Director of Data Analytics

San Francisco, CA

Full Time Executive-level / Director
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Varo is an entirely new kind of bank. All digital, mission-driven, FDIC insured and designed for the way our customers live their lives. A bank for all of us.
About the Analytics Team 

Varo’s Data Analytics team partners with stakeholders across the organization to guide decision-making with data. The team explores our rich datasets to identify key trends, propose experiments, and recommend business decisions based on a nuanced understanding of what the data are (and are not) saying. We hail from diverse quantitative backgrounds and are driven by a sense of ownership and the shared mission to translate rigor into impact. 
We’re seeking a senior leader – reporting to the Chief Data Officer – to drive our analytics efforts across all of Varo. You will be leading three pods – each with a manager and rapidly growing team of analysts – supporting Product, Marketing/Growth, and Finance, Fraud and Operations, and will own the end-to-end development and prioritization of the corresponding roadmaps. Achieving success will require drawing equally on your solid background in causal inference, statistics, and machine learning to derive meaningful insights, the ability to clearly link these insights to business outcomes, and ultimately influence partners from a range of backgrounds.

What you'll be doing

  • Build and lead a high performing data analytics team supporting Varo’s Marketing/Growth, Product, Operations and Business domains
  • Develop and execute against roadmaps of tactical and strategic initiatives aimed at optimizing Varo’s business outcomes using data (e.g. increasing customer acquisition, optimizing engagement, driving unit economics)
  • Coordinate with and influence internal stakeholders (Product, Marketing/Growth, Engineering) and vendors to ensure our data infrastructure is supporting our business priorities.
  • Ensure team members have clarity of purpose, the tools required to meet their responsibilities, and an environment conducive to diversity of thoughts, innovation, and personal/career growth. 
  • Represent the Data Analytics team at the executive and Board level. 

You bring the following required skills and experiences

  • 8+ years of experience in Analytics, Data Science or Software Engineering as an individual contributor, and 3+ years of experience managing a team of 5+ individual contributors. 
  • PhD or Masters degree in highly quantitative discipline (computer science, economics, engineering, operations research, statistics, etc.)
  • Ability to isolate and refine business questions in collaboration with cross-functional peers, break them down into tangible milestones, deliver statistically rigorous and compelling analyses, and influence cross-functional decision-making. 
  • Experience applying a wide range of statistical techniques to large data sets, and understanding their real-world advantages/drawbacks. Experience with a broad range of causal inference techniques is strongly preferred.
  • Expert command of SQL, scripting languages (Python or R preferred), and dashboarding tools (Tableau preferred).
  • Excellent cross-functional communication skills
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment. Experience in fintech or other direct-to-consumer business with a high frequency of customer interaction is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to attract top talent

We recognize not everyone will have all of these requirements. If you meet most of the criteria above and you’re excited about the opportunity and willing to learn, we’d love to hear from you.
About Varo
Varo launched in 2017 with the vision to bring the best of fintech into the regulated banking system. We’re a new kind of bank – all digital, mission-driven, FDIC-insured, and designed around the modern American consumer. 
As the first consumer fintech to be granted a national bank charter in 2020, we make financial inclusion and opportunity for all a reality by empowering everyone with the products, insights, and support they need to get ahead. Through our core product offerings and suite of customer-first features, we aim to address a broad range of consumer needs while profitably serving underserved communities that have been historically excluded from the traditional financial system.
We are growing quickly in our hub locations of San Francisco, Salt Lake City, and Charlotte along with colleagues located across the country. We have been recognized among Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies, Forbes’ Fintech 50, and earned the No. 7 spot on Inc. 5000’s list of fastest-growing companies across the country.
Varo. A bank for all of us.
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Varo is an equal opportunity employer. Varo embraces diversity and we are committed to building teams that represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.
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