Data Engineer (Machine Learning)

Advertising Standards Authority

Location: Hybrid working

Salary: c£46,000 - c£58,000

Closing Date: 22.06.2022

Open to flexible working

Salary: c£46,000 - c£58,000 depending on experience plus flexible benefits

Start date: ASAP 

The ASA is the UK regulator of advertising across all media, including online. Our work includes taking proactive action against misleading, harmful, offensive or otherwise irresponsible ads and acting on complaints. In short, we make sure ads are legal, decent, honest and truthful.

UK consumers are now exposed to a huge volume of digital content, and automation and machine learning are increasingly crucial to regulating advertising effectively. As a result we have made a strategic commitment to developing a high quality in-house data science capability with data engineering as an integral component. This role is an opportunity to join the team at an early stage and shape the way data is used to regulate digital advertising in the UK.

Reporting directly to the Head of Data Science you will work closely with other team members to design and build engineering solutions to a unique set of data science problems. Current projects within the team focus on diverse topics such as ensuring influencer marketing on social media follows advertising rules; monitoring the green claims companies make to consumers; and understanding how cryptocurrency products are advertised. You will work with a mix of structured and unstructured datasets including text, image and video data. As part of a small and growing team you will have the chance to take end-to-end ownership of projects and directly see how your work protects UK consumers from harmful and misleading digital content.

We are looking for a data engineer with strong technical skills who works well in an open, collaborative team. You should have experience building and managing data pipelines and storage. The primary language within the team is Python but you will be free to propose and incorporate other technologies as appropriate. Experience working in a cloud environment is preferred.

We think the ASA is a great place to work. We recently moved to a fantastic new office in Shoreditch. We have a culture that’s open, friendly and collaborative, with a real focus on making the right decisions in the right way, and learning while we’re doing it. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and we’re committed to being a diverse and inclusive organisation, both so we can represent everyone in the UK and so our own colleagues feel at home at work. We put our people’s safety and security first during the pandemic and are taking a flexible approach to return to the office considering individual needs. 

How to apply: If you’re interested in applying for this role, please visit our website to review the job description and complete the online questions telling us how you meet the requirements of the role and how you can contribute to our success. 

Please note that we'll keep the ad open till we fill the post and will be reviewing the applications as they come in.