Head of Decision Science

Recruiter
Harnham
Location
London, South East England
Salary
115,000 - 120,000
Posted
30 Mar 2021
Closes
29 Apr 2021
Ref
2084555724
Position/Level
Professional / Specialist
Responsibilities
Analyst
Sector
Technology
Contract Type
Permanent
Language
English
Head of Decision Science
London
£120,000 + Benefits / Bonus

Harnham are working with a leading fintech in the UK who are hiring for someone to come in and lead their Data Science efforts in London.

As part of a lending business your main focus will be to lead the machine learning capabilities behind their core decisioning engine, as well as to look for other smart ways in which the company can utilise its data.

It is a greenfield environment with plenty of opportunities for high-impact data science to take shape and help the business grow! They have already loaned over £1bn successfully and have a very strong growth trajectory for the next few years. The company has also performed well during Covid-19, and are now looking to invest in their data capability, starting with this hire.

THE ROLE

You will:
  • Report into C-Level Executives and take ownership over the company's data infrastructure and analytics capability
  • Help lead the company's data transformation and be responsible for implementing innovative machine learning in several key areas
  • Help grow the function in the future and build a world-class team!
  • Be starting as an IC with the scope to build the team from scratch.


YOUR SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

You will have:
  • An MSc in a quantitative discipline
  • Experience in both a credit risk/decisioning and data science capacity
  • Proven experience in Python
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering impactful machine learning across several years in industry
  • A strong hands-on coding ability and a willingness to stay close to the data.


THE BENEFITS

Up to £120,000 base salary + bonus

KEYWORDS

Data Science, Decision Science, Credit Risk, Machine Learning, Data Scientist, Analyst, Decisioning, Marketing, Scorecards, Models, Modelling, Python, R, SQL, Financial Services, Lending.