Analyst
QuantSpark London £25k – £45k Long term Any
About QuantSpark

As an Analyst at QuantSpark, you will learn how to apply the best elements of Strategy, applied Data Science, and Product Development. Building on meaningful insight from complex datasets, we develop bespoke analytical tools to solve strategic problems and support smarter decisions.

Our teams excel because we are interdisciplinary, creative, and laser-focused on providing social and commercial impact. Our work spans both the private and public sector, with clients including the United Nations, FTSE100 companies, high street retailers, and Private Equity portfolio companies.We welcome applications from anyone with a flair for super-powering decisions with data and an ambition to have practical impact.

 We're looking for people with a creative and robust approach to solving problems and learning new approaches - as long as you have this, you could have majored in any subject at university.

Job Description

We're working our socks off right now. Some of our recent modelling and development work includes:


  • Analyzing 1bn+ annual transactions to build a tool for a UK supermarket to help them decide how much space to allocate to their 1,500+ stores 
  • Building an automated marketing segmentation model to nudge its millions of customers 
  • Developing terrorist content algorithms to detect propaganda and work with internet platforms to tackle this content 
  • Creating automated dashboards to help a private equity fund understand the performance of its B2C portfolio companies 
  • Developing a location intelligence model to inform social impact communications campaigns


So who are we looking for? You will have a range of analytical, commercial, and inter-personal qualities including:

  • Analytical ability - understanding data and transforming this into insight 
  • Technical creativity - many of the solutions our clients require intellectual dexterity 
  • Grit - some of our work is tough and requires a can-do attitude 
  • Desire to learn - our work is innovative and so our team needs to sustain its sense of curiosity and desire to master new techniques 
  • Communication - we require articulate individuals who are able to understand complex information and distil this for non-technical audiences


We understand that you can't be great at everything. Each of our Analysts majors in one of: Strategy, Data, and Development and minors in another.

Requirements

Essential:


  • Proficiency with at least two of SQL, R, or Python 
  • Strong MS Excel skills, with VBA being a plus 
  • Experience with web development and desire to learn more


Desirable:


  • Experience with data visualisation tools and languages, such as Tableau, Alteryx, D3.js 
  • Experience of deploying JavaScript technologies such as JQuery, React d3.js, plotly.js, NodeJS, leaflet.js, MongoDB, AngularJS 
  • Experience in strategy consultancy, or in an in-house strategy position 
  • Understanding of Python technologies: Flask, PandasSql, Alchemy, PySpark, igraph, Networkx, TensorFlow, OpenCV, SeaBorn, Matplotlib 
  • Understanding of SQL technologies such as: MySQL / MariaDB, Hive / Impala SQL, SparkSQL, NoSQL, Postgres SQL Server 
  • SysAdmin experience including AWS 
  • GIS technologies including: QGIS, ArcGIS, Google Maps APIs 
  • Agile experience, product design, product management 
  • Understanding of machine learning approaches

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