AI Consultant
Data Science function hiring in: Portugal | Malta | Bulgaria | United Kingdom
Engagement Option(s): Full Time
Work Preference Option(s): Hybrid | In Office | Work From Home

If you like providing efficient, effective solutions to complex challenges, join us at Ascent! Be at the heart of helping achieve extraordinary things with software and data for our customers!

About Us

Ascent is a design-led software, data and cloud business that specialises in advanced analytics and AI.  We are an engineering business. We design, build and manage cloud-native products, solutions, platforms & experiences on Azure.

Our pan-European community of engineers, architects, data scientists and digital consultants helps customers take on challenges and opportunities, so they can do something new, or do existing things better.

From global insurance, pharma, healthcare and retail to smart home devices, space exploration and cricket - we get to work with some of the sharpest minds in the brightest businesses.

At Ascent, we also believe in fostering a vibrant office community where collaboration thrives and connections flourish. With our hybrid approach, we prioritize hiring individuals who reside in close proximity to our offices. Our aim is to cultivate a positive atmosphere and sense of belonging by facilitating easy access to the office. However, we welcome applicants from all other areas of the countries indicated, as we value diversity and recognize the unique perspectives each individual brings to our team. Join us in shaping a workplace where proximity enhances collaboration while inclusivity strengthens our community.


About the role

You will join our rapidly expanding data practice and will be part of our multi-disciplined teams, building Generative AI-based solutions for clients. You’ll work very closely with our customers to iterate, experiment, and prototype solutions for their business challenges. This role will require a strong consultative approach coupled with critical thinking and hands-on data science expertise. You’ll be a key leader in this team, with significant customer exposure, taking them on the journey from early adoption through to scale. You’ll be able to help our customers navigate from GenAI through to data platform, cloud infrastructure, and business consulting, and you will be the anchor of the relationship with our customers, so speaking with empathy and credibility will be key.

You don’t already need to have deep expertise with LLMs, GenAI, and prompt engineering – we will teach you those parts. But you’ll need to keep up in a rapidly evolving landscape, ensuring our technical solutions remain relevant and up to date.


Skills and experience required
  • A data science background, likely with NLP experience
  • Several years of experience in a client-facing, consulting role
  • Technical expertise in Python with an ability to rapidly and independently prototype and develop code, as well as deliver production-quality code
  • Experience with Azure data technologies would be nice to have but not essential
  • Applying data science logic and thinking to breaking down business problems into technical solutions

What you will do
  • Understand client requests and business processes to propose how GenAI may solve business challenges
  • Extensive prompt engineering
  • Prompt chaining and prompt-flows
  • Resource Augmented Generation (RAG) including optimisation of chunking and metadata
  • Function call integration to teach GenAI “new skills”
  • Follow Responsible AI principles
  • Rapidly develop customer demonstrations to show the art of the possible with GenAI
  • Play a key role in continuing to evolve Ascent’s GenAI capability and collateral


Working at Ascent

At Ascent we promote a healthy work-life balance by offering flexibility in where you work.  We also promote well-being and provide access to Well Being Coaches.

Your development and learning will be taken seriously, and we'll support your professional development with training and certification, with regular feedback and review. It is a fun, supportive and modern workplace where we really live by our company values of Empathy, Energy and Audacity! Ascent also offers a variety of benefits in each of our countries.

Ascent is an equal opportunities employer. We take intentional steps to ensure inclusion and belonging are something real here, not just something we talk about. No person will be treated less favourably because of their gender, pregnancy, and maternity status, marital or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, or disability status. If you require any reasonable accommodation, please let us know when you apply.

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Our customers.

Ascent works with over 150 businesses in the UK, Europe and North America. From global insurance, healthcare and retail to smart home devices, space exploration and cricket - we get to work with some of the sharpest minds in the brightest businesses.

Taking CX to the next level with AI for 200,000 members.

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Empowering the actuarial community to solve problems with R.

SWISS RE

SWISS RE

Reducing time-to-market for automotive innovation. 

BOSCH

Bosch

Evolving a global infrastructure team into a proven Centre of Excellence for cloud.

BDO

BDO

Improving health and well-being through data transformation.

GSK

GSK

Enabling data science teams to drive class-leading consumer engagement.​

HARRODS

Harrods

Bringing the technical vision to life for progressive professional services.

RSM

RSM

Orchestrating jobs and parts distribution across 6000+ UK sites.

BT

BT

Optimising performance & support with 360° insight into the elite Women’s game.

ENGLAND & WALES CRICKET BOARD

Promoting collaborative experimentation in sustainable food production.

SYNGENTA

Creating compelling omnichannel experiences from bar to browser.

BREWDOG

Pouring beer

Democratising data to engage new communities & protect the UK seabed.

THE CROWN ESTATE

Parablennius

Delivering the horizontal scale to expand into new medical research fields.

HANSON WADE

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Improving experience and making life simpler for home automation customers.

HIVE

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Unlocking the power of data and analytics to accelerate growth.

GAP GROUP

GAP GROUP

Bringing on-demand to the UK’s favourite TV listing and review platform.

RADIO TIMES

Hive

Reducing cost, accelerating innovation and attracting new talent in healthcare.

PREMIER

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Why join Ascent?

We’re fast becoming a leading European digital transformation business.

Joining Ascent means you’ll be involved in delivering exciting technology projects for leading global brands. You’ll be part of a growing team of super-talented people who are actively choosing to join us on our journey rather than working in big corporates.

Your voice matters at Ascent. We are always keen to hear your opinions and those ideas that come to you at 3am (some of them are definitely as good as they seemed at the time). You’ll develop your talent through our internal Academy, providing a wide range of personal development, up-skilling and cross-skilling opportunities.

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