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Lead Data Scientist

Knutsford, England

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Barclays Technology

In Barclays Technology, we build solutions that make life simple for our customers. Solutions that are global, agile and smart. As a part of our team, you'll recode and reimagine, learn and adapt. Rewire what the world needs, and look ahead. This is where you can be at your best. Where you can redefine the future of finance.

Key information

Date live Sep. 15, 2021

Business Area COO & Functions

Area of Expertise Technology

Contract Permanent

Reference Code 90295347

Job description

Lead Data Scientist 

As a Barclays Lead Data Scientist, you will play a key role in the overall development, implementation and embedment of the CCO Data Science and Analytics strategy. This is an exciting new space in which to apply data science and analytics tools and techniques, building a data mind-set across CCO. You will use expert-level Data Science and Analytics experience into the risk profile and control environment, empowering colleagues to proactively manage risk. 

Barclays is one of the world's largest and most respected financial institutions, with 329 years of success, quality and innovation behind us. We offer careers that provide endless opportunity – helping millions of individuals and businesses thrive, and creating financial and digital solutions that the world now takes for granted.

What will you be doing?
• Driving the design and execution of the technical elements of the CCO Data Science and Analytics strategy and building a data mind-set across CCO
• Reviewing the current model for data science/analytics engagements, identify, evaluate and implement improvements whilst ensuring appropriate governance
• Identifying opportunities for data science and analytics which will drive enhanced insight into the risk profile and control environment; lead engagement with stakeholders
• You will understand, evaluate and translate control requirements into data science /analytics use-cases
• Being responsible for development of a culture of continual improvement, including delivering new innovative data science and analytics use cases, e.g. predictive analytics
• Identifying potential areas for high value-add collaboration with other data science and analytics teams across Barclays; use this opportunity to share knowledge and upskill the teams
• Mentoring and training junior team members and CCO Data Analytics specialists in basic and advanced data science and analytics techniques

What we’re looking for:
• Expertise with the Python Data Science stack, including libraries such as Scikit-learn, Numpy, Scipy, Pandas, etc.
• Experience using Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence methods as well as experience of delivering data analytics
• Experience in influencing senior stakeholders; you will be the key person in translating business requirements into technical plans, and delivering results back into the business
• Ability to mentor and upskill junior colleagues – playing an active role upskilling and raising the profile of the whole team, over time

Skills that will help you in the role:
• Experience working in an environment where risk management is an important consideration
• Experience working with SQL, Alteryx, Tableau and Cloud
• Experience working with Cloud solutions
• Experience training end users in data science and analytics technologies

Where will you be working?
This role will be based in Radbroke, Knutsford. The Barclays Technology Campus just outside Manchester is our tech command centre and a vital strategic powerhouse behind our global operations. The campus is set in a 64 acre self-contained site, in a beautiful green environment and it offers unrivalled facilities for work and for play. We have an onsite gym, as well as outdoor tennis, football and cricket areas, as well as onsite restaurant and coffee shops.


What you get in return

However high you rise at Barclays, we believe all our employees should receive a competitive package of core benefits flexible to you and your family’s needs. At Barclays, you’ll support our customers and clients, and we’ll support you with rewards that will genuinely make a difference.

Competitive holiday allowance

Competitive pay

Life assurance

Income protection

Private medical care

Flexible working

Pension contribution

Voluntary benefits

Success profile

To be successful in Barclays Technology, there are a few things we look for. Creativity, curiosity, and an excitement of what we can offer, and what you can do here.

Qualities we look for: communicator, relationship builder, self-starter, detail-oriented, patient, helpful

Our technology

We are continually investing in the technology powering our business. This means rebuilding and reinventing our systems to make them fit for a world-class future. It means developing systems that help us support and protect the global economy. It means anticipating the future and taking Barclays forward as a technology-led business. We are building a team of the most perceptive and talented tech analysts, engineers and developers fluent in the most current languages to deliver all of this, and more.

Where do you want to take your tech career?

Financial services is going through a massive transformation, and here at Barclays we’re leading the way. People are our greatest asset. And that’s why we give our colleagues the opportunity and space to explore their ideas, and innovate on a global scale.

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