9 months ago
PwC are a trusted adviser to some of the largest organisations around the world, spanning the public, private, and financial sectors. The increasing availability and use of data requires all of these organisations to adapt quickly or face irrelevance. We are no different. Our technology strategy recognises this and aims to keep us at the frontier of change.
As part of this strategy, we are currently looking for Data Scientists to join our Artificial Intelligence team in London. We are looking for self-starters, quick learners, and technology enthusiasts who can develop and build on our current Data Science propositions.
What we do
PwC is a leading professional services firm, with business units working across areas such as Assurance, Consulting, Deals and Tax.
Our Artificial Intelligence team is at the heart of PwC’s technology strategy. We do this by transforming our business as well as our clients’ businesses using AI technologies. The team offers the unique ability to
Create new ways of doing business - Our team supports PwC’s business units by identifying opportunities to enrich existing or create new offerings with technology. For example, we developed a health care proposition that improves clinical outcomes by applying machine learning techniques to large amounts of unstructured data from NHS trusts .
Lead industry - We perform studies across areas such as Responsible Gambling, Climate Change Risk and Artificial Intelligence standards [2,3,4,5]. The results of these studies are used internally and for our clients in order to effect meaningful change backed by rigorous scientific investigation.
Deliver large scale change - Using the latest technologies, we were able to use artificial intelligence to optimise resource allocation within our UK workforce. We do this by utilising our internal data assets in order to identify optimal, fair outcomes and measure the impact of this system.
As a Data Scientist in this team you will use techniques such as machine learning and natural language processing to realise authentic, data-driven change. The team reports to the board and commercial executive and works with senior leadership across our four business units, giving you the chance to enhance performance and have impact across the firm.
Designing, developing and managing data science projects within the firm;
Contributing effective, useful code to our Data Science codebase;
Identifying opportunities to transform our own business as well as our clients’ businesses by using advanced analytical techniques;
Presenting findings and outputs to senior stakeholders in written reports;
Coaching and mentoring junior members of the team
Demonstrable experience in data science projects, preferably where solving a business problem (academic, professional, or personal experience);
Programming experience in at least two of the following languages Python, R, or SQL;
Strong understanding of machine learning techniques and algorithms;
Strong understanding of applied statistics, such as distributions, regression modelling and statistical testing;
Strong communication skills (verbal and written). We look for people who can convey their work appropriately to technical and non-technical audiences within the business. Being able to articulate the ‘so-what?’ of data science is a core attribute for this role;
Evidence of good organisational ability, both individually and as part of a team.
Quantitative background in a scientific subject, such as Operations Research, Social Sciences, Engineering, or Physics;
Distributed computing experience using Hadoop or Apache Spark;
Data visualisation experience in tools such as Tableau or Power BI;
Programming experience in a JVM language such as Java, Scala, or Kotlin;
DevOps experience in areas such as Git and Agile development methods;
Experience of working in cloud environments, such as Azure, GCP or AWS;
Demonstrable experience coaching and developing other members of staff;
Demonstrable experience in project management and leading teams;
Ability to gain UK Government Security Clearance
Attendance at Data Science conferences such as Spark+AI and ODSC;
Access to online learning platforms so you can always keep up-to-date;
We’re one of the world’s leading professional services organisations. From 158 countries, we help our clients, some of the most successful organisations on the globe, as well as its most dynamic entrepreneurs and thriving private businesses, to create the value they want. We help to measure, protect and enhance the things that matter most to them.
The skills we look for in future employees
All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, ‘The PwC Professional’ and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.
We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool, as well as those who reflect the diverse nature of our society. And we aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. Creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business and as an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate.