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Data Scientist (Sports) – up to £60k

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Greater London Permanent £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + benefits

Data Scientist [Sports] – Central London – up to £60,000 p.a. + Benefits

Description: Data Scientist [Sports] – Central London – up to £60,000 p.a. + Benefits
A Data Scientist is required by an industry-leading Sports organisation based in Central London. As a member of the Data Science team, you will be tasked with weaving structured and unstructured data together to help answer some of their biggest questions.
You will be exposed to many different types of data and technology. This is a great position for someone who wants to be part of the “Data Revolution” within Sports.
The successful applicant will be able to draw upon examples of the following from their most recent position.


  • Exposure to the Hadoop ecosystem including a conceptual understanding of Apache Spark and MapReduce
  • Commercial experience with one of Python, R or Scala
  • Working knowledge of Relational Databases
  • Working knowledge of at least one NoSQL data store (MongoDB, Cassandra, Neo4J, etc.).
  • Strong analytical skills for effective problem solving
  • Ability to generate models from complicated data that tell a story
  • Strong communication and the ability to clearly convey information both in the group and to external groups.


  • Experience with Spark, PySpark, SparkR or Spark Scala
  • Ability to generate and effectively use Data Visualization tools to tell a story
  • Experience in Statistical Data Analysis
  • Experience with Visualization tools like Tableau or Qlik
  • Understanding of WebServices as well as JSON and XML formats
  • Experience of multiple NoSQL datastores, Including MongoDB, Neo4J, RedShift and Cassandra

Interested? Then reply through this website or send your CV directly to Jidé Webster on jide.webster@welovesalt.com.

Keywords: Data Scientist | Sports | Python | R | Scala | Hadoop | Spark | MapReduce | RDBMS | NoSQL

Job Reference: JO-1609-90104

Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + benefits

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