IT & Digital

Lead Data Scientist - Startup (Central London)

Lead Data Scientist - Startup (Central London)

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    IT & Digital

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    £75000 - £85000 per annum + benefits + discretionary bonus

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    Richard Thorndyke

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  • Published:

    over 3 years ago

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Lead Data Scientist; Python; Hadoop; Spark; NLP; Machine Learning

I'm working with a start-up in Central London who are in their very early stages and building an exciting, disruptive and highly unique product within the investing business. They have the basis of the product, are funded and aim to kickstart their demos in Q1 of next year.

They are therefore now able to grow their engineering and data science capabilities and are thus looking for a Lead Data Scientist to come in and help steer the data science practice from a hands-on perspective.

You will be the most senior member of the team (of which there is currently one junior-mid level Data Scientist with a view to hiring another junior Data Scientist) and play a key role in helping to find links and identify patterns between various data sources that will help develop their analytics engine.

You'll also be developing modules and leading the architectural design for the overall data science platform whilst also working on back-end dev projects too during the growth phase.

To be right for this role, you must have a background in the following technologies:

  • Python
  • PostgresSQL
  • Django
  • Hadoop
  • Spark
  • Experience in developing machine learning and NLP algorithms.

This is a truly unique opportunity to join a genuine game-changer in the financial technology industry, getting in right at the start to shape the design and build of the architectural landscape for their data science platform, whilst also leading the team.

It is crucial you are excited and genuinely interested in working for a Startup to be considered for this role.