Head of Analytics & Applied Science - Europe / UK, RemoteTaptap Send

London, UK 30-04-2023
Our Mission
Reduce inequity by helping immigrants move money home by becoming the leading cross-border fintech for immigrants.

The Team
-> Founded by Harvard grads / 3rd-time founders --- also founded Segovia (successful exit) and GiveDirectly (>300M revenue, fastest-growing NGO).
-> Top performers from top and varied organizations (e.g., Bain, Bolt, Google, McKinsey, SafeBoda, Uber, Zipline) --- we like moving fast, and we hire people that do as well.
-> Driven by mission, guided by values (see below) – in deed, not just word.
-> Team as global as the mission, >30 languages from 25 countries (i.e., if you’re interested in learning to make Chicken Moambe, we’re the place).

About Us
Taptap Send is backed by top VCs (Spark, Canaan, Reid Hoffman, Breyer Capital, etc.), rapidly growing and a great place for those looking for both impact and a fast-paced tech startup environment.  Read more about the journey in Reid Hoffman’s words or TechCrunch article
Launched in 2019, Taptap is tapping into a transformative shift in global finance: from banks to phones. While this has affected wealthier countries as well, it has been nothing short of a revolution for the emerging markets where the overwhelming majority of population had been unable to access digital finance previously.  Its first product, Taptap Send, allows immigrants to send money home instantly and with no fee, saving money in the process. With a formal market size of >700B alone, we’ve got a lot more saving to do for our users. And that’s just the beginning….

Our Investors
Spark Capital, Canaan, Reid Hoffman, Breyer Capital (Jim Breyer), Unbound (Shravin Mittal), Wamda (Fadi Ghandour), Firstminute Capital, Slow Ventures (Sam Lessin), Helios Partners (Souleymane Ba), Crossbeam Ventures (Ali Hamed), Nikesh Arora, Samih Toukan, and many other context-specific angels

The Role

This is a role at the heart of Taptap Send. You will be responsible for building the best analytics tools and systems, and the best models and decision support, in global cross-border fintech. You’ll build a world class team that combines technology, commercial acumen, and leading edge science. You’ll work closely with leadership across our functions and play a critical role in our highest stakes daily decisions and charting our future path.


    • Lead and motivate analytics and algorithms team – Build a world class team of data engineers, data scientists, and commercial analysts, who own building and maintaining decision tools that add value across the business
    • Cross-functional leadership – Promote a culture of best in class data-driven decision making across our functions, baking in high-quality decision processes as we continue to grow at triple-digit rates over the coming years
    • Decision support – Engage with the Board, management team and all our functions on critical decisions, bringing best-in-class analytics and models to enable decisions
    • Pricing – Lead the build-out of our pricing tools and systems to support our regional and growth teams in setting prices, the highest-impact daily decision we make
    • Algorithm development – Lead the general development of new models and algorithms, from the identification of business and customer problems through development to deployment


    • Experience in a data science and analytics leadership role in highly competitive, high-growth environments
    • Experience leading the development of algorithms and models for uncertain, changing environments
    • Preferred – technical experience building leading-edge machine learning models and deploying them to add customer and business value
    • Preferred – commercial experience in a cross-functional management team, working closely with peers and leadership in other functions
    • Comfortable with the combined volatility of emerging market capital flows and a rapidly scaling start-up
    • Detail-oriented -- you sweat the small stuff
    • Highly organized and able to balance competing priorities
    • Effective at communicating the value of data and promoting a culture of continuous improvement in decision making
Impact first.
Team next.
Accept reality.
Propose solutions.
Win with grit.
Be proactively candid, with yourself and others.
Love the particular.
Own it.
Create positive energy.
Maybe, even have fun.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Taptap Send is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building an inclusive and diverse workforce. All employment decisions are decided on the basis of qualifications, experience and business need. We strongly encourage applications who are members of underrepresented communities to apply.

If you require reasonable adjustments to be made during the recruitment process, please do not hesitate to let us know. Any information you provide us in this respect will only be used to accommodate your requirements.

Note: we recognize imposter syndrome is real - any candidate that does not perfectly fit every characteristic of this role is still strongly encouraged to apply.  

Applications are now closed