Data Scientist

Data Scientist

Job Title: Data Scientist
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Fareham, Hampshire
Salary: £300 - £500 per day
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH19706_1562842037
Contact Name: Zoe Latuszka
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 11, 2019 11:47

Job Description

Data Scientist

Titchfield, Fareham

6-month contract

Organisation: Office for national statistics (ONS)

Outcome: Provide Data Science skills to support the Census Processing delivery goals using the ONS Data Access Platform (DAP)

Background: A team is being formed within the ONS Digital, Services and Technology (DST) Directorate to support our Census colleagues to:

1. Manage migrations to DAP (CDME/SRE etc.)

2. Manage Census Processing Specific Deliverables (Canceis, SAS, integrations)

3. Support Census Processing team deliver an automated processing system

Service Deliverables:

  • Provide subject matter expertise on data processing technology and application of it (i.e. Cloudera Spark/Hive/HDFS etc.) within the office.
  • Provide a frontline problem solving capability for issues that front end users are experiencing
  • Provide a guidance and advice service to teams; for example spend a day/week with a team to support them.
  • Promote and enable good practice within the Census Processing system
  • Provide an on demand data science service for Census to ensure key deliverables are expedited
  • Work with Software engineers and other DST team members to support the end to end processing solution for the 2021 Census


  • Expert in Data Science techniques using R and/or Python.
  • Expert in utilising Spark for distributed computing tasks.
  • Familiarity with Cloudera toolset desirable (HUE, Hive, Impala, Data Science Workbench, HDFS, Avro, Parquet).

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