Engineering

Data Scientist (Remote)

Preferable Location: Edinburgh   |   Full Time

🕰 8-month full-time employment contract

💻 UK Remote or Edinburgh-based 

💷 £35-45k annual salary plus benefits (pro rata)

🎓 Annual learning budget and conference days (pro rata)


Hi 👋 ! We're Valla, and we're looking for a Data Scientist to join our lovely team. If you care about helping under-represented people and love to geek out with data and the law, read on!

Valla was created in 2020 by Kate Ho and Danae Shell, two women from the technology industry who had faced workplace discrimination. After looking into their legal options, they realised that most people who are treated unfairly can’t afford to get justice, and set out to build a platform that would make legal services more accessible and affordable.

Valla’s DIY law platform helps people resolve employment issues themselves -- people can collect evidence, generate legal letters and navigate the legal processes. 

We have recently received grant funding to automate the evidence collection process, helping users to sort their emails and screenshots and build their case timeline.  As our data scientist, you will work directly with our co-founder and CTPO Kate to:


  • Develop Natural Language Processing (NLP) and machine learning models to collect information from emails and documents
  • Collaborate with the rest of the team to integrate new models into our production pipelines

We're not specifying a number of years of experience, we're more interested in what work you've done so far and how you work with other people. Our ideal candidate:


  • Has professional experience working in a data science team
  • Can demonstrate ownership of some end to end projects
  • Working knowledge of NLP and Computer Vision
  • Have a good working knowledge of Python, SQL and git
  • Have strong communication skills, collaborative and like working in a team
  • Are a fast learner, happy to do your own research and love to tuck into new problems
  • Passionate about the legal industry and experience of working in legal industry is a big plus

Valla is based in Edinburgh and fully remote (like everyone else!). We're open to candidates in Edinburgh and remote candidates across the UK. We're not able to sponsor candidates so you will need to already have the right to work in the UK.


The salary range for this role is £35-45,000. If this range is far below your expectations and you think you'd still be a great fit, please just get in touch at jobs@valla.uk and we can talk.


Additional benefits include:

  • Flexible working (see below)
  • 33 days holiday (pro rated to 8 months)
  • 3% Company pension scheme
  • Equipment up to £2,000 including a new Macbook or PC, Monitor, Webcam, headphones
  • £300 learning budget, plus 2 days working time for conference attendance

This is a full-time role and your hours can be flexible - just let us know when you apply what you're looking for. If you have any question about whether or not this role might work for you and your specific needs, please just drop us a line at kate@valla.uk and we can talk it through.


We care a LOT about building a diverse team — we want the team building our data platform to be as diverse as the people it's built for. We know that Black Lives Matter, Trans rights are human rights, and that the patriarchy is toxic for everyone. See our company code of conduct to see how we work.


If you want to get an idea of what we're like as people, here's a video of our CEO Danae talking about burnout and productivity and here's a video of our CTPO Kate geeking out about gardening.


Closing date - open until filled, so you are encouraged to apply asap.

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