Data Scientist

Available in: Belfast, Birmingham, and London

Apply by: 31 March 2018

Minimum (essential) requirements:

  • Highly numerate background with an advanced degree in an analytical discipline (Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics) and a deep understanding of statistical methods/approaches and machine learning algorithms.
  • Substantial programing experience in one or more data science languages e.g. R, Python, applying best practice to code management.
  • Experience in delivering analytical solutions from inception, through Proof of Concept and into production. Able to work with customers to quickly identify their analytical needs and deliver data science products. Able to explain findings and techniques to a non-technical audience. Can influence customers and internal teams through demonstration of data analytics capability and technical evangelism; suggests areas for further investigation.
  • Able to cleanse, filter and re-factor complex data from different sources (including non-traditional data sources) to achieve the analysis goal.
  • Comfortable working with Relational databases, NoSQL, and various visualisation techniques.


  • Ability to create or optimise algorithms for use in distributed, high-volume scenarios.
  • Has enabled up-skilling by spreading best practice to customers, engineering teams and junior colleagues. Has helped to define and enforce quality standards in analytical output.

Who you are:

Our vision is to enable outstanding people to create digital solutions that have a positive impact on people’s lives. Our values aren't abstract; they are the behaviours we expect from each other every day, and underpin everything that we do. We expect everyone to display our values by being determined in how obstacles are overcome; honest when dealing with others; respectful of how you treat others; creative to find solutions to complex problems and cooperative by sharing information, knowledge and experience.

These values, applied collectively, help to produce an outstanding Kainos person, team and culture.

About us

Kainos is a high-growth IT services company providing digital technology solutions and agile software development to enterprise customers. Across our 30-year history, we have worked on transformational projects across government, NHS and a myriad of private sector clients.

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.