Lead Data Scientist

Senior Data Scientist

Ref: 1267Sunday 2 May 2021

£dependent on experience

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: 

  • Management - line manage the data scientist & analytics team members to ensure they have a productive and effective team
  • 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 working with the stakeholders to develop the actional steps to 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 the senior manager, 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 their stakeholders from different departments to develop our data science strategy and vision.


Required skills and experience:

  • At least 5 years’ experience as a data scientist
  • Expert in predictive modelling such as random forest, regression analysis, gradient boosting 
  • Expert in the following languages and tools; Python, R, SQL 
  • Experience in AWS Lambda, AWS SageMaker, AWS Glue, Tableau
  • 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 


Desirable skills:

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