Data Scientist

Data Science

Ref: 1246Monday 19 July 2021

Up to £52k

We are delighted to offer a unique and exciting opportunity to join a dynamic, innovative and fast-growing company within Financial Services. If you enjoy working in a vibrant organisation which embraces data science and are truly customer-focussed but want something different than the usual Banking environment, then this is an opportunity for you.  Our client is a fintech consumer lender who are well established (over 6 years old and already lent £200m+) and heading for huge growth over the coming years following significant investment.  They have big plans to disrupt and become the dominant force in UK consumer credit using a data-led approach to everything they do.  


This new team member will be responsible for both creative modelling projects, as well as research and data engineering projects. Specifics of the role include: 

  • Modelling - exploring specific challenges, then proposing, designing, building and implementing models to enhance the business 
  • Data engineering - using a range of skills and tools to analyse data and responsible for ETL. 
  • Analysis –providing informative insight by interpreting the complex data as well as to work with the stakeholders to develop the actional steps improve the business. 


Projects will come in a variety of shapes and sizes and will be focused predominantly on credit data, customer acquisition data and financial transaction data.  While this team member will be a member of the analytics team and thus reporting to our Lead Data Scientist, they will work closely with the founders, the senior leadership team members and many other members of the team. The right candidate will also have the opportunity to work with our Lead Data Scientist and stakeholders from different departments develop our data science strategy and vision. 


Required skills and experience:

  • At least three years’ experience as a data scientist or similar role
  • Expert in predictive modelling such as random forest, regression analysis, gradient boosting 
  • Expert in the following languages and tools; Python, R, SQL 
  • Capable of creating well-written project reports that will be reviewed internally and externally 
  • Organised and strategic approach to their work 
  • Experience working with leadership team members and executives 
  • Bachelors degree in mathematics, statistics or a similar subject from a top university 


Desirable skills:

  • Deep understanding of Credit Bureau Data and/or Open Banking data 
  • Experience in AWS Lambda, AWS SageMaker, AWS Glue, Tableau 
  • Experience in a neural network algorithm 
  • Experience working in FinTech 
  • Postgraduate degree in mathematics, statistics or a similar subject from a top university