Lead Data Scientist

Salary: Up to £110k total compensation
Job ID: 498 London

We at Plexus are working with a world renowned fintech who are looking for a lead data scientist to join them at their central London office. The role itself will be a part of a fairly new team focused on statistical analysis. Once in the role there is an expectation to grow out the team throughout the next year.


The role

Leading end to end analytical solutions, from formulating ideas, design modelling and deployment.

Lead development of predictive models for the improvement of business metrics

Taking part in large scale programs, completing complex analysis and presenting results clearly

Providing a great example for a growing data science team, offering a point of contact to discuss new ideas and challenges faced.

Working closely with the product and commercial teams.

Hiring and mentoring talented data scientists



Must have’s

MSc or PhD in one of the following disciplines: Maths, Physics, Statistics, Actuarial Science or Computer Science

Strong development experience, ideally with Python but R or Scala will also be considered

Experience with big data tools, ideally Hive and Spark.

Experience managing a small team of data scientists


Good to have

Stakeholder management experience

Experience interpreting complex business requirements

Experience with A/B testing procedures

Commercial experience with statistical analysis or data mining

Experience working in an agile environment will be viewed favourably



Total compensation £110,000.  This includes base, flexible benefits package and performance bonus

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