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G4 - Lead Data Scientist – Cyber Engineering Team NCCU

Please see the candidate information pack for more detail.

We are currently looking to recruit 1 Senior Officer - Lead Data Scientist for the NCCU Cyber Engineering Team at NCA London office.

The candidate will oversee NCCU data science specialism with line management responsibilities for allocated staff. You will be required to promote the usage of data science specialism across the whole of the Agency with the aim of enhancing NCA Operational and Intelligence development capabilities.

This role involves working in collaboration with both internal and external stakeholders across the Agency to achieve and deliver on agreed outcomes. The successful applicant will ensure that Data Scientist have the right tools and capabilities to operate effectively.

Key Responsibilities:

The successful candidate would:

• Lead and manage a team of Data Scientists. Providing them with a clear understanding of the team’s objectives and time-frames.
• Deploy analytical capabilities against operations; manipulate large data sets to solve strategic analytical challenges and provide support to intelligence-led enforcement activity against serious 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.
• Supervise the creation and implementation of processes to improve data capture and analysis.
• Build relationships with relevant NCA stakeholders 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.

Essential criteria:>/b>

The ability to develop and apply analytics against operational problems; utilising tools such as Jupyter Notebooks, Python, Splunk, R, Spark

The successful candidate will be expected to Keep up to date with data science techniques , adopt new techniques by applying such to NCCU operational problems.


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

  • Working Together
  • Changing and Improving

Technical skills

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

  • National Insurance Number - Required for monitoring purposes only
  • Experience with building statistical , behavioural or other analytical models.
  • Analytical skills, including statistical analysis and modelling techniques.
  • Ability to problem solve and make effective decisions.

We only ask for evidence of these technical skills on your application form:

  • National Insurance Number - Required for monitoring purposes only