Director of Applied Data Science - Financial Services

Job description

Summary

We are looking for a motivated and high-achieving Director of Applied Data Science - Financial Services based in London to join the team working on our exciting machine learning product. This is a full-time placement with significant opportunities for personal development.


We offer an intellectually stimulating environment, work within an interdisciplinary team and an inclusive culture. We are a high-calibre, mission-driven team building a technology that improves our world.


The Company

causaLens is pioneering a completely new approach to time-series prediction. Its Enterprise Platform is used to transform and optimise businesses that need accurate and robust predictions – including significant businesses in finance, IoT, energy and telecoms. Almost all current machine learning approaches, including AutoML solutions, severely overfit on time-series problems and therefore fail to unlock the true potential of AI for the enterprise. causaLens was founded with the mission to devise Causal AI, which does not overfit, and so provides far more reliable and accurate predictions. The platform also includes capabilities such as autonomous data cleaning and searching, autonomous model discovery and end-to-end streaming productisation.


causaLens is on a mission to build truly intelligent machines that go beyond current machine learning approaches - a curve-fitting exercise. Devising Causal AI has allowed us to teach machines cause and effect for the first time - a major step towards true AI.


causaLens is run by scientists and engineers, the majority holding a PhD in a quantitative field. For more information visit www.causaLens.com or contact us on info@causaLens.com. Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.


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Roles and Responsibilities

This is an exciting role for a smart, creative person with a strong technical background and to lead our Applied Data Science function. You work will include:


  • Leading the implementation of research prototypes that go into the product
  • Leading the relationship with existing customers
  • Leading and coordinating the execution of Proof of Concepts and Pilots
  • Transforming customer feedback to product ideas
  • Drive customer success outcomes (upsell, renewals etc) from a technical point of view
  • Define and Optimize Customer Lifecycle from onboarding to renewals
  • Coordinating Customer Support Activities


Benefits

  • The opportunity to join a fast-growing, agile, and international team passionate about innovation and making a difference
  • Competitive remuneration
  • Share option scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • 32 days paid holiday allowance (incl. bank holidays)
  • Equipment you need to get the job done (MacBook Pro etc.)
  • Good work-life balance
  • Opportunities for continued learning and self-development, including courses, conferences and book budget
  • Flexible work-from-home and remote days
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Weekly journal club and knowledge sharing presentations
  • Regular team outings, pizza Thursdays and annual company retreats
  • Fruits, snacks and soft drinks in the office
  • Amazing, smart, fun and inspiring colleagues, always there to support your ideas, growth and enthusiasm


Logistics

Our interview process consists of an intelligence test, interview and an on-site visit. We will do our best to transparently communicate the process with the successful candidates.

Job requirements

  • Strong academic record (MEng, MSci, EngD or PhD)
  • Quantitative Experience in Finance 
  • An excellent written and verbal communicator with a high level of business acumen
  • Highly capable, self-motivated, collaborative and personable
  • High integrity and drive
  • Naturally curious and effective problem solver
  • Ability to effectively work independently in a fast-moving environment