Job Openings Data Scientist at Empower (FinTech)

About the job Data Scientist at Empower (FinTech)

About Empower

Empower is a high-growth, award-winning financial technology company on a mission to improve the financial health and wellbeing of today’s generation. They help people stretch their dollars between paychecks, save up for life’s emergencies, spend more consciously — and ultimately, rewrite their financial story.

Empower is growing fast and is backed by top VC investors such as Sequoia Capital and Initialized Capital. https://empower.me/

What you will be working on:

  • Creating and improving credit risk models to help Empower decrease loss rates and increase approval rates

  • Collaborating with product, operations, tech, and finance teams to build out solutions that drive value for Empower and end customers

  • Building machine learning models with large scale data sets

  • Working closely with engineering team as they implement models in production

  • Optimizing models over time by adding more features and tuning parameters

  • Creating monitoring systems to track quality of models in production

  • Developing data standards and analytics pipelines to facilitate current and future analysis

This is an exciting opportunity to be one of the initial members of the Empower credit team and reports to the Head of Credit.

Must-have skills:

  • Industry experience building predictive models from scratch

  • Industry experience in data mining, machine learning and statistical analysis

  • SQL

  • Python / R

  • Comfortable working with a variety of cross-functional partners in tech, product, credit and business

  • Strong and structured approach to problem-solving and communicating complex topics in an effective manner

Nice-to-have skills:

  • Previous experience at a bank or FinTech working in data science or credit analytics

Why Apply?

  • Empower is growing fast and on the cusp of something big - adding several thousand new customers every day

  • A strong mission-driven team

  • Growth. Automatic enrolment of the Turing Talent Leadership Programme, designed for technical individuals to accelerate your career and personal development

  • Flexibility. A remote / work from home company

  • Competitive salary

  • Generous equity package

  • Full healthcare and dental benefits

Turing Talent’s pick - why we partner with Empower:

Working is exciting and impactful. The product you build is used by thousands of customers and makes a difference to their financial journies.

Salary: up to $150K + substantial equity

Contract type: permanent employment

Number of positions available: 1

Start Date: ASAP

Work location: US remote. You can work anywhere from the US.

Important notice: We require applicants to have work authorization in the USA. 

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