Jun 09, 2022

Junior data scientist

  • STV
  • Glasgow, UK

Job Description

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About us

STV Player is the UK’s fastest-growing broadcaster streaming service, giving viewers in Scotland the opportunity to watch their favourite STV shows, live or on demand. Across the UK, the free service offers viewers an extensive catalogue of content from around the world, including over 3,000 hours of high-quality drama, sport and factual entertainment series.

STV Player is now pre-installed in three quarters of the UK’s connected TV homes and is available on all major platforms, including Sky Q, Now TV, Virgin Media, Amazon Fire TV and Freeview Play.

STV Player’s content library has grown to over 150 boxsets, including US thriller The Bridge, Irish legal drama Striking Out and Australian eight-parter The Slap. Viewers can upgrade to STV Player+, a subscription service which offers the opportunity to watch Player content advert-free, download shows for offline viewing, and also watch them abroad.

About the role

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Junior Data Scientist to support the management of STV’s rapidly growing customer database and shape the next stage of the STV’s data strategy. This position will be responsible for the interrogation of STV’s digital product performance with an obsession to drive improvements. They will provide insight into our online user behaviour and use this to deliver targeted content, marketing campaigns and advertising in order to enhance customer experience.

The role will interface with various Digital stakeholders including Product, Ad Operations and Marketing. Working collaboratively with teams across the business, the Junior Data Scientist will help identify opportunities to further grow our consumer database, improve the customer experience, increase product loyalty and ultimately drive revenue via data for our Digital products.

  • Skilled in Data Analysis within a large organisation, working with complex and diverse data sources
  • Use data analysis techniques to better deliver customer insight, fully utilising new and existing analytical tools and techniques to inform business decisions
  • Ability to gather appropriate data requirements from a diverse range of third party datasets - including identifying existing data gaps
  • Identify the best ways to match datasets together to maximise their value, delivering valuable customer and operational insights, applying and innovative approaches where required
  • Efficiently query large datasets to provide customer insight that can be used to solve complex business problems, improve customer experience etc
  • Work alongside STV stakeholders to understand the key business problems and implement advanced data and analytical techniques to solve those problems
  • Work with analytical projects - develop hypotheses to explore and avenues of opportunity
  • Frequent collaboration with multi-skilled Digital Insights team members to share impart knowledge and learn about other areas e.g. Engineering, Business Intelligence

Qualifications and Skills:
  • Degree qualified or equivalent in a Business related discipline
  • Demonstrable experience of working with large customer databases and processing large amounts of data
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to analyse and summarise a range of complex data issues quickly and accurately
  • Understanding of Data Mining techniques and how to apply them to large data sets
  • Ability to code using programme languages; such as SQL, R or Python
  • A good working understanding of databases – relational and non relational
  • Passion for understanding consumer behaviour and translating this into commercial opportunities
  • Experience delivering business transformation through data driven analysis
  • Ability to think creatively to identify and deliver new, innovative analysis projects from existing and new data sources
  • Comfortable interpreting and communicating complex analytical concepts to senior and operational staff both technical and non-technical
  • Proven track record of having established successful business relationships with stakeholders and evidence of influencing and responding to senior stakeholders with credibility
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work collaboratively and develop effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Good understanding of the Data Protection Act and knowledge of the forthcoming GDPR legislation
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills

  • Experience with cloud platforms (Databricks and AWS)
  • Familiarity with data transformation
  • Working knowledge of visualisation tool e.g. Tableau, Qlik, PowerBI

We’d love to see how you got to where you are today...

Please send your full CV And cover letter to hr@stv.tv


There are plenty of reasons why it’s great to work at STV, here are just a few of the perks for you;
  • 25 days paid annual leave and 9 public holidays per annum, with the option to buy more through our Holiday Extras scheme.
  • An extra day’s holiday on your birthday.
  • Healthcare cash plan providing Company contributions towards dental, optical, wellbeing or other healthcare costs.
  • Company pension contribution.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Season ticket travel loan.
  • On-site occupational health service.
  • Flexible benefits portal providing a range of retail and gym discounts.

We’re happy to talk about hybrid working to help you balance work, life, and to achieve your goals in both – we’re focused on creating an inclusive working environment where colleagues can collaborate, create and thrive to deliver results and perform at their best.

STV is committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce and to equality of opportunity for all. We encourage applications from candidates currently under-represented in our industry, so we are keen to hear from people from an ethnically diverse background, disabled and/or neuro diverse people and those from a lower socio-economic background. As a Disability Confident employer, we are committed to offering an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for the role .