United Kingdom



Opportunity Description

Data Scientist

Location: London

Duration: 6 months

Type: Contract

Ask our employees why they love working at Avanade, and you’ll hear the same answer repeatedly, it’s our people. As a consultancy, people are at the heart of everything we do, without them we cannot deliver the digital transformation our clients businesses depend on.

We view our Associate’s as an important part of the Avanade team and treat them with the same care we would an employee. They are integral to us meeting dynamic organisational talent demands and client needs.

The Data Scientist should come from a Computer Science background  and it’s guaranteed to encounter many problems to solve due to massive array of technologies being combined. The ideal person should have:

·        Computer Science Background

Experience in computer science that will equip them with the problem-solving skillset to solve such problems

o   Knowledge of production environments, systems and practises and how this ties into the software development lifecycle

§  Preferably LINUX / UNIX based

o   Knowledge of Cloud Compute as a Platform, Preferably Azure but it is transferrable

o   Knowledge of the Continuous Integration component of the development lifecycle (Azure ML and Azure DevOps preferred)

§  Pipeline Setup and maintenance

o   Extensive knowledge of the Python language (not Jupyter)

o   Experience in using Docker and Kubernetes

·        Data Engineering background:

Such that the resource can fill the data maintenance and model cataloguing need, from the perspective of data coming into models, and models being treated as data-objects themselves.

o   Database experience (Azure oriented if possible):

§  BLOB stores (e.g. Azure Tables)

§  Data Lake/ Data Vault (The paradigms not any specific toolchains)

o   Data pipeline setup and maintenance experience:

§  From within a server system context (LINUX / UNIX)

§  And the python context

·        Data Science background:

Extensive applied data science experience is not required, however;

A candidate would need to have a good understanding of data science models, how they work and what the lifecycle of a data science model entails.

Platforms to note:

For this role, the candidate that understands Tensorflow 2 productionisation is more suitable.

Scikit-learn: Models and Pipelines

What Avanade Offers you:

As an Avanade Associate you’ll be treated like an integral part of the Avanade team and get first-choice access to leading-edge projects, at premier clients, utilizing the latest technologies.

In addition to the latest Associate jobs you’ll get company updates, invitations to regular events, a dedicated point of contact, market leading rates and you’ll get to collaborate with passionate colleagues from around the globe on projects that make a real impact.

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About Avanade

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital, cloud and advisory services, industry solutions and design-led experiences across the Microsoft ecosystem. Every day, our 59,000 professionals in 26 countries make a genuine human impact for our clients, their employees and their customers. 

We have been recognized as Microsoft’s Global SI Partner of the Year more than any other company. With the most Microsoft certifications (60,000+) and 18 (out of 18) Gold-level Microsoft competencies, we are uniquely positioned to help businesses grow and solve their toughest challenges.

We are a people first company, committed to providing an inclusive workplace where employees feel comfortable being their authentic selves. As a responsible business, we are building a sustainable world and helping people from underrepresented communities fulfil their potential. 

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