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Senior Data Scientist

Perth, Australia or London, UK (Full or Part time)

Data Mettle is recruiting a Senior Data Scientist. You’ll be joining our small but highly experienced Data Science team. You’ll get to work on a variety of exciting and stimulating projects with clients ranging from startups to large corporates and government.

About Data Mettle

We are a growing data science consultancy, and are working to establish ourselves as a leader in this area. We have a diverse client base so our team get to work on a variety of interesting and complex data projects. Our clients are our partners; we listen to them, again and again. We work with them in an agile way to facilitate collaboration, continuous feedback and learning. We’ve recently expanded into Australia. We are excited to be building both of our London and Perth teams, and have some new data scientists join our journey.

What we are looking for

  • Master’s or PhD degree in a highly numerate subject, for example machine learning, statistics, bioinformatics, physics or applied mathematics.
  • Solid understanding of statistical methods ideally including experience with optimisation and machine learning methods.
  • Expertise in programming languages such as R or the Python scientific stack (NumPy, SciPy, scikit-learn, etc.).
  • Experience with cloud computing and infrastructure (we work flexibly with Google cloud services, AWS and Azure) and SQL.
  • An ability to understand customer requirements, how our solutions will work in situ and how they will be successfully embedded to deliver value.
  • A natural collaborator, who will partner with our clients and be confident sharing their knowledge in client meetings, workshops and to the wider community.
  • An inquisitive self-starter, with strong analytical, critical thinking, and problem solving skills and the ability to constantly learn and teach others.
  • We’re hoping to find someone with strong personal accountability for results, who enjoys working with different clients, often on their sites and is comfortable operating in a startup environment.

Responsibilities will include

  • Work with clients to solve diverse business challenges across a wide variety of areas. Providing technical leadership and managing relationships with clients and their teams.
  • Apply quantitative techniques to cleanse and explore large (and small), complex data sets in preparation for further analysis.
  • Assure high quality implementation of solutions, as well as providing training and knowledge transfer to client teams.
  • Stay current with new data science methods, technologies, and industry trends.
  • Work with the team to develop and implement data science processes and best practices.

Why You Should Apply

  • Competitive salary and annual leave entitlements
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Annual training budget and other benefits
  • Working with a wonderful team of like-minded data scientists

To apply, please email your CV to jobs@datamettle.com

We are an equal opportunities employer, we recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

Concentre Consulting uses Data Mettle to Automate Human Checks

Concentre Consulting manually verify metadata of construction project documents such as drawings and schematics. This involves checking the alignment of external and internal metadata. It is a time-consuming process, involving about 200 checks per day per person. Data Mettle built a tool that automated this metadata verification, which included a complex method of verifying text that was embedded within diagrams. Data Mettle’s work unlocks potential time savings of 90%. In addition, it improves the quality of checking, providing a consistent approach that would not be possible with multiple people.

About Concentre

Concentre Consulting focuses on digital transformation in the built environment. They work with large construction companies on skyline-changing projects, ensuring the right information is available to the necessary stakeholders when they need it.

The Challenges

Managing large-scale construction projects is an enormous administrative undertaking. One of the many elements of this you might not consider when looking at a skyscraper is that file naming structure has a critical role to play. Contractors and subcontractors need to know which schematics and drawings are associated with their current tasks. Is this the right document for the layout on this particular floor? Is this the latest version? Who uploaded it to the database, and who needs it? The way they do it is through the file naming and metadata structure, where each element corresponds with necessary information about the document. Which floor does this drawing represent? What version are we on? Standardised file naming and forcing consistent metadata systems allows stakeholders to quickly identify what that file is for and what version it is.

However, this task is done by humans, which is tedious, slow and subject to error. Misnamed files could lead to delays or worse. One of Concentre’s jobs is to quality assure the file naming structure of these critical documents, checking that the file name corresponds to the metadata contained in the drawings and schematics. They did this using human oversight – checking the metadata against the filename and the corresponding convention for each project.

The challenge was how to automate this so that we could not only speed up this time-consuming process but importantly improve accuracy.

The Solution

Data Mettle was able to build a tool that did just that. Using natural language processing, the tool scans the pdf documents uploaded by stakeholders. It extracts data such as building floor, file type, and other identifying information used in the file naming. It would then verify whether the file was named correctly. And it would do it instantly and without human oversight.

The Results

This tool can present Concentre Consulting and their clients with significant cost savings. A team member would spend 8 hours doing 200 checks. They can complete the same amount of checks in just 30 minutes, representing an efficiency increase of over 90%. In the next phase of the project, Data Mettle will work with Concentre to build the capability to deliver the tool in the cloud so the benefits can be realised.

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