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Peak

Data Scientist

Data Science · Manchester, Manchester
Department Data Science
Employment Type Full-Time

THE OPPORTUNITY

Peak are looking for a data scientist to work with clients across multiple sectors; applying the latest research and technology to overcome real life commercial problems. 

Since being founded in 2014, we have experienced rapid growth in line with the world’s fastest growing SaaS companies and strong market demand. Here at Peak, Data Science and AI is what we do. We exist to help all clients grow and optimise their businesses using AI. Being a Data Scientist at Peak places you right at the heart of the company and at the forefront of developing practical solutions to help businesses grow and become more efficient.

This is an exciting opportunity to develop your career in data science and gain highly sought after experience in the AI field, as we start the next stage of our scale-up growth.

THE ROLE

You’ll work as a key part of the data science team, who shape our products and drive growth by transforming how our customers operate. Interfacing with diverse people and situations - from academic experts to being onsite with our customers; this position requires a high degree of autonomy and responsibility. Furthermore, there is considerable opportunity to expand the role as Peak grows.

We’re looking for leading expertise in machine learning and data mining. An essential part of the role will involve keeping up-to-date with technological developments and research in the area. You must be enthusiastic for the discipline, excited by novel applications that these techniques offer, and have the ability to communicate your understanding and findings clearly to experts in other disciplines.

PERSONAL SKILLS 

We are looking for teammates who are:

  • Open - excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to clearly communicate complex information to those in other disciplines. 

  • Straightforward – passion and true interest in data science. 

  • Driven – shows high levels of drive, energy, resilience and a desire for professional excellence.

  • Curious - naturally inquisitive with a problem-solving mindset. 

  • Smart – keeps up to date with the latest data science news, market results and industry announcements. 

  • Responsible - effectively balance competing priorities and work productively as part of the team. 

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE

We are looking for: 

  • Strong academic background (PhD, MSc, BSc or equivalent) in Computer Science, Mathematics (Statistics and or Operational Research), Neuroscience, Physics, Engineering or other numerate subject (dissertation still in progress acceptable).

  • Experience in one or some of - statistical modelling, machine learning, data mining, unstructured data analytics, natural language processing.

  • Proficiency in statistical and other tools/languages, specifically R and /or Python. 

  • Familiarity with relational databases and intermediate level knowledge of SQL.

  • Sound understanding of a wide range of statistical techniques.

  • Understanding and presenting of findings to a non-technical audience.

BENEFITS

  • Opportunity to help scale Peak and make a large impact in a fast-growing company.

  • Competitive compensation package, equity, pension and generous holiday entitlement.

  • A fantastic working environment with open communication channels, flat hierarchy and a truly collaborative style.

  • Peak has a strong culture based on shared values: open, straightforward, smart, responsible, curious and driven.

  • Regular team days and social activities.

  • Cycle to work initiative and public transport season ticket loans.

  • Opportunity to directly influence Peak’s early success in entering the US market.

  • Learn from like minded & talented individuals across multiple disciplines.

ABOUT PEAK

Peak is a pioneering artificial intelligence company who are on a mission to help businesses ‘do great things with data’. We provide our customers with the technology, skills and people they need to become truly AI-driven and compete in today’s world. Peak was born from a recognition that no-one else does data analytics and AI quite right. Some companies clean your data, some crunch your data, some analyse your data, some draw insights from your data and some make recommendations based on your data. We do all of that and, with our subscription service approach, we do it continuously, using our revolutionary AI system to transform data into amazing opportunities for businesses. 

Headquartered in Manchester, Peak also has offices in London, Edinburgh, Jaipur and Brisbane.  In 5 years we have grown to a team of nearly 100 and expect this to continue to grow in line with our business plans. We have created an excellent office environment that reflects our culture and values. Our clients include established FTSE 250 retailers, manufacturers and well-known brands alongside highly innovative and tech-savvy businesses.

Check out our website for more info! 

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  • Location
    Manchester, Manchester
  • Department
    Data Science
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time