Data Science Manager, Financial Crime

Monzo (View all Jobs)

Anywhere (UK)

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Interview Process

1. Phone interview 2. Take-home, & call to discuss it 3. 2-3 hours of on-site interviews (systems/behavioural)

Programming Languages Mentioned

Python, SQL


We're excited to be looking for a Financial Crime Data Science Manager to help build the bank of the future. You'll have the opportunity to lead a part of the Financial Crime Data Science team and play a critical role in Monzo’s mission to make money work for everyone.

As a Data science manager, you’ll be working in an ever changing environment where we are building and iterating on our financial crime defence capabilities to ensure we keep Monzo and our customers safe. As a financial crime team we have a large impact on Monzo’s bottom line as fraud and scams are usually some of the biggest cost line items in a bank's P&L. In addition, we have a great influence on the overall customer experience and how protected they are. Most of the work we do results in directly measurable customer or company benefit which is incredibly satisfying.

Our Data Science Managers don’t have a permanent assignment to a problem space and might rotate into different financial crime areas after some time. The major problem spaces that we are working in are: fraud prevention, transaction monitoring for different types of suspicious activity, customer risk assessment and operational tooling to name the biggest ones. At the moment we are about 21 people in financial crime data, including 3 other Data Science managers who will be your peers.

As part of your job you’ll work closely with product managers, engineers, designers and researchers in an agile product environment. You’ll champion the use of data, bring ideas to life through rigorous experimentation and A/B testing. You’ll help us get the most out of large volumes of data stored on a modern cloud native data platform and with spotting opportunities to make each area of financial crime work even better for our users and for Monzo. As a people manager, you’ll help your team grow, hiring new team members, supporting their personal development. Your team will drive product innovation and you’ll get to see the impact of all your work in the product changes we make.

The role

As part of this role you'll:

  • Be a key leader in building a discipline of exceptional data scientists working on making Monzo world class at tackling financial crime
  • Establish yourself as a trusted partner to the financial crime and product leadership teams with the capacity for getting things done, be it either hands-on or by leading others
  • Bring data leadership and rigour to our financial crime function and build a strategic understanding of the business while structuring complex projects to bring them to life
  • Set the data strategy for financial crime area - from working with engineers on ensuring that we capture the right data to building predictive models that help us detect financial crime
  • Have the opportunity to manage exceptional Data Scientists and help their career progression and development
  • Be able to work on all aspects of financial crime as we operate as one team

You should apply if:

  • You have multiple years of experience in data, working as a lead Analyst or Data Scientist
  • You consider yourself an empathetic leader and have experience managing multiple data scientists and you really enjoy that part of the job
  • You’re as comfortable getting hands-on as well as taking a step back and thinking strategically and proactively identifying opportunities
  • You have experience working together and collaborating with senior business stakeholders and product teams
  • You're familiar with using a variety of Data Science tools (from business intelligence, experimentation and causal inference through to machine learning), and coding languages (Python and SQL). You know when to pick the right tool, and can help others do the same
  • You are passionate about reducing financial crime with data driven strategies

Nice to haves:

  • Experience from working with financial crime and regulated institutions

Logistics

  • We can help you relocate to London & we can sponsor visas.
  • This role can be based in our London office or remotely within the UK
  • We offer flexible working hours and trust you to work enough hours to do your job well, at times that suit you and your team.
  • Diversity and inclusion is a priority for us – if we want to solve problems for people around the world, our team has to represent our customers. So we need to attract the best talent and create an environment that supports and includes them. You can read more about diversity and inclusion on our blog.
  • If you prefer to work part-time, we'll make this happen whenever we can - whether this is to help you meet other commitments or strike a great work-life balance.
  • The application process consists of a 30 min phone call with a recruiter, an initial call with someone from the team, followed by a practical exercise and 2-3 video interviews. We promise not to ask you any brain teasers or trick questions

Equal Opportunity Statement

At Monzo, embracing diversity in all of its forms and fostering an inclusive environment for all people to do the best work of their lives with us. This is integral to our mission of making money work for everyone.

We're an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, family or parental status, national origin, veteran, neurodiversity status or disability status.

What is Monzo about?

We’re a bank on a mission to make money work for everyone. By focusing on solving real problems rather than selling financial products, treating people fairly and being totally transparent, we believe we can make banking better.

Monzo started in 2015 with big plans and a little office in Shoreditch, London. Now we’re a fully-licensed bank with millions of customers in the UK, and well over a thousand employees around the world.

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