Data Scientist

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Full time 1 January to 31 March 2021

Aequip exists to give everyone the same chance to truly thrive, starting in the workplace. We equip companies with a diversity and inclusion analytics platform that actively promotes employee feedback and organisational listening using behavioural science. 

We bridge the gap between employees and employers by giving people a safe and direct way to provide feedback about anything happening at their company, regardless of who they are or what their role is. Our platform is designed to ensure that all voices are heard, especially individuals not in the dominant culture. Aequip is a mission-driven, commercial business launched from the Zinc social impact incubator.

Why now?

  • 85% of workers are disengaged in the workplace, according to Gallup…
  • And low employee engagement costs businesses across the globe $450-$500 million annually.
  • As little as 23% of frontline workers feel that it’s “safe” for them to offer their employers feedback or take risks.

Would you like to help change this? And contribute to a more transparent and inclusive work environment FOR ALL?

If your answer’s YES, you have come to the right place…

The Role: Data Scientist

It’s an exciting time at Aequip. We’re at a relatively early stage in our journey and are in search of someone who is curious and driven to apply data science to deliver social impact. We have built a mobile app and are ready to build a Digital Platform powered by a Behavioural Analytics Engine. We’re looking for a Data Scientist who is passionate, imaginative, and shares our thirst for evidence-based solutions to join our dynamic and growing team. We will need to deliver platform enhancements within 3 short months, so this person will also need to be able to work at pace while maintaining high quality standards. 

Location: Remote but must be UK based.

Salary: £50k-£65k pa for a three month project

What we’re looking for:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s or PhD preferred) in Data Science, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science or related field (focus on applications in Behavioural Sciences is preferred)
  • Expertise in structuring data using SQL, MySQL, or PostgreSQL in collaboration with Tech teams
  • Production experience of data modelling, data analytics, data processing, data visualisation, and scientific research methods
  • Experience drawing insights from disparate data sources, particularly structured and unstructured human experience data (e.g. sentiment surveys, behavioural data, internal communications feeds, etc.)
  • Advanced programming experience in R, Python, SPSS or similar software to analyse various types of data
  • Proficient in translating data into dashboards using relevant visualisation tools
  • Experience with the design, development, and application of machine learning models is preferred
  • Familiarity or experience with the application of Nudge theory is beneficial
  • Excellent organisational skills, ability to exercise independent judgement, and can deal with competing priorities, unexpected changes, and short deadlines
  • Ability to clearly visualise and translate statistical and complex ideas to audiences of various backgrounds
  • Naturally curious, comfortable with ambiguity, and operates with an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Familiarity with or experience in product development lifecycles, including rapid prototyping and agile methodologies

You’re encouraged to apply even if your experience doesn’t precisely match the job description. At Aequip, we welcome diverse perspectives and people who work creatively and are passionate that everyone should be given a chance to thrive in the workplace.

What you’ll get to do:

  • Take responsibility for an ambitious and exciting project
  • Help drive the company’s product strategy and vision
  • Play a key role in evolving the company’s data science approach and drive the development of a robust Behavioural Analytics Engine
  • Help shape new product features that influence behaviour change at individual, group, and organisational levels
  • Work closely with the founders, development team and research advisors
  • Use your skills and experience to transform Aequip’s vision into a great product that can make a tangible difference in the future of work

What we offer:

We care passionately about what we do and love doing it together. We give everyone the autonomy, trust and support to be the best they can be. If you want to have real ownership of a technology product’s data science underpinnings, we would love for you to join us. This is a rare chance to join a technology business at an early stage where there’s a real opportunity to influence and help guide the company to success.

Our perks include:

  • 20 days holiday per year + bank holidays 
  • Competitive salary
  • Remote work (As long as you live in the UK)
  • Flexible hours

Note: This is a three-month long initial project with the possibility of transitioning this temporary position into a permanent role. The project start date is 1 January, 2021.

Note to recruiters: Due to the project’s financial structure, we’re unable to use any recruitment services at the moment. Please do not contact us about this role. 

We use Applied for our hiring. Applied is a platform that helps teams hire with less bias and more accuracy. Please go to Applied.

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.