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Data Scientist

35,665 P.A. ?
Lockwood Publishing

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Lockwood Publishing is one of the leading independent UK mobile games companies. Our most successful product to date is a 3D virtual world mobile game called Avakin Life.

We’re looking for a Data Scientist to join our in-house Data Team in Nottingham. You will be working, alongside data scientists and engineers, on researching and implementing novel techniques and methods in which data can be leveraged to inform the wider team and help guide product development.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Mining big data sets using a variety of statistical techniques with the aim of finding interesting data patterns and relationships that could help us understand the behaviour of end-users,
  • Researching and implementing machine learning algorithms that contribute to improved business intelligence,
  • Designing data visualisations that are clear, informative, and easy to understand by both technical and non-technical team members,
  • Interacting cross-functionally with each department in order to understand their data requirements,
  • Defining key performance indicators that quantify the product quality,
  • Delivering actionable insights to business stakeholders via regular reports.


Essential skills

  • Proficient in at least one of R and Python
  • Ability to query databases accurately and efficiently using SQL
  • Deep understanding of data mining principles, tools, processes, and statistical techniques
  • Working knowledge of machine learning concepts and techniques and their application
  • Generally curious, open-minded about new technical ideas, and rigorous
  • Comfortable communicating complex ideas and analyses to both technical and non-technical team members

Desirable skills

  • Previous industry experience of driving and informing product development using data science tools
  • Passion for games development and the data that is used in the industry


  • Profit share bonus scheme, Share Scheme
  • Life Insurance, Healthcare Cash Plan, Income Protection
  • Flexible working hours
  • Quarterly staff socials
  • Enhanced pension scheme
  • Flexible 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
  • Bike to Work scheme & other benefits

Lockwood Publishing is one of the leading independent UK mobile games companies. Our most successful product to date is a 3D virtual world on mobile called Avakin Life.

We want to hear from talented and passionate developers who can help us implement our incredibly exciting and ambitious road-map. As part of the team at Lockwood, you will enjoy a creative, challenging and collaborative environment where your ideas will be every bit as valued as your design expertise. Our working environment is extremely open, and all team members have complete access to any metrics they wish. We hold regular company-wide briefings to ensure team members and departments are aware of the direct impact their efforts have on the progress of the project. Best of all, because we believe team members deserve more than a pat on the back for their effort, we offer a bonus scheme that pays out 50% of any increase in record quarterly profits directly to the team.

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