Lead Data Scientist

Data, Risk & Analytics London, United Kingdom


Who are we?

We want to help small businesses win. That’s why we’re here.

We connect small business owners to investors – to create jobs, help families and power economies – because we believe that people are made to do more. And we want to help them.

So, we created the leading online marketplace for small business loans. Our investors have lent £13.7 billion in over 170,000 loans to 122,000 small business owners. In a single year, this lending unlocked 100,000 jobs and contributed £7.2 billion to the global economy. There’s never been a better time to join!

Be part of the team that changes everything. Let’s build the place where small businesses can get the funding they need to win and leave a legacy behind, forever. 

This role sits within the Risk & Analytics team. The drivers behind our platform – brilliant people working together to create, code, and build the next game changers.

What will you be doing?

We are looking for a talented Data scientist to join our Existing Borrower and Investor Analytics team.  This role will primarily sit on the existing borrower side of the team but there may be times investor projects are also undertaken 

  • Learning and understanding business needs and defining analytical frameworks to facilitate problem-solving primarily on Existing Borrowers
  • Recommending optimal business strategies based on historical performance, predictive analytics and scenario analysis and implement these in market with cross-functional team
  • Collaborating with the marketing team to devise ongoing customer management through an integrated multi-channel strategy
  • Creating and maintain automated management information reports to track business performance across business areas and for external parties such as institutional investors or regulators
  • Working with other senior team members to use statistical analysis to design in-market testing or predictive models whilst creating and improving on best practices to be used across the Funding Circle analytics community

Are you?

  • Educated with a bachelor’s degree in quantitative/finance related fields or have equal relevant experience
  • Experienced in analytics with financial services or e-commerce preferred
  • From a coding background preferred with SQL, R, or Python 
  • A proven problem solver with skills using logical reasoning and analytical methods
  • Able to excellently translate complex analytical outputs into clear, simple and actionable stories
Why join us?

We’re gearing up for our biggest chapter yet – and it’s being driven by everyone. 

We think of ourselves as the career launchpad. A place to develop yourself, fast. Real work. Real experience. Real opportunities to collect skills. Think big remits and huge ownership to make great things happen. 

Yes, it’s target-driven and high-octane – but we like to play hard too. That’s what makes us, us. Our vibrant culture is built around potential and creating a place where you can really be you. We keep it agile and open. All voices heard. Because we believe great ideas come from everywhere. 

If you show skill and are willing, we’ll back you all the way. This is the place for you to build something incredible.

It’s in our differences that we find our strengths.

At Funding Circle, we celebrate and support the differences that make you, you. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. We truly believe that diversity makes us better. We particularly encourage applications from applicants from underrepresented backgrounds. We will consider flexible working options; please talk to us to discuss how we could make this role flexible for you.

Want to Build The Incredible? We’d love to hear from you.