CareerZone - Senior Data Scientist (83410)

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Senior Data Scientist

Job reference 83410


  • Job Title :
    Senior Data Scientist
  • Location:
    Asda House - Leeds
  • Employment Type:
  • Contract Type:
  • Hours per Week:
  • Salary:
    Competitive salary plus benefits
  • Category:
    Data Analytics
  • Closing Date:
    13 October 2023
  • Line Manager
    Martin Eastwood
Job Advert

Are you passionate about using data science to business problems? Do you have experience leveraging data to unlock value and want to continue this journey?

Working within the data and analytics team you will work directly within our data science team to produce complex data science models to identify and deliver business value across a number of key business processes. We support all areas of the business ranging from space optimisation in stores to analysing reasons for poor product availability within our stores.

You will be part of a team within a diverse data function, as well as supporting activities across the wider organisation, requiring a strong team work ethic and a desire to develop working relationships. This role provides many opportunities to further develop your communication, technical and analytical skillsets and help support us in putting the customer first.

As Asda moves through its digital and data transformation, you'll be joining Asda at the right time. Leveraging data and analytics is a foundation to Asda's transformation strategy and you would be at the very heart of this!


About You:

  • Knowledge - You will have a good understanding of data science including statistics, machine learning and programming, and know how to apply data science to successfully deliver projects within an agile framework.   
  • Communicating and influencing - You will communicate clearly to stakeholders and other team members about project progress and risks, and ensure that work is effectively documented in tickets and other artifacts. 
  • Freedom to think and act - You will work under the direction of the Data Science Manager, but will have freedom to identify and deliver solutions on a tactical basis within an agile framework.  You would contribute to team and project direction, ensuring that the project's focus remains on improving business outcomes.

Your Role:

  • Contribute to the delivery of data science projects as an independent contributor, under the direction of the Data Science Manager.
  • Supervise Data Scientists in the team, supporting their technical and personal development.
  • Contribute to data science projects according to agile principles, ensuring that tickets are well written, and that work is written up and documented appropriately.
  • Contribute to the development of novel data science models.
  • Contribute to the technical implementation and productionisation of end to end Machine Learning systems
  • Review Pull Requests and carry out code reviews to ensure that best practice is being followed.
  • Develop own knowledge in data science, and contribute to the data science community at Asda by presenting work at internal and external meetings
  • Contribution to the evaluation and scoping of new data science projects and estimate their value.


Hybrid Working 

Work Where it Works.Our hybrid way of working gives you the choice to work where it works.  This enables you to complete your daily tasks where you'll be the most effective.  It offers a mix of working from home and in an office environment that works best for you and your team.  We would love to talk to you about this.  

You will also get an excellent benefits package including: 

  • Discretionary company bonus 
  • Company pension up to 7% matched 
  • 10% colleague discount, free parking and many additional rewards. 

We want all colleagues to be able to bring their best and true selves to work, every day. Simply put, we want our colleagues to be Proud to be Asda and proud to be themselves. 

If you have any questions, then please email



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Asda House - Leeds
Asda House, Great Wilson Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom, LS11 5AD
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