Careers at FXcompared

 

FXcompared is a leading player in the fast growing fintech and international payments space.

We are currently hiring in both our London and New York locations for the roles below.

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ETL Development Lead (London)

We are looking for an ETL Development Lead to report directly to our CTO and manage the people, processes and technologies involved with integrating data feeds from a variety of sources into our data warehouse.
 

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Role description

We are looking for an ETL Development Lead to report directly to our CTO and manage the people, processes and technologies involved with integrating data feeds from a variety of sources into our data warehouse.

Responsibilities

  • Hands-on manage a small onshore/offshore team of software developers and QA engineers.
    • Continuously train staff in payments industry subject matter and ETL development best practices
    • Track team member project progress, time and cost and continuously work to focus the team on priories and improve time, cost, and quality efficiencies
    • Build and manage a human resource requirements plan to scale teams up and down as needed based on work loads
  • Develop and manage others who develop ETL software pipelines
    • Work in lock step with our Business, Data Collection, and front end Web Application Development teams to review data sources, finalize data load requirements specifications, load high quality data, and coordinate delivery schedules
    • Follow our established data flow guidelines and procedures and load data into our PostgreSQL data warehouse. Once data is in our data warehouse, it will be queried by our Product Discovery team and fed into our business intelligence portal application.
    • Write the pipelines using our Enterprise ETL Platform and Python. Some of your pipelines will be for one-time use and others will be productionalized and running periodically.
    • As needed, scrape Websites using Python or our enterprise Web scraping tool.
    • Establish and enforce change control and configuration management procedures
  • Hands on manage and execute rigorous data QA
    • Work with Business to establish data quality standards for all of our data loads and ensure that all executions meet these standards; define and implement data quality rules; establish and report KPIs
    • Lead investigations into data quality problems and remediation
    • Execute periodic data refreshes
  • Holistically communicate status of your team’s activities:
    • Track your team’s projects and issues using our company issue tracking system (Redmine).
    • Maintain and periodically publish a data project roadmap
    • Publish weekly team status reports.
    • Lead weekly status briefings with our Senior Management team.
    • Own knowledge sharing process and work products including business metadata and glossary documents
  • Continually drive improvements to and optimizations in the existing operational processes, reporting and delivery methods

Required skills & experience

  • Subject Matter Expertise in the International Payments space and Financial Services
  • BSc/BA in computer science or relevant field or equivalent work experience
  • 5 years’ experience in ETL development and data management in Financial Services, ideally International Payments
  • 2 years’ experience programming in Python
  • 2 years’ experience managing one or more teams of offshore resources
  • Absolute proficiency in SQL, Excel and desktop data analytics tools
  • Expert at project time and cost estimation
  • Expert at human and system resource utilization monitoring, optimizing, and planning
  • Prior experience in defining and implementing data quality programs
  • Expert at one or more Enterprise ETL development platforms
  • Experience with Web scraping
  • Expert at holistically reporting status and managing stakeholder expectations
  • Previous startup experience

Nice to have:

  • Data science expertise

Market Research Manager (London)

FXcompared Intelligence is looking for an experienced Market Research Manager for their London office. 

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Role description

FXcompared Intelligence is looking for an experienced Market Research Manager for their London office.

The ideal candidate

  • Have an excellent track-record in primary and secondary research including qualitative and quantitative methods;
  • Be articulate and precise, and able to deliver high quality research outputs;
  • Be confident and persuasive, and able to work with stakeholders at all levels;
  • Have project management experience;

Key responsibilities

  • Researching and reporting on the international payments industry. Also, presenting these reports and findings to stakeholders at all levels both internally and externally.
  • Monitoring and analysing the international payments market more widely, reporting on trends, regulatory framework and policy to help inform decisions taken by the business unit.
  • Guiding clients through our research models and helping to structure new programmes in such a way to support successful delivery at scale.
  • Undertaking ad hoc research projects as required by the business unit.

Qualifications

Experience, skills & competencies

  • Degree with a significant research component
  • Relevant research and analysis experience from within a market research setting, or policy research/agency/business analysis context, with a track record in the delivery of research reports, presentations, and other projects
  • Experience of working with multiple research methods
  • Experience in design, data collection, and/or analysis survey data
  • Experience in survey implementation (particularly related to CAPI, online survey methods and in coordinator roles for surveys)
  • Experience in automated collection from websites
  • Highly proficient in using Microsoft Office tools as well as other analytic and business intelligence software packages
  • Experience of working with senior external customers/contacts
  • Ability to work in marketing and customer pre-sales situations
  • Experience in conducting data analyses that establish and document a business case
  • Excellent planning, time management and project management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate complex information clearly and succinctly

Research Analyst (London)

Our research division FXC Intelligence is looking for a research analyst to expand our custom research efforts and produce content related to the payments, FX, and financial service industry. 

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Role description

This role will have two primary functions: first, conducting desk research into trends and companies within the financial services space to populate our online data portal; second, helping produce FXC Intelligence’s weekly newsletter and other custom research reports. This role has significant room for growth and expansion as all content and research work is currently being split between other employees.

FXC Intelligence is a growing startup in the FinTech space - we will provide plenty of training and support but once up to speed you will be encouraged to make this role your own!

Requirements

  • Ability to synthesize disparate data into concise written reports
  • Familiar with both qualitative and quantitative data
  • Demonstrated analytical ability
  • Ability to produce work within tight deadlines
  • Excellent English

Responsibilities

  • Producing written intelligence reports about trends within the payments and financial services industry
  • Helping write, source content for, and edit a weekly newsletter
  • Supporting our data science and product team with ad hoc desk research
  • Generating new ideas for content and marketing

Nice to have

  • Data journalism, financial / equity research, or other quantitative research experience
  • Experience with data manipulation using Python, Matlab, Stata, etc.
  • Experience working in payments, finance or FinTech

What we offer

  • Competitive salary & incentive schemes
  • Fantastic benefits package
  • Regular team outings and events
  • Relaxed dress code
  • Tailored personal development program
  • Use of a Mac laptop

If you are interested in this opportunity, please get in touch.


Data Scientist (London)

FXcompared Intelligence is our research and insights division. We are looking for full-time Data Scientists to be responsible for analysis and presentation of our data.

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Role will include

  • Analyze data to answer business questions and produce data-driven stories that reveal key insights into behavior, in particular using data visualization
  • Normalizing various forms of data. Populating SQL tables from scraped data.
  • Collation of data from external sources
  • Knowledge of Python and SQL is preferred.


General Skills

  • 2+ Years Experience
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills, especially in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • High level of attention to detail.
  • Relevant experience in a variety of sectors, with focus on requirements analysis and documentation for various audiences (both technical & non-technical), and business process analysis.
  • A motivated and driven individual to solve problems and find solutions.
  • Must be eager to work in a small team environment with a start-up feel.
  • A genuine interest in new tools and technology.

Please submit your cover letter and resume to careers@fxcompared.com including details of relevant experience and relationships. Please put "Data Scientist Position" in the subject line of your email.


Marketing Executive (London)

Working with the Global GM, you will take an active part in much of the day to day running of the business. Your duties will be wide ranging and provide interest and opportunities to develop and learn.

You will benefit from performing both marketing and operational duties and have a fulfilling and rewarding career.

This is a great opportunity to join a winning team. FXcompared Intelligence is the leading independent money transfer (FX) comparison site and intelligence group. We have offices in New York and London. To date, over $1.5bn has been transferred by users, both individuals and small businesses on our platform.
 

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Specific Responsibilities

  • Help construct the content writers briefs.
  • Manage the rosta of content writers to ensure timely delivery of articles.
  • Perform editorial duties in terms of spell checking, unique content checking and that the article meets the original brief.
  • Collate and co-ordinate the writers invoices and communicate with Finance to ensure they are processed.
  • Upload articles to the inhouse CMS
  • Compile daily stats for the Operating Model
  • Perform various marketing lead duties relating to keyword research, link research and other research related topics.
  • Compile month end stats ensuring relevant stakeholders have what they need.
  • Help with testing and product development tasks
  • Assist with compiling prospect targets, researching contacts and initiating conversations for the GM to take forwards.
  • Working with external suppliers and agencies across PR, direct mail, and design and monitoring their performance.
  • Help with paid marketing development and optimisations. Namely, Adwords, Bing and Facebook
  • Other marketing and marketing analytics duties as the occur.
  • Necessary Skills and Experience

    • Excellent Excel capabilities with the ability to create pivot tables
    • Excellent written and verbal English
    • Experience with Adwords is required
    • An understanding at a basic level of SEO is an advantage
    • Ability to work on a multitude of tasks is a requirement
    • Great numerical skills
    • Excellent with all Microsoft packages

    “Nice to Have” Skills

    • Experience in creating email templates and campaigns is an advantage
    • Experience with creating and managing Content Ads such as with Outbrain
    • Experience with link building
    • Experience with dealing with PR and marketing agencies

    Soft Skills

    • Work well under pressure
    • You should be self-confident and motivated with the ability to work on your own initiative
    • Good attention to detail
    • Self-motivation and eagerness to learn
    • An honest, ego-less approach that inspires collaboration
    • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking skills
    • Creative and nimble with ability to overcome obstacles to solve the hardest problems
    • Flexible and responsive with ability to adapt to rapid change in direction or business priority

Please submit your cover letter and resume to careers@fxcompared.com including details of relevant experience and relationships. Please put "Marketing Executive - London" in the subject line of your email.


Technical Project Manager - London

Job Description
We are looking for a rock star Technical Project Manager to report directly to our CTO and manage the execution of mission critical recurring businesses processes and one-time projects.

Technical Project Manager Job Duties
In this role, you will have the challenge of overseeing onshore/offshore cross functional teams of data scientists, data managers, software developers, quality assurance personnel, and researchers working both locally and offshore on the collection, processing, QA and reporting of data collected from a multitude of online and offline sources in a multitude of formats.  
 

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Responsibilities

  • Oversee and improve a critical recurring business process that involves a large number of stakeholders in technical and non-technical roles performing semi-automated data collection and ETL (data management) processes.
  • Manage scoping, planning, resourcing, execution and QA of data management and software development recurring business activities and projects.
  • Roll up your sleeves when necessary and write functional specifications, run SQL queries, write small data management software programs, and perform UAT.
  • Develop Work Breakdown Structures and detailed project plans and schedules to track and communicate progress
  • Determine, communicate, manage and mitigate project risks
  • Develop or augment business processes, document them, train people and keep them continuously improving.
  • Document functional specifications or training materials.
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation.

Requirements

  • 2+ years of technology project management experience
  • Strong knowledge of SQL and Microsoft Excel
  • Flexible/nimble, creative, driven, resilient, self-directed, entrepreneurial spirit
  • Experience at managing remote teams.
  • Comfort with utilizing team collaboration software (issue tracking, project management, document sharing, etc.)
  • Solid technical background, with understanding or hands-on experience in data management, software development, and web technologies
  • Skilled at organizational, multi-tasking, communicating and negotiating

Nice to have

  • Python
  • Knowledge of data warehousing and ETL development tools
  • Experience in design, data collection, and/or analysis survey data
  • Data Science, Statistics
  • Experience in survey implementation (particularly related to CAPI, online survey methods and in coordinator roles for surveys).
  • PMP / PRINCE II certification

Big Data Engineer (London)

Do you love collecting, organizing, and transforming data? Do you want to work alongside successful serial entrepreneurs on building a unique, disruptive and extremely profitable business from the ground up? Do you need to be part of a fast-moving, high-energy innovative team of brilliant people from all over the world? If so, then FXC Intelligence has your dream job! 

Must have NoSQL or MongoDB experience.

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Role description

You will be working on the Research Team and the broader business’s data pipeline. You will for instance be asked to source data and investigate a data sources such as a Websites, flat files, or APIs. You will learn as much as you can about business requirements and needs and then explore and profile the data using SQL, Excel, Python or whatever other tools fit the job. You will have responsibility for productionalizing datasets for modelling, visualization and analysis using an off the shelf enterprise ETL tool and, if necessary, Python and SQL. Don’t worry if you have never used an enterprise ETL tool. We can train you. We need someone who is bright, articulate, who understands how to transform data and who is super eager to learn and work with data. You will need to be able to communicate complex material in layman’s terms and educate people.

The person in this job has a lot of different long term career paths in our company since we are small and everything we do depends on data. This is a highly visible, central, and critical role. Every day, you will be interacting with and learning from excellent project managers, business analysts, data scientists, software developers and qa engineers in a friendly, collegial environment.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with our Data Scientists, Product Owners, and Software Engineers to identify, collect and transform data for research and analysis including statistical modeling.
  • Identify and diagnose data inconsistencies and errors.

Necessary skills and experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Economics, or equivalent quantitative field.
  • Python, SQL, noSQL and Microsoft Excel.
  • Experience manipulating and joining data in multiple different formats (for example, csv, json, xml, text).
  • Experience integrating external APIs for data acquisition.
  • Experience to data exploration, profiling, quality control, transformation, and visualization.

Nice to have technical skills

  • Comfort with utilizing team collaboration software (issue tracking, project management, document sharing, etc.)
  • Experience in feature engineering.
  • Experience designing efficient and robust ETL/ELT workflows, schedulers, and event-based triggers
  • R, SAS, Matlab or other statistical software packages
  • Familiarity with the key concepts of Data Science including machine learning
  • Knowledge of supervised and unsupervised classification techniques
  • Ability to design rich data visualizations to communicate complex ideas to customers or company leaders
  • Experience with AWS

Soft skills

  • Outstanding client and internally-facing verbal and written communication, leadership, and negotiating skills
  • Able to communicate complex concepts to all different types of audiences
  • Assertiveness and resilience
  • Self-motivation and eagerness to learn
  • An honest, ego-less approach that inspires collaboration
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking skills
  • Creative and nimble with ability to overcome obstacles to solve the hardest problems
  • Flexible and responsive with ability to adapt to rapid change in direction or business priority

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  • Health and benefits packages
  • Flexible working hours
  • Use of a MacBook
  • Team outings

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