Senior Data Scientist

San Francisco, CA

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The RoleProsper is seeking a Senior Data Scientist for the Risk Analytics team. You will become a core contributor among a group of data scientists, credit strategy analysts and engineers in credit risk, verification, and marketing teams.

Problems You Will Solve

  • Build industry-leading predictive models for managing credit and fraud risks
  • Collaborate with engineers to deploy your models into a production environment
  • Propose and execute solutions to ill-defined problems while maintaining business perspective
  • Help the team with developing tools and workflow solutions to increase data science productivity
  • Motivate and mentor other team members to grow their skills and careers
  • Conduct ad-hoc analysis related to risk management, investor services, marketing, operations and corporate development
  • Extract the most value out of data to significantly impact our key business metrics
  • Assess utility and validity of new statistical approaches and data sources
  • Advise on best practices and statistical methods for evaluating and measuring experiments

About You

  • 2-5 years of experience in fintech and/or consumer lending applying statistical and machine learning predictive techniques (educational experience considered)
  • Degree (M.S./PhD) preferably in statistics, computer science, engineering, physical sciences, economics or related technical field
  • Expert knowledge in one of the statistical programming languages such as Python or R, and database languages such as SQL
  • Demonstrated interest in cutting edge tech for practical data science
  • Solid understanding of coding best practices and model documentation requirements
  • Strong communication skills – ability to clearly and succinctly communicate technical subject matter to other team members and Senior Management team
  • Strong interpersonal skills – collaborate with people across functions and develop strong relationships
  • Ability to work unsupervised in fast-paced environment and tackle multiple projects in parallel
  • Able to think within regulatory guidelines with a mindset toward reproducible research
  • Self-motivated, results-oriented, enthusiastic, and a creative thinker
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At Prosper, we're looking for people with passion, integrity, and a hunger to learn. We encourage you to apply even if your experience doesn't precisely match the job description. Your unique skill set and diverse perspective will stand out and set you apart from other candidates. Prosper thrives with people who think outside of the box and aren't afraid to challenge the status quo. We invite you to join us on our mission to advance financial well-being.
Prosper is committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical​​​ condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law, including the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. Prosper will consider for employment qualified applicants who are non-US citizens and will provide green card sponsorship.
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Job perks/benefits: Medical leave
Job region: North America
Job country: United States
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