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Undergraduate Data Scientist industrial placement - 12 months - ThreatMetrix

Product Management
Risk Solutions
LNR008BD Requisition #
Undergraduate Data Scientists Industrial Placement – 12 months – London

Application Closing Date: 31st December 2019
Start Date: July 2020
Duration: 12 months


LexisNexis Risk Solutions is excited to be seeking a Data Scientist industrial placement candidate to join our London based ThreatMetrix® Professional Services team for 12 months, starting July 2020. Whether your specialism is Statistics, Machine Learning or Applied Mathematics our internship is an ideal introduction to how LexisNexis Risk Solutions applies cutting edge technologies to our data in order to provide valuable insight for our customers.

The goal of the placement is to develop the knowledge and analytical skills of the intern so that they are able to contribute to solving real world, end customer problems as part of our ongoing engagements with a wide range of tier 1 global customers. During the placement, they will also gain valuable business insight and core consulting skills that will help them develop into a well-rounded team member.

This paid industrial placement is suited to undergraduate students who wish to complete a year in industry (aka sandwich placement) after the second year of their degree.

Company Description:

LexisNexis Risk Solutions is a leading provider of innovative solutions for significant risk data analytics challenges.  We use the power of data and advanced analytics to help our customers make better, timelier decisions. Our innovative solutions enable organisations to manage risks like identity theft, fraud, money laundering and terrorism and prevent financial crimes and scams. As part of the internship, the candidate will work within ThreatMetrix® team. ThreatMetrix® provides an end-to-end platform for digital identity intelligence and trust decisioning. We instantly detect high-risk transactions and dynamically score them, enabling digital businesses to safely grow online revenue and personalize the digital experience for trusted customers. With ThreatMetrix, sales conversion rates rise and fewer customers get flagged for review. Fraud, security and payment operations run more efficiently. Operational costs decrease and, best of all, fraudsters often leave for greener pastures. We believe security doesn’t need to come at the expense of profitability. Security and fraud prevention simply needs to be better, not harder for legitimate customers. That’s profitability and security without compromise.
LexisNexis is part of RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers.  You can learn more about us at our website - https://risk.lexisnexis.co.uk/

As a Data Scientist intern, you’ll have the opportunity to use global data from the largest real-time digital fraud detection platform to craft solutions for a range of customers. You’ll experience how to leverage real-time digital identity intelligence, analyzing billions of transactions per month for some of the largest companies operating in Financial Services, Insurance, and e-Commerce. These tools will allow you to attain a unique perspective of the Internet and every persona connected to it. You’ll work within a collaborative and supportive environment to grow your personal and problem solving skills and help deliver solutions that will go head-to-head against some of the most motivated attackers in the world to protect billions in revenue.

Opportunities and Responsibilities

We will help you to establish, maintain, and tune customer risk models leveraging thousands of data points from the ThreatMetrix Digital Identity Network and data feds from our customers
We will introduce you into an analytical team’s processes and prepare you to become a regular contributor as part of the team delivering exciting solutions to our customers with immediate impact
We will help you build your core interpersonal and consulting skills required to present your results back to your peers and end customers
We will help you demonstrate and apply your knowledge in data and mathematics to solve complex and interesting real world problems

During the placement you will begin to gain responsibility for:

Leveraging large and complex data sources to help monitor, identify and flag fraud risk trends and support the development of solutions that detect them efficiently
Learning to use the core tools and software packages required to analyse the large and complex datasets provided by ThreatMetrix
Explaining complex patterns of behavior using data and machine learning in a simple manner, to non-technical audience
Demonstrate a professional and customer-centric persona when interacting directly with customers via phone, e-mail, and chat 
Support and organize events which bring together ThreatMetrix users to learn about the latest developments in the cybercrime world

Required skills and experience

We are looking for candidates who are:

Data Programmers : You will need good programming skills in analytical packages to leverage our real time data platform (SQL, Python and R preferable);
Critical Thinkers: A keen eye for detail, accuracy and strong critical thinking skills with advanced judgment capability is needed;
Analytical Problem Solvers: Strong analytical and problem solving skills are required to solve the challenges facing our customers in an ever changing fraud and risk landscape - numerical degree required;
Enthusiastic Team Players: We are looking for a candidate who is comfortable working in a collaborative and inclusive team environment. 
Data Evangelists: you will need to be passionate in using data and statistics to solve real world problems. 
Interested in Cybercrime Trends– a desire to understand the latest cybercrime trends and attack methods is required to deliver meaningful and effective risk models


Be on track for a minimum 2.1 honours degree or equivalent (predicted or gained)


The opportunity to work on a full range of challenging and interesting technologies and help to conquer some of the next generation of problems in risk data analytics
Get to make a real difference to our customers and society using cutting edge technology
Ability to experience work in a fast paced environment and observe the end to end business cycle from sales through to implementation and consulting
Join a growing, diverse and sociable team of talented analysts who enjoy regular team building days and dedicated time for innovation
Help us to continually evolve and modernise our approaches to analyzing complex data sets
The opportunity to learn a multitude of technologies, including but not limited to: SQL, Python and Microsoft Excel

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