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CIB - Chief Data Science Office - Executive Director - London

Req #: 170120851
Location: London, ENG, UK
Job Category: Operations
Job Description:

Data Scientist –Executive Director Role (London)

J.P. Morgan’s Corporate & Investment Bank New Product Development group is tasked with accelerating new solutions to market through research, strategic analysis and testing of potentially transformative concepts. A small and diverse group of engineers, data scientists and business analysts, this team works closely with the core business and external partners to identify and align innovative new technologies and business processes to the firm, creating value for our clients and disrupting current legacy processes and business models. 
The Role:
  • The Data Scientist in this role will be integral to the NPD Data Science effort based out of our London office. They will recruit and develop multiple small teams, each headed by a Vice President and composed of several Associate level data scientists, that will be tasked to develop innovative analysis. They will work with the established Data Science team in New York and business analysts and software engineers within NPD, both in London and New York, to contribute to the advanced data analytics efforts of the New Product Development group as a whole. As a leader they will coordinate the effort of the whole team, mentor and develop both vice president and associate level team members, participate in recruiting, development and direction setting initiatives and work with Line-of-Business leadership to understand their needs and applications and find data science solutions to their problems.
  • They will help build a foundation of state-of-the-art technical and scientific capabilities to support a number of ongoing and planned data analytics projects:
    • Build an in-depth understanding of the problem domain and available data assets
    • Research, design, and evaluate machine learning approaches and models
    • Participate in data architecture and engineering decision-making to support analytics
    • Take initiative in evaluating and adapting new approaches from data science research
    • Investigate data visualization and summarization techniques for conveying key findings
    • Communicate findings and obstacles to stakeholders to help drive the delivery to market
Key Requirements:
  • Professional experience as a data scientist, quantitative analyst, senior scientist or a related software engineering role
  • Experience leading the development of data science projects
  • Experience leading the development of data science teams
  • Doctoral degree, or equivalent experience, in mathematics, computer science, physical sciences or other quantitative discipline
  • Thorough understanding of probability and statistics, Bayesian methods, time series analysis.
  • Experience of Finance, Banking, Insurance or similar businesses a strong plus.
  • Expertise in theory and practice of Statistics, Empirical Data Analysis, Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing
  • Experience and in-depth knowledge of Python and other modern programming languages as well as statistical computing environments and financial domain systems such as time-series databases.
  • Experience in at least one specialized statistical computing environment, Experience in practical data processing, data mining, text mining and information retrieval tasks
  • Experience of scalable data management tools including Relational and NoSQL databases, Big Data architectures a strong plus
  • Great communication skills, team player, self-starter, demonstrated strong work ethic
  • Experience working with senior line of business leaders
  • Experience managing and leading teams of technical and analytical people.
  • Desire to use modern technologies as a disruptive influence within the Finance domain
About J.P. Morgan Corporate & Investment Bank
J.P. Morgan’s Corporate & Investment Bank (CIB) is a global leader across banking, markets and investor services. The world’s most important corporations, governments and institutions entrust us with their business in more than 100 countries. With $18 trillion of assets under custody and $393 billion in deposits, the Corporate & Investment Bank provides strategic advice, raises capital, manages risk and extends liquidity in markets around the world.
About J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.1 trillion and operations in more than 60 countries. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small business and commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management and private equity. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world’s most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Information about J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. is available at
JPMorgan offers an exceptional benefits program and a highly competitive compensation package.
JPMorgan is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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