Head of Data Science

  • Salary: £100k - £125k
  • Location: Cheshire, United Kingdom
  • Job Status: Permanent
  • Industry: Information Technology

HEAD OF DATA SCIENCE (FINANCIAL SERVICES): CHESHIRE BASED, NEW SENIOR LEADERSHIP ROLE WITH AN EXCITING GROWING BUSINESS. NEGOTIABLE SALARY PLUS EXCELLENT BONUS SCHEME, PENSION AND FURTHER BENEFITS. 

The Company

Our client is an award-winning and fast-growing financial services company, providing market leading corporate finance and working capital solutions to the largest blue-chip companies in the world. As part of major growth plans we are looking to significantly increase the size their data science team. This role is to head up and lead that department, defining data strategy for the business.
  
Since our client's formation in 2011, they have already grown to be the largest non-bank provider of trade finance globally, injecting $billions into global supply chains, providing stability for corporates and SMEs whilst also delivering innovative solutions to a range of working capital situations faced by clients.
  
Their combination of financial services knowledge, ability to provide large scale funding, and cutting edge technology is unique in the market, recently featuring in The Financial Times and The Economist.
Their exceptional IT and technical team enables the delivery of all of their financial product offerings.

Our client's continued growth on the back of major investment has seen the opening of their new Innovation and Technology Centre, from which their IT teams will deliver secure enterprise applications for in-house users and external clients, using cutting edge technologies and techniques – enhancing existing products whilst working on the development and launch of new products.
 
The Role

  • Defining strategy and growth plans for data science team
  • Defining department makeup and recruiting a sizeable team
  • Providing leadership and guidance to the team
  • Being a technical leader and expert
  • Deciding on technical methods - software etc.
  • Working with senior stakeholders across the business

Requirements:

  • Minimum MSc mathematics or similar qualification (PhD preferred)
  • Understanding of the financial markets
  • Knowledge of tools such as Mathmatica/Statisica/MatLab
  • Experience in 'Head of' or senior management role within data science
  • Ideally understanding of securitisation market, rating agency approaches to assessing risk, structured finance, accounting regulations - but not essential.

Is This You?

If you fit the bill as described above do not delay - send your application to us and we will be in touch to discuss the company and role within 24 hours. This is a fantastic opportunity for people looking to be part of a successful, fast growing business with an extremely bright future and lots of potential.

 

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