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Data Scientist - Cyber - National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU)

Location

London

About the job

Summary

We are currently looking to recruit Data Scientists within our London office.

Our team of data scientists utilise technology to aid our investigations, exploiting modern machine learning techniques with the best data science tools to cause real world impact against cyber criminals. We provide access to the most up to date tooling and training opportunities.

Job description

The successful candidate would:
• Deploy analytical capabilities against operations; manipulate data sets to solve strategic analytical challenges and provide support to intelligence-led enforcement activity against serious and organised crime.
• Exploit information from a variety of sources to establish patterns of criminal behaviour, discover emerging trends, develop intelligence leads and identify opportunities for an operational response.
• Develop innovative solutions to data challenges through the effective use of software tools and the exploitation of data to extract maximum intelligence value.
• Assist in the creation and implementation of processes to improve data capture and analysis.
• Build relationships with colleagues across the NCA, to develop skills and cross-functional working to support Agency business.
• Ensure the quality, secure handling and dissemination of information, maintaining confidentiality, sensitivity and duty of care in line with NCA policy.

NCA welcomes applications from individuals with a range of Neurodivergent thinking styles and from those who may require reasonable adjustments.

To be successful in this role you will need to work with large data sets to extract, exploit and develop data into strategic intelligence and operational leads to support the detection and disruption of serious organised crime impacting on the UK.
 

Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities:

• Deploy analytical capabilities against operations; manipulate large data sets to solve strategic analytical challenges and provide support to intelligence-led enforcement activity against serious and organised crime.
• Exploit information from a variety of sources to establish patterns of criminal behaviour, discover emerging trends, develop intelligence leads and identify opportunities for an operational response.
• Develop innovative solutions to data challenges through the effective use of software tools and the exploitation of data to extract maximum intelligence value.
• Assist in the creation and implementation of processes to improve data capture and analysis.
• Build relationships with colleagues across the NCA, to develop skills and cross-functional working to support Agency business.
• Ensure the quality, secure handling and dissemination of information, maintaining confidentiality, sensitivity and duty of care in line with NCA policy.

Behaviours

We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Working Together
  • Delivering at Pace

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • Experience using and developing statistical, behavioural or other analytical techniques.
  • Experience of data science tooling (e.g. python, jupyter notebooks)
  • Experience of problem-solving and determining appropriate tools and techniques
  • Ability to work with bulk data sets to derive results for customers

Benefits

If you are an active police pension member immediately prior to joining the NCA, you can continue your membership throughout your employment with us as if you were a serving police officer. If you do remain an active member and subsequently return to a police force, you should be able to continue your membership there too.

All officers in the NCA are members of the UK Civil Service. You will be eligible for:
• Civil Service pension scheme
• 26 days annual leave rising to 31 on completion of 5 years continuous service
• Training and development opportunities
• Cycle2work scheme

We take the welfare of NCA officers very seriously. All staff have access to Occupational Health services and there are a number of staff representative groups. We also have a range of sporting and other activities on offer.

We can provide flexible working arrangements if the role in question is suitable. These include flexi-time, job sharing and compressed hours (working contracted hours over a shorter period).