Fractl is hiring a

Data Scientist

Who We Are

Fractl is a creative marketing agency that fuses data journalism and information design to explore universal human interests in original and daring ways.

Our projects showcase illuminating findings through beautiful visualisations and intelligent storytelling, reaching audiences of millions through a strategic understanding of digital PR that we’ve honed over the past four years.

Fractl has gone from strength-to-strength since it was founded in 2012, with more than 60 full-time team members currently at its head office in Florida. You will be joining the company’s first international branch in Leeds as part of a small but highly specialised team which is poised to extend Fractl’s success on this side of the pond.


The Role

We’re looking for a Data Scientist who can reveal the most interesting and surprising findings in data he/she collects, cleans, models and tests. The ideal candidate will have an excellent grasp of basic statistics, including statistical tests, distributions, and maximum likelihood estimation. A solid understanding of statistical significance is vital, as is the ability to determine if methodologies are sound. Your contributions to Fractl projects will be crucial in ensuring stories are based on meaningful results that truly represent trends in the real world.

Your role in a project will typically begin by assessing potential data sources alongside a data journalist to find one (or several) that has the potential to reveal a compelling story that relates to the client’s products or services. You will then collect the data, scraping it if necessary, before analyzing it through Exploratory Data Analysis and hypothesis testing using whatever statistical programming language you are most comfortable with. Your juicy discoveries are then presented to an information designer and data journalist for them to produce an engaging visual story and article the general public can enjoy.

You will have the freedom to explore data in whatever way you feel is most likely to tease out revealing and engaging results and, as a result, your efforts will be seen by potentially millions of people--not lost behind the scenes in a corporate environment.