Head of Data Science

at MarketInvoice in London

(₤80000 per year)

Want to work for one of the UK’s hottest FinTech companies?
MarketInvoice is shaking up the world of business finance. We help ambitious companies grow by providing funding when they need it most, instead of waiting up to 90 days for their customers to pay invoices.
We've funded against over £1 billion worth of invoices, helping thousands of businesses across the country to achieve their goals. Our platform provides a slick user experience and integrates with all the leading accounting software packages, so it's never been easier for businesses to take control of their cash flow.
At MarketInvoice you’ll be solving real life business problems, working with a team of smart and dedicated people. It’s a fast-paced environment but it's also a lot of fun, and we’ll give you the support and training you need to thrive. As the company grows, your role will too.

Our values matter and as part of the team, they will be yours as well.
#MakeItHappen | #1Team1Dream | #AlwaysBeLearning

We are looking to push the boundaries of how credit scoring works.
As a fintech-company we believe in taking a modern approach to risk modelling by using modern machine learning techniques in a field where logistic regression is the norm. We believe by using new methods and data sources to generate an edge in our underwriting process we can offer our clients faster decision making, better prices and higher limits. This means that you can be at the forefront of innovation.
We have unprecedented access to data (for example via real-time integrations with our customers accountancy packages) and the short-term nature of our service means we have a fast feedback loop which allows us to explore more innovative options for risk modelling compared to traditional lenders.
In this role you will have the opportunity own a large part the credit model underwriting process and be very hands on with the model building and data. This includes finding relevant data sources, compiling them into datasets, building models on top of the data as well as monitoring their production use. As the Head of Data Science, you would be responsible for building the team in future. You will be at a prime position to work on some of the most important and interesting technologies that MarketInvoice has to offer.

Experience in scorecard modelling / predictive analytics / machine learning gained in tech companies, retail banks or analytics consulting outfits
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 (experience with Looker would be useful)
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.
Masters or Ph.D. in a quantitative field (Statistics, Mathematics, Data Science, Engineering etc.) would be highly desirable but not essential.
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!

An excellent remuneration and benefits package
Best in class share options scheme
Enhanced maternity leave
Childcare vouchers
Amazon Kindle and unlimited e-books
Private health coverage and half price Virgin Active gym membership
25 days of annual leave per year, plus your Birthday off
A great office (complete with roof terrace, ping pong, table football and beer fridge) in the heart of Shoreditch
Breakfast & snacks
Innovation days
A company culture that actively encourages career progression
Flexible working

If you are passionate about being the best, growing businesses and working in a constantly changing and driven environment in Fintech, get in touch asap!

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Published at 13 Sep 2017
Expires on 13 Nov 2017
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