Senior Data Scientist

Senior Data Scientist

Why is our Data Science team the next step for you?

Based in the heart of the City and working from our stunning global head office, Worldpay’s Data Science team work smart and work together to drive real business value by delivering powerful, embedded predictive analytic solutions and by providing insight into customer, cardholder, transactional and financial behaviour. The team drives initiatives that increase business performance for both internal and external stakeholders and derive insight from accumulated data and analysis to help guide management and operational decision-making.

How will you add value on a day-today basis?

The key purpose of the role is to develop powerful, production grade predictive analytic solutions to drive business value from Worldpay’s significant data assets. By mining insight about customer, cardholder, transactional and financial behaviour, the role will drive initiatives that increase business performance and help guide management and operational decision-making. You will be using state-of-the-art data mining tools and machine learning techniques to drive improved decisions. As part of your role you will be developing and implementing various types of predictive models, segmentation strategies, optimization algorithm’s and data mining analyses; integrating these into business processes with a targeted result of increasing revenue.

What will make you the ideal candidate?

Our Senior Data Scientist will be well versed in the practical, technical and theoretical aspects of building predictive models and must be highly numerate, probably with a degree or higher qualification in a relevant subject area such as Mathematics, Engineering or Computer Science. You will bring excellent SQL coding skills and strong statistical analysis or data mining preferably with Python, R, Spark or similar. We would expect you to have a proven track record of applying analytical skills to a variety of business problems delivering quantified benefits to the business as a result. Furthermore you will bring experience delivering business solutions and presentations to senior management to drive business growth, with excellent communication and influencing skills. Being a great senior level data scientist involves inspiring colleagues and being a thought leader in new, innovative ways to solve real-world problems.

Key Skills:

Experience with Predictive Analytics and Advanced Analytical Methodologies, from building the business case right through to production deployment, post-live monitoring and senior management level presentation of outcomes.

Knowledge of Hadoop technologies  (Hdfs, Hive, spark)

Strong programming ability with either Python, R, Scala, Java or matlab in a data science context (either creating propensity models, segmentations or solving complex problems using optimizations techniques)

Very good SQL / HiveQL skills

Experience in any of the following highly beneficial: Graph mining, machine learning, decision and process automation through analytics.

How is Worldpay changing the world?

We are leaders in modern money. Each and every time you use your debit card or credit card to pay for something, whether online or face-to-face, there’s a good chance it happened because of us. On an annual basis our innovations, systems and technology enable billions of money transactions globally. Working with customers large and small, we help them to take your payments quickly, safely and reliably, allowing them to grow their businesses and making your life more convenient in the process. As a leader in global fintech and the largest London IPO since 2011, this is a great time to join us in building for the next phase of the Worldpay journey.



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London / England

Business Area

Tech and Engineering

Employment Type



October 27, 2017