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Harnham have over a decade’s experience in partnering with some of the industries most exciting data-driven organisations and are at the forefront of the Data Science recruitment space.






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What We Do

We help the best talent in the Data Science market find rewarding careers.

Data drives business and, in the 21st century, the Data Scientist is the “rock star” of the technology world.  Companies today know insights are the way to a higher ROI, a healthier bottom line, and, ultimately, a loyal client and customer base. To stay ahead of the competition, companies must continuously look for new and innovative ways to extract insights from the large volumes of data they acquire. 

Our aptitude in matching the best talent with the best companies is second to none. Our clients range from FTSE 100 organisations to small start-ups looking to shake-up the status quo. If you’re looking for your next challenge in the Data Science industry then get in touch and take the first step on that journey.

how We Do it

We pride ourselves on keeping our pulse on trends across the Data Science industry.

Our dedicated Data Science consultants have immersed themselves fully in the market and are able to provide industry-leading advice. Whether you’re looking to make your next move, or a find a new member of your team, Harnham have a wealth of knowledge and will help you make the process as efficient as possible.

We pride ourselves on keeping our pulse on trends in the industry and offer educational programmes to help keep our candidate’s skills sharp.

What sets us apart?

We place considerable emphasis on getting to know you, your motivations and your skills.

We do this to ensure we only introduce you to companies that suit you. By taking the time to listen to and explore our clients’ briefs, we soon know whether candidates fit their culture or not.

As a genuine specialist in Data Science recruitment, we have developed long-standing partnerships within the marketplace. These relationships allow us to provide our candidates with access to the best opportunities in the sector.

If you are looking for that next career step in Data Science, let us help you find it.


As working from home becomes ever more common, you can now search Remote Data Science Jobs.

Latest Jobs

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£40000 - £45000 per annum

Location

West Midlands

Description

Harnham are working with a Herefordshire-based e-commerce site who are hiring a Data Scientist to work on a range of exciting problems.

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£55000 - £75000 per annum + Additional Benefits

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London

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Join one of the largest retailers in the UK giving you the chance to work across the most sought after tools in data science!

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£65000 - £70000 per annum

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London

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An award-winning AI start-up who are currently earning a lot of recognition for their work in the healthcare space.

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8000kr - 8800kr per day

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Stockholm

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As a Senior Data Scientist, you will be using building Machine Learning techniques to improve a Customer Analytics function.

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€50000 - €75000 per annum

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Paris, Île-de-France

Description

L'un des leaders du E-Commerce en France grandit son équipe de Data Scientist au sein de son Datalab créé il y a 2 ans.

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€35000 - €40000 per annum + Remote work

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Barcelona

Description

As a Data Analyst, you'll be responsible for two areas mainly, Product Analysis and SEO.

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£45000 - £70000 per annum + + Benefits

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London

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A fantastic opportunity to join an innovative fintech company, giving you the ability to advance your data science skills!

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£90000 - £95000 per annum + Benefits

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South London, London

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A great management position, to lead a small team of 3 Data Scientists.

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£90000 - £95000 per annum + Benefits

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Surrey

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Senior Data Scientist - Surrey - £95k!

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£60000 - £85000 per annum + bonus and benefits

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London

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Commercial Analytics Manager - up to £85,000- Ecommerce - apply

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£65000 - £80000 per annum + bonus + benefits

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City of London, London

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Data Scientist for advanced analytics consultancy

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£60000 - £85000 per annum + bonus and benefits

Location

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Description

Commercial Analytics Manager - up to £85,000- Ecommerce - apply

Harnham blog & news

With over 10 years experience working solely in the Data & Analytics sector our consultants are able to offer detailed insights into the industry.

Visit our Blogs & News portal or check out our recent posts below.

Is Computer Vision at the Core of the New Normal?

Computer Vision is one of the fastest growing markets in Data & Analytics. While it was on a trajectory prior to the pandemic, the needs we have now have amped up the role Computer Vision plays in our day-to-day lives and businesses who want to keep up or get ahead are paying attention.  Unexpected Businesses Using Computer Vision Some unusual players leaning on these technologies are grocery stores. While some have pivoted to pickup and delivery, others have remained stagnant with yesterday’s shopping habits changed only to individuals in store wearing masks. For those who made the leap to the "new normal", they’re using things like shelf sensors and Machine Learning to automate ordering and determine best placement of a product. Though retail stores are no stranger to video analytics, the rise of Deep Learning and AI offer a more rapid analysis of video for real-time threat assessment. Teaching the machine to watch for crowding, erratic movement, or potential conflict allows for quick reaction or proactive measures to stop a conflict in play. Yet, behind all this Machine Learning and Computer Vision elements are people. Real live humans. And it’s their new normal which is a strong part of the world’s new normal as most everyone shifts and remains online, working remotely. Behaviours are changing and many businesses have differentiated themselves from others by staying ahead of the game.        Five Ways Businesses Are Moving Forward in the New Normal Remote work is here to stay. A jump of 18% of remote working after the pandemic is expected to remain key to many businesses. And nearly three quarters of executives, plan to increase their remote workers. Key components of this new change will be to bring onboard those with strong digital collaboration skills, ability to manage virtually, and reassess how goals and objectives are to be decided. How will businesses keep remote employees engaged, enthused, and feel part of the team when they could be miles or countries apart?Gig Workers as Cost-Saving Measure. As employees move out of office and online, gig workers are a go-to for businesses hoping to move forward and keep costs low. Performance management systems will need to be re-evaluated. After all, if the idea is to keep costs low (read: overhead), then how does the debate about whether or not to offer benefits fit in to the mix?Definitions are Changing. Whether the definition includes ‘critical skills,’ ‘critical role,’ or something similar. What these meant once are changing. Now, the focus is on how to encourage, mentor, or coach employees in professional development skills which can open up a variety of opportunities versus one set path to one set role.Keeping Track Virtually. Though most businesses tend to follow the model of ‘productivity and performance’ over simply hours worked, some organisations passively track their remote workforce. This keeping track can include timeclock software virtually managed to computer usage to monitoring communications. Several benefits of data tracking in this manner could be a boon to HR Managers as it could help to understand employee engagement. But it’s a fine line to traverse.Organisational Redesign Done with Efficiency in Mind. As everything from products to people move online, it’s more important than ever to ensure things like logistics, supply chains, and workflows are designed with efficiency in mind. Computer Vision AI models can help take these systems to the next level as things like grocery shopping, retail, and legacy businesses find their business must go online or pivot in the new normal to survive. In our recently released 2020 Salary Guide we discuss each specialism. What’s working. What isn’t. And how businesses can hire and retain top talent to keep their projects on track and their businesses running smoothly.If you’re interested in Data & Technology, Risk or Digital Analytics, Life Sciences Analytics, Marketing & Insight, or Data Science, check out our current opportunities. Alternatively, you can contact one of our expert consultants if you’d like to learn more. 

WE HAVE TO TEACH SPECIALISATION, WE CAN’T EXPECT IT: A Q&A WITH VIN VASHISHTA

We recently spoke to Vin Vashishta, a consulting Data Scientist and Strategist who was named one of LinkedIn’s Top Voices in Data Science.  Having started off in the tech world 25 years ago and progressing from web design and hardware installation to Business Intelligence Analytics, Vin found for many years that enterprises were reluctant to adopt AI technologies and embrace the value of Data. In fact, it wasn’t until the beginning of the decade just passed that companies started to think about their Data more strategically and the world of Data Science was born, albeit hesitantly:  “When I first started, it was a lot of experimentation, everyone wanted a proof of concept,” he says. “A lot of work was creating models that could go from whiteboard to production and productise and show their value.” However, it wasn’t until halfway through the decade that he began to see businesses who had adopted Machine Learning move away from experimentation into incorporating it more deeply into their companies, relying more on analytical and optimisation models to make strategic business decisions.  “After that, in about 2017/2018 the maturity changed. It went from being a one off implementation to it being a comprehensive tool within an organisation where we have full lifecycles of model implementation and full models that were full views of the system. The key component of development was allowing users to access a small part of the system to do their job better without having to understand the whole thing. And that’s where we are now. We have this applied Deep Learning and we are seeing, especially this year, attempts to optimise that, make things go faster and make them more repeatable.” But, as we all know, with great power comes great responsibility: “There’s this whole depth we are getting into, the expectations are so much higher, people don’t just expect it to work they expect it to work the way they want it to and in a way they can adopt.” So, with so much expected and required of Data Scientists in 2020, building the right team is more important than ever. However, many businesses, Vin believes, are yet to get their hiring processes right: “A lot of the measures that we use to sort of evaluate employees are fictional – when you say years of experience, it has no correlation to employee outcomes or the quality of employee you get long term. It’s the same thing as college degree, there’s no correlation.” So when Vin is trying to build a highly specialised team, what does he do? “We have to teach specialisation, we can’t expect it. We can’t bring someone in and call them a Data Scientist and hope that they train up. You end up with teams that are exactly the same because they have hired the same people, people who reinforce the bias of what they do, and that is where true leadership needs to come in.” A specialised team made up of individuals who bring their own ideas to the table is more important than ever, particularly as businesses demand more from their Data teams. Gone are the days of one-size-fits-all models. Businesses now want something tailored to them: “Custom models are huge. The “import from…” Machine Learning development from three years ago adds value when it comes to wrangling and doing the Analysis, but when it comes to creating models companies are now expecting it to become a competitive advantage. Companies no longer want the same model that everyone else has, now it has to be differentiating.” These smart, customised models, he adds, will help businesses through the current pandemic. “The best models right now are adapting rather than reacting.”  However, he’s sceptical about the Data Science community becoming too preachy:  “When it comes to COVID-19 one message I want to send to the Machine Learning and Deep Learning community is ‘shut up’. We don’t have the Data! We have so many Data Scientists talking about something that’s very important to get right. If you get it wrong the consequences and the credibility we will lose as a field is enormous.” Indeed, discussions about the lack of quality Data on COVID-19 are widespread at the moment and raise concerns for Vin: “What the last two and a half months has revealed is the danger of bad Data, the danger of assumptions that are hidden in Data that hasn’t been looked over well or wasn’t gathered well and was fed into these models that now aren’t robust. Of course, no model can account for something this drastic, but they should still be performing far better than they are right now.” Despite these concerns, Vin believes any change in the world brings about opportunities for those in the Data and technology space. “What I’ve been trying to do ever since I joined the technology space is figure it out. It’s constantly evolving and it’s constantly changing. That’s really what has driven my journey. I’m always trying to figure out ‘what’s next’ over the next five years, ten years whatever it may be.” If you’re looking for your next Data Science, Machine Learning or Deep Learning role, or want to build out your own highly-specialised team, we may be able to help.  Take a look at our latest opportunities or get in touch with one of our expert consultants to find out more.   

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