AutoTrader are currently looking for Data Scientists to join their Manchester team. Data Scientists at Auto Trader are responsible for driving some of our most important data-driven business opportunities. To illustrate the breadth of their work, team members have recently developed seasonal forecasting models, price optimisation algorithms and customer segmentation techniques. Some of our more visionary projects involve collaborations with academia and presenting at mathematics and machine learning conferences.

As a key member of the team you’ll be capable of designing mathematical models and algorithms to explore and understand our data, you will also have the big data skills to take the resulting algorithms from prototypes to fully productionised systems. More senior candidates will also play a role in defining Auto Trader’s data architecture and best practices across the business.

We would love to speak to someone currently employed in a Data Science role. You will be educated to PhD level in a numerate subject and want to apply your skills and experience to build commercial research projects. We are particularly interested in candidates with
strong mathematical backgrounds, experience of developing and implementing machine learning algorithms or experience of big data tools such as Spark. In all cases, you should have excellent knowledge of programming in languages such as R, SQL, Python and Java
and experience working with large, real world data sets. However, it’s not just about the technical skills, people are a big part of this role too! You’ll be working with non-technical teams and it’s key that you’re able to communicate technical findings in a clear and simple way.

So, are you the person we’re looking for? If so we’d love to hear from you. The salary banding for this role is between £45,000- £75,000 and we are willing to appoint at a range of levels depending on experience. We offer a great flexible benefits package including 25 days’ holiday, pension and healthcare. We believe in providing more than just salary and benefits. We’ll give you time and support so you can develop your career. Our Data Scientists attend conferences, work with academia and attend workshops focusing on communication, team working and leadership. As you can see, it’s not limited to what you learn at your desk!

Everyone is unique in their own way and we are looking for people from all walks of life to become part of our inclusive culture. We’re committed to making Auto Trader a diverse and inclusive environment for everyone. Diversity for us means respect for and appreciation of differences in: gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, race and ethnic origin, religion and faith, marital status, social, educational background and way of thinking. Our dedication is to ensure you get the chance to be the best that you can be, showcase your full potential and make the right choice for you.

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