External Career Opportunities

The following opportunities are offered by organisations external to The Data Lab. Our aim is to support the Data Science community by creating links and increase visibility on current work and professional development opportunities. If you are interested or have any questions regarding any of these vacancies, please contact the offering organisation directly.

Head of Cyber Cluster - ScotlandIS

An exciting opportunity exists for a highly motivated individual to join ScotlandIS and lead and develop the emerging cyber cluster in Scotland, building community, developing initiatives and collaborating with partners and stakeholders.

A high-profile role requiring both strong community development skills and sector knowledge, this new position will build on work already undertaken to understand and map the emerging cyberlandscape in Scotland. The post holder will engage with Scottish industry and other stakeholders to expand the cluster in Scotland, build a strong community of interest, attract inward investment and deliver a compelling international proposition. Reporting to the CEO, the Head of Cyberwill act as an advocate for the cluster, strengthening, representing and channeling this vital growing Scottish capability.

Highly effective at making things happen, with a good technical grasp of the emerging cyberlandscape, the Head of Cyber will develop a clear strategy and action plan to enhance capabilities across both the supply and demand elements of the cybersector, work with stakeholders in the private, public and the third sector, and liaise with experts within academia.

The post-holder must also be able to demonstrate success in business development as they will also be responsible for developing income streams to support cluster and broader activities.

Cloud Platform Architect - Pivotal

At Pivotal, we’re changing the way the world builds software by helping organisations transform. Through adoption of our platform, tools, and methodology, these organisations have unleashed innovation and reduced time-to-market, spending less to maintain their existing application portfolio -and we can’t do it alone.

Platform Architects are thought leaders in the field of cloud-native application development and have strong opinions on how large enterprises should build modern software applications. They help our customers succeed by driving outcomes measured by tangible improvements in their software delivery.


  • Present Pivotal vision, value & strategy to executives and technical management using a variety of methods
  • Ensure our customers succeed by working closely on different levels of abstractions; application frameworks, microservices, cloud solutions, containers, networking & infrastructure
  • Continuously learn through experimenting hands-on with new tools and sharing of findings with team & community.
  • Work collaboratively with Product Management, Marketing & Engineering to continually refine Pivotal products
  • Evangelise to the business and software community via shared mediums incl. Social media, articles, conferences, meetups, etc.

Curriculum Development Officer - Data Science, Inverness College

Are you energetic and proactive? Do you have the ability to lead the development our Data Science Master’s Degree?

If so, UHI Inverness College has an exciting opportunity for an ambitious individual to join our team. Working alongside academic colleagues, local businesses and the Data Lab, you will take the lead on the designing and developing a new MSc course that will support innovation in the fields of data science and AI. This is an exciting time to join the team at the UHI Inverness College and work in data science, as you will be in at the beginning of our journey and at a time when Highlands and Islands Enterprise and the Data Lab are investing significant resources in the Highlands and Islands region with the specific aim of enabling industry, public sector and world-class university researchers to innovate and develop new data science capabilities in a collaborative environment.

Closing date: Sunday 2nd June 2019

Chief Data Officer - Registers of Scotland

Registers of Scotland (RoS) is the non-ministerial office responsible for compiling and maintaining 20 public registers relating to land, property and other legal documents in Scotland. We’re an organisation with centuries of history, but a 21st century mandate to be an effective digital first asset for Scotland. We are completing the map-based land register, transforming land registration through improved digital services, and developing ScotLIS, our land information service providing access to property data in Scotland.

We are currently looking to recruit a permanent Chief Data Officer. This strategic, influential role in the senior management team will provide visible, credible leadership to underpin the on-going development of Registers of Scotland as a data-rich, analytically-driven service that delivers successfully on its statutory purpose and strategic aims. The post holder will lead the data and analytics approach across the entire organisation.

Closing date 5 May.

Senior Knowledge Graph Scientist - Huawei Edinburgh Research Centre

Huawei is looking at for a Senior Knowledge Graph Scientist, leading a team of Knowledge Graph Researchers in Huawei Edinburgh R&D Center, with research and development experience in knowledge graph, knowledge computing, knowledge reasoning/inference, semantic search (image/video semantic), personalized search, intent understanding, emotion understanding, discourse analysis/understanding, etc.

NLP Scientist - Huawei Edinburgh Research Centre

Huawei is seeking a Chief Technical expert in its Edinburgh Research Centre with experience in NLP. The successful candidate will have at least participated in Speech and Language team to build AI technology. We are looking for an expert with exclusive technical background and communication skills, who is able to explore opportunities or directions in NLP as well as build cooperation with top universities in UK. Base on the new direction, build a new team in Edinburgh Research Centre.

Chief Technical Leader of Database - Huawei Edinburgh Research Centre

Huawei is seeking a Chief Technical Leader of database in its Edinburgh Research Centre with experience in Graph Database Engine research or development. The successful candidate will have at least participated in the implementation of a database product: either Relational or NoSQL database, such as MySQL, PostgreSQL and HBase, or Graph database, such as Neo4j and Giraph;and an understanding of database theory. We wish to recruit an expert who holds good technical skills, for building and leading the team. Excellent communication skills are also required.

Data Engineer, Glasgow - Hymans

This is your opportunity to play a pivotal role within our Insights & Analytics practice focused on the delivery of platforms and processes that enable the effective use of data by the wider business.

Our firm invests in the very latest technologies to facilitate the delivery of our ground-breaking business solutions. Our team are passionate about working at the cutting edge and you will have the opportunity to work with the most up to date Microsoft tools and technologies, including Azure, and be part of a team that employs an agile approach to software design and implementation.

Hymans Robertson prides itself in offering a refreshing, stimulating work environment where independent thinking and new ideas are actively encouraged and where every member of the team genuinely makes a difference. As the UK’s leading independent pensions, investment and benefit consultancy, we employ over 800 staff in four UK offices (Glasgow, London, Edinburgh and Birmingham).

Lead Data Scientist - HelloRelish Inc

Relish is the world's first ever personal trainer for relationships. HelloRelish, Inc. was founded in 2018 by an experienced entrepreneur, it's financially backed by a top tier Silicon Valley venture firm, and its first product is an app called Relish. Relish uses miro-learning techniques to deliver a customised relationship plan to make all the relationships in your life more satisfaying and more likely to last. The Relish customer gets empirically proven advice, backed by a panel of expert advisors that is timely, tailored, and - most importantly - action-orientated.

Walking the fine line between young/fun/engaging and highly authoritative, Relish aims to take the hard work out of relationships for people. We give time-pressed people little tweaks that make a big difference.

Already live in both app stores in the US, generating revenue, and seeing significant traction amongst an impassioned user base, Relish is creating an entirely new category of Relationship Management.

This is an amazing opportunity to apply your Data Science expertise to address one of the most fundamental problems out there: the improvement and maintenance of human relationships. Uncovering data-led insights to improve the efficacy of our content and recommendation algorithms is a key part of this role.

This is an exciting and mission-driven new business, aiming to change the relationship space, and you will be a pivotal player in helping to shape the product. You will work with an experienced product development team who will embrace your suggestions, and act on your findings. Your passion for data is essential to make our product smarter and more impactful for our users.

New users are subscribing at an ever-increasing rate, highlighting a host of new problems to solve, and providing us with the data we need to solve them. You will decide how to organise and analyse our data to achieve this; and help us to build a team, to grow this essential area of the business.

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Algorithms Engineer - Thales

Thales people architect solutions that are relied upon to deliver operational advantage at every decisive moment throughout the mission. Defence and armed forces customers rely on us to deliver the full range of defensive systems for land, sea, and air. From early warning, to threat neutralisation, our platforms cover all levels from very short-range systems, to extended protection across the entire battle-space including Air Traffic Management, Vehicles and Tactical Systems and Missile Defence, Optronics, and Radar.

Do you have a Bachelors or Masters degree in a numerate, scientific or engineering subject coupled with experience conducting research activities? Are you interested in a career as an Algorithms Engineer or Data Scientist? We have built up a team passionate about developing products for a safer world and we’re now looking for like-minded engineers to join us.

Thales Optronics in Glasgow design and manufacture a diverse range of Optronics products including thermal imagers, laser rangefinders, vehicle sighting systems, submarine periscopes and Optronics masts.

Due to our dedication and drive to increase knowledge and capability on neural-networks, we’re seeking talented Engineers, with strong mathematical and machine learning skills who can apply their knowledge in an innovative Algorithms Engineering role.

Data Scientist - Paywizard

Be a part of the future of Pay TV!
Experience the excitement of a fast paced, cutting edge technology environment with the feel of a start-up but the experience and expertise of 20 years in the market.

A global award-winning company
With over 100 Pay TV clients using our Paywizard Agile platform to manage and support their subscribers effortlessly and securely across multiscreen, we are making waves on a global scale. Our award-winning platform has propelled us into the spotlight on a global scale winning ‘Best in Show’ at NAB show in Las Vegas in both 2016 and 2017 as well as a further award from TVB Europe and IBC in Amsterdam.

Enjoy the flexibility of working hours for a great work/life balance!
At Paywizard, we believe a great work/life balance is key to our thriving culture, inspiring a creative, insightful, fun and productive environment for all.

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If you are interested in the vacancy please email your CV to this address including Data Scientist Vacancy: FAO Kim Donnelly in the subject line: recruitment@paywizard.com

Barrachd - Advanced Analytics Consultant (Predictive, AI, ML)

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, curious and intelligent individual to join a fast-growing analytics consultancy.

We are one of the UK’s top software businesses. Offering expertise in a wide range of data and analytics competencies - from creating complex planning solutions and automating BI reporting, to data warehousing and predictive analytics – our wide range of challenging opportunities continues to grow and we now need to add an Advanced Analytics Consultant to our team.

In this role you will help our customers go beyond the solid foundations of Business Intelligence and complex planning solutions, to employ data science techniques, machine learning, predictive modeling and other skills inherent to AI.

While some business or consultancy experience would be great, we are looking for someone who is intelligent, explorative and passionate about data to assist in the creation of scalable, efficient, automated processes; large scale data analysis; and model development & implementation.

More information: Barrachd Advanced Analytics Consultant

Digital Consultant - Optimat

Optimat is searching for a consultant with a background in digital technologies and markets. The consultant will work on a portfolio of projects for both public and private sector clients, collaborating with other consultants where appropriate. Typical projects include market assessment of new or emerging digital technologies and providing support to new digital technology initiatives and the development of the digital technology sector.

Mudano - Python and SQL Developer

We capture data on projects – such as daily tasks, meeting notes, team sentiment, resource information and project progress – and use it to guide better decision-making. Using machine learning we can predict the path of a project, helping teams to foresee issues, improve productivity and deliver efficiently.

You will be combining information from a variety of sources to build up a suite of business leadership reports and KPIs. You will produce a series of dashboards and reports based on world class data visualisation techniques. You will need to update existing APIs written by our team to integrate online tools with the database and also write new APIs to integrate new tools. You will be working directly with exceptional data experts from across our business.

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EngD with St. Andrews (Large-Scale Data Processing using Heterogeneous Parallel Systems)

Self-driving autonomous vehicles and other AI applications, such as natural language processing, generate massive amounts of data from a large number of sources. This requires fast and energy-efficient processing on different types of platforms ranging from resource-constrained embedded and mobile devices to powerful desktop systems and data center hardware.

This project is an exciting opportunity to work with Codeplay's research team on targeting such large-scale processing to the most recent heterogeneous platforms (including automotive, comprising e.g. a mixture of CPUs, GPUs, DSPs and FPGAs), with the aim to improve performance and portability of the algorithms across a wide range of different platforms.

University of Edinburgh: Fellowships in Data-Driven Innovation

Highly prestigious 5-year tenure track fellowships focussed on data-enabled research and innovation applied to any discipline with the distinct possibility of an open-ended contract. As women and members of ethnic minorities are currently under-represented in posts at this level we particularly encourage applications from members of these groups. We are committed to support individuals looking to return to research after a career break for family, caring or health reasons.

Building on the outstanding successes of our previous tenure-track Chancellor’s Fellowship programmes and our world class research performance, we are investing in a further cohort of 30 next generation research innovation leaders of the highest quality who use data science within their work, with a particular focus on:

  • Digital Technologies
  • Space and Satellite Analysis
  • The ‘AgriTech’ initiative
  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems
  • Health and Social Care
  • Financial Services and Fintech
  • Public Sector (‘Govtech’)
  • Creative Industries, Tourism and Festivals

Based in the heart of one of the world’s finest cities, these prestigious 5-year awards support early career researchers and academic innovators of the highest promise from all countries to develop their careers in a supportive, high quality environment.

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