Data Tech Lead

Product Engineering – Data Intelligence /
Permanent /
Our Mission 🚀

Bud's mission is simple. We're here to create the world’s most compelling financial data products. The products we're building are used by some of the world's most prestigious institutions to help millions of their customers take control of their finances.

Your Mission 👨‍🚀👩‍🚀

The role of Technical Lead for Data is responsible for managing the technical execution that allows us to achieve that goal. They do this by working closely with our data scientists, data engineers, data analysts and senior stakeholders across the business. You’ll also work alongside our Head of Data to define Bud’s data strategy, as well as taking on line management responsibilities for a small number of Data Scientists/Analysts.

Data at Bud

The data team is tasked with solving complex problems to enable solutions that tangibly benefit the lives of millions of people. From what data we need to collect to solve problems, working with data to glean insights and guide our decision-making, to building the models that drive our products, the data team is at the core of Bud’s products and business strategy. Data is key to our business and we need passionate people to help push us forward.

What impact you'll have

    • Working with the Head of Data to develop our short & long-term vision and strategy for data science & data engineering within Bud
    • Clearing a path to ensure the achievement of that strategy/vision
    • Working as the technical leader on our Data Intelligence product team, accountable with the Product Manager for the day-to-day activities of that team
    • Managing data science, analytical & engineering projects from start to finish
    • Being a voice for all things data throughout the business
    • Providing a conduit of information & context in and out of their product team with the rest of engineering and across the business
    • Solve technical problems to make sure the team have the data they need, working to very high standards for data privacy and security

A bit about you

    • Proven experience in Data Science and/or Machine Learning including an understanding of fundamental technologies and processes involved in the research and development of data science models
    • Proven experience in Python
    • Knowledge of Data Engineering principles and architecture
    • Experience defining, consensus building and advocating a data strategy 
    • An excellent internal communicator, comfortable working with senior stakeholders (inc. C-suite), engineers & tech leads from other disciplines, and data scientists, engineers and analysts alike.
    • Comfortable communicating complex ideas with ease and eloquence to non-experts and commercial teams within the business as well as with clients directly in calls or through written answers to questions
    • Ability to interpret and reason about data requirements from customers and internal stakeholders and facilitate the collection, processing and usage of that data

    • It would be a benefit if you had...
    • Previous experience working in Financial Services / Fintech, particularly working with consumer or business banking transactional data
    • Experience with deep learning frameworks like Pytorch
    • Experience with or good theoretical understanding of deep learning as well as traditional ML techniques
    • Working knowledge of data pipeline principles and exposure to various tooling such as Apache Spark, Airflow etc.
    • Experience with developing strategies or technology for the anonymisation/de-identification of data
    • Strong grounding and understanding of Data Ethics and/or Data Security
    • In-depth understanding of the application of GDPR and other data protection & privacy regulations & frameworks
    • Experience with Docker and/or Kubernetes
    • Experience working in a cloud environment such as Google Cloud Platform or AWS


    • 💰Competitive salaries. We have benchmarked this role between £106,900 - £142,900
    • 💰Pension. We’ll match pension contributions up to 5% through our scheme with Aviva
    • 📚Learning & Development Budget. £1000 a year to accelerate your learning. 
    • 📈Career Progression. We have uniquely built out progression frameworks to help accelerate your growth and quarterly R&D days
    • 🧘‍♂️Mental Health Support. Online therapy and resources through our partners at Spill
    • 🏋️‍♀️Wellbeing Allowance. £50 a month to use towards your wellbeing
    • 🏥Private Medical Insurance through Vitality.
    • ⏳Flexible Working. We trust our team to get the job done and will support various flexible working arrangements as part of our hybrid approach, which includes our 60-day work abroad allowance. 
    • 🏖️Time Off. 25 days + Bank Holidays +additional time over the holiday season. 
    • 🍼Parental Leave. On top of our enhanced parental leave, we also offer 5 days of paid fertility leave and 10 days of paid pregnancy loss leave as we know the journey to parenthood isn’t always straightforward. 
    • 🫶Volunteering Leave. 2 days off a year to spend time on projects and initiatives that matter to you.

    • We also have numerous other benefits so feel free to ask on a call with our talent team!
£106,900 - £142,900 a year
Everyone is welcome

We are committed to building a more diverse team where everyone feels safe to be their best and most authentic selves, because we believe that these differences will make us grow and be better as a company and a team. We are always looking for people who have different backgrounds, experiences, and ways of thinking to help contribute to and grow our culture, and strongly encourage people of colour, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and non-binary people, parents, and individuals with disabilities to apply. We also encourage you to apply even if you don’t match every part of the job ad. As an equal opportunity employer we welcome everyone to our team and do not discriminate based on any applicable protected characteristics. 

Please let us know if there are any accommodations or reasonable adjustments that we can make during the hiring process - we are committed to making sure you’re well supported through the process and in the workplace.