Graduate Trainee Data Scientist

Available in: London

Apply by: 31 December 2017

Kainos is at the forefront of helping organisations with their digital transformation journey. Central to this is unlocking the value in customers data using a wide variety of Data Science techniques.


Graduate Trainee Data Scientists apply their skills in quantitative analysis, data mining, machine learning and data presentation (storytelling) to see beyond the numbers. This helps customers understand how they can use their data to better understand risk and unlock new opportunities and efficiency savings.


Most of our work comes through repeat business and direct referrals, which comes down to the quality of our people. The success of our Data Engineering and Data Science teams means that customers are bringing us an increasing number of exciting data projects using cutting-edge technology to solve real-world problems. We are seeking more high calibre people to join our Data & Analytics capability where you will grow and contribute to industry-leading technical expertise.


Role Description:

  • Work with customers to identify their analytical needs and deliver data science products; able to quickly understand the customer problem.
  • Analyse, design and develop analytical systems & algorithms.
  • Partner with our engineering teams to embed analytics within digital platforms and products.
  • Uncover insights and novel information by leveraging traditional and non-traditional data sources.
  • Prototype and implement scalable and reliable machine learning algorithms from scratch.
  • Influence customers and internal teams through demonstration of data analytics capability and technical evangelism.
  • Enable up-skilling by spreading best practice to customers and engineering teams. Able to peer review colleague’s work.


Required experience:

  • Highly numerate background with an advanced degree in an analytical discipline (Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics)
  • Programing experience in one or more data science languages such as R, Python and SAS.


Essential Skills:

  • Able to explain findings and techniques to a non-technical audience.
  • Able to cleanse, filter and re-factor complex data from different sources to achieve the analysis goal.
  • Comfortable working with Relational databases, NoSQL, and various visualisation techniques.
  • A solid understanding of statistical methods/approaches and machine learning algorithms.
  • Ability to prioritise and work to deadlines.


Desirable Skills:

  • Ability to optimise algorithms for use in distributed, high-volume scenarios.


What you’ll get 


We’ve built a truly creative, stimulating and rewarding work environment at Kainos. You’ll plot out your own career path, with access to bespoke training through our MAP training academy. You’ll be surrounded by people looking to learn and grow while mentoring and developing those around them.


Through MAP, we'll ensure you can attend some of our specialised courses in conjunction with universities and external training providers, and we will give you the time to drive your own development. You’ll be challenged, and you’ll be given the autonomy to meet those challenges.


Who we are


Kainos is a professional services organisation with clients spread across the globe and we deliver projects both from client site, and from our offices. While we will attempt to base you on projects near or at your contracted office location, you need to be willing to travel to client sites and spend time away during the week if it is required.


Given the range and nature of work that we carry out for our clients, all Kainos employees are required to possesses up to date security clearance (Basic Disclosure, Access NI etc), if you do not already possess this, you will be asked to apply for it prior to joining Kainos.

Everyone who is offered a position here undergoes a background check; whether a criminal record excludes you from a career with Kainos depends on the role and the offences.


What we do is mind-blowing: we use cutting-edge digital technology to change the way the world works. Our vision is to enable outstanding people to create digital solutions that have a positive impact on people’s lives.


This role will start in Summer 2018

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We’re an inclusive bunch at Kainos and we believe in equal opportunity. We welcome applications from all walks of life, including those with criminal records. Everyone who is offered a position here undergoes a background check, however no one is treated differently due to their background where it isn’t relevant to the role. It’s important to note – failure to reveal information which is relevant to the position sought, could result in us having to withdraw the conditional offer of employment.

In short: Having a criminal record will not exclude you from a career with Kainos. This depends entirely on the nature and requirements of the position, together with the circumstances and background of offences.