Data Science Software Engineer

London School of Economics and Political Science - Psychological and Behavioural Science

This is a fixed term appointment for 1 year, renewable on an annual basis

LSE Psychological and Behavioural Sciences seeks to appoint a full-time Data Science Software Engineer serving as a technical product manager for an exciting project where you will be working on the world's first comprehensive online quantitative and qualitative database of history.

Reporting directly to the DRH Technical Director, the successful candidate will be required to work with, and coordinate a variety of stakeholders, including the Project Director, Managing Editor, historians, administrative personnel, and other software developers based around the world. They will be responsible for maintaining and overseeing the ongoing development and expansion of the DRH project, some software development and server administration, some statistical analyses and associated reports and papers, and advising project leaders as required.

The successful candidate will have a relevant degree in computer science, software engineering, computer systems engineering, operational research, information technology, or similar. Advanced knowledge of statistics / data science, programming in relevant languages (Python, R, C++, HTML/CSS/JS), experience with web technologies (in particular Django, React, node.js, Docker, Ansible, AWS), and previous experience in a similar position or equivalent qualifications will be favourable. The successful candidate will also have excellent written and verbal communication and organisational skills.

We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.

For further information about the post, please see the how to apply documentjob description and the person specification.

To apply for this post, please go to If you have any queries about applying on the online system, or require an alternative format for the application, please e-mail:

The closing date for receipt of applications is 4 February 2018 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

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