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Luxoft is a global IT service provider of innovative technology solutions that delivers measurable business outcomes to multinational companies. Its offerings encompass strategic consulting, custom software development services, and digital solution engineering. Luxoft enables companies to compete by leveraging its multi-industry expertise in the financial services, automotive, communications, and healthcare & life sciences sectors. For more information, please visit the website.

Line of Business:

Financial Services


Data Scientist

Project Description

Role Overview

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI & ML) is revolutionising large parts of the financial services industry..
Excelian’s Digital Consulting team is investing heavily in these technologies, and is actively building up a new AI, ML and Analytics Practice – we are therefore looking to hire Data Scientists into our newly-formed London AI & ML team. This will complement our existing Digital Experience, Data Science, Big Data Engineering, Cloud and Grid Computing, and DevOps areas.
The new practice is a start-up environment within a large company – you will be conducting analysis, design and development of prototypes and POCs, using cutting-edge techniques, and with major clients. However, we are not alone – there is an active AI community within the broader Luxoft, focussed on other verticals (eg automotive and healthcare).
We are interested in hearing from individuals with a strong AI & ML background. Deep Learning and NLP, and associated techniques are of particular interest, as is AI / human interaction.

Current Projects

Current projects include (among others):
- Extraction of information about trades and market features from instant messages and various other channels
- Analysis and development of predictive analytics for trading in certain markets
- Development of sector-specific intelligent assistants
- Capital Optimization


Your Responsibilities

You will work alongside a strong, global team of individuals with diverse backgrounds and skills in analytics and data science to:
- Analyse, design and develop AI & ML prototypes and proof of concepts
- Identify and ingest data sources, whether internally or for clients, and perform feature engineering for integration into models
- Build analytical data models on ML platforms, to successfully realise client goals

You will assist the practice in:
- Developing practice thought leadership materials Participating in pre-sales work and client work as necessary
- Discovering and verifying opportunities for new business Helping to structure work, planning new analyses, translating business questions into analytical projects
You will collaborate with business and technology partners to grow and develop the data science practice



Your Skills
- Strong modelling skills in one or more of neural networks, classification, clustering and regression problems, NLP, multivariate analysis (MVA), time series, and similar
- Hands-on experience applying machine learning techniques using packages such as scikit-learn, TensorFlow, Keras, Theano, and DSSTNE
- Solid engineering and scripting skills in one or more of Python, R, SAS, Matlab and SPSS
- Excellent analytical skills
- Strong communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written. The successful candidates will be expected to communicate effectively with both business and technical teams

- Experience in using mainstream languages to acquire, clean, and model large data sets.
- Experience in visualizing and communicating data using tools such as Qlik, Tableau, or packages d3.js, and Seaborn.
- Good understanding of sourcing and wrangling data from warehouses, Big Data (e.g. Hadoop, Spark) and other sources using SQL and scripting

Your Experience
- Post-graduate degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, Computer Science, Computational Statistics, Physics, Operations -Research or other similar quantitative field
- At least two years of experience in data science, in particular in designing, developing, validating, and deploying predictive models
- Experience with advanced Machine Learning techniques including neural networks, deep learning, and reinforcement learning, as well as a background in more classic machine learning techniques

- Experience in the analysis of large, complex, multi- dimensional data-sets with a variety of analytical methods
- Experience in projects involving cross-functional teams

Nice to have



  • English: Advanced/Fluent

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Work Type
Business Analysis

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