Head of Data Science - Risk & Compliance (Start-Up)

Job Title: Head of Data Science - Risk & Compliance (Start-Up)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Industry: Chief Operating Officer & Governance
Reference: BH1/HODASC/LON
Contact Name: Ben Horn
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 14, 2021 23:35

Job Description

My client is a truly global start up organisation whose are entering hyper growth. With operations across more than a dozen offices, the business is already very well structured and taking a highly innovative approach to a variety of risk and compliance topics utilising their extensive in-house technology expertise.

The role will report directly to the Chief Risk Officer with a dotted line to the newly appointed Global Head of Data Science and Analytics.

Key Responsibilities

  • Establish and embed risk models across the organisation.
  • Coordinate with risk, compliance, data and product leaders to design a function that predicts and effectively minimises risk in areas such as credit, fraud, AML.
  • Support the compliance and risk functions to deliver enhancements to areas such as client onboarding, KYC and transaction monitoring.
  • Collaborate extensively with internal stakeholders drive new initiatives and become a key voice in the governance and technology leadership fora.
  • Display outstanding leadership capabilities and have a passion for growing and nurturing a new team.

Key Requirements

  • Have extensive familiarity using SQL and Python.
  • Have worked in a technology driven environment - ideally in a start-up or in a regulated industry.
  • Work across various functions to align strategy and deliver solutions.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of risk management and compliance.

This role would be ideally suited to an individual who has worked as a data scientist and who is looking to deliver a very specialist project in a technology first organisation.