Lead Data Scientist

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End date

Thursday 11 April 2024

Salary range

£107,508 - £126,480

Agile Working Options

Hybrid Working

Job description

JOB TITLE: Lead Data Scientist    

LOCATION(S): London     

HOURS: Full time

WORKING PATTERN: Our work style is hybrid, which involves spending at least two days per week, or 40% of our time, at our office site.

About this opportunity:

In the Intelligent Automation Lab, we're at the forefront of Lloyds Banking Group’s ambition to use innovative technology to help Britain prosper. Our mission? To harness the power of unstructured data through Natural Language Processing (NLP). We’re seeking a skilled Data Scientist to help us realise this potential!
Our bank possesses an untapped resource: unstructured data found in customer calls, webchats, emails, and various other documents. Using different technologies, we strive to lead in unlocking the potential of this data!

As the Lead Data Scientist, you’ll play a pivotal leadership role within our team. You’ll serve as a technical guide and a team manager, working on a diverse range of projects alongside highly skilled data scientists.

Your responsibilities will revolve around ensuring the successful delivery of data science, AI, and machine learning initiatives. Additionally, you’ll actively contribute to crafting our Natural Language Data Science community within LBG.

Why Lloyds Banking Group:

We’re on an exciting journey to transform our Group and the way we’re shaping finance for good. We’re focusing on the future, investing in our technologies, workplaces, and colleagues to make our Group a great place for everyone. Including you.

What Will You Do as a Data Scientist?

  • Project Delivery: You’ll be involved in all project stages, from idea conception to production. You'll partner with business customers to explore problem statements, analyse data assets, experiment with various modeling approaches, and develop systems powered by Machine Learning.

  • Python Modeling: You and your team will build experimental models using Python. These models will have a tangible impact on the lives of over 30 million customers across the entire UK.

  • Research and Development: Collaborate across the Group to actively research and find opportunities for value realisation understanding the range and types of third-party products available.

  • Mentoring and Coaching: As a mentor and coach, you’ll guide a team of Data Scientists and Engineers, encouraging their growth and development.

What we’ll need from you:

  • Experience: Proven track record as a Data Scientist in a similar role. Experience implementing and supporting Machine Learning systems including automation, model training, validation and monitoring.

  • Technical Proficiency: Strong theoretical and applied knowledge of machine learning techniques especially in Natural Language, Generative AI and unstructured data.

  • Programming Languages: Good knowledge of Python and ability to write modular Python code as well as familiarity with data structures

  • Leadership: Strong interpersonal and leadership skills with a passion for crafting a culture of innovation and continuous learning.

  • Effective Communication: Excellent communication and ability to present and connect with both technical and non-technical audiences.

  • Industry Awareness: Awareness of the latest industry technical developments, emerging trends, new technologies, and best practices for Natural Language and AI.

  • You’ll need to be a self-starter with a passion for developing Data Science solutions that tackle challenging business problems and transform our ability to digitise our business with new technologies.

About working for us:

Our focus is to ensure we're inclusive every day, building an organisation that reflects modern society and celebrates diversity in all its forms. We want our people to feel that they belong and can be their best, regardless of background, identity or culture. We were one of the first major organisations to set goals on diversity in senior roles, create a menopause health package, and a dedicated Working with Cancer initiative. And it’s why we especially welcome applications from under-represented groups. We’re disability confident. So if you’d like reasonable adjustments to be made to our recruitment processes, just let us know

We also offer a wide-ranging benefits package, which includes:

  • A generous pension contribution of up to 15%

  • An annual performance-related bonus

  • Share schemes including free shares

  • Benefits you can adapt to your lifestyle, such as discounted shopping

  • 30 days’ holiday, with bank holidays on top

  • A range of wellbeing initiatives and generous parental leave policies

Want to do amazing work, that’s interesting and makes a difference to millions of people? Join our journey.

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At Lloyds Banking Group, we're driven by a clear purpose; to help Britain prosper. Across the Group, our colleagues are focused on making a difference to customers, businesses and communities. With us you'll have a key role to play in shaping the financial services of the future, whilst the scale and reach of our Group means you'll have many opportunities to learn, grow and develop.

We're focused on creating a values-led culture and are committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the customers and communities we serve. Together we’re building a truly inclusive workplace where all of our colleagues have the opportunity to make a real difference.