Lead Data Scientist

Do you want to change the world with Data? Data is our universe. Finding it. Playing with it. Working with it.


What you’ll do:


We are looking for a Lead Data Scientist with 4+ years of experience to join our fast growing Data and Technology team. We harmonise anonymised consumer transaction data and create products for investment professional and corporate clients. We do lots of feature development and our clients use the features to understand the performance of listed companies. Our products give real time insight on market share, consumer switching and online  / store sales.  We use Python, JIRA, C# and SQL in Azure.

The role will be performed remotely until we are able to return to a London office. Our flexible working policy supports our team, whether working remotely or from the office.


What you’re responsible for:


  • Effectively manage projects, tasks and stakeholders to ensure that projects are delivered on time, within budget and to brief

  • Challenge and improve Fable's data science through development of tools or processes, that offer new opportunities to Fable and our clients

  • Work closely with key internal stakeholders to ensure sound knowledge of end client objectives to inform feature and product development  

  • On boarding new starters: Develop and run the induction process

  • Recruitment: Talent pipeline, interviewing and University outreach

  • Networking and learning: Meet ups, desk research and conferences

  • Code source control for development and production code with comments and notes on why and how a version has been incremented  

    • Before: Write project briefs with clear output objectives, technical approach and timing plan 

    • During: Regular QA, tracking vs tasks on timing plan and progress summary for internal stakeholders 

    • After: 'How-to' documents on our data science pipeline for technical audience, with exec summary for non-technical audience 



Your Ownership areas:


  • Design, delivery and ownership of a major new product feature

  • Evaluating potential new Data Partner for the value they could bring to our products and clients



Skills you’ll have:



  • Proficient in Python, with knowledge of various packages including sklearn, numpy, Tensorflow and Matplotlib

  • Experience with developing production code along with an understanding of source control via Git



  • Intermediate SQL skills  

  • Understanding of a variety of machine learning models

  • Time series forecasting

  • Knowledge of the retail environment in France, Germany, Spain and Italy and a major European language would be desirable, but not essential

  • Experience working with consumer data, banking data and stock and shares will help



Who you are:


You are interested in consumer behaviour and economics. You are determined to write code that will make it to production. Our clients scrutinise the data that we deliver and you will have strong attention to detail. Your work will feature frequently in the media and you’ll take pride in the real world impact you will create.




Please note applicants must have the right to work in the UK