Lead Data Scientist

Location: London
Department: Data

About You

You are a seasoned data scientist, who loves to build data products that delight customers. You strongly believe in agile principles and use them to deliver value incrementally. You are eager to learn about new methodologies and practices and apply them directly in your work. You have experience leading and coaching teams and take pride in seeing people you helped succeed. 

Once you’ve joined Tide, you will be working closely with our business services team in order to help us build out ml-driven transaction classification and information extraction use cases. You will be involved in all of the initial solutionizing, data discovery, model building and productionization stages. 

Some of the things you’ll be doing: 

  • Working closely with our Business Services team in order to build payment classification and data extraction use cases
  • Understanding business requirements and solutionize data products in order to solve them
  • Identifying creative solutions in order to build relevant training data sets
  • Training models and optimize hyperparameters
  • Working closely with our data engineers in order to productionize models
  • Coaching junior data scientists on best practices

What you’ll get in return:

  • Competitive salary 
  • Vitality Health Insurance, with a proactive focus on mental and physical wellbeing
  • Hundreds of perks and discounts through Vitality Health Insurance (fitness watches, Waitrose cashback, gym membership etc.)
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme
  • 25 days holiday with the ability to buy extra days
  • We invest in your development with a £1,000 professional L&D budget per year and ability to access thousands of resources through the Learnerbly platform
  • Referral bonus when you bring your friends to join Tide 
  • Access to ‘salary sacrifice’ benefits such as Cycle to Work scheme and pension contribution
  • Spacious brand new office in Liverpool street with an all-day snacks bar
  • Enhanced family-friendly leave
  • 24 hours paid volunteering or L&D time off per year
  • Flexible work from home or at the office arrangements
  • Monthly team socials (we’ve had themed bingo, online cocktail making sessions, wellbeing challenges and themed virtual pub quizzes)
  • Stock Options

You’ll be a great fit if:

  • You have excellent leadership skills – you have managed a team of data scientists before and coached them to become better versions of themselves
  • You have excellent business acumen, you manage to translate business problems into data products 
  • You have excellent communication skills including the ability to explain statistical concepts and technical tradeoffs to business users
  • You have  experience in training, optimizing and deploying a variety of ML-algorithms, such as logistic regressions, boosted trees and neural networks
  • You have experience solving natural language processing task 
  • You’re a self-starter – you take initiative in spotting opportunities and finding ways to solve challenges with data
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and competing objectives in a fast paced environment
  • You have extensive experience with Machine Learning tools – TensorFlow, Keras or PyTorch
  • 5+ years of experience in Software development or Machine Learning. Strong in Python and bash.
  • You have experience working in agile teams
  • You have experience with big-data technologies such as Spark, SparkML, Hadoop etc. Strong knowledge of Cloud (AWS or other).
  • You have experience with automating deployment processes and containerisation (eg. docker, kubernetes) 
  • Familiarity with basic data table operations (SQL etc.), data transform in warehouse (dbt etc.) and business intelligence softwares (eg. Looker).
  • Experience working for a Fintech company

Who are Tide?

We’re the UK’s leading provider of smart current accounts for sole traders and small companies. We’re also on a mission to save business owners time and money on their banking and finance admin so they can get back to doing what they love – for too long, these customers have been under-served by the big banks.

Our offices are in London, UK, Sofia, Bulgaria and Hyderabad, India, where our teams are dedicated to our small business members, revolutionizing business banking for SMEs. We are also the leading provider of UK SME business accounts and one of the fastest-growing fintechs in the UK.

We’re scaling at speed with a focus on hiring talented individuals with a growth mindset and ownership mentality, who are able to juggle multiple and sometimes changing priorities. Our values show our commitment to working as one team, working collaboratively to take action and deliver results. Member first, we are passionate about our members and put them first. We are data-driven, we make decisions, creating insight using data.

We’re also one of LinkedIn’s top 10 hottest UK companies to work for.

Here’s what we think about diversity and inclusion…

We build our services for all types of small business owners. We aim to be as diverse as our members so we hire people from a variety of backgrounds. We’re proud that our diversity not only reflects our multicultural society but that this breadth of experience makes us awesome at solving problems. Everyone here has a voice and you’ll be able to make a difference. If you share our values and want to help small businesses, you’ll make an amazing Tidean.