Data Manager

Analytics · London, London, City of
Department Analytics
Employment Type Permanent
Minimum Experience Mid-level

About JAJA

Jaja is a consumer finance business, launching its first product, a digital credit card, in 2018. Since then it has grown rapidly and has recently completed the acquisition of a £0.5bn credit card portfolio. With backing from several major Private Equity funds, Jaja has an ambitious growth strategy that includes providing consumer finance in partnership with leading consumer brands, with a number of partnerships secured alongside an exciting pipeline of opportunities. 

Jaja is on a mission to redefine the consumer finance experience and liberate customers from needless complexity, wasted time, and frustration. Or as we say it, Make Simple. We will delight our customers – making the customer experience simpler, more enjoyable, more intelligent – treating customers fairly and giving them more control of their money.


Description of the Business Unit

The Data team sits within the centralised Analytics Office and has responsibility for the design and functionality of the standard and reporting layer within the AWS data warehouse. This is a newly defined role that allows dedicated focus on getting the foundation established for analytics. The role reports into the Head of New Business and data, with the team being built out over time.


Purpose of the Role

As the Data Manager you will have the responsibility to define and built of the data architecture, with a key focus on the standard and reporting layer.


What’s the opportunity?

A great opportunity to use your experience to build out the datamarts and cubes needed support the business to self-serve through Tableau.


You will work in a dynamic fast paced environment, delivering a significant change agenda for a business that is shaking up the Consumer Finance industry. Working with a passionate set of colleagues who excel at delivery you will have a varied and interesting portfolio of activity that is not constrained by the status quo. 


Key Accountabilities:

Define and build out the data architecture for the stand and reporting layer, collaborating closely with the data ops team.

  • Define and built the datamarts required to support the business.
  • Business expert for interpretation of TSYS data.
  • Work closely with departments like operations, finance & commercial to ensure that required data is stored and put in a consumable format to allow monitoring, analysis and improvement of customer journeys.
  • In collaboration with the customer strategy team, facilitate execution and monitoring of balance growth initiatives.
  • Support the structure and querying of data for building of machine learning models, ingesting behavioural, bureau and open banking data.
  • Recruit team members and support development.


  • Leading by example and rolling up sleeves to get things done.
  • Embedding structure and setting the right foundations for the future.
  • Comfortable using a direct language and speaking in a straightforward yet respectful manner to save peoples´ time and simplify everyone´s workday
  • Ability to prioritise workloads and manage time effectively
  • Excited about defining the foundations and best practices to allow automation and smart solutions for our customers
  • Enable insights that allow us to simplify processes for our customers and differentiate Jaja from other products.

Essential skills and Experience

  • 5+ Years experience working in a Credit Card business/division
  • Strong coding skills and understanding of data structures
  • SQL
  • Analytical background
  • Quick learner



Desirable skills and experience 

  • Experience using AWS environment (Redshift connections, with S3 data lake)
  • Knowledge of Alteryx & Tableau
  • Python/R (for occasional use)
  • Exposure working with varying datasources used within underwriting
  • TSYS raw data / other credit card platform



What's in it for you?  

The chance to make a real impact in a growing start-up on a mission to change the face of the consumer finance industry forever.

Competitive salary 

Discretionary Bonus


Healthshield Cash plan

Employee assistance programme

Personal and business travel insurance


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