Head of Data and Data Operations

Blenheim Chalcot
31 Aug 2017
19 Sep 2017
Contract Type
We are looking for a Head of Data and Data Operations to join our new FinTech company in the mortgage space created as a joint venture between Blenheim Chalcot (BC), the UK's leading venture builder and a FTSE250 financial services business.Founded in 1998, Blenheim Chalcot specialises in building digital businesses that transform industries. Its portfolio of companies has sales of over GBP300m, more than 3,000 employees, and a successful track record of building over 40 companies across financial services, IT services and outsourcing, education, software, sport and media.Blenheim Chalcot has pioneered FinTech innovation in personal finance, consumer and B2B lending and payments with businesses such as Clearscore, Salary Finance, Liberis and Modulr and is now turning its attention to mortgages, building a business that will transform the industry for the better.We believe that the combination of Blenheim Chalcot's venture building expertise, the deep sector knowledge and market access of a FTSE 250 financial services business and the significant funding we have raised will allow us to scale rapidly and have a big impact on an exciting industry.Our growing team is led by Dan Cobley, former MD of Google UK and brings together world class designers, developers, data scientists, financial services experts and business builders.SkillsTeam management, SQL, MongoDB, AWS, Data Operations, data architect, Head of Data and Data Operations, Senior Data DeveloperSectorsQuestionsAre you legally able to work in the UK?, Tell us about the skills and experience you can bring to this role?About the Position and Key ResponsibilitiesAre you a curious, detail-oriented engineer with a tireless dedication to building high quality code? Do you like designing and implementing scalable systems? Does building the API's that allow internal and external systems to work smoothly together for a highly customer focused fintech company inspire you?Join our new fintech venture and help build the components that our mortgage customers, customer operations teams and mortgage advisors rely on. As Head of Data and Data Operations, you'll work with tech like AWS and node.js. You will tackle complex and exciting challenges like authentication, scaling and performance, and shipping widgets that will advance our integrations with lender systems, credit reference agencies and the like.KEY RESPONSIBILITIESResponsible for Data Infrastructure and Data OperationsDesign and delivers the data infrastructure and database structure in MongoDB and SQLModels and integrates data from financial data providers as well as real time customer inputWorks closely with the data science team to ensure the big data architecture enables the machine learning algorithms which power the productWorks with the design, product and technical teams to ensure the data infrastrucure enables a dynamically responsive and personalised user journey, in real time, at the front endWorks with partners to integrate external data sets and sources within the architecture, to drive the user experience and the products algorithmProfessional and Personal RequirementsExperienced, creative and hands on Data Architect or Senior Data Developer, with experience of straddling the Data Modelling, DBA and programming fence, working with MongoDB and SQL on AWS, Google Cloud or AzureExperience in setting up DB replica sets and addressing scaling issues with MongoDB write concernsEnjoys communicating complex structures in a clear wayEnjoys working in a small and growing teamCareer DevelopmentA career at a Blenheim Chalcot isn't like any other career. You'll be joining a network of people working together to make a difference in their industries. Venture building is challenging: it's fast-paced, fluid and there's nowhere to hide. So we expect a lot from our people. In return we give them the opportunity to make a real impact and take a leading role in growing our ventures. We're proud of the community of brilliant people we're building; we believe it's our strongest asset. If you want to be part of it and are up for the challenge, we'd love to hear from you.Our CultureOur culture is inclusive, modern, friendly, smart and innovative - we seek to employ bright, positive thinking self-starters with a can-do attitude. Our people enjoy challenging themselves to be the best at what they do - if that sounds like you, you'll fit right in!Our London team is located in One Hammersmith Broadway, a modern, five-storey building which hosts a hotbed of innovation-focused, high-growth companies - all backed by the Blenheim Chalcot group, leading active investors with annual sales of over GBP300M.