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Head of Data Science & Advanced Analytics

  • Location

    London

  • Discipline:

    Credit Risk & Analytics

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Competitive

  • Consultant:

    #

  • Email:

    BLangstreth@merje.com

  • Job ref:

    BL/14967

  • Published:

    3 months ago

A innovative, start-up consumer finance business aiming to push the boundaries of technology and financial services is looking for a senior data / analytics professional to shape the Data Science and Analytics function, build a team and enhance the business.

This is a fantastic opportunity to take on a clean slate, shape your role moving forward and make a real impact on the future of an exciting business.

This Client does not provide sponsorship.

Key Responsibilities of the Head of Data Science & Advanced Analytics:

  • Develop and lead the data science & analytics function
  • Build and manage a team of analysts and data scientists
  • Assess, select and implement data and analytics technologies, processes, strategies, architecture, etc.
  • Represent the technical strategy and architecture during sales visits

Ideal knowledge and experience for the Head of Data Science & Advanced Analytics role:

  • Extensive (7+ years) experience in data science / analytics
  • Experience in a consumer credit, finance or fintech environment
  • Experience of leading / building a team
  • Strong hands-on technical abilities – R, Python, SQL, Scala, Java, C++, Tableau, etc.
  • Exposure to AWS / other cloud platforms
  • Data mining / machine learning / NPL / data frameworks / deep learning model architecture / logistical regression
  • Experience either as a Head of in a start-up or managerial role in a larger organisation