Data Scientist, Research & Development (Mid Level)

at Fable Data
Published March 11, 2023
Location London, United Kingdom
Category Data Science  
Job Type Full-time  


Job description

Location : London Bridge

Work pattern : full-time (hybrid), PAYE

Salary : £42,000k - £65,000k per annum, DOE, plus generous options

Level : Mid

Reporting line : Senior Data Scientist

Division / Team : Research & Development

About the role :

We are looking for a Mid Data Scientist with 2+ years of experience to join our fast-growing R&D team.

As a company, we harmonise anonymised consumer transaction data and create products for investment and corporate clients.

We are rapidly growing with a truly innovative solution that our clients use to understand the performance of listed companies and their business sectors.

Our products give real-time insight on revenue shifts, market share, consumer switching and online / store sales.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with both the research and the commercial team to create targeted insights for prospective clients, using Fable row level and aggregated transaction data
  • Assist with R&D on the next generation of products
  • Refining and updating our consumer panels
  • Conduct data analysis on topics of general interest across a wide range of themes and sectors
  • Technical support of clients during trials and post-sales
  • Support the automation of repetitive procedures.

Skills and experience


  • 2+ years experience working as a Data Scientist / Data Analyst in a commercial or academic environment
  • Good skills in SQL and Python. Good problem-solving skills
  • Fast learner and comfortable with uncertainty and change; we are a scale-up
  • Good communication and collaboration skills
  • A keen interest in financial markets, data and factors that are relevant to making investment decisions.


  • Experience with developing production code along with an understanding of source control via Git
  • Experience working with consumer data, banking data and stock and shares will help
  • Planning skills that will help you prioritize your work across multiple projects
  • Knowledge of the retail environment in France, Germany, Spain and Italy and a major European language would be desirable, but not essential
  • Familiar with basic time series analysis.


This role will define your career as we expect you to grow your skills and experience with us, supported by a talented team.

In return, we reward our team members with : In the UK :

  • 30 days holidays + bank holidays (pro-rata)
  • Generous Option Scheme for every employee (HMRC-approved EMI Options)
  • Outstanding life / work balance
  • Free subscription to Financial Times
  • Flexible working
  • A wonderful team and a fun place to work
  • More benefits to come as we grow

Here at Fable, we are proud of our culture. Being responsible, taking ownership and aiming for excellence are the values that define us. We believe in :

  • People with purpose
  • Whole world thinking
  • Individual value, collective strength

About Fable Data

Data is one of the most valuable resources to modern businesses. A source of competitive advantage for many of the world’s most successful organisations.

Powering innovation, enriching people’s lives, underpinning decisions around multi-billion-pound investments and helping to create completely new industries, power new technologies and advance our understanding of our world.

Our world is that data.

Fable Data is the leading source of real-time European consumer transaction data, using anonymised transaction data from European banks and credit card providers.

Fable Data has pioneered this model within Europe and supplies data to some of the world’s largest hedge funds, the Financial Times, major government bodies, and Fortune 500 companies.

Our potential is huge, powered by an unrivalled amount of data with very low latency. This helps businesses make faster, better and more informed decisions, well ahead of other solutions in the market.

We are on a mission to provide better data to decision-makers in business and government anonymised, real-time and at scale.

We are looking for the very best talent to join our world-class team on our journey to Unicorn status. We are well-funded and have huge aspirations to become THE leading Global provider of transaction data across both Corporate and Investor Markets.

We work in an agile, proactive way, so we move fast and stay ahead of the curve. We want people to buy into our ethos that better Data in the hands of decision-makers will lead to a better world.

Fable Data is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the grounds of a person's gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability, or sexual orientation.

All candidates will be assessed based on merit, qualifications, and their ability to perform the role requirements.