Data and Risk Engineer

at iwoca ltd in London

At iwoca, we are reinventing business finance: our mission is to help small businesses grow by offering them fast, flexible access to finance. Traditionally, banks have neglected Europe’s 20M+ SMEs because their processes were too slow, rigid and costly to serve them effectively. By using cutting-edge technology and harnessing more data, iwoca is developing new ways to provide fast and flexible access to credit and enabling our customers to flourish.

Since our launch in 2012 we've lent over £250m to 12,000 SMEs across Europe, from “one man bands” to multi-million pound businesses. Along the way we have built a leading technology platform, won numerous awards and grown a fun and vibrant team. Over the next decade we aim to provide financing to 1 million small businesses.As a Data & Risk Engineer at iwoca you will be a crucial member of a team responsible for developing a bespoke lending platform that has recently been accredited as being far more advanced than any other product on the market. We have ambitious plans to transform the face of SME lending and we have already made waves in the industry.

Our Data & Risk Engineer develop cutting edge algorithms using statistical modelling and machine learning techniques. Using Python (Pandas, NumPy and SciPy) they work in a fast paced and dynamic environment to produce data driven solutions. Our Tech & Analytics team works in a relaxed, collaborative and flexible environment, where everyone has the opportunity to make a significant contribution to the business. As an iwocan, you will be expected to derive meaningful and actionable insights from our data as well as develop the innovative technologies behind our platform.

We are looking for Engineer who loves to code and get their hands dirty with raw data. It doesn't really matter whether people call you an Engineer, Physicist or Mathematician, what matters to us is that you are a curious and continuous learner with a hunger to achieve the very best in what you do.

We are a team of with a real love for mathematical and statistical modelling
We all play a significant role in specifying the problem and thinking through all possible solutions
Our development cycle is tight with Agile-ish processes that means features or projects go live in days or weeks rather than months or years
We are an eclectic bunch of Musicians, Rowers, Climbers, Skiers, Farmers and Cyclists

Strong numerate background, e.g Degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or equivalent
Must have a background in Probability & Statistics
Programming experience: Python, Java, C/C++ or similar
Self-starter with ability to work autonomously in an unstructured environment
Demonstrable experience using machine learning techniques
Strong basis in computer-science fundamentals
Experience with Pandas, NumPy, SciPy, R, Matlab, and/or SQL.
Understanding of web technologies
Experience in scorecard building and credit / fraud models

You will always have a say in the business and have the opportunity to really make a difference. We help all our employees become top performers and reward everyone in numerous different ways. Everyone at iwoca is smart, humble and motivated to do a good job so you are bound to love working here. We also offer the following:

25 days of paid holiday, plus UK public holidays, and an extra day +1 for your birthday
Pool and Ping Pong tables
Great development programmes (paid conferences around Europe)
Plenty of space to chill out
Plenty of drinks and snack (healthy and unhealthy)
Subsidised gym membership and restaurant discounts in Soho
Cycle2Work scheme for great value bikes
Various sports teams including football and climbing
A super smart team of really nice people
Company retreats to great destinations
Ability to work from home occasionally

« Go back to category
Is this job ad fake? Report it!   
Published at 09 Feb 2018
Expires on 30 Jun 2018

Recent jobs at iwoca ltd