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Job Vacancy: Maritime Data Scientist

by Paul Howe

Idwal are on the hunt for experienced Maritime Data Scientist to join our growing Data team at our Cardiff Headquarters!

We are a market-leading ship inspection provider, conducting over 2,000 vessel inspections every year supported by state of the art technology and a comprehensive digital framework. Idwal operate in over 90 countries across the globe with offices in Greece and Shanghai that supports clients in the region and a network of over 360 maritime professionals from 65 countries.


  • Drive our maritime industry analytics capabilities and shape the direction of our vessel and fleet intelligence

  • Closely track the latest trends and developments in the maritime sector to create topical market-leading data-led

  • Work with key stakeholders in the company, gathering requirements, transferring domain expertise and facilitating
    content creation by working across our functional teams

  • Identify new sources of maritime data to inform our products and accelerate the quality and scale of our data services

  • Deliver business and industry data analysis output to order from bespoke customer and business requests

  • Present data sets and analytical content both internally and externally, speaking at key industry events where appropriate

  • Fully embed yourself within the data team; developing and refining the development roadmap, planning sprints and
    attending daily stand-ups

  • Support the data team delivering first-class business
    intelligence to support decision-making across the company


  • Real world experience of successfully delivering major software products using agile methodologies.

  • Strong hands-on programming skills, being able to create scalable and maintainable code.

  • Knowledge of multiple programming languages. The majority of our micro-services are written in Node.js and Python and we have multiple MERN (MongoDB, Express.js, React and Node.js) stack applications. We also maintain a legacy application in .NET. We try to use the best tool for the job.

  • Working knowledge of AWS and Azure services (we use both) and continuous delivery tools.

  • Familiarity with native app development would be a bonus.

  • Ability to communicate complex technical concepts in a simple and clear way.

  • An analytical mindset with a data driven approach to problem solving, coupled with an inherent creative streak and a pro active attitude.

  • A strong collaborative approach to working on problems and delivering solutions.


Idwal have a unique environment, blending the essence of a technology start-up with the heritage and market knowledge of a 100 year-old shipping company. On the one hand, we have many of the positives associated with a tech start-up. We work in a fast-paced environment that encourages entrepreneurship and innovation, where we both empower and support our people. We're also developing industry changing products using the latest technologies. On the other hand, we don't have the negatives associated with a tech start-up. We're self-funded, we're established in the market, and we're profitable. Furthermore, we have solid and achievable growth targets, along with a global client list that includes leading banks, financial institutions, private equity groups, ship owners, brokers, insurers, and charterers.

We like to think of ourselves as a family, which isn’t surprising when you consider we originated from a 3rd generation Welsh shipping family. We’re friendly and sociable, and regularly get together for team and charity events.

We also value our team. We make every effort to provide an environment where people enjoy coming to work and have the opportunity to thrive and as we have more than doubled our workforce in the last 18 months, there are plenty of opportunities for progression. 


Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, like many businesses, we have been working from home for the last few months. Fortunately for us, we
are able to operate seamlessly at home through the use of modern technology and communication platforms which have allowed us to continue working to the same standard and efficiency as always. We will soon be re-opening our office and will be allowing all employees to take an even more flexible approach to working than usual, combining time in the office with working time at home.

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Interested? Get in touch with our recruitment team to find out more. Either send your CV or LinkedIn profile to allison.hetherton@idwalmarine.com or speak to Allison Hetherton on 02920 446 644.

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