Junior Data Scientist (Commercial) Salary Finance

White City, London and your home! 30-05-2023

About Salary Finance

Salary Finance is a leading global FinTech platform. We support a community of 4M employees across 575 clients (inc 20% of the FTSE 100) in the UK and US, and provide a suite of financial employee benefits, to help employees improve their financial health and happiness. Our platform provides salary-linked savings, loans, pay advances, insurance and financial education. We have a team of over 250 brilliant and passionate colleagues in 3 countries and have the backing of great investors (Blenheim Chalcot, Legal & General,Experian, Goldman Sachs, Royal London, Virgin Money) with £100M in equity and £500M in debt funding raised to-date. We have won over 70 awards for our work, including MoneyAge's Consumer Champion of the Year, Prince Charles' BITC Responsible Business of the Year, and the Global Impact Award from Sadiq Khan for our US growth.

We were co-founded by entrepreneurs Asesh Sarkar (CEO), Daniel Shakhani, and former Head of Google UK and Ireland Dan Cobley (Chairman) and are authorised by the FCA.


Your role in our mission

We are looking for an exceptional Junior Data Scientist. Reporting to the Data Science Manager, you will help us transform our multiple rich data sources into meaningful data-driven insights across the business and drive better value maximising decisions.


The essentials

  • Degree in STEM field, with a Masters in Data Science or similar field
  • 1+ years of experience in a data-related role (data analyst, data scientist or similar)
  • Good knowledge of Python (for modelling, analysis and automation)
  • Good knowledge of SQL (for querying and manipulating data)
  • Familiarity with the key ML algorithms and libraries
  • Ability to present complex data, concepts and ideas in a non-technical way to different stakeholders


The nice-to-haves (but not essential)

  • Experience in the Financial Services / Fintech sector
  • Experience in cloud based technologies (e.g. AWS, GCP)
  • Knowledge of R
  • Familiarity with git and version control
  • Basic understanding of bash and deployment automation tools like Docker


What you’ll do

  • Assist the team in their move towards more data-driven, ML supported ways of working
  • Build automated dashboards and data pipelines, help the team self-serve and promote best practices around data usage
  • Analyse commercial data, identify trends and opportunities to help with decision making
  • Understand the impact of current/past campaigns and build models to optimise new ones (maximising response rate, minimising costs, etc.)
  • Design and deploy AB tests to monitor the performance of different strategies
  • Model the risk and potential of employers we partner with, as well as prospective partners - get involved with pricing our product accordingly
  • Build forecasting models to better estimate future volumes, revenue, etc.


What’s in it for you?

  • Company bonus scheme
  • 25 days holiday with an extra day off on your birthday
  • Hybrid working arrangements so you can work from the office and from home with a budget to help you get set up
  • Generous company benefits to include pension and life assurance and an annual allowance to spend on medical insurance, health cash plan, denplan, gym memberships
  • Enhanced policies that are family and pet friendly, to include company sick pay and peternity leave
  • Annual personal learning budget
  • Great career development in a fast paced environment
  • Regular company socials
  • Volunteer days as part of our CSR program
  • Being part of a collaborative and entrepreneurial team working in our brand new, purpose-built offices at Scale Space, White City
  • Being part of a community of Blenheim Chalcot-backed fintech growth businesses including ClearScore, Liberis, Kodoo and Modulr, with opportunities to share and learn together
  • More great perks include complimentary fresh fruit weekly, cycle to work, help to save and much more!

Who you are

We embrace our differences but there’s one thing we like to share our values, so it’s

important to us you are:

  • Fearless, and able to make the impossible possible.
  • Responsible, and want to help build a business that delivers a meaningful difference to society.
  • Dedicated and want to commit to an exciting journey even through the highs and lows.
  • Empathetic and truly care about every colleague and customer.
  • United, because you understand we achieve more when we work as a team.
  • Humble, and take feedback as a way to continuously improve.

We’re looking for people that will get stuck in and make a difference. We have a great collaborative, entrepreneurial team and are passionate about what we do. If you want to join a team that is changing people’s lives for the better then we’d love to hear from you.

Learn more at salaryfinance.com.

Salary Finance is proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive work environment where all employees and applicants can flourish.


Applications are now closed