Senior Data Scientist

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Lowell Group

Leeds, United Kingdom

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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We're Lowell. You may not have heard of us, so let us say 'Hello'.

You may not know us, but our reputation is growing. We believe that becoming debt free should be simple and affordable. Every year, we help thousands of people take control of their debts and we understand that everyone's situation is different.

We buy debts from lots of different companies in all kinds of sectors. Our mission is to help customers on the path to becoming debt free with a real focus on helping our customers pay off their debts in practical and affordable ways. We're proud to say that we do this honestly, ethically and by treating our customers with dignity and respect.

We care about our customers, and we care about our colleagues too. At Lowell you're not just another number, what you do matters and so do your overall career aims because at Lowell,

We See You.

We're on the lookout for those who really want to make a difference. People who want to help our customers turn their finances around. People like you?

So that's us, now let's talk about your role:

  • We have an exciting opportunity for 2 Senior Data Scientists to join our Decision Science team where you can be based in either the UK or Netherlands.
  • You'll deliver high-quality statistical and machine learning models for our UK business, including our Operations, Pricing & Investments, and Finance teams.
  • You'll contribute to the delivery of data science initiatives, and to ensure all outputs are aligned with internal client needs.

In your role, you'll:

  • Build, enhance, and maintain predictive models focused on consumer segmentation, activity/effort prioritization, forecasting, and operational performance enhancement using the most appropriate statistical and machine learning methodologies
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of Lowell's core business model and identify opportunities to drive significant value through analytic intervention
  • Address a broad array of general business questions through data and logical inference, and provide ad hoc analytic support for operational projects and initiatives
  • Undertake research and development activities focused on sociodemographic analyses, subprime credit consumer dynamics, and financial distress
  • Translate unstructured business problems into well-defined and tractable modelling projects
  • Develop short presentations and memoranda to communicate key messages and findings to senior leaders and colleagues
  • Work closely with partners and stakeholder groups (including operations, pricing, finance, risk, and adjacent teams within Decision Science) to provide direct support and accomplish shared goals
  • At all times to comply with company standards, including those for Model Risk Management and Data Protection

In order to make the grade, you'll have the following:

  • Postgraduate degree in a quantitative discipline with significant (>50%) coursework/training in statistics, econometrics, or an allied field
  • Direct experience building a variety of statistical models from complex, specialised or large data pools. If you've worked with consumer insight data, even better.
  • Demonstrated competency with (a) one or more of logistic regression, generalised linear models, or categorical data analysis, and (b) one or more machine learning methods (e.g., neural network, k-means clustering).
  • Direct experience using structured programming languages for statistical and/or numeric computing. We're looking for you to have experience of SQL along with one or more other programming languages such as PySpark/Databricks, Python, R, or Scala, cloud, Jupyter, or git.

Are you a Senior Data Scientist?

How we say thank you?

A rewarding career is much more than just a salary. We've put together a range of benefits to help you get the best out of life at Lowell. These will vary depending on the region you're based in, and we'll be happy to share more with you.

A fantastic culture with more little perks along the way including flexible working, family leave and recognition awards.

At Lowell this doesn't end there, #WeSeeYou when you're performing your best, or living our values. So, we want to ensure that once you get here, you'll still be going places.

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