External Career Opportunities

The following opportunities are offered by organisations external to The Data Lab. Our aim is to support the Data Science community by creating links and increase visibility on current work and professional development opportunities. If you are interested or have any questions regarding any of these vacancies, please contact the offering organisation directly.

CodeClan seeking experienced data scientists/data analysts to be Data Instructors

CodeClan, Scotland's National Digital Skills Academy, is launching their new immersive, intensive 14-wk Data Analysis Course in July. The course is aimed at giving people from non-tech backgrounds the opportunity to transition into becoming an entry-level data analysts, and is modelled on our successful 16-wk Professional Software Development course.

We are looking for experienced data scientists or data analysts to join our team of instructors at both our Edinburgh and Glasgow campuses. If you are looking for a change of pace, are interested in teaching and are familiar with R, Python and SQL with experience of delivering both visualisation and machine learning projects (ideally in a business context), come talk to us. We have full-time, part-time and short-term roles available. You don't need to have teaching experience; a passion for data, the ability to explain complex concepts in a simple way and the desire to make a real difference to the skills of the future are a great platform to start from.

Apply online now or contact Sara Dodd (sara.dodd@codeclan.com) for more information.

Data Analyst - Big Partnership

Big Partnership is the biggest comms and digital marketing agency outside of London. We are looking for a Data Analyst to join our Glasgow Data Insight team. This is a rare opportunity to become part of a thriving business, which will offer the right candidate an exciting and challenging career.

The role will involve you working with data from multiple sources and producing analytical reports for the different business units within Big Partnership. You will be manipulating big numbers to produce daily, weekly and monthly reports as well as helping to manage key data sources across the business.

This role is ideal for a graduate in a numerate discipline who has at least 6 months’ experience in a data heavy role where you have gathered, modelled and interpreted diverse data sets. We need a problem solver with an enquiring mind, who can work to tight deadlines and brings a methodical approach to their work. It is also essential that you can present your findings to the rest of the business in terms that they will understand and be able to use to move the business forward.

You will need to have advanced Excel skills and a knowledge of other data analytics tools. SQL would also be an advantage.

This is a unique opportunity to join a growing organisation and to really make the role your own.

In return for your talent, we will provide a competitive salary, generous holiday allowance, a great team of colleagues for you to work with, and the chance to develop a challenging and rewarding career.

For further details please download pdf: Big P Data Analyst Jun 2019

If this sounds like the kind of job you've been waiting for then apply today to Nicola Tweedie (nicola.tweedie@bigpartnership.co.uk) HR, BIG Partnership

AEL17 Fit Homes IoT Engineer - Albyn Homes

Fit Homes IoT Engineer
(12 months fixed term)
Salary £30,000 plus car allowance
Got the passion and skills to develop technology for good?
Want to take the lead in digital health and care?

Albyn Housing Society is recruiting an Internet of Things (IoT) engineer to deliver key outcomes in testing and developing a sector leading digital health and care solution. Not only will you possess a keen mind with the ability and technical interest in this field but as important is your social heart which seeks to deliver transformational change to people with a range of health and care challenges.

The individual will lead on design, installation, validation and maintenance of Fit Home sensor systems in the homes of participating individuals in the Highlands and elsewhere, ensuring data is effectively captured, stored and available to customers through the client interface and anonymously to agreed researchers. As a customer-facing role, this person will play a key part in helping individuals and their carers to engage with the project, interact with the data and understand how it can bring most benefit to them.

The closing date is noon on Monday 17th June 2019

NLP Engineer - Prodsight

Prodsight is on a mission to help companies spot customer issues earlier. By automatically analysing every piece of customer feedback we surface customer issues earlier and help companies inform solutions.

We are growing deep-tech startup headquartered in the centre of historic Edinburgh with a global customer-base and backed by leading investors.

Job brief

We are looking for a Natural Language Processing Engineer to help us build and improve Prodsight customer feedback analysis platform.

The responsibilities include transforming natural language data into useful features using NLP techniques to feed classification algorithms. To succeed in this role, you should possess outstanding skills in statistical analysis, machine learning methods and text representation techniques.

Your ultimate goal is to develop efficient self-learning NLP applications.

2 x Data Engineer roles - Aridhia

Aridhia’s innovative AnalytiXagility digital research environment enables healthcare and research organisations to develop and accelerate new, data-driven approaches to healthcare. The growing team at Aridhia have an opening for an entry level Data Engineer and also for a commercially experienced Senior Data Engineer.

  • As a Senior Data Engineer you will support our customers in automation to make their data more findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable (FAIR data). Your technical and analytical skills will enable hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and universities to provide biomedical researchers access to the best data to their projects, while respecting patient privacy, consent and confidentiality.
  • As a Data Engineer you will support our customers in automation to make their data more findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable (FAIR data). Your technical and analytical skills will enable hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and universities to provide biomedical researchers access to the best data to their projects, while respecting patient privacy, consent and confidentiality.

Head of Cyber Cluster - ScotlandIS

An exciting opportunity exists for a highly motivated individual to join ScotlandIS and lead and develop the emerging cyber cluster in Scotland, building community, developing initiatives and collaborating with partners and stakeholders.

A high-profile role requiring both strong community development skills and sector knowledge, this new position will build on work already undertaken to understand and map the emerging cyberlandscape in Scotland. The post holder will engage with Scottish industry and other stakeholders to expand the cluster in Scotland, build a strong community of interest, attract inward investment and deliver a compelling international proposition. Reporting to the CEO, the Head of Cyberwill act as an advocate for the cluster, strengthening, representing and channeling this vital growing Scottish capability.

Highly effective at making things happen, with a good technical grasp of the emerging cyberlandscape, the Head of Cyber will develop a clear strategy and action plan to enhance capabilities across both the supply and demand elements of the cybersector, work with stakeholders in the private, public and the third sector, and liaise with experts within academia.

The post-holder must also be able to demonstrate success in business development as they will also be responsible for developing income streams to support cluster and broader activities.

Cloud Platform Architect - Pivotal

At Pivotal, we’re changing the way the world builds software by helping organisations transform. Through adoption of our platform, tools, and methodology, these organisations have unleashed innovation and reduced time-to-market, spending less to maintain their existing application portfolio -and we can’t do it alone.

Platform Architects are thought leaders in the field of cloud-native application development and have strong opinions on how large enterprises should build modern software applications. They help our customers succeed by driving outcomes measured by tangible improvements in their software delivery.


  • Present Pivotal vision, value & strategy to executives and technical management using a variety of methods
  • Ensure our customers succeed by working closely on different levels of abstractions; application frameworks, microservices, cloud solutions, containers, networking & infrastructure
  • Continuously learn through experimenting hands-on with new tools and sharing of findings with team & community.
  • Work collaboratively with Product Management, Marketing & Engineering to continually refine Pivotal products
  • Evangelise to the business and software community via shared mediums incl. Social media, articles, conferences, meetups, etc.

Curriculum Development Officer - Data Science, Inverness College

Are you energetic and proactive? Do you have the ability to lead the development our Data Science Master’s Degree?

If so, UHI Inverness College has an exciting opportunity for an ambitious individual to join our team. Working alongside academic colleagues, local businesses and the Data Lab, you will take the lead on the designing and developing a new MSc course that will support innovation in the fields of data science and AI. This is an exciting time to join the team at the UHI Inverness College and work in data science, as you will be in at the beginning of our journey and at a time when Highlands and Islands Enterprise and the Data Lab are investing significant resources in the Highlands and Islands region with the specific aim of enabling industry, public sector and world-class university researchers to innovate and develop new data science capabilities in a collaborative environment.

Closing date: Sunday 2nd June 2019

Senior Knowledge Graph Scientist - Huawei Edinburgh Research Centre

Huawei is looking at for a Senior Knowledge Graph Scientist, leading a team of Knowledge Graph Researchers in Huawei Edinburgh R&D Center, with research and development experience in knowledge graph, knowledge computing, knowledge reasoning/inference, semantic search (image/video semantic), personalized search, intent understanding, emotion understanding, discourse analysis/understanding, etc.

NLP Scientist - Huawei Edinburgh Research Centre

Huawei is seeking a Chief Technical expert in its Edinburgh Research Centre with experience in NLP. The successful candidate will have at least participated in Speech and Language team to build AI technology. We are looking for an expert with exclusive technical background and communication skills, who is able to explore opportunities or directions in NLP as well as build cooperation with top universities in UK. Base on the new direction, build a new team in Edinburgh Research Centre.

Chief Technical Leader of Database - Huawei Edinburgh Research Centre

Huawei is seeking a Chief Technical Leader of database in its Edinburgh Research Centre with experience in Graph Database Engine research or development. The successful candidate will have at least participated in the implementation of a database product: either Relational or NoSQL database, such as MySQL, PostgreSQL and HBase, or Graph database, such as Neo4j and Giraph;and an understanding of database theory. We wish to recruit an expert who holds good technical skills, for building and leading the team. Excellent communication skills are also required.

Data Engineer, Glasgow - Hymans

This is your opportunity to play a pivotal role within our Insights & Analytics practice focused on the delivery of platforms and processes that enable the effective use of data by the wider business.

Our firm invests in the very latest technologies to facilitate the delivery of our ground-breaking business solutions. Our team are passionate about working at the cutting edge and you will have the opportunity to work with the most up to date Microsoft tools and technologies, including Azure, and be part of a team that employs an agile approach to software design and implementation.

Hymans Robertson prides itself in offering a refreshing, stimulating work environment where independent thinking and new ideas are actively encouraged and where every member of the team genuinely makes a difference. As the UK’s leading independent pensions, investment and benefit consultancy, we employ over 800 staff in four UK offices (Glasgow, London, Edinburgh and Birmingham).

Data Scientist - Paywizard

Be a part of the future of Pay TV!
Experience the excitement of a fast paced, cutting edge technology environment with the feel of a start-up but the experience and expertise of 20 years in the market.

A global award-winning company
With over 100 Pay TV clients using our Paywizard Agile platform to manage and support their subscribers effortlessly and securely across multiscreen, we are making waves on a global scale. Our award-winning platform has propelled us into the spotlight on a global scale winning ‘Best in Show’ at NAB show in Las Vegas in both 2016 and 2017 as well as a further award from TVB Europe and IBC in Amsterdam.

Enjoy the flexibility of working hours for a great work/life balance!
At Paywizard, we believe a great work/life balance is key to our thriving culture, inspiring a creative, insightful, fun and productive environment for all.

Download pdf for more information.

If you are interested in the vacancy please email your CV to this address including Data Scientist Vacancy: FAO Kim Donnelly in the subject line: recruitment@paywizard.com

Barrachd - Advanced Analytics Consultant (Predictive, AI, ML)

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, curious and intelligent individual to join a fast-growing analytics consultancy.

We are one of the UK’s top software businesses. Offering expertise in a wide range of data and analytics competencies - from creating complex planning solutions and automating BI reporting, to data warehousing and predictive analytics – our wide range of challenging opportunities continues to grow and we now need to add an Advanced Analytics Consultant to our team.

In this role you will help our customers go beyond the solid foundations of Business Intelligence and complex planning solutions, to employ data science techniques, machine learning, predictive modeling and other skills inherent to AI.

While some business or consultancy experience would be great, we are looking for someone who is intelligent, explorative and passionate about data to assist in the creation of scalable, efficient, automated processes; large scale data analysis; and model development & implementation.

More information: Barrachd Advanced Analytics Consultant

Digital Consultant - Optimat

Optimat is searching for a consultant with a background in digital technologies and markets. The consultant will work on a portfolio of projects for both public and private sector clients, collaborating with other consultants where appropriate. Typical projects include market assessment of new or emerging digital technologies and providing support to new digital technology initiatives and the development of the digital technology sector.

Mudano - Python and SQL Developer

We capture data on projects – such as daily tasks, meeting notes, team sentiment, resource information and project progress – and use it to guide better decision-making. Using machine learning we can predict the path of a project, helping teams to foresee issues, improve productivity and deliver efficiently.

You will be combining information from a variety of sources to build up a suite of business leadership reports and KPIs. You will produce a series of dashboards and reports based on world class data visualisation techniques. You will need to update existing APIs written by our team to integrate online tools with the database and also write new APIs to integrate new tools. You will be working directly with exceptional data experts from across our business.

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EngD with St. Andrews (Large-Scale Data Processing using Heterogeneous Parallel Systems)

Self-driving autonomous vehicles and other AI applications, such as natural language processing, generate massive amounts of data from a large number of sources. This requires fast and energy-efficient processing on different types of platforms ranging from resource-constrained embedded and mobile devices to powerful desktop systems and data center hardware.

This project is an exciting opportunity to work with Codeplay's research team on targeting such large-scale processing to the most recent heterogeneous platforms (including automotive, comprising e.g. a mixture of CPUs, GPUs, DSPs and FPGAs), with the aim to improve performance and portability of the algorithms across a wide range of different platforms.

University of Edinburgh: Fellowships in Data-Driven Innovation

Highly prestigious 5-year tenure track fellowships focussed on data-enabled research and innovation applied to any discipline with the distinct possibility of an open-ended contract. As women and members of ethnic minorities are currently under-represented in posts at this level we particularly encourage applications from members of these groups. We are committed to support individuals looking to return to research after a career break for family, caring or health reasons.

Building on the outstanding successes of our previous tenure-track Chancellor’s Fellowship programmes and our world class research performance, we are investing in a further cohort of 30 next generation research innovation leaders of the highest quality who use data science within their work, with a particular focus on:

  • Digital Technologies
  • Space and Satellite Analysis
  • The ‘AgriTech’ initiative
  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems
  • Health and Social Care
  • Financial Services and Fintech
  • Public Sector (‘Govtech’)
  • Creative Industries, Tourism and Festivals

Based in the heart of one of the world’s finest cities, these prestigious 5-year awards support early career researchers and academic innovators of the highest promise from all countries to develop their careers in a supportive, high quality environment.

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