Senior Data Scientist

Funding Circle

London, UK

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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.

Our decision science team leverages predictive models to optimise business performance and support Risk, Marketing, Capital Markets, Operations and Finance teams across the business. They are now on the hunt for a talented data scientist, to help further develop the models Funding Circle uses.

What will you be doing?

  • Build new generation of risk models
  • Use the most innovative data sources and modelling techniques
  • Be part of a diverse team of highly skilled data scientists
  • Interact with multiple parts of the organization, to make sure your models provide optimal support to the business

We are looking for?

The Ideal Candidate Would Have

  • Very strong analytical skills
  • At least 2 years experience in a decision scientist/modeller role
  • Expert knowledge of R/Python
  • Expert knowledge of machine learning methods
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Ability to communicate with multiple stakeholders across the business

Why Join Us?

Happy employees are productive employees, that’s why we offer a hearty benefits package including:

  • Generous shares for all new employees, after service and on promotion.
  • Private healthcare and healthcare cash back schemes
  • Pension
  • Discounted onsite gym membership
  • Learning and development through FC Academy
  • Personal development allocation
  • Flexible working
  • Free breakfast, barista coffee and discounted hot lunch daily

At Funding Circle, we celebrate and support the differences that make you, you. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and affirmative action employer. We truly believe that diversity makes us better.


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