Lead Data Scientist - Start-up

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Data

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Negotiable

  • Contact:

    Matt Jones

  • Contact email:

    matthew.jones@xcede.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    HQ00025600_1545060761

  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-02-15

  • Consultant:

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Xcede's Data Science recruitment team are working with one of the UK's hottest InsureTech start-ups who are looking for an experienced Lead Data Scientist to come in and build out their data function. The business is very well backed with a great leadership team (ex-Spotify, Monzo, Transferwise) and has received a large round of funding.

They have established a stronghold in a saturated market and are about to launch on one of Europe's largest comparison websites which will further strengthen their presence as well as bring over 40 million data points per day.

The Lead Data Scientist will need to be hands on, but also responsible for building a team, define the data science and engineering roadmap, and be the go-to person for all things data in the business. This is a very exciting opportunity for an experienced Data Scientist to have a huge impact and launch their career into a senior role in a company that is set for big things in the next 12 months.

Requirements:
*MSc or PhD in Computer Science, Machine Learning, Mathematics, or a similar scientific field
*Strong statistics background
*2+ years commercial Data Science experience
*Experience working in a start-up, insurance and/or tech company is preferred
*Experience working with pricing models is preferred
*Strong Python or R skills
*Good SQL skills

If you are interested in this or other Data Scientist opportunities please contact Matthew Jones on matthew.jones@xcede.co.uk or +44(0)203 301 9931. Unfortunately this position is only available to candidates eligible to work in the EU without sponsorship.

For all of our live Data Scientist positions in the UK please click here - https://www.xcede.com/jobs/data-science/united-kingdom/permanent/