Data Scientist - Forecasting

  • Job Reference: 673520
  • Date Posted: 8 October 2021
  • Employer: Tesco
  • Website: https://www.tescoplc.com/
  • Location: Welwyn Garden City/London/UK
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Retail & Consumer Products
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

About the role

At Tesco, our Data Science team focuses on modelling complex business problems and deploying data products at scale. Our work spans across multiple areas including physical stores, online, supply chain, marketing and Clubcard, where we encourage rotation amongst our Data Scientists so they can gain expertise in different subjects. 

We work on several domains and problem types: forecasting, online, pricing, security, fulfilment, distribution, property, IoT and computer vision are just some. Our team members are encouraged to allocate working hours for learning and personal development every week and are provided with multiple learning resources and tools. Multiple academic collaborations enrich the team expertise; knowledge-sharing events are regular.

Furthermore, we have got a great work-life balance, team days and relaxed but engaging culture.
 

You will be responsible for

This is a hands-on position where you will need to leverage your analytical mindset to find solutions to complex problems. You will apply, modify and help design algorithms and mathematical models to solve business problems on top of big data architectures (Hadoop, Spark). Our data scientists will need to be able to validate, document and present the modelling process and performances, as well as communicate complex solutions in a clear, understandable way to non-experts.

Data Scientists are also responsible for promoting data science across Tesco and promote Tesco across the external Data Science community. 
 

You will need

We are looking for ambitious individuals with previous forecasting, probabilistic modelling or time series modelling experience. Experience of machine learning techniques is also preferred.

You will have a mix of statistics, programming skills, and ideally familiarity with time series analysis. 

You will have a scientific mentality with the ability to ask the right questions, as well as answer them. A strong numerical higher degree in a mathematical, scientific, engineering or computer science discipline is preferable, as well as a solid understanding of mathematics and statistical principles.
 

What's in it for you

We offer excellent benefits that help make Tesco a great place to work. These include but aren't limited to:

  • Annual bonus scheme - up to 20%
  • Holiday starting at 25 days plus 1 personal day
  • Discounted Gympass membership & free health checks via Nuffield Health
  • Retirement savings plan - 4%-7.5% matched pension contribution
  • Colleague Clubcard (including a 2nd card for a household member) and Colleague Discounts including 10% off instore and online Tesco purchases
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Opportunities to get on - take advantage of our ongoing learning opportunities and award-winning training, to help you achieve the job and career you want
  • Our Employee Assistance Programme helps you deal with life's challenges
  • Financial wellness - Tesco has partnered with experts to help you make the most of your money
  • Get involved in a range of fundraising activities with our long-term charity partners

About us

Our vision here at Tesco is to become every customer's favourite way to shop, whether they are at home or out on the move. Our core purpose is Serving Britain's shoppers a little better every day'. Our business was built with a simple mission - to be the champion for customers, helping them to enjoy a better quality of life and an easier way of living. This hasn't changed. Customers want great products at great value which they can buy easily and it's our job to deliver this in the right way for them. In the UK, we serve some 66 shoppers every second, so it's our goal to ensure every one of those customers experiences just a little better service on each visit.

At Tesco, inclusion means that Everyone's Welcome. Everyone is treated fairly and with respect; by valuing individuality and uniqueness we create a sense of belonging. Diversity and inclusion have always been at the heart of Tesco. It is embedded in our values: we treat people how they want to be treated. We always want our colleagues to feel they can be themselves at work and we are committed to helping them be at their best. Across the Tesco group we are building an inclusive workplace, a place to actively celebrate the cultures, personalities and preferences of our colleagues - who in turn help to build the success of our business and reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.