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Director of Data Science

Posted: 23 May 2022 Closes: 22 Jun 2022
London, England Competitive
Permanent & Full-time CHE_21936ed0-bcbc-48e5-a9d6-fd5465b494c5

We're is one of the most exciting and valuable fintechs in the world, with our Series D taking our valuation to $40 billion. Our mission is to enable businesses and their communities to thrive in the digital economy. We're the strategic payments partner for some of the best known fast-moving brands globally such as Wise, Hut Group, Sony Electronics, Homebase, Henkel, Binance, Klarna and many others. Purpose-built with performance and scalability in mind, our flexible cloud-based payments platform helps global enterprises launch new products and create experiences customers love. And it's not just what we build that makes us different. It's how.

We empower passionate problem-solvers to collaborate, innovate and do their best work. That's why we're number 9 on the Forbes Cloud 100 list and on Glassdoor's list of Top 10 fintechs to work for. And we're just getting started. We're building diverse and inclusive teams around the world - because that's how we create even better experiences for our merchants and our partners. And we need your help. So, join us to build tomorrow, today.

About the role

We're looking for a Director of Data Science to drive and manage our Data Science strategy across the group.

Although we already have a fantastic Data Science team, we're only scratching the surface of the Data Science opportunities we can build across our Products. Currently our Data Scientists are mainly focused on fraud detection and acceptance rate optimisation, but we believe there is a plethora of other opportunities to explore.

As Director, you'll design and build out our Data Science organisation - working closely with Technology & Product leaders across to understand how to align our Data Science strategy and roadmap for delivery.

Alongside partnering with our Technology and Product functions, you'll work closely with our People teams to ensure we retain and activate the best Data Scientists in the market. We're passionate about building innovation in our products. Scoping our future community of Data Scientists at Checkout, as well as helping shape the strategy for how Data Science is done in a cross-functional environment.

This is an exciting opportunity to build and scale Data Science at You'll work closely with our C-Suite, VP level, and across the Data community.

We're looking for an experienced Data leader who has built out successful Data Science teams and products. You have a passion for Data Science and understand how to unlock business opportunities in Tech first environments. You have worked in cross-functional teams and understand the importance of balancing science and research with the right metrics and impact.

About You:
    • Strong background as a Data Scientist or otherwise in research (Masters/PhD and 7+ years of proven experience).
    • Leadership experience working collaboratively with Product, Engineering, and other cross-functional teams in Technology.
    • Proven experience in hiring and scaling diverse impactful teams.
    • Hands-on data experience previously in high volume, high transaction data environments.
    • Clear communicator - able to simplify passionate about data insights and analyses for broad audiences.
    • Proven experience influencing product strategy and motivating change across multiple collaborator groups.
    • Experience seeding and scaling a matrix organisation of Data Scientists.
    • Has worked in B2B SaaS type companies, payments experience is a strong plus.


What we stand for

At, everything starts with our values, including the experience we offer our people.


We supercharge your professional growth with career development programs and leadership training. You can learn your way, with tailored pathways and online platforms. And be inspired at relevant conferences.


We don't stop at 'good' here. We strive for excellence amongst our teams every day and recognize colleagues who take it to the next level through our quarterly peer-nominated Hero awards.


We're proud of our global connections and inclusive environment. So we champion this through our colleague-led community groups and celebrate many cultural events together.

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More about

Our technology makes payments seamless. We provide the fastest, most reliable payments in more than 150 currencies, with in-country acquiring, world-class fraud filters and reporting, through one API. And we can accept all major international credit and debit cards, as well as popular alternative and local payment methods. launched in 2012, and we now have a team of 1800 people across 19 international offices. To date, we've raised a total of $1.8 billion, with our Series D valuing us at $40 billion.

We believe in equal opportunities

We work as one team. Wherever you come from. However you identify. And whichever payment method you use.

Our clients come from all over the world - and so do we. Hiring hard-working people and giving them a community to thrive in is critical to our success.

When you join our team, we'll empower you to unlock your potential so you can do your best work. We'd love to hear how you think you could make a difference here with us.

We want to set you up for success and make our process as accessible as possible. So let us know in your application, or tell your recruiter directly, if you need anything to make your experience or working environment more comfortable. We'll be happy to support you.
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