Data Scientist / Software Developer
graduate job

Data Scientist / Software Developer

Job description

We are looking for enthusiastic science, mathematics and engineering graduates and postgraduates to join us. You will have the opportunity to apply the knowledge you have gained during your studies and use a range of skills to create, develop and deliver solutions that truly make a difference in the world.

The role

You will help our clients solve a variety of science and engineering problems, all related to the capture, storage, visualisation and analysis of complex data. Projects can span a range of activities and your responsibilities will include:

  • Combining domain knowledge and technical skills to understand and solve the complex challenges facing our clients
  • Using data science, analytics and a variety of analytical, statistical or machine learning techniques to interpret client data, helping them to make better-informed business decisions
  • Designing and developing custom software solutions or tools (e.g. visualisation)
  • Building strong relationships, communicating and collaborating with clients and colleagues

Our projects are exciting and rewarding and provide plenty of opportunities to learn and develop. They can be based either on client sites or in Tessella offices, so you will be expected to undertake regular travel, usually no more than one hour from your base office. You will be assigned to projects based on your existing skills and experience, but you will also be expected to quickly learn new domains and technologies and apply innovative thinking and transferable skills to solve new challenges.

Career development and training

We offer excellent prospects for your future. While we do offer traditional career paths, most staff end up shaping their own based on their aspirations, the skills they have developed and the projects they have worked on. As your career progresses, you will be able to contribute to projects in a variety of roles, from Data Scientist and Software Developer to Business Analyst and Project Manager, or any combination of these. We take personal development seriously and all staff receive an annual training allowance of 150 hours, which can be used to learn new technical an soft skills, often leading to recognised professional qualifications.

Our culture and benefits

We are proud of our culture, where a positive attitude, supportive colleagues and commitment to continuous learning are all valued. The wellbeing and engagement of all staff is our priority and we work in a collaborative, cooperative environment with a good work-life balance. We offer an excellent salary and benefits package including a profit sharing scheme, non-contributory pension, relocation assistance and a range of flexible benefits, which staff can tailor to fit their needs. We also support flexible working requests where possible.

We recruit throughout the year.

What we are looking for

We are looking for enthusiastic graduates and postgraduates, with a passion for problem solving, to join us.

During your career at Tessella, you will be expected to learn and develop your skills, but before you join us you should have:

  • The ability to interpret complex data using a variety of analytical, statistical or machine learning techniques
  • Software underpins many of the solutions we provide, so you need to have some programming skills. We do not expect you to be an expert, but a good grounding in one of our core languages is required: Java, Python, C, C#, C++, R, Matlab
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to explain complex concepts to clients and colleagues from all backgrounds
  • The eagerness and capacity to quickly learn new domains and technologies


BSc (min 2:1), MSc or PhD in science, mathematics or engineering. We recruit scientists, mathematicians and engineers because they have the domain knowledge required to understand our clients’ industry-related challenges.

Accepted degree subjects

  • physics
  • mathematics
  • aerospace engineering
  • chemical engineering
  • biology and life sciences
  • geology and geographical science
  • chemistry
  • materials science
  • electronic and electrical engineering
  • environmental science and ecology

How to apply

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 01/09/2018

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Closing date: Continuous recruitment


Additional job details

Number of vacanciesCirca 20
LocationAbingdon, Burton-upon-Trent, Stevenage, Warrington


Profit sharing scheme, non-contributory pension, relocation assistance plus a range of flexible benefits including holiday trading

Working hoursFull-time
  • Times Top 100 Graduate Employer
  • Investor in People Gold

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