About the job Senior Data Scientist at Empower (FinTech)
Senior Data Scientist at Empower (fintech)
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.
3+ years of relevant experience
Industry experience building predictive models from scratch
Industry experience in data mining, machine learning and statistical analysis
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
Previous experience at a bank or FinTech working in data science or credit analytics
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
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: Competitive salary + high equity package
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. H1B Visa sponsorship provided, if needed.
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