative discipline such Maths, Statistics, Computer Science or Physics.


Coupled with expert programming in R, SQL or similar and knowledge of machine learning methodologies, an understanding of the digital and/or retailing environment and the associated measures of success would be advantageous.


You will be able to articulate complex problems and solutions to a non-technical audience, as this role involve consultancy projects, producing client facing insight packs relating to a wide range of data science topics.


It’s a given that you can communicate effectively, deliver to deadlines and demonstrate flexibility whilst working in teams to attain common objectives. 


If you’re interested in finding out more and becoming a changemaker we look forward to hearing from you.  Successful candidates must have and be able to evidence their right to work in the UK.  No speculative agency CVs please.