Data Scientist - Cyber - National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU)

Details:
  • Company: Police
  • Salary:
  • Date: 1 week ago
Description:

Location

London

About the job
Summary

We are currently looking to recruit Data Scientists within our London office.
Our team of data scientists utilise technology to aid our investigations, exploiting modern machine learning techniques with the best data science tools to cause real world impact against cyber criminals. We provide access to the most up to date tooling and training opportunities.

Job description

The successful candidate would:
• Deploy analytical capabilities against operations; manipulate data sets to solve strategic analytical challenges and provide support to intelligence-led enforcement activity against serious and organised crime.
• Exploit information from a variety of sources to establish patterns of criminal behaviour, discover emerging trends, develop intelligence leads and identify opportunities for an operational response.
• Develop innovative solutions to data challenges through the effective use of software tools and the exploitation of data to extract maximum intelligence value.
• Assist in the creation and implementation of processes to improve data capture and analysis.
• Build relationships with colleagues across the NCA, to develop skills and cross-functional working to support Agency business.
• Ensure the quality, secure handling and dissemination of information, maintaining confidentiality, sensitivity and duty of care in line with NCA policy.
NCA welcomes applications from individuals with a range of Neurodivergent thinking styles and from those who may require reasonable adjustments.

To be successful in this role you will need to work with large data sets to extract, exploit and develop data into strategic intelligence and operational leads to support the detection and disruption of serious organised crime impacting on the UK.
Responsibilities
Key Responsibilities:
• Deploy analytical capabilities against operations; manipulate large data sets to solve strategic analytical challenges and provide support to intelligence-led enforcement activity against serious and organised crime.
• Exploit information from a variety of sources to establish patterns of criminal behaviour, discover emerging trends, develop intelligence leads and identify opportunities for an operational response.
• Develop innovative solutions to data challenges through the effective use of software tools and the exploitation of data to extract maximum intelligence value.
• Assist in the creation and implementation of processes to improve data capture and analysis.
• Build relationships with colleagues across the NCA, to develop skills and cross-functional working to support Agency business.
• Ensure the quality, secure handling and dissemination of information, maintaining confidentiality, sensitivity and duty of care in line with NCA policy.

Behaviours

We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Working Together
  • Delivering at Pace

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:
  • Experience using and developing statistical, behavioural or other analytical techniques.
  • Experience of data science tooling (e.g. python, jupyter notebooks)
  • Experience of problem-solving and determining appropriate tools and techniques
  • Ability to work with bulk data sets to derive results for customers

Benefits

If you are an active police pension member immediately prior to joining the NCA, you can continue your membership throughout your employment with us as if you were a serving police officer. If you do remain an active member and subsequently return to a police force, you should be able to continue your membership there too.

All officers in the NCA are members of the UK Civil Service. You will be eligible for:
• Civil Service pension scheme
• 26 days annual leave rising to 31 on completion of 5 years continuous service
• Training and development opportunities
• Cycle2work scheme

We take the welfare of NCA officers very seriously. All staff have access to Occupational Health services and there are a number of staff representative groups. We also have a range of sporting and other activities on offer.

We can provide flexible working arrangements if the role in question is suitable. These include flexi-time, job sharing and compressed hours (working contracted hours over a shorter period).
Things you need to know
Security

Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check .

People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check .

People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Medical

Successful candidates will be expected to have a medical.
Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles , and will assess your Behaviours, Experience and Technical skills.

If you wish to apply for this vacancy, you must submit your application by 23:55 on 17th August
Once submitted your application will be acknowledged by the Government Recruitment Service.

Please note depending on the volume of applications a Longlist at sift may be conducted on following criteria:

• Experience of data science tooling (e.g. python, jupyter notebooks)

Candidates must pass this criteria for their application to be progressed.

A panel will then assess your application to select those demonstrating the best fit with the role by considering the evidence you have provided against the criteria set out in the Entry Criteria section.

Failure to address any or all of these may affect your application.

Sift results are expected to be released w/c 7th September 2020

Interviews will take place w/c 21st September to 2nd October 2020 - locations to be confirmed.

Should you be successful at sift but cannot attend on the interview date(s) listed the recruitment team cannot guarantee an alternative date. Please contact the recruitment team.

You will then be asked to attend an interview in order to have a more in-depth discussion of your previous experience and professional competence.

Full details of the assessment process will be made available to shortlisted candidates.

We encourage all candidates to thoroughly review the candidate pack which explains the role further before submitting an application.

If you have any specific queries about the role that is not covered by the candidate pack, please contact:


Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

This vacancy is using Success Profiles , and will assess your Behaviours, Experience and Technical skills.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here .
Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.
We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles .

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles .

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Apply and further information
Contact point for applicants

Job contact : Name : NCA Recruitment Team - GRS Email : Recruitment team : Email :
Further information

If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint in relation to any stage of the recruitment and selection process please email . please ensure that you refer to the campaign reference number. If you remain dissatisfied following the outcome of your complaint you have the right to contact the Civil Service Commission to pursue it further. If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from the Department, you can contact the Civil Service Commission: Click here to visit Civil Service Commission

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