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Commodity Data Scientist
Job type: Permanent

On behalf of our client a commodities trading house, we are looking to recruit a Junior Commodities Data Modelling to take ownership of a number of projects which serve to enhance our research offering. A number of the projects will be focused on data engineering (e.g. designing and deploying a modern data warehouse) with the remainder focused on developing machine learning models to derive actionable insights (e.g. Predicting regional crop production using meteorological and geospatial data). The successful candidate will have the opportunity to continue developing skills relevant to the role through the provision of targeted training courses. Responsibilities: Support colleagues with data engineering projects (developing and maintaining databases, ETL pipelines, dashboards), to ensure that commodity analysts across departments have access to the highest quality data. The team is in the early stages of modernising their approach, so the role will be instrumental in designing our infrastructure from an early stage. Have full ownership of the lifecycle of data science projects; transforming your own ideas into production-ready machine learning models that generate high quality, actionable insight. When required, address external requests for data and/or presentations. Skills & Experience: You will have a degree (or equivalent qualification / experience) in Maths, Statistics, Physics, Computer Science or Engineering (or similarly highly numerate subject) or work experience in a similar role. An MSc or equivalent in a related subject would be an advantage Ideally some relevant work experience working closely with handling & analysing data. Able to articulate complex information and explain technical data to a non-technical audience. A curious and innovative approach to data and problem solving, with an interest to explore areas of research leading to actionable insights relevant to the business core of trading commodities & agriculture. Able to confidently program in Python (using libraries like Pandas, Numpy, Scikit-learn, Matplotlib) or R, etc. Good working knowledge of SQL Linux/Shell Scripting experience would be advantageous. Some experience in designing databases and developing ETL pipelines would be advantageous Familiarity with cloud computing and running data science projects using AWS, Google Cloud or Azure also advantageous. Please send a copy of your CV to Judith Webb at or call me on 0207 972 9463
Ref: JW15863 Location: City

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