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Data Director, Product Data

Monzo Bank


Posted 2 weeks ago


Join Monzo's Quest to Revolutionize Banking with a Leading Data Science Role in London


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£160000 - £190000

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Monzo is transforming the banking industry with its innovative approach, offering features like early payday and a focus on financial education. With a legacy of exceptional customer service, Monzo is not just a bank; it's a problem solver and life changer. If you're passionate about using data to drive decisions and improve the banking experience, Monzo is the place for you.

Organisation summary:

Monzo is a digital bank on a mission to make money work for everyone. With our unique, customer-centric products and a culture of data-driven decision making, we are redefining the banking experience. Our team enjoys the benefits of self-serve analytics and works collaboratively across functions to impact the business positively.

Role Summary:

  • Partner with senior stakeholders to create evidence-driven solutions.
  • Lead cross-functional data teams in developing data strategies and products.
  • Manage stakeholder relationships across product, engineering, and operations.
  • Guide your team in prioritizing high-impact initiatives.
  • Coach and develop a diverse team of data professionals.

Role Requirements:

  • Leadership experience in customer-facing, product-oriented data science roles.
  • Proven ability to manage data teams, including individual contributors and managers.
  • Strategic thinking and proactive opportunity identification skills.
  • Collaborative experience with senior business stakeholders.
  • Expertise in managing full stack data teams.

Application Process Details:

  • Initial 30-minute recruiter call.
  • 45-minute call with the hiring manager.
  • Four 1-hour video calls with team members, including a general manager.
  • Meet and greet with a Monzo Executive Committee member.
  • Contact [email removed - click apply for more details] for any questions.

We offer a competitive salary of £160,000 - £190,000, stock options, benefits, flexible working hours, a £1,000 learning budget, and much more. Monzo is committed to diversity and inclusion, providing equal opportunities for everyone.

🚀 We’re on a mission to make money work for everyone.

We’re waving goodbye to the complicated and confusing ways of traditional banking. 

With our hot coral cards and get-paid-early feature, combined with financial education on social media and our award winning customer service, we have a long history of creating magical moments for our customers!

We’re not about selling products - we want to solve problems and change lives through Monzo ❤️

Hear from our team about what it's like working at Monzo

📍London | 💰 £160,000- £190,000 + Benefits | Data Science 

About our Data Discipline

We have a strong culture of data-driven decision making across the whole company. And we're great believers in powerful, real-time analytics and empowerment of the wider business. All our data lives in one place and is super easy to use. 90% of day-to-day data-driven decisions are covered by self-serve analytics through Looker which gives data scientists the head space to focus on more impactful business questions and analyses.

We work in cross-functional squads where every data practitioner is a member of a central data discipline and fully embedded into a product squad alongside Engineers, Designers, Marketers, Product Managers, Finance Analysts etc.

Your Mission 

You will be responsible for partnering with senior stakeholders across Product, Engineering and Business disciplines to develop evidence-driven solutions to important problems. You will apply your leadership experience and data expertise to solve complex business challenges, help drive decision-making (at squad and leadership level) and develop data products (where appropriate) that will improve our products. You will lead a team of high performing, cross functional data professionals. You will also be part of the wider data leadership group and help shape the role that data plays across the company.

Your day-to-day 

  • Establish yourself as a trusted member of the data and product senior leadership teams with the capacity for getting things done and to enable better decision making
  • Bring data leadership and rigour to the data team, and build a strategic understanding of the business while structuring complex projects to bring them to life
  • Set the data strategy for a whole product area which will help us to build one of the best customer experiences in the financial industry
  • Help your team to focus and to prioritise for highest impact initiatives for the business
  • Effectively manage stakeholder relationships and expectations across various functions like engineering, product, operations and first and second lines of defence
  • Develop and further scale a high performing team of data professionals across a wide range of data capabilities
  • Coach managers and individual contributors, helping them to grow professionally and personally

You should apply if:

What we’re doing here at Monzo excites you!

  • You have multiple years of experience in a hands on data role in the past and have now been leading data science teams in customer facing, product oriented roles
  • You consider yourself an empathetic leader and have experience managing multiple data individual contributors and data managers and you really enjoy that part of the job
  • You’re as comfortable getting hands-on as well as taking a step back and thinking strategically and proactively identifying opportunities
  • You have experience working together and collaborating with senior business stakeholders
  • You have experience leading a full stack data team, including Analysts, Data Scientists, Analytics Engineers and Machine Learning Engineers
  • You have experience managing data managers

The Interview Process

Our interview process involves 3 main stages. We promise not to ask you any brain teasers or trick questions!

  • 30 minute recruiter call 
  • 45 minute call with the hiring manager
  • 4 x 1-hour video calls with various team members, including the general manager for Financial Crime
  • A meet and greet with a Monzo Executive Committee member

Our average process takes around 3-4 weeks but we will always work around your availability. You will have the chance to speak to our recruitment team at various points during your process but if you do have any specific questions ahead of this please contact us on [email removed - click apply for more details]

What’s in it for you:

💰 £160,000- £190,000 ➕ plus stock options & benefits 

✈️ We can help you relocate to the UK (delete if doesn’t apply) 

✅ We can sponsor visas (delete if doesn’t apply).

⏰ We offer flexible working hours and trust you to work enough hours to do your job well, at times that suit you and your team.

📚 Learning budget of £1,000 a year for books, training courses and conferences

➕ And much more, see our full list of benefits here


Equal opportunities for everyone

Diversity and inclusion are a priority for us and we’re making sure we have lots of support for all of our people to grow at Monzo. At Monzo, we’re embracing diversity by fostering an inclusive environment for all people to do the best work of their lives with us. This is integral to our mission of making money work for everyone. You can read more in our blog, 2023 Diversity and Inclusion Report and 2023 Gender Pay Gap Report.

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to age, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, family or parental status, national origin, or veteran, neurodiversity or disability status.


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