Data Is the New Oil, Apparently – A Day in the Life of a Data Scientist

So Charlie, tell us a little bit about what your role is here at Curve?

I sit on the growth team providing insight into how we can improve and expand upon our top of funnel acquisition and customer retention.

Outside of the team I handle ad hoc data requests that are submitted from each area of the business and work on specific projects related to how the business is functioning as a whole. 

How did you find Curve?

The path to my current role started when I joined Curve in 2017 as part of the Customer Experience team. This gave me a platform to learn back to front about the product and how Curve works as a business – which I think is essential in being successful in any role. 

I started working on data projects relating to Customer Experience and Curve offered me a trial internship with the Data Science team. After the trial period, I was offered a full time role.

What impact & influence do you feel your role as a Junior Data Scientist has towards Curve’s mission? 

Getting under the skin of Curve, learning how our customers use the product and having an in depth look at what goes on behind the scenes.

The information our team provides to different stakeholders across the business helps them make effective decisions to keep pushing Curve in the right direction. We are also a rapidly growing team and I get the chance to work with some incredibly smart people. 

What do you enjoy most about working at Curve?

The opportunity to grow both personally and professionally. You are encouraged to take on responsibility, show what you can do and challenge yourself. With the support of the management team I have been given the chance to achieve my career goals based on my interests. 

What is the culture like at Curve?

Curve is the most welcoming & inspiring place I have worked. The regular company events and communal office space helps create a really inclusive environment which means that every team integrates with one another really well. 

What do the think the future holds for Curve?

There are very exciting times ahead. In the past we have lacked the resources to move forward as quickly as we would like. Following the huge success of our Series B and Crowdfunding campaigns we now have a stable team across all areas of the company allowing us to push forward and build bigger & better features.

Charlie Verrell is a Junior Data Scientist at Curve.

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