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Senior Data Scientist

United Kingdom

Key information

Date live Jul. 15, 2022

Business Area Barclays UK

Area of Expertise Analytics

Contract Permanent

Reference Code 00277103

Marketing at Barclays

Marketing is for ambitious professionals who want make their mark and do something very special to help transform Barclays UK. Never content with mediocre, we always aim to be the first and the best. We’re very creative and well-versed in the latest digital marketing techniques, intuitively guiding the business and our brand on what customers want, now and for the future.

We’re driven by a desire to understand, not just people, but society. One in two adults in the UK are Barclays customers, and we want to turn the wide world of finance into experiences everyone can grasp. By tuning into how diverse our communities are, how they think and make decisions, and what we can do to fix problems and improve their daily lives. Here, you’ll distinguish yourself by considering the complex and making it simple.

Job description

Senior Data Scientist
Flexible UK Location

This is an exciting opportunity to work as a Senior Data Scientist at the intersection of machine learning and financial services in the Data Science and Advanced Analytics team. We have a track record of breaking new analytical ground in Barclays using newer data sources, advanced techniques, and cutting-edge technologies. We’re now hiring for our next innovative leader to push the bank’s analytical boundaries to better serve our customers. The constantly evolving nature of our projects and partners means you will analyse a variety of data, particularly those that are unstructured, large and granular. 

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.

You can apply from anywhere in the UK for this role. We will confirm your place of work at the point of offer, ensuring that this is considered in line with our future ways of working and overall location strategy.  The hiring manager for the role will discuss the appropriate defined time in office for the role with you as part of the application process

Working Flexibly
We’re committed to providing a supportive and inclusive culture and environment for you to work in. This environment recognises and supports ways to balance your personal needs, alongside the professional needs of our business. Providing the opportunity for all our employees, globally to work flexibly empowers each of us to work in a way that suits our lives as well as enabling us to better service our customers’ and clients’ needs. Whether you have family commitments or you’re a carer, or whether you need study time or wish to pursue personal interests, our approach to working flexibly is designed to help you balance your life.  If you would like some flexibility, then please discuss this with the hiring manager, and your request will be reviewed subject to business needs.

Hybrid Working
We are currently in the early stages of implementing a hybrid working environment, which means that many colleagues spend part of their working hours at home and part in the office, depending on the nature of the role they are in. We’re flexible on how this works and it may continue to change and evolve. Depending on your team, typically this means that colleagues spend a minimum of between 20% to 60% of their time in the office, which could be over a week, a month or a quarter. However, some colleagues may choose to spend more time in the office over a typical period than their role type requires. We also have a flexible working process where, subject to business needs, all colleagues globally are able to request work patterns to reflect their personal circumstances 
Please discuss the detail of the working pattern options for the role with the hiring manager.

What will you be doing?
•Designing and developing modelling approaches appropriate to data sources, technology stacks, and end-users’ needs 
•Spurring engagement with business areas, coordinating multifunctional project teams to deliver data science solutions that create transformative commercial value at pace and in control
•Ensuring project teams you lead deliver machine learning models into production, working collaboratively with colleagues across the organisation to remove impediments to progress
•Adhering to professional software development standards to ensure robust, repeatable analytical applications in line with legal requirements, internal policies, and risk management frameworks
•Reviewing the code of colleagues to ensure it is efficiently written and appropriately documented
•Promoting and presenting your work to senior stakeholders across Barclays UK
•Keeping tabs on the latest developments in data science, devising ways to foster these within the bank

What we’re looking for:
•Proficiency in Python developing statistical and machine learning models
• Experience delivering complex data science projects in a business context
•Energy and enthusiasm to inspire followership and to work effectively in a low ego environment
•Clear passion for making financial services more customer-centric by using data science ethically 

Skills that will help you in the role:
• Prior people management experience, with tried and true approaches for mentoring junior staff
• Understanding of the financial sector, to recognise and drive forward opportunities where data science can transform the bank
• Skilled at influencing and communicating to various stakeholders up to executive level
• Specialism in one or more of the following: reinforcement learning, deep learning, natural language processing, agent-based modelling, image recognition  

Where will you be working?
We will confirm your place of work at the point of offer, ensuring that this is considered in line with our future ways of working and overall location strategy.

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Success profile

To be successful in Marketing at Barclays, you’ll need a few things. Curiosity is number one, but also a genuine excitement for what we can offer and what you can do here.

Qualities we look for: intuitive, analytical, creative, consumer focused

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

Private medical care

Flexible working

Life insurance

Pension contribution

Income protection

Voluntary benefits

The Barclays Way

This is the spirit of Barclays. It’s why we exist, what we believe and how we behave. But most importantly, it’s how we make decisions, take action and get things done.

Learn more

Purpose

We exist to provide responsible finance to people and business – but also a whole lot more.

Values

We believe great talent RISES. It acts with Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship.

Mindset

We discover our full potential through our desire to Empower, Challenge and Drive each other.

We have an open and collaborative culture, where we share our ideas and allow creativity, curiosity and empathy to flourish – these attributes are critical to our success.

Noel Lyons

Chief Design Officer

The company values and culture, I stumbled into my career at Barclays but being part of an organisation that puts people in the centre I found so inspiring it made me want to stay.

Jen Hornsby

Service Design Principal

The Barclays brand has always resonated with me and it was my very first bank account that my nan opened for me! As it is a big company you can really have an impact on customers’ lives and make money more manageable for millions of customers.

Becky Oliver

Head of Future Design Strategy

Barclays impressed me with how much rigour they put in user research and the design process.

Raymond Thi

Senior Designer

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