Lead Data Scientist - FS Analytics

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Location: London

Capability: Consulting

Experience Level: Manager

Type: Full Time

Service Line: Tech Digital Lighthouse

Contract type: Permanent

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Role Title: Lead Data Scientist (Manager)

The Team & Overview

Our team is called FS Analytics. We are a diverse and talented team who deliver exceptional data solutions that include data cleaning, transformation, ETL development, causational analytics, logical models and machine learning. Our team has a range of backgrounds, bringing together a fantastic selection of skill sets, experiences and perspectives. We fall under the remit of the Consulting business where our mission is to help clients in financial industries to make sound business decisions and strategy through top quality data driven analytics/insights.

This role is a manager / Lead Data Scientist. Your key responsibility will be to lead the data science team in our objective to deliver current pieces of work as well as to identify new opportunities for data science in the market. The primary sector the team currently operates in is financial crime, this will continue alongside any other sectors expand into.

The work the team has done around financial crime has helped banks improve their KYC and AML processes, optimising them as well as making them more sophisticated in their capability to identify complex financial crime typologies.There is also an expectation to contribute to the community feel and supporting the diversity of our team. We believe strongly in prioritising wellbeing and encouragement of our people’s development. Not only does it result in the highest quality of work being delivered but more importantly our people enjoy working in our collaborative and encouraging teams.

The Role in summary

  • Identify new data science opportunities through positive relationships with KPMG and client stakeholders.
  • Managing a team of 5-10 data engineers & scientists, this will involve both project and people management.
  • Manage the delivery of data science solutions through design, documentation, agile delivery and deployment.
  • Challenge existing solutions and assumptions using an objective scientific approach, continuing to push client deliverables to be of the highest standard.
  • Assist with proposals, bids and business development.
  • Utilise your technical understanding of Python/R, SQL, and cloud technology to best deliver data science solutions.
  • Rely on strong understandings of machine learning and deep learning for selecting the correct models and their applications as well as open-source coding libraries such as tensorflow, Keras and SkLearn.
  • Run demonstrations of previous work and continue to build the catalogue of solutions the team has delivered.

The Person

  • Advanced knowledge of Python and SQL
  • Knowledge of machine learning and deep learning algorithms for supervised, semi-supervised and unsupervised applications
  • Experience working in cloud environments - AWS / Azure / GCP / IBM
  • Good knowledge of code version control technologies - Jenkins / BitBucket / GitHub
  • Knowledge of statistics and applications.
  • Experience building positive working relationships with stakeholders and/or clients.
  • Has used APIs to connect to data sources, understanding the benefits on third party data.
  • Familiar with code optimisation techniques such as O(n) notation.
  • Happy to present to internal teams and expand networks inside & outside the firm.

Why Consulting at KPMG?

Technology is a critical focus for us. It underpins everything we do. We're investing in technology like never before – not least because the pace of technological change is disrupting organisations in new and challenging ways. Through advanced data analytics and emerging tech-enabled solutions like AI and machine learning, we're helping clients across diverse sectors to navigate that change. We enable them to avoid any unnecessary risks and to uncover new, transformative opportunities that could give them a competitive edge. A career here means stretching your skills and honing your expertise by solving complex problems as part of a collaborative, results-driven and supportive team. Whether we're helping our clients to reduce their costs, make better decisions, improve efficiencies or deploy the latest technologies, we bring together broad specialisms and talents to deliver robust, connected solutions.

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