Datatech Analytics
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Statisticians - Permanent - Exeter

Posted on August 5, 2014

Contract Type:
City:
Company: Datatech Analytics
Salary: £40,000.00 - £60,000.00 /Year

Job Description:

Role: Statisticians

Location: South West

Salary: Generous Basic salary plus Comprehensive Benefits + Relocation Package

Our client is revolutionising the way students learn and teachers teach in a big way. They are developing an extraordinary new technology for the classroom that is redefining the limits of what young people can achieve.

Their platform for Maths uses custom built content and a powerful, data-driven mobile framework to deliver a tailored set of exercises, games and incentives to the student.

They are looking for people with a deep passion for education and a belief in the power of technology to improve it. Things move fast so they need people who assume excellence is a given and who are curious, creative and technically brilliant. People who want a challenge; people who want to make a difference.
Our client is conducting the first scientific study of – and solution to – how technology can be used to optimise learning. As a Statistician/Researcher, the research and analysis you carry out will determine the future of how children learn.

The scale of data youll be working with is big – one year group in one school generate 10,000 data points in just one day – and the rapidity of change, and potential for future impact is vast.

Youll be blending the uses of maths, analytics, algorithms and your understanding of human behaviour on a daily basis to drive the development, inform strategic decisions as well as build and maintain a world-class reputation for innovation and ground breaking technology.

Key responsibilities
Show whats working (and whats not) on the system through the analysis of data, observation of school lessons, and talking to teachers.
Put the data through its paces, performing rigorous statistical evaluation to look at the bigger picture, and provide actionable solutions and insights that will guide product development.
Develop and implement sophisticated algorithms and analytical routines to work in real-time and with historical data.
Proactively problem solve and provide suggestions and theories for improvements in lesson flow, content, rewards and the algorithms that underpin it all, as well as developing and specifying new tools and procedures
Produce compelling visualisations, displaying data in appropriate formats that both scientists and non-scientists are able to understand and use
Work with the wider team to ensure the product is the best it can be
Be a good team player – help out id someone asks
Be positive and infectiously enthusiastic about values and vision of the company

About you

Youre a champion of the scientific method with a rigorous, disciplined approach and ruthless attention to detail. Complicated mathematics comes naturally to you, and you are quite at home working with vast, messy data sets. With an insatiably inquisitive nature and razor sharp analytical skills, youll be a natural at using data to question, challenge, solve problems and tell stories beyond just pointing at the numbers.

On the whole, youre a whirlwind of activity: proactive, dynamic and enthusiastic with a scary ability to multi-task and focus on the detail, without losing sight of the bigger picture. Things move quickly so youll be able to work under pressure, to tight deadlines and be able to adapt in the face of constantly changing priorities and a fluctuating workload.

Teamwork and creativity are key here so youll be a great team worker who can work with software engineers and programmers, to create algorithms and models rather than relying on out-of-the-box ones. Youll also be committed to the success of the project, with the ability to focus on whats best for the team and the wider business, above your own objectives.

In terms of specifics, the list below gives an overview of some of the skills and experiences were looking for:

Essential
Minimum 2:1 degree in statistics, mathematics, decision science or a related subject
Postgraduate qualification in statistics or a related subject
Minimum of 1 years demonstrated experience in analysing large data sets using R
Comfortable programming in a least one language (Matlab, C++, Java, Python etc.)

Desirable
Highly proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office (includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Exchange and web browser)
Teaching and/or tutoring experience and knowledge of education and the school system

If you fit the above job description please apply or you can contact Stephen Wincott on 01256 314660.

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