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Sparx is developing a revolutionary new technology for the classroom that is redefining the limits of what young people can achieve. Our platform for Maths uses custom built content and a power...


Exeter, United Kingdom

14 Jan 2013

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Compensation details:
 £22-50k dependent on experience (plus generous benefits and relocation package)

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Social Enterprise
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Social Impact
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Data Scientist

Analyse the human mind and uncover ground-breaking insights in to learning…

Exeter, United Kingdom

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Compensation details:
 £22-50k dependent on experience (plus generous benefits and relocation package)

Job Type:
Mid Level
Escape Factors:
Social Impact
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As a data scientist at Sparx, you’ll be untangling and utilising the incredible volume of data the Sparx system generates. The volume, and richness of our data set just keeps growing – one year group in one school generates 10,000 data points in just one day. We’re not talking about analysing markets, or survey results. This is the human mind. And you’ll be working out how to help it evolve.

You’ll be responsible for analysing our database as it grows, implementing sophisticated algorithms and analytical routines to work in real-time in the classroom, and working offline to extract – and communicate to the team – insights from the data that will drive Sparx forward.

About you 
You could work in a top bank or hedge fund, or lead the statistics department in a University. But you know their data isn’t a patch on what we’re dealing with here at Sparx.

Complicated mathematics comes naturally to you, you devour data and are quite at home working with vast, messy data sets. You’re obsessed with finding out how, and why, things work. With a passion for the value of quantitative research, your approach is iterative and scientific, and your attention to detail is second to none.

But as well as having the excellent technical knowledge and ability to get on with it under your own steam, you’ll also be eloquent in bringing the data to life for those that aren’t quite as, well...‘in it’ as you.

We are recruiting for both entry-level, and more experienced candidates.

Our team 
We work hard, and we play hard. You’ll be able to see Dartmoor from your office window, and get to the beach in 20 minutes.

Our generous benefits include substantial holiday leave and the chance to join our share scheme and company pension once you’ve completed your probationary period. We also have a range of on-site facilities for all employees to use free of charge. There’s a netball court and a five-a- side football pitch just outside, an on-site gym with classes throughout the day, a running track and pool table, a 2012 Olympic table tennis table and a café serving delicious and organic food. Did we mention it’s all free? On top of this, we’re constantly organising events and activities to support our charities, and to socialise.

We trust our team and want them to work in the way that suits them best; whether that’s flexible hours, working from home or creating brilliance while wearing flip flops. Finally, pick your technical set up and we’ll get it - whatever works for you.

To find out more, and to see the other roles we are recruiting for, please visit our website at 
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