Data Scientist

at TAB U.K. Ltd in Milton

(₤50000 per year)

About Crowdsurfer
Headquartered in Cambridge, UK. Crowdsurfer (www.crowdsurfer.com) is building the world’s trusted, data intelligence service for the global crowd finance phenomenon. Crowdsurfer provides those who seek to participate in or serve the industry with the market intelligence they need to be successful. We do it because we believe that crowd finance has the power to make the world a better place.


What we’re looking for
To implement this vision, we need a pioneering data analytics team to rapidly commercialise the value in our dataset. We love the idea of machines fulfilling their rightful role in making society more productive and confident. If you’re a quick learner and think you have the creativity required to keep us one step ahead in the fast-moving world of crowd finance, keep reading!


Crowd finance is allowing people to put their money where their mouth is, bringing the latest opportunities for raising or investing funds to the masses. We are using cutting edge machine intelligence techniques to provide a detailed, impartial and personalised analysis of what is going on in crowd finance, in order to increase our users’ confidence in engaging with this emerging market.


What you’ll be doing
Our immediate focus is on providing an analysis of the structured and unstructured data within the millions of crowd finance campaigns our data acquisition team collects. We need a Data Scientist to join our team to assist with breaking down the market into sectors to help users express what they are interested in, producing indicators of the growth in the market and pulling out newsworthy insights from our dataset, to help users to answer questions and succeed in raising or investing funds.


You’ll be working closely with the Head of Analytics on building up our analytics API. This is built on top of a set of web-apps and databases of historical crowd finance campaigns running on a cloud-based platform. You would take responsibility for the design, development, testing and evaluation of algorithms, diagnostic tools and APIs by participating in agile sprints.


Minimum requirements

  • A masters in a computer science, engineering or physical sciences subject
  • Fluent in Python
  • A strong software engineering background: (e.g. elasticsearch, neo4j, javascript)
  • A demonstrable interest in data analysis
  • Excellent communication skills and fluency in English.


Highly desirable experience

  • Machine learning
  • Natural language processing
  • Document retrieval and classification
  • Anomaly detection
  • Recommendation systems


What we offer

  • Tax efficient share options
  • Flexibility in what hours you work
  • 25 holiday days in addition to public holidays
  • Opportunity to work with lots of cool technologies (e.g Elasticsearch, Neo4J, AngularJS, MongoDB)
  • Accountability and autonomy and an opportunity to expand your skillset and make your mark – everyone’s view counts in a small company
  • We can sponsor a work visa
  • Roughly 50:50 male/female team (including management)


Our little perks

  • We’re a young, high growth company so we have little perks that make us a bit special:
  • Our walls are chalkboards. It seemed like a good idea at the time. Of course that was before we covered a potential investor in chalk (they still invested!)
  • While we expect you to be in the office most days, we’re flexible if you need to work from home. Work From Home Wednesdays seems to have caught on.
  • Informal dress code. Formal Wear Fridays hasn’t caught on.
  • We take little company outings to do cool things – being in Cambridge means regular punting outings!


Salary: Up to £50,000 p.a., depending on experience


Hours: Full time


Location: Cambridge


To apply please send a short email and your CV.


Crowdsurfer Ltd is a limited company registered in England (No. 08321670). Crowdsurfer Ltd. is an equal opportunities employer.


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Published at 21 Mar 2017
Expires on 21 May 2017