Senior Data Scientist - Customer Analytics

Data, Risk & Analytics London, United Kingdom


Senior Data Scientist - Customer Analytics

Competitive salary and shares

Who are we?

Funding Circle was created with a big idea: to revolutionise the broken financial system and secure a better deal for everyone.

We have created the leading small business loans platform in UK, US, Germany and Netherlands; a marketplace that directly connects credit worthy businesses with investors wanting attractive returns.

In just eight years, 80,000 Funding Circle investors have lent £5 billion to 50,000 businesses across the world. In addition, in 2017 lending through our platform created and sustained 75,000 jobs worldwide and contributed £4 billion to the global economy.

Want to join our mission and help us build a better financial world? We are looking for analytical masterminds who want to be part of our journey and champion small business growth.

We are looking for a Senior Analyst to help advance our fastest growing market in Continental Europe supporting our German and Dutch businesses

As a Senior Data Scientist you will...

  • Drive the evolution of best in class channel analytics by:
    • Applying insights from customer response data to create response and targeting models as well as setting up testing to explore new channels or website changes
    • Improve funnel conversion by working with our operational teams to identify process improvements and smart ways to treat different customer segments
    • Ensuring our pricing strategy meets the needs of borrowers, investors and Funding Circle by analysing the trade-offs between conversion, returns and income
    • Grow the funding available to the business by supporting both our Retail and Institutional funding strategy teams by working with our Investor Support and Capital Markets teams
    • Working with Tech & Data teams to define requirements and review solution builds
  • Deliver cutting edge models using the latest techniques and up-skill the team: use advanced statistical analysis to design testing and predictive models whilst creating and improving on best practices to be used across the Funding Circle analytics community
  • Build global frameworks that are scalable across markets and help to drive business outcomes & portfolio performance
  • Work closely with partner teams across business and risk to ensure analytical outputs meet stakeholder expectations
  • Communicate effectively analytical outcomes to wide variety of internal and external constituents including senior stakeholders

The skills you have are:

  • An advanced degree in a quantitative field like Mathematics or Statistics, Physics, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, etc.
  • Proven problem solving ability using logical reasoning and analytical frameworks which can be combined with strong communication skills to convert complex analytical output to simple, actionable insights
  • Predictive modelling experience along with proficiency in analytical tools like R and Python, Tableau, SQL preferred but not all required 
  • Passion to deliver our Mission to build a better financial world and alignment with our Values
  • Experience in Financial Services (small business or consumer lending) or E-commerce preferable not essential

If this role sounds of interest to you – please apply today.

As an equal opportunities employer we do not discriminate on age, gender, religion, nationality, gender expression, disability or anything else that makes you who you are.