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Data Scientist

Job Location: Newcastle

Regional Description: United Kingdom

Job Number: 00625436


- Job description

Role: Data Scientist

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

Travel: Possibility for travel to client sites throughout the UK 


Career Levels: we have roles available across a range of Accenture career levels including Analyst, Senior Analyst, Specialist and Associate Manager/Manager Levels


Salary: £25,000 to £73,700+ (depending on skills and experience)




Join Accenture and help transform leading organizations and communities around the world. The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements and the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance.


Accenture Technology powers our clients to achieve high performance. We combine business and industry insights with innovative technology to drive growth for your business. We extend our technology and business capabilities through a powerful alliance ecosystem of market leaders and innovators to provide our clients the best specialized skills and tailored solutions.


Role and Responsibilities

Data Scientists are responsible for solving unstructured and unseen problems using data analysis. They use Machine Learning, Statistical Modelling and quantitative analysis to clean, aggregate and interpret data to perform detailed analysis.


Our Data Scientists devise reusable assets and solutions used to support our clients in gaining insights from data including predictive capabilities.

What skills and experience are we looking for?

Desirable skills and experience include:

·         Hands on experience of using R, SAS or Python to turn complex datasets into actionable insights;

·         Experience of Bash scripting including sed, awk, cut, uniq, sort, tr;

·         Experience of SQL and No-SQL databases;

·         Experience of Machine Learning and Big Data technologies such as Hadoop, Spark, Hive, etc.;

·         Knowledge of one or more of the following: statistics, graph theory, network analysis, algorithms, probability, Markov chains/hidden Markov models, classification and regression techniques, matrix factorization/singular value decomposition;

·         Knowledge and understanding of cloud storage and computation such as AWS's EC2 and EMR;

·         Experience of specialised visualisation techniques such as D3.js, ggplot etc.;

·         Cross-platform skills such as Git/SVN, JavaScript, Mathematica;

·         Strong understanding of the development lifecycle and experience of working under Agile development methodologies;

·         Strong written and verbal communication skills including status reporting;

·         Drive to continuously innovate and improve.


What’s in it for you?


All of our Technology professionals receive comprehensive training covering business acumen, technical and professional skills development. You'll also have opportunities to hone your functional skills and expertise in an area of specialization. We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level to help you acquire and build specialized skills faster. Learning takes place both on the job and through formal training conducted online, in the classroom, or in collaboration with others. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career.


On top of this, we have an extensive benefits package which includes 25 days’ vacation per year, gym subsidies, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!


What are the next steps?


If this sounds like the ideal role, career and company for you, click below to apply.

Any offer of employment is subject to satisfactory BPSS


If relocation is required in applying to this position, the appointment to the role would be considered an employee driven transfer meaning that the employee will be personally responsible for covering all relocation costs and any costs associated with dependents.


About Accenture


Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions—underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at


Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity


Closing Date for Applications 30/08/2019. Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.


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