Graduate Opportunities

Role: Junior Data Scientist
Reference: KEEP09
This role is part-funded by the ERDF


The team at CENTURY is committed to using technology to improve learner outcomes and make teachers’ lives easier.  CENTURY Tech is a cloud-based web platform that uses artificial intelligence (AI) technology, cognitive neuroscience and big data insights to engage students through a personalised learning experience.  At the same time, CENTURY empowers teachers to be the best teachers they can be by automating marking and providing real-time data insights.

We are seeking a Junior Data Scientist to work on building a content recommendation system to help students make the most of our adaptive learning offering.  You will work with a multi-disciplinary team of developers, designers, content creators and neuroscientists, using cutting-edge technology such as Apache Spark and Kubernetes.

Basic Qualifications

  • Masters/PhD in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering (or other quantitative discipline) from a top institution
  • Solid understanding and experience of implementing Machine Learning algorithms
  • Well-rounded knowledge of ML/statistical concepts (eg. around regression, classification, decision trees and neural networks)
  • Experience with R
  • Eagerness to learn new technologies and ability to integrate with other developers across the entire stack

Bonus Skills

  • Experience working within software engineering teams using collaborative tools such as Git
  • Experience with Scala / Apache Spark
  • Expert knowledge in R
  • Experience of preparing, processing and analysing large data sets
  • Experience of using cloud ML resources

Company Perks

  • Competitive salary in fast-paced Tech team
  • 25 days holiday + birthday leave, national holidays and between Christmas & New Year
  • Regular team-led seminars, teaching sessions and hack days
  • “Beer’o’clock” each Friday
  • Free fruit, tea & coffee
  • Regular social events, such as film nights and visiting London shows together
  • Dog-friendly office!

How to apply
Send your CV and covering letter to with the reference “KEEP09” in the subject line

Issue date: Thursday 22nd March 2018
Closing date: Friday 15th June 2018

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