Datatech Analytics

Statistician - Permanent - Exeter

Posted on October 15, 2014

Contract Type:
Company: Datatech Analytics

Job Description:

Role: Statistician

Location: South West

Salary: Generous Salary plus Comprehensive Benefits + Relocation Package

Do you have a passion for Education and believe technology can be used to improve it?

Our client is working to scientifically investigate what it is that makes the best learning experience in the classroom. Using real-time data to drive an evidence based approach to education, 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.

Your deep passion for education and the power of technology to improve it along with your curious, creative and technical brilliance are the people we are looking for to make a real difference.

The Role

As a Statistician, youll be carrying out research and analysis into how technology can be used to optimise learning that will determine the future of how the next generation learns.

They are working with BIG DATA – one year group in one school generates 10,000 data points in just one day – and the rapidity of change, and potential for impact is vast.

Youll be blending the use of maths, analytics, algorithms and your understanding of human behaviour on a daily basis to drive the development of the system and inform strategic decisions. You will be developing engaging new ways to teach topics that unlock a whole new world of understanding for students.

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 of 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.

Minimum 2:1 degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Decision Science or a related subject.
Postgraduate qualification in Statistics or a related subject, plus 2 years post-university experience in a commercial environment.
Demonstrated experience in analysing large data sets using R, SAS, SPSS, Matlab or SQL. The company uses R and you will be tested using this format
Comfortable programming in at least one language (C++, Java, Python etc.).

Highly proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office (includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft 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 to the role or contact our advising Consultant, Stephen Wincott on 01256 314660

Alternatively, you can refer a friend or colleague by taking part in our fantastic referral schemes! If you have a friend or colleague who would be interested in this role, please refer them to us. For each relevant candidate that you introduce to us (there is no limit) and we place, you will be entitled to our generous gift/voucher scheme.

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