Data Scientist



UK, United Kingdom
Full Time
3y ago

Company Description

NEC Software Solutions is headquartered in the UK and operates around the world. We employ more than 3,000 people in six countries, building software and services to get our customers better outcomes. We traded as Northgate Public Services until 1 July 2021 when we rebranded to align with our owners, NEC. Most of our subsidiary companies did too (APD Communications, i2N, EMIS Care and Charter Systems) but our service design agency still trades as Snook. We’ve been part of global tech company NEC Corporation since January 2018.

Find out more about our business on the Corporate Responsibility and Performance pages.

Job Description

*Please note this role is home based*

As a Data Scientist you will work closely with the existing team of health analysts and statisticians in supporting our current client base as well as supporting the development of cutting edge analytical tools and services to our clients across the various verticals we operate within. You will use your programming and statistical knowledge to develop sound methodological approaches to draw insight from data.  You will support the development of tools that enable customers to visualise data in new and imaginative ways, enabling them to take informed business decisions, based upon both historical trends and future scenarios.
Reporting to the Health Consultancy Manager.

The role of the Data Scientist involves:

  • Development and enhancement of statistical methods aimed at drawing deep insight from data. 
  • Development and enhancement of methods and approaches for visualisation of data to end users 
  • Developing and supporting implementation of proprietary built analytical tools. 
  • Training internal & external users on use-cases, and providing on-going technical support 
  • Developing and enhancing methodological approaches to be adopted by the wider development team
  • Driving forward the analytics offering of NEC.
  • Supporting the development and production of the current suite of health reports and analyses
  • Identifying opportunities for analytical solutions for NEC target markets
  • Helping set the agenda for up-skilling the development and product departments in approaches to the development of analytical solutions.


The skill sets & characteristics you will require:


  • High degree of proficiency with programming in R and SQL.
  • Sound understanding of conventional methods of statistical inference.
  • Experience in automating analysis through dashboards or reports.

Highly desirable:

  • Experience with analysis of medical data
  • Familiarity with analysis of time-to-event data, specifically Kaplan Meier survival analysis and Cox regression.

Other general characteristics:

  • Smart and curious thinker who cannot resist an intellectual challenge
  • Keen to lead programming & product development
  • Desire to learn & progress
  • Ambitious, determined and self-motivated
  • Keen interest in applying your skill-sets in real-world scenarios

Additional Information

Employees of NEC Software Solutions are entitled to the following benefits:

  • Single Private Medical Cover (with the option to select family cover at an additional cost)
  • 25 days paid holiday with the option to buy/ sell 5 days (during enrolment period)
  • 4 x basic salary life assurance cover
  • A Group Pension Plan with fantastic employer contributions
  • A selection of tax efficient flexible benefits to suit your individual needs

Candidates must be able to demonstrate a pre-existing right to work and travel within the UK. Documentary evidence will be required.

All offers are subject to satisfactory vetting and reference checks. 

NEC Software Solutions is an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from all communities.

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