Senior Data Scientist at Funding Circle
London, GB


About Us

We want to help small businesses win. That’s why we’re here.

We connect small business owners to investors – to create jobs, help families and power economies – because we believe that people are made to do  more. And we want to help them.

So, we created the leading online marketplace for small business loans. Our investors have lent £8.1 billion in 110,000 loans to 77,000 small business owners. In a single year , we unlocked 115,000 jobs and contributed £6.5 billion to the global economy. There’s never been a better time to join!

Be part of the team that changes everything. Let’s build the place where small businesses can get the funding they need to win and leave a legacy behind, forever.

This role sits within the “Risk and Analytics” team. The drivers behind our platform – brilliant people working together to create, code, and build the next game changers.

About the role

Would you describe yourself as a data fanatic? Do you have a passion for analysing and visualising data to help your company make better decisions faster? If you answer yes to these questions then we're looking for you to apply! We are looking for an experienced Data Analyst to help drive the use of data across the company. You’ll help by:

    Channel Analytics: Analyse borrower selection and conversion from loan prospecting to completion across multiple channels and prospect audiences with a view to optimising income, originations and return on investment
    Use advanced statistical analysis to design testing and predictive models whilst creating and improving on best practices to be used across the Funding Circle analytics community
    Business & Product Insights: Recommend optimal business strategies based on historical performance, predictive analytics and scenario analysis
    Build global frameworks that are scalable across markets and help to drive business outcomes & portfolio performance
    Work closely with partner teams across business and risk to ensure analytical outputs meet stakeholder expectations
    Communicate analytical outcomes effectively to wide variety of internal and external constituents

About You

    Hold exceptional analytical skills with a degree in a quantitative field like BS/MS mathematics, statistics, economics, engineering or an MBA
    Has commercial experience in an analytics role in a technology, fintech or financial services organization
    Demonstrates strong knowledge of drivers of performance optimization and/or credit performance of portfolio
    Possesses strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively to technical and non-technical audiences
    Will demonstrate strong Machine learning/AI experience along with proficiency in analytical tools like Excel VBA, Tableau, SAS/SQL, R and Python