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Data Scientist , £60-80k

Application Deadline: 29th March 2019

Location: London

Data Scientist

£60k to £80k

City / London

As one of our data scientists, you will work with multiple teams in a multidisciplinary capacity. Our data scientists are not confined to a narrow band of maths and statistics, instead acting in various capacities to deliver data, insight and decisions across the business. Along the way you’ll:

  • Develop models to assess credit risk and loan performance, using a mix of traditional statistical techniques and state-of-the art machine learning techniques

  • Enhance our fraud detection and prevention capabilities both through the utilization of graph analysis to uncover fraudulent networks and through experiments with a blend of supervised and unsupervised learning techniques.

  • Work closely with the marketing teams to build response models, optimise conversion, designing and implementing automated underwriting systems to improve performance and/or operations.

  • Work with our capital markets team to build compelling stories for investors, acting as a subject matter expert for investor relations, with opportunities to support pitches and presentations

  • Integrate your work with our operations team, using our bespoke KPI monitoring and reporting tools

  • Act as product owner for our data microservices, working with our developer team to design, build and run key components of our data architecture

  • Create compelling narratives through analysis, visualisation and presentation of relevant data to influence decision making across the business.

  • You’ll have the opportunity to run your own experiments, teach yourself new skills and find new avenues to develop the company, all with the support of the team.

  • We believe the best innovations come from people who are free to pursue their bright ideas, and we’re set up to make the most of this.

What we’re looking for

  • We are interested in hearing from a wide range of candidates, from PhDs with years of experience in finance, to recent quant graduates, to software developers looking to move into data science.

    • In particular, we’re looking for applicants with the following:

    • Strong quantitative skills; we do a lot of stuff with numbers!

    • Scripting experience, specifically Python.

    • We work in Python primarily (Jupyter/Numpy/Scipy/Pandas/Scikit), and build our data products using SQL, Flask/Django, with web front-ends. Our data scientists learn back end and front end development skills as well as data science.

    • Experience in machine learning. Building models for Kaggle competitions is a good foundation; but outstanding applicants will know how to setup and run experiments in the context of a live production system, to monitor outcomes and adapt standard algorithms to our specific requirements

    • Desire to solve real business problems. We believe no insight has value unless it directly connects to a business decision. We spend our time building products and solving real problems, rather than endlessly hyper-parameter tuning algorithms in isolation.

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