Data Scientist

  • London, UK
  • Full-time

Company Description

Fascinated by the future and captivated by technology?

Smart, driven and want to make a difference in the world?

You’ll fit right in.

Join a diverse team at Visa, where your individuality fits right in. We can provide the opportunity to shape the payments experience globally. Together, let’s transform the way the world pays.

Think you know us?

Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure digital payment network that enables individuals, businesses and economies to thrive.

Individuality fuels our brand and our global team – we’re proud that we are a talented team of 15,000 individuals with unique backgrounds, perspectives and experiences. Therefore, we understand that you are much more than your day job. We encourage quality of life outside of the office, whether it’s taking advantage of agile work schedules or our wellness programs, Visa respects and encourages meaningful work/life balance for everyone. In addition, we offer market leading salary and have a fantastic benefits offering.

So, if you’re not satisfied with the status quo, we can satisfy your desire to explore new territory, giving you the runway to really make an impact, whilst connecting you with teams around the world in a truly inclusive culture that celebrates our uniqueness.

If you think you could support Visa as a Data Scientist, we want to hear from you – together, let’s make Visa a great place to work.

Job Description

Are your investigative skills worthy of CSI? Do your data visualisations make Tufte envious? Do you speak fluent SQL? Do you dream in code? If so, we want to hear from you — together, let’s make Visa a great place to work.

We are seeking a passionate and ambitious Data Scientist to partner with Visa Consulting & Analytics and co-develop data-driven solutions to help Visa’s clients grow their businesses.

What is expected of you:

  • Be a strategic partner to Visa Consulting & Analytics (VCA)  in the delivery of Data Science projects from ideation to client implementation

  • Translate loosely defined problems into actionable recommendations, leading to value realisation

  • Develop a deep understanding of Visa’s data assets and how they can be used to enhance client profitability across acquisition, usage and retention

  • Identify trends in our client work to inform Visa’s data product development path

  • Leading/managing various projects with clients across different sectors

  • Being able to write proposals that aim to address client’s business problems

  • Being able to design solutions that will impact client’s decision making at the back of the insight provided

  • Building strong relationship with Visa Consulting & Analytics teams & Account Executives and representing Data Science as a source of data knowledge and excellence


  • Mid-level experience solving problems with real-world data

  • Strong statistical knowledge and proven expertise in applying statistical solutions to business problems

  • Understanding of the steps required in cleaning and transforming datasets

  • Solid relational modelling (SQL) and programming skills (preferably in Python, R or Scala)

  • Ability to communicate and engage with non-technical stakeholders

  • Being able to scope/deliver and present insight that aims to deliver value to our clients and to Visa

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