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Senior Data Scientist




LOCATION -        Remote / North London

SALARY -              £60k - £75k plus strong benefits inc training


  • Did you love Hornby Model Railways when you were a kid – remember the advert?!
  • Or perhaps you enjoy all things travel, transport and trains?
  • Or maybe you have no interest in either but just LOVE getting your data science brain engaged in something truly unique and challenging?

Then read on – as this role would suit a truly curious mind, with the ability to shape cutting edge solutions for the UK’s travel networks. You will be creating brand new, never seen before data driven products and ways of working for rail operators across our nation.


Working in a growing team of Data Scientists and Data Engineers, you will reporting into the Head of Data, using your skills in automation through machine learning, advanced statistical analysis and modelling to create a single source of truth, which in turn can allow for predicting disruption, forecasting risk to rail operators and many other variables. Data is collected from signalling software (both real time and historical) and used to aid decisioning, with this company adding unique value through their ‘world first’ embedded intelligence, whereby they integrating their products with tools used by the control rooms.


Technically they operate a Python environment, so we are seeking people with advanced knowledge of this tool, ideally, but R will be considered.


This niche industry offers huge amounts of potential for the use of creative, advanced machine learning and analytical approaches, with valuable insights being used to improve the UK’s rail network’s efficiency, safety and in turn commuter experiences. Your intellectual curiosity and problem solving approach will be utilised in an ever evolving business, which has already set it’s self apart from global giants within the transport management software industry such as Hitachi and Talo, through innovation and agility.


A unique opportunity to diversify your skills in a different industry with lots of growth opportunity and a chance to really test those brain cells!




  • Educated to at least degree level in a numerate subject such as Machine Learning, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, Physics, Chemistry etc.
  • Experience in bringing insights to life, derived through advanced analytics and modelling, helping to improve decision making and building out data led solutions and products
  • Strong experience of Python or R for automation, machine learning, advanced statistical analysis and modelling
  • An ability to commercialise your work, ensuring you deliver value for your clients
  • Ideally experience and/or an interest in the transport industry, but not essential
  • High attention to detail
  • Good communication skills, written, verbal, etc.




For further information or to apply please contact:

Kate McDermott  - Managing Consultant @ Blue Pelican Marketing

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