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Lead Data Engineer

Job Title: Lead Data Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, England
Industry:
Salary: £85000 - £100000 per annum + benefits
REF: BB/12079/D/KS/150219_1550220023
Contact Name: Data Team
Contact Email: data@client-server.com
Job Published: 3 months ago

Job Description

Lead Data Engineer / Data Scientist (Spark Hadoop R SAS SQL Scala Python). FinTech start-up that works with high profile financial services and government organisations to provide data science services and complex software solutions to combat financial fraud is seeking a Senior Data Engineer to lead a small but growing team.

As a Lead Data Engineer you will work with clients to solve business problems in the area of fraud, compliance and financial crime. Responsibilities will include eliciting and documenting solutions requirements; understanding patterns of criminal behaviour and designing systems to detect and investigate them.
You'll manage, transform and cleanse high volume data, performing advanced analytics to identify trends and automate analysis to proactively alert on high risk activity on an ongoing basis. Working closely with the development team you will be using leading open source data science tools such as Spark, Hadoop, and Lucence and will also gain exposure to Python and Scala to collaborate on scalability issues involving massive amounts of data and produce components for advanced analytics, matching, search and visualisation on big data.

You'll be based in London close to a mainline station near the City; you'll be working with a small, motivated, collaborative team of software, data and finance experts.

Requirements:
*Excellent technical skills including expert knowledge of at least one analytical or big data package such as Spark, Hadoop, R, SAS, SQL
*Good coding skills with Scala, Java and / or Python
*Some team leadership experience
*Excellent communication skills, client facing and presentation skills
*Passion and enthusiasm for learning new technologies and techniques
*Degree educated, 2.1 or above
*Ideally you will have a background in AML, KYC, screening, regulatory compliance or fraud

As a Lead Data Engineer / Data Scientist you will earn a competitive salary (to £100k) plus benefits.

Apply now or call for a confidential discussion about this Lead Data Engineer / Data Scientist opportunity.