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24 Mar 2015

Full-Time Data Scientist

Travelex – Posted by TrAvElEx1 London, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

At Travelex we want to transform how people send and spend money around the world and we are creating an entirely new digital team backed by Travelex’s resources, deep industry experience and leading brand.

We are hiring data scientists, developers, devops, product managers, UX’ers, UI, designers and testers to invent the future of FX, cross-border e-commerce and international payments.

We have a team based approach, an open and collaborative working environment and a flat, meritocratic culture.

Essential requirements:

  • Deep understanding and experience with clustering, regression, ensemble methods or kernel methods.
  • Proven experience of applying advanced statistical and/or machine learning techniques to real world datasets
  • Proficiency in and several years experience with Python or R, ideally both and other languages
  • MSc or ideally PhD from a leading university in Statistics, Computer Science, Maths, Physics or other quantitative subject

More about Travelex:

Travelex is the world’s leading global specialist provider of foreign exchange (FX), with nearly 40 years’ experience trading in up to 80 currencies. Travelex provides retail FX services, outsourcing solutions, payments & remittance, prepaid cards, ATMs and mPos FX. We have a footprint of over 1400 Travelex retail branches in over 100 airports and tourist locations across 25 countries; partner relationships in over 100 countries and 20, 000 locations across the globe, providing foreign currency solutions to financial institutions (on an individual and wholesale level), supermarket & travel agencies; and online foreign exchange platforms in several key markets.

The digital transformation of the Financial Services sector is rapidly gaining pace, with $1bn+ valuations becoming increasingly commonplace. Digital and Mobile channels therefore inevitably form a core part of Travelex’s international growth strategy, and the business has already taken significant investment to establish a global eCommerce platform in 20 markets and create significant online businesses in key markets including the UK, USA, Australia, The Netherlands and Japan. In the UK, digital makes up 35% of transactions and Travelex is seeking to significantly grow that as well as replicate the same penetration levels in other markets. As a retail business whose assets include a network of physical stores and vaults, as well as an established supply chain and strong relationships with central banks, Travelex is ideally positioned against its pure-play digital competitors to build the leading Omni-Channel FX business.


Job Categories: Data Scientist / Statistician. Job Types: Full-Time.


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