First Derivatives plc
graduate scheme

Global Graduate Options - Data Scientist

Job description

COVID-19 update: It's business as usual at First Derivatives, we are recruiting now and throughout the year. In line with Government guidelines we are following the social distancing recommendations and all interviews are currently being conducted by telephone and video calls.

First Derivatives plc is currently recruiting for a number of HQ and Overseas roles in our Data Scientist stream. These roles offer candidates a unique opportunity to enter the Big Data world where the emphasis is on problem solving using a combination of analytics, imagination and business understanding. Data Scientists explore vast amounts of information to detect patterns, trends and correlations that enable businesses to improve their products, services and revenue.

We have immediate opportunities available, as well as further intakes throughout 2020.

The skills required, and the techniques learned apply across various industries and we are heavily involved with financial markets, utilities and telecoms to name but a few. Those selected will embark on an exciting career that combines technical prowess with business insight and commercial acumen. Candidates will be exposed to the latest technologies for both structured and unstructured data including the market leading KDB+ database and q analytics language, Hadoop, SAP HANA, IOS and Android all of which are hosted across best-in-class hardware, mobile and cloud-based platforms.

This is a consultancy-based role. After your initial training in Northern Ireland, you will be based on international projects in client sites.

Graduate package

  • Award winning training
  • Up to three months training at HQ in Ireland Intensive workshops in highly sought after KDB+ programming skills
  • Working on International projects for Tier 1 investment banks
  • Competitive salary, free accommodation, expense package
  • Rapid career progression
  • Private healthcare

What we are looking for

  • An inquisitive mindset, an aptitude for problem solving and technical skills to combine them
  • Experience with Java, C/C++ and/or UNIX is beneficial but not a requirement


  • A minimum of AAB at A-level (or equivalent in leaving cert points)
  • A minimum 2:1 in a degree in computing, mathematics, statistics, data science, physics, engineering or a similar quantitative discipline

Accepted degree subjects

  • physics
  • mathematics
  • aerospace engineering
  • mechanical engineering
  • computer sciences
  • engineering management

Additional job details

Number of vacancies
UK wide · Worldwide
Competitive salary

plus generous graduate expenses package worth £60,000. This is including a weekly food allowance, flights home, utility bills and wifi.

How to apply

Once you've submitted your application we aim to respond within 2-3 weeks. If your application is successful you will be invited to an initial 10-15 minute telephone interview, followed by a 30 minute video interview.

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 18 August 2020

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Closing date:  Continuous recruitment

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