Data Scientist - Operations Research

Hours: 36

Salary: Dependent on experience

Location: London &/OR Welwyn Garden City

United Kingdom

Apply by: 11/03/2019

Data Scientist - Operations Research

London &/OR Welwyn Garden City

You will be responsible for

  • Analyse and link complex datasets so that they may be learned from.
  • Build optimisation models to help improve Tesco operations.
  • Understand difficult business problems and prototype solutions.
  • Scientifically analyse and evaluate the effectiveness of different approaches to guide future development and track the value created by the team.
  • Communicate complex solutions in a clear, understandable way to non-experts.
  • Promote data science across Tesco.

You will need

You are an experienced Data Scientist, with a PhD or equivalent work experience, who has a deep expertise in optimisation and with the coding ability to bring new ideas to life via rapid prototyping. You therefore tick the majority of the following points:

Deep Mathematical Understanding:

  • A background in optimisation, operations research or similar and a good understanding of statistical/probabilistic techniques.
  • The ability to use your academic knowledge to tackle specific business problems.
  • An expertise in at least one specific optimisation area (e.g. constraints-based optimisation, scheduling, vehicle routing, traveling salesman etc.)

Programming Experience:

  • Experience with different programming languages and good grasp of at least one language.

A background or strong understanding of the retail sector and/or ecommerce operations would be advantageous but is not required.

What’s in it for you

  • An annual bonus scheme which you can achieve up to 3.5% of base salary
  • Colleague Clubcard (including a 2nd card for a family member) after 6 months service with 10% off most purchases at Tesco
  • Holiday starting at 25 days plus a personal day
  • A retirement savings plan - 4%-7.5% contribution rate
  • Life Assurance - 5 x contractual pay
  • Buy As You Earn Scheme which allows you to buy Tesco shares and save tax after 3 months of service
  • Save As You Earn Scheme which gives you the opportunity to save direct from your pay for three or five years with the option of using your savings to buy Tesco shares at a discounted price after 1 year of service
  • Access to Tesco Learning and Development Academy, Safari Books and Pluralsight Technology Learning Platform
  • Deals & Discounts through Tesco including Tesco Mobile & Tesco Bank
  • Deals and Discounts through many other external businesses
  • Cycle to work and Car Share Schemes

About us

Tesco is embracing data-science solutions full on, exploiting expert techniques to drive the business ambition of becoming a multi-channel leader. Tesco has over 7,000 stores, successful online and digital businesses and a truly innovative culture. Tesco is also one of the pioneers, in the retail domain, of extracting value from the large amounts of data it is producing on a daily basis.

Our vision here at Tesco is to become every customer's favourite, regardless of the way they want to shop - whether they are in-store or online, anywhere in the world. Everything is underpinned by our continuous drive for the best tools and technology to deliver our vision. The Data Science and Analytical teams are the catalyst for this, driving innovation and transforming our business to become the world’s leading multi-channel retailer.

Application process

Our office application process varies depending on the role and the level of experience needed.

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