Senior Data Scientist

  • Job Reference: 15079
  • Date Posted: 9 October 2020
  • Employer: National Grid
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  • Location: Warwick (CV34 6DA), United Kingdom
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Information Technology (IT)
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: Undefined
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

About the role


The National Grid Security Analytics and Insights program is part of the Strategic Risk & Governance Function within the Global IT Security Office Team and is responsible for providing analysis and insightful data visualisations with respect to the security posture of National Grid.


This includes the support and enrichment of information, warning of suspected security related gaps and/or cyber-attacks directed against National Grid that are facilitated by various threat actors.


The Data Scientist will provide analysis to understand, quantify, and predict the actions of threats faced to National Grid within the ever-increasing security / cyber landscape.


The role will contribute to the analysis of security threats to National Grid, the threat actors associated and their motivation, capability and intent in order that Security Operations and National Grid can appropriately assign any required resources and systems for their defence.


The Data Scientist will contribute to data collation, analysis and presentation, as required for both internal and external stakeholders, assisting in the production of actionable intelligence in the form of alerts, reports, and briefings – along with supporting, and active engagement within the wider-Security Office environment for data analysis and insightful visuals.

About you


You will be a Data guru and a disciplined thinker, capable of working across organisational boundaries in a demanding environment to analyse security threats that could impact the National Grid infrastructure and services of customers.


You’ll be comfortable using a moderate range of tools, scripts and algorithms, to create explanatory and predictive models, and conduct comparative and alternative analysis to address complex intelligence challenges.


You will have capability with assisting in the production of intelligence products at Strategic, Operational and Tactical levels, and conducting pertinent in-depth analysis. whilst capable of interpreting and delivering on direction provided.


Technically, you will have scripting and statistical software knowledge, such as Python, R, SQL, or other statistical / ML software, and knowledge of ‘Big Data’ analytical solutions used within Medium to Large Enterprise Environments.


Experience working in a Security environment is highly desirable.

About us


National Grid touches the lives of almost everyone in the UK, with an energy network that stretches across the Atlantic. We’re an international team, and our work underpins the lives of millions of people. Feet forwards, head up, and eyes bright, we’re working hard to create value for people today – and shape the future of energy tomorrow.


In the UK, we don’t generate or sell energy – we join the dots to get energy from A to B. From making a cup of tea in the morning, to keeping the lights on in hospitals, our electricity network puts power in the hands of people. Without it, the world as we know it would grind to a halt.


The world of energy is changing beyond recognition. Working at National Grid, you won’t just be touching the lives of almost everyone in the UK – you’ll be shaping the way we use and consume energy for generations to come.


Our values and principles


At National Grid, through listening to what our customers need, every day we do the right thing and find a better way.


As a National Grid employee, you’ll treat our customers as a priority, taking time to listen and work with them to help give them the best experience we possibly can. You’ll need to be proactive and flexible in your approach and continually look for ways to exceed their expectations – sometimes in unexpected and helpful ways. You’ll provide accessible information when our customers need it and make things simple by using your expertise to guide them. Above all, you’ll follow through on your promises to deliver value, drive efficiency and give them a great customer experience.


We offer inclusion and diversity training for everyone here at National Grid, with a view to building an inclusive working environment and developing all our employees. Training opportunities range from unconscious bias and reverse mentoring to targeted training initiatives which are tailored to support our diverse and innovative work force.


What you'll get


As well as your base salary, you will receive a bonus based on personal and company performance and a competitive contributory pension scheme where we will double match your contribution to a maximum company contribution of 10%. You will also have access to a number of flexible benefits such as a share incentive plan, salary sacrifice car and technology schemes, support via employee assistance lines and matched charity giving to name a few.