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Analytics Lead – London

TransferWise is looking for an Analytics Team Lead to join us in London. This is an opportunity to lead our team of 30 talented analysts and data scientists, to build products that impact the world.

Your mission

  • Lead our Analyst Guild to power decision-making throughout TransferWise - from hiring and onboarding, to building cross-company models, to championing growth and development and validating their impact.
  • Take responsibility for the data analytics strategy of the company and improve our approach to data science and machine learning.
  • Develop, coach and grow the team into world-leading analysts, data scientists, product managers and leaders.
  • Have a direct impact for our customers, by developing your Product team’s analytical muscle.
  • Help lead our planning and decision-making for our Analytics Platform and Data Warehouse.

This role will give you the opportunity to

  • Keep close to the impact - Growing into your role as a lead, you will be embedded in a product team, solving high-impact problems.
  • Finding our path to success - As the Lead for the Analyst guild, you will be integral in shaping our data and analytics strategy and have responsibility for making it happen.
  • Inspire our analysts and data scientists - Your experience, ideas, knowledge and “self-starter” attitude will inspire the team and TransferWise.

A bit about you

  • Data and analytics are your passion. You aspire to transform the way organisations and people work with it and how analysts make this happen. Plus you’re not afraid to get your hands dirty!
  • You’re a self-starter who’s comfortable working autonomously and with teams located across our global offices. Data helps your prioritise your time and focus so you continue to make the greatest impact.
  • Storytelling - Your ability to help people understand data is complimentary to your technical skills. The Analyst Team Lead will be able to summarise the complex and present data visually in a way that makes people say, “got it!”.
  • Experience with Data science and Machine learning projects; from ETL, through modelling and testing, to deploying to production.
  • You have a strong knowledge of statistics and are rigorous in your analysis.
  • The Analyst Team Lead will be mentoring the team on what are the best practices technically - so beyond an expert understanding of Excel and SQL, knowledge of Python or R are the minimum for the this role.
  • Empathy. Sometimes you will have to go past the numbers to get to the bottom of our customers’ behaviour.
  • A proven track record of being able to deliver models and complex analysis. You’ll be ready to show what these are, and how you made it happen. You are able to own a project from start to finish independently
  • Connected. The Analyst team is dispersed across our London, Tallinn, New York, Singapore and Budapest offices - and to make sure that everyone is on the right track, you are ok with occasional travel.

A bit about TransferWise

Since 2011, we’ve had a clear mission: money without borders. Built by and for people who live global lives, we’re the fairest, easiest way to manage your money across borders.

We’re just at the beginning of our story and we’re growing at an incredible pace. We won’t stop until anyone, anywhere can send, spend and receive money wherever they are, whatever they’re doing. There’s still heaps to do and we can’t do it alone.

Our People

At TransferWise, you’ll be joining a movement of people who believe in a better, fairer, more transparent way of moving money around the world. You’ll collaborate to do your best work and take on problems that no one has looked at before.

If you’re keen to learn, grow, try new things and aren’t afraid of a bold plan, you’ll fit right in.

How we work

At TransferWise our strategy emerges from the collective brainpower of all our people, who are organised in dozens of independent, autonomous teams. Teams stay closest to our customers, so they choose what problems to solve and where to spend the most time.

You’ll experience radical levels of ownership and empowerment within your role. Plus the opportunity to see the direct impact of your work on our customers.

If you’d like to understand our culture and product better, here’s a few articles for you to read: Autonomous teams, Product = people, What’s next for TransferWise, Building conviction, Anatomy of the founder interview, Stop pretending to eat your own dog food


Some important stuff we would like you to know

To meet our regulatory obligations as a licensed financial services company, TransferWise needs to take background checks on all new hires, which may include Criminal and Credit checks. Please discuss with the Recruiter if you have any concerns regarding this process.

At TransferWise we believe in fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. Therefore, we want to make sure that our recruitment process is accessible to everyone. So if you need any reasonable adjustments – at any point in the process – we’ll do our best to help. Just let us know what you need on your application form, or drop us an email at adjustments@transferwise.com. You might need a reasonable adjustment if you’ve got a disability. Or maybe you live overseas, and you’d prefer to meet us over Skype.

Please don’t send anything to the adjustments address if you’re a recruiter, or if you’re making a speculative application. We do work with recruiters from time to time – but only through LinkedIn. And we only accept job applications when a position is actually open. So you’re better off just checking the recruitment pages regularly.