An incredibly interesting startup working in the microfinance and fintech industry is looking for a Data Scientist in downtown San Jose. They are looking for a scientist to help them understand how their service is working with predictive modeling and visualizations. The salary is negotiable up to $200,000 as well as a very competitive health plan.
The company is changing the way that citizens in emerging markets like Lagos and Kigali are able to finance their lives. Imagine having to pay cash up front every time you go to the doctor and if not you are unable to be treated or having to pay 2 years of rent in cash up front for an apartment. These are issues that people are dealing with every day in third world countries and emerging markets. This startup is looking to change that by giving citizens of emerging markets a way to finance their lives in a very easy loan process that takes place in minutes. Their engine has already shown success, but the real value is that to combat the high risk of default they have built an incredibly complex Machine Learning Engine that will track and graph risk analyisis this way they can predict a default on the loans. They also work with local solutions in order to bring more participation in the lending process as well. They are looking for a highly qualified data scientist to help them model and visualize their data to help grow the product.
Required Skills & Experience
- BS, MS, or PhD in Computer Science or Other Related Field
- Fluent in Python
- 3+ Years Experience with Predictive Modeling or Visualization
- Experience writing Machine Learning Algorithms
- Industry experience with R
Desired Skills & Experience
- Excellent Communicator and Team Player
- Comfortable with the Financial Tech Industry
- Experience with Machine Learning or Artificial Intelligence
Benefits & Perks
- Off-Site Activities
- Upward Mobility