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Based in London with scope for WFH a few days per week.
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Data Scientist

About the role

We are seeking a committed and passionate Data Scientist to work with us on our climate technology platform!

The successful candidate will sit in the Product team and build a comprehensive information-scraping and analysis tool to measure business disruption and (eventually) develop this into a distinguished product feature. The successful candidate will be working across a technology stack that includes Python, PostgreSQL/PostGIS, and dabbling in technologies offered by Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure.

The impact you’ll own

  • Ability to utilise Natural Language Processing, Regular Expressions, and similar techniques to extract physical asset addresses from company websites and assign such locations/assets to relevant types and industry categories.
  • Undertake initial research and rapidly prototype a Proof of Concept (PoC) for the financial impacts of business disruption associated with physical asset addresses.
  • Create a geocoding module with Mapbox/Google Places/alternative APIs to source information that is not readily available, conducting basic spatial analytics on results.
  • Working with Engineers in the Climate X Engineering team to deliver a visualised / User Interface version of the Business Disruption module, integrated into the Climate X risk analytics platform Spectra.
  • Conduct continuous documentation of both the technical solution and user guides for the Spectra Business Disruption module - and be ready to take ownership of the solution when presenting to (prospective) clients.

What you bring

  • Relevant Agile environment experience in one or more of the following: software engineering, infrastructure, automation.
  • Demonstratable capabilities in Python.
  • Proven expertise working on Public Cloud-based environments (AWS, GCP, Azure) or HPC.
  • Excellent analytical and quantitative skills, with solid knowledge of data modelling and data analysis.
  • Capacity for independent and creative thinking/writing on research and statistical problems.
  • Ability to work with data from multiple sources and experience working with large data sets.
  • A strong eye for process improvement and a proven accomplishment in automation.
  • Ability to understand complex systems quickly and to improve processes proactively.
  • Ability to handle multiple stakeholders, have excellent multitasking skills and prioritise competing workloads.

What makes you stand out

  • Understanding application profiling and observability tools, including Prometheus/Grafana and large-scale distributed systems would also be beneficial. Knowledge of networking and web protocols would be a plus.
  • Comfortable participating in language, framework, and platform selection processes with respect to data tools and software.
  • Ability to exercise excellent time management and meet multiple deadlines
  • Demonstrated excellence in project management and organization
  • High level of critical thinking and analytical skills.

What you get

£60k - £70k

Your compensation is determined based on the value you create. We'll also reward you with employee shares based on merit & performance. We are a genuine meritocracy, free from outdated HR practices.

Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)

Designed to encourage long-term thinking and behaviours. Being an employee-owned firm will be key to our success.

25 holiday days (+ Bank holidays)

Flexible working arrangements to work from home a few days a week. We're also partnered with Oliva.Health for uncapped mental healthcare support

Your growth is key

In addition to pioneering climate change analytics, you’ll be exposed to the inner workings of an exciting start-up, and a dedicated budget towards continuous development and training.

Pensions & Perks

We offer a flexible benefits package aligned to modern ways of working that includes a benefits allowance, a green pension, corporate discounts and shared parental leave arrangements.

Society Impacts

You’ll be making a positive impact to the world. We’ll also have two days per year allocated for volunteering time to support a charity or community group and make an impact closer to home.

Climate X is a purpose-driven climate adaptation data company set to revolutionise how the world manages assets, property, and infrastructure.

The world is changing and it’s changing fast. Even if our greatest carbon reduction aspirations are realised, we’re still going to see the impacts of climate change with more frequent and severe extreme weather events. Events like floods, heatwaves, wildfires, droughts, and storms will impact us all in different ways. You’ve probably experienced some of those effects first-hand already, or have seen stories in the news.

The better we can anticipate them, the more prepared we’ll be. This side of the climate change agenda is often called climate adaptation or climate resilience. And that’s what we focus our efforts on here at Climate X.

Climate change impacts everything that exists on this planet, no matter how big or how small. Through our products we’re able to help governments, financial institutions and businesses around the world understand what that means for them - in unprecedented detail. The positive impact we can have will not only be global but also, uniquely, multi-generational.

We really care about diversity and inclusion. Solving a global problem means representing as many voices from as many backgrounds, communities, and beliefs as we can within our own company.

That should happen across all parts of the business and across all levels of seniority. Our internal survey showed 100% of the team felt they were empowered to bring their true selves to work – we’re extremely proud of that.

No matter your background, where you’re from, what you look like, who you love, or how you identify – as long as you share our values, believe in our vision for the future and have humility, you’ll be welcomed and respected!

Applying for this role – if in doubt, do it!

We've tried to make the hiring process as easy and transparent as possible. That's because we want to respect your time and help you succeed if you apply.

If you don't tick every box in the job description or think there are different ways to shine that our job ad doesn't quite capture, it's okay! We encourage you to apply anyway instead of not applying at all!

If there are any adjustments, we can make to help make the process easier for you, for example, if you have a disability or a different way of working that we should be aware of – please let us know, and we'll do our best to help.

If you want to build something that matters to the world and are ready to join our team on this journey, apply now!

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