Data Scientist

Chester, UK /
Data Science /
Full-Time / Permanent
Over the last 14 years, we have helped over a million satisfied customers move and manage their money. Our award-winning product portfolio allows our customers to make low-cost multi-currency payments across various payment products.

From travel money to transfers, currency hedging, to expense management, we are focused on a single goal of making it easy for our customers to manage and move their money.

As a business, we are committed to delivering value to our customers through the combination of advanced payments technology and personal expert service

As we embark on our next phase of growth, we are looking for a Data Scientist to join our team.

The role will be based in either our London or Chester office and although we expect this role to be mainly working remotely for now, we ideally would like the Data Scientist in the future to spend time in either location restrictions allowing.

You are an ambitious team player who wants to combine delivering business impact and driving continuous improvement, whilst stretching themselves and learning new skills and capabilities. You will be part of a newly structured Data Science team, whose goal is to drive forward the democratisation and use of data in our business to drive real benefits for our customers.

It’s an exciting, challenging and rewarding role where you will have the responsibility of leading our data strategy, putting data in the hands of our teams, and driving business impact through data driven decision making. You can be based near either of our UK offices in London or Chester.

We have a very flexible working policy and won't be expecting you in the office every day if that’s not how you work best. There will be some expectation of travel to other Group locations. 


    • Be an advocate for the role of data in decision-making to increase revenue or reduce cost-to-serve
    • Formulate hypothesis-led Data Science projects, based on business priorities, opportunities and challenges
    • Develop use-cases for machine learning and advanced analytical techniques
    • Work closely with our Senior Data Engineer to automate our existing data processes, and develop new pipelines to drive future analytics and machine learning initiatives
    • Build relationships and collaborate with stakeholders across the business
    • Communicate results and ideas to key decision makers, technical and non-technical audiences

Skills & Attributes

    • A knack for statistical analysis, data visualisation and predictive modelling
    • Apache Superset experience desirable
    • Experience of building and implementing machine learning models in a business context
    • Deep Learning experience desirable
    • Understanding of model management requirements and procedures
    • High proficiency with Python and SQL languages (MySQL, PostgreSQL and Transact-SQL).
    • Experience with SQL and NoSQL databases
    • Familiarity of key data engineering concepts and the DevOps process for Data Science
    • Excellent organisational and communication skills
    • A strong business mindset
    • Degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Mathematics or similar business experience 
Our investment in you

We aim to be a ‘people first’ business. We welcome people into the Equals group and aim to grow and develop our talented teams.

Our people are part of one group, we believe in teamwork and celebrating our successes. We strive to embrace our values of ‘Succeed Together’, ‘Be the Customer, ‘Make it Happen’ and ‘Go Beyond.

We believe in empowering conversations, that’s why we’ve invested in our managers and teams to ensure we bring out the best in each other. We want to put you in the driving seat of your career so you can reach your full potential through growth opportunities and developmental support.

You will join an environment that encourages learning and knowledge sharing. Our managers and leaders will guide you to realise your personal drivers and encourage development of your own motivating career plan.

When you join the Equals Group we help you get more out of your career, to get more out of life.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.