Digital Shadows (London): Data Scientist

Digital Shadows is award winning start-up providing innovative cyber monitoring services to high profile organisations. We have ambitious growth plan and want to recruit a senior data scientist to implement our data analytics strategy.

Digital Shadows Company: Digital Shadows
Location: Canary Wharf, London, UK

Digital Shadows provides cyber monitoring services to high profile organisations. We're an award winning start-up, and since being founded in 2011 we haven't stopped growing. We've got ambitious plans for 2015, and are seeking exceptional individuals to join us on our journey as we grow our UK operation, and expand to the US.

At the centre of our innovative application is the data that we process. This is online content ranging from blog posts and tweets to corporate documents. Our application applies a variety of analytics approaches to identify risks to the security and reputation of our clients within this data.

To help us push our application even further we are looking to recruit a senior data scientist to drive forward our data analytics strategy and join our existing dedicated development team to design and implement this strategy. We are looking for an exceptional individual with several years experience of applying machine learning and natural language processing approaches in the real world.

If you think this is for you, we're accepting applications until 6pm on 30th January 2015.

  • Work closely with the business to prioritise analytics capabilities according to business requirements
  • Identify, analyse, and interpret trends or patterns in our data to find opportunities to extend and enrich the existing data analytics approaches
  • Develop and implement machine learning and natural language processing approaches to accurately categorise and risk assess the data processed by application
  • Select appropriate tools and libraries for implementing data analytics capabilities
  • Identify and acquire data from primary or secondary data sources to extend the coverage and capabilities of the application

  • 3+ years of experience as a data scientist or equivalent role
  • Expert knowledge of implementing machine learning, statistical analysis and data mining techniques
  • Expert knowledge of implementing natural language processing and text mining techniques
  • Experience of translating customer requirements into technical reality
  • Experience of designing data analytics solutions
  • Ability to rapidly pick up new tools and technologies
  • Experience with programming in an object-oriented language, ideally Java
  • Experience applying scalable data processing techniques such as map-reduce
  • Strong analytical skills, methodical thinking and problem solving ability
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • BSc or equivalent degree in applied mathematics, statistics, computer science or relevant technical field

  • PHD or Masters degree in a relevant technical field
  • Experience of working with unstructured text data from web pages or documents
  • Experience with no-SQL databases, ideally MongoDB and Elastic Search
  • Experience with using scalable data processing technologies such as Hadoop, Spark or Storm
  • Experience selecting appropriate tooling for the implementation of data analytics capabilities
  • Experience with real time or near real time data analytics


If you have any questions, please contact us on careers[at]digitalshadows[dot]com.

Please apply through our online application portal: