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Data Scientist - Fintech

Salary Details:
£25,000 - £35,000 depending on experience
24 Sep 2019
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Job Description

About us

Are you excited by the thought of joining a fintech startup on the ground floor, to do the best work of your life among a diverse team of tech, finance, design and marketing gurus?

We’re building a new way to help people achieve the most important goals of their life. Our highly ambitious team aims to positively affect the lives of millions of users in the coming years.

We’ve raised over £1m in investment. We have an excellent founding team in place and we're currently looking to recruit some outstanding, like-minded individuals to help bring us to life as one of the UK’s most innovative (and most exciting) financial institutions.


We’re looking for a data scientist who has a passion for solving problems and building data-driven models and solutions. We’re looking for people with data-minds, who relish finding creative solutions to complex problems, people who view things differently and who think unconventionally.

At the core of our aim to help people save for their home-deposit, lies data-driven spending and savings ‘insights’. These could range from simple spending updates to complex pattern recognition algorithms to spot certain habits.

You will be central to the ideation, design and building of these insights. You will analyse customers’ bank transactions to spot patterns, build models and test insights that will form the core functionality of our app. You will be given a large amount of free-rein and responsibility: expect to see your work appearing in front of customers’ eyes very quickly.

As our data scientist, you will:

  • Design data models to inform the ‘insights’ provided to our customers 
  • Work directly with developers and designers to build the core data-analytics platform on which the app will be built
  • Intelligently analyse and report on a range of marketing campaigns across a suite of online channels to drive the optimisation of marketing spend
  • Research and develop ways of building ‘virality’ within our customer-base. We are growing an organic customer base where users feel inspired to share with their friends and family.
  • Research and develop ways to implement machine learning and artificial intelligence methods once we have built up a critical mass of customer data
  • Help to foster a culture of strong data-habits
  • Be an ambassador of the brand and safeguard our reputation
  • Learn something new every day
  • Facilitate problem solving and work with a team to make solutions a reality
  • Work in a dynamic, collaborative, transparent, non-hierarchical, and ego-free culture where your talent is valued over a role title


  • Competitive salary
  • Based at a modern co-working space in Glasgow
  • Flexible working

Here’s what you’ll bring:


  • Analytical mind and business acumen
  • Graduate level understanding of mathematics/ statistics relevant to data science
  • Knowledge and experience working on large-scale projects in Python/R or equivalent
  • Experience in data visualisation and reporting 
  • Proven ability to design and map out models to solve real world problems
  • Natural curiosity beyond the problem set
  • The ability to thrive in a collaborative environment involving different stakeholders and subject matter experts
  • (bonus) experience/ interest in machine learning techniques 
  • (bonus) internship/ research project where data analytics played a key role
  • (bonus) experience of using business intelligence tooling