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Lead Data Scientist

  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Salary: £61315.00 - £82845.00 per annum per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 15 days ago


Role: Lead Data Scientist (permanent position)

Salary: up to £80,000 DOE

Location: Edinburgh based (remote)*

*UK based applicants only

The Role: Our retail banking client are looking for an experienced Lead technical specialist using Data Science to design and deploy predictive models that deliver benefits to the business and the customer. The successful candidate will be a part of innovative research with tangible results and benefits. Whilst leading and supporting more junior Data Scientists to develop their technical capabilities, the Lead will also be the lead contact for data science use cases across the Bank. They will also be a knowledge point for queries regarding predictive analytics, be innovative and think about solutions from a different perspective, whilst also exploring new sources of data, techniques, and implementation routes. This position will be working in an Agile, fast paced, project-based environment, so no two days will be the same!


  • Expert knowledge of open-source software for predictive modelling and deployment.
  • Expert understanding of advanced techniques in data science and predictive modelling.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Strong stakeholder management skills
  • Excel in driving predictive analytics and data science methodology and technology
  • 5+ years' experience of data science and predictive modelling to tackle business problems in banking commercial and/or credit risk.
  • Strong background in maths/stats, computer science
  • Grasp of profit / loss drivers in retail banking and an understanding of credit risk principles and application.

If this sounds like your next challenge, please do not hesitate to apply now as we are currently shortlisting!