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Head of Data Science

  • Job reference: 25543
  • Location: City of London
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Start date: Not specified
  • Contact: Not specified
  • Sector: BI, Data & Analytics
  • Salary: £80000 - £120000 per annum + Shares + Bonus + Benefits

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You'll be applying your expertise to solve real life business problems as part of one of Europe's hottest fintech companies. Initially as Head of Data Science you will be the only person in the team but planning for future growth will be a significanty part of the role alongside owning the Machine Learning capability on which the businesses platform/product is built.

  • You should have a solid understanding of statistics and how to deal with the uncertainties that arise from smaller datasets. You should also be able to identify which model diagnostics are important and what they mean.
  • Experience developing models (R or Python) and experience in machine learning approaches (Random Forest, Boosted Trees, etc).
  • Knowledge of SQL: To create the data sets you will be analysing, a solid understanding of SQL will be necessary
  • Commercial Acumen: Your models will have a real impact on the business it is important to understand how the models will be used and what the consequences of your decisions are.
  • Good Communication Skills: You will be able to explain complex model concepts, outputs, analysis and recommendations to colleagues in a simple and easy to understand way.
  • We are looking for someone that wants ownership, autonomy, is a self-starter, self-manager, driven to develop and can make great things happen, quickly!
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