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Senior Data Scientist

  • Location

    Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

  • Sector:

    Financial Services

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  • Salary:

    £50000 - £60000 per annum

  • Consultant:

    Adam Burgess

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

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Sellick Partnership are delighted to be working with a leading Fintech organisation based in Newcastle who are looking to recruit a Senior Data Scientist to join their team on a permanent basis.

This Senior Data Scientist role will give you the chance to design and build innovative solutions with a leading Fintech organisation using AI and ML. Becoming an integral part of their expert team of artificial intelligence experts, you will work with a fast-paced and growing organisation, and advance your own career within software development and the field of artificial intelligence.


  • Creating and developing a team of junior data scientists to deliver on the goals below.
  • Researching, developing and implementing the most innovative AI/ML applications to revolutionise the financial services industry.
  • Productionising artificial intelligence based solutions along side software engineers and SMEs.
  • Writing the back end algorithms which must be are reusable, testable and efficient.
  • Be able to process a datasets in parallel using multiple threads or processes.
  • Provide technical guidance to peers on how AI/ML can be best deployed in the organisation.
  • Quickly build prototypes and research emerging AL/ML developments across the world.
  • Work closely with our business analysts to design and implement new functionality for our major institutional customers around the world.
  • Maintain, retrain and troubleshoot the application.
  • Assist in the preparation and documentation of requirements and specifications.
  • Liaise with network administrators, systems analysts, and software engineers to assist in resolving problems with software products or company software systems.
  • The completion of agreed training / self-improvement activities in line with agreed career development plan.
  • Delivery of agreed outputs within agreed timeframes or the successful negotiation of new time frames.
  • Actively communicating the status of assigned items of work to project team, project manager or delivery manager.
  • Actively seeking opportunities to provide assistance to peers.
  • Actively identifying and promoting opportunities for application efficiency improvements or performance improvements.

Experinece Required:

  • Passion for the latest technology and fast paced delivery
  • Proficiency in at least one deep learning language such as Python, spaCy, TensorFlow, PyTorch
  • Substantial experience with unstructured data sources, especially in areas such as images, speech and text data.
  • Proven track record of innovation in creating novel algorithms and advancing the state of the industry
  • Experience designing software for scale and high availability
  • PHD or at min. Bachelor's degree or in Computer Science or related quantitate field.
  • English on communicative level.
  • Experienced in or knowledge of would be an advantage:
    • Iterative approach to development
    • CI&CD in an agile team
    • Knowledge Cloud based deployments such as AWS advantageous

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