As a data scientist, you’ll be responsible for designing and building high-performance, globally scalable analytical products and solutions. You’ll be using a combination of mathematical intuition, practical problem solving and engineering skills to produce solutions fit for the real world. Previous experience in a similar role is essential, preferably within the financial sector. Our client is looking for a driven individual with strong communication skills and a passion to achieve results.
What You’ll Be Doing
  • Building and supporting the next generation of personal lending platforms
  • Working with leading industry professionals, exploring large data sets spanning bank transaction data, credit files, social media and public records data
  • Extracting new features, building advanced predictive models and enhancing live classification engines, to characterise not only pure default risk, but to extract a range of credit insights and personas

What We're Looking For

  • At least two years previous experience working in data science and development, ideally in an Agile team, following a sprint-based, test-driven development cycle
  • The ability to dive deep into complex technical problems, with experience of a wide range of data science and modelling techniques, including machine learning
  • An individual with programming experience with at least one of the following languages: Java, Scala, C#, F#, Python or Julia
  • Familiarity with functional programming or object-oriented design patterns
  • Someone with strong SQL skills, which may include experience with modern dialects like Presto, BigQuery, Hive or similar
  • A solid understanding of the organisation and efficient layout of data lakes
  • Proficiency with common branching practices, version control using git and software delivery through test/release cycles
  • An individual with an undergraduate degree in CS, Engineering, Maths, Physics, or a related field, or have equivalent work experience
  • Experience with continuous deployment tools and in professional software development would be beneficial
  • A background in finance or FinTech would be an advantage

What's on Offer

  • A highly competitive salary
  • The chance for career progression
  • The opportunity to be part of a truly innovative working culture
  • Flexible working options, with two days working in the office to share knowledge and expertise, but flexibility for the other three days
  • A fun and friendly work environment
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