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Data Scientist

A full-time team member or employee

Skills and experience needed

2+ years of experience
Data science
Must have potential to develop

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Monetary compensation

USD$67,000 to 134,000 /year

Monetary compensation

USD$67,000 - 134,000 /year

Why this opportunity exists

• We’re seeking a highly motivated Data Scientist to join our team and build predictive models that impact credit-related decisions made by millions of users. This person will be responsible for developing, productionizing, maintaining, and monitoring ML models affecting all components of our business.


• join a centralized Data Science team that is part of our larger Engineering org; • use Python and SQL to develop machine learning models whose predictions drive many key aspects of our business, ranging from deciding which email to send to which user on each day, to real-time fraud detection for our digital banking business; • work closely with our Data Engineering team to deploy these models across our Mobile App and Desktop & Mobile Web platforms; • collaborate with Analytics to design and analyze experiments testing the performance of our models; • build parameterized dashboards to monitor both machine learning performance metrics and funnel metrics important to the business; • initiate and lead new modeling projects as well as support initiatives spearheaded by Product; • design and implement efficient pipelines both for model maintenance and for model deployment; • pitch your ideas and present your results to stakeholders including our CRM (customer relationship management) team, Product, and others.

Additional requirements (other than skills)

• you are strongly self-motivated, have a mindset of getting things done, and are willing to pick up new skills as needed and iterate quickly as appropriate; • you can communicate clearly and confidently to technical as well as non-technical audiences; • you have knowledge of machine learning packages (mainly sci-kit-learn and the Python API of XGBoost; experience with other packages is a plus) and algorithms (logistic regression, random forest classifier, gradient boosting regressor, etc.); • you have strong proficiency in writing correct and efficient SQL queries; • you are proficient at programming in Python, and at using Git (any other programming skills are a plus!); • you have knowledge of statistics and experiment design; You are comfortable with being process-driven like an engineer, and purpose-driven like a business manager; • you're comfortable juggling multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment; • you can work in a cross-functional team and manage multiple stakeholders; • you can balance short-, medium-, and long-term objectives and successfully deliver on all fronts; • you want to work, excel, and grow in a diverse, challenging, and highly collaborative environment; (Plus) you have experience with anomaly or fraud detection; (Plus) you have experience building machine learning models that were deployed as a service, with predictions being made in real-time. • you have 2+ years of relevant experience or a similar mix of experience and education in a quantitative field; • you have a Bachelor's in data science, analytics, or related technical or quantitative field.

Language(s) required

English - fully-fluent


• you‘ll have huge potential to grow with a company that’s a category leader; • you’ll have equity in a pre-IPO company backed by top VCs; • we offer comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance with many plan options; • we offer monthly fitness, phone, and internet reimbursement; • you can fuel up at our stocked kitchens with endless snacks and drinks; • we prize EQ and empathy, and have a culture that emphasizes total wellness, including work-life harmony.

About the organization(s)

• Credit Sesame is a fast-growing FinTech company, a pioneer, and the leader in personal credit management with a disruptive vision for personal finance through its recent acquisition and entry into digital banking. Headquartered in the Bay Area with a presence across the US and Canada and growing globally, Credit Sesame is helping consumers' cash work for their credit and their credit work for their cash by applying advanced data science, AI, and machine learning for better financial wellness. Our purpose is to be the “go-to” brand for financial wellness.

Team culture

• We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

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Posted: February 17, 2021 03:45 AM

Cristian David Villarraga
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