Lead Data Scientist

Location: London

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Lead Data Scientist – London, Hammersmith, UK

Are you excited by the opportunity of using Data to inform and influence key business decisions that can help lead our globally distributed and diverse teams to success? Does working for the world leader in money transfer sound exciting? Join Western Union as a Lead Data Scientist.

Motivated by our values: purpose driven, globally minded, and trustworthy & respectful

We’re a FinTech that’s using insight from customers and colleagues worldwide to improve financial services for families, small businesses, multinational corporations, and non-profit organizations. We’re a team of over 10,000 people spanning 200 countries and territories. We believe when money moves, better things happen.

Better is enabled by trust and respect

We’ll look to you to use your skills in managing a team of advanced analytic professionals to deliver analytical solutions quickly for key strategic projects. You will be working on complex strategic initiatives focusing on driving revenue growth, continuous improvement and efficiencies through advanced analytics. You will use your knowledge of interrogating large, complex data sets to help drive real value for the business – providing key analysis and insight to all sectors of the global organization. You’ll lead your team and help bring to life the stories in the data and communicate this insight through creative and impactful presentation and data visualization.

Experienced in working through complex data problems, you will be creative and have proven experience in delivering results using a variety of data science tools such as Python, R, SQL and Excel. You will have an advanced degree in business, mathematics or a similar discipline, have a deep understanding of using data to deliver business insight. We need you to have a detailed understanding of statistical methods and expert-level of skills applying data mining / data science solutions.

Join us, and let’s move money for better

Western Union is transforming its business and shaping the financial services sector by driving quality, convenience, and customer service to new levels of excellence. It’s an exciting time for our organization, as the largest cross-border money transfer operator, trusted by millions of consumers around the world. If you’re ready to unleash your potential to help drive change through bottom-up innovation, apply now.

We’re a company on the move, and we want our people to grow and develop. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to learn new skills and build a career, as well as a great salary and benefits package. You will be a whiz with Microsoft Office and good at building relationships with internal & external stakeholders.

Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and success. Western Union is proud to be an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer. The company will provide accommodation to applicants, including those with disabilities, during the recruitment process, in accordance with applicable laws. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy or related medical conditions), national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, or any other protected category.


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