Head of Data Science / AI (f/m/d)

Berlin, Germany

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With a fully automated and individually tailored approach, we assess the situation of each debtor individually and thus achieve higher repayment rates without burdening the customer relationship. To further strengthen our smart customer communication strategy, we are looking for a Head of Data Science to lead the team and bring strategic development of our AI forward! Become part of our strong, international team that is changing the traditional collection industry with innovation and passion!


What you can do with us:

  • In close collaboration with the Management team, you are responsible to develop and implement a vision for PAIR Finance's data science 
  • strategic and operational leadership of Data Science, including technical and disciplinary leadership and development of a dedicated, growing team
  • collaborate on an iterative design process from a basic prototype to the first production version and act as technical lead for data scientists and as a go-to-person in data science topics in the organisation (Product, Marketing, Commercial)
  • recognize and develop meaningful data models using Python and Data Mining and Machine Learning Methods
  • concept and implement analytical models in technical systems and simulate model applications
  • find creative designs of the visualization of large amounts of data and complex data sets
  • experiment with new technologies, methods and best practices to acquire new skills to grow the technical infrastructure necessary to scale data science and to find clever solutions to the unique challenges we will encounter along the way 


What you should bring for it:

  • 6+ years of non-academic experience in Data Science / Machine Learning and at least 2+ years experience in managing a team
  • a proven track record of translating business vision into outputs for a data science team
  • strong hands-on experience in project management and stakeholder management in a leading position
  • strong theoretical background in probability theory, applied statistics, machine learning and reinforcement learning (including parametric and non-parametric models, Bayesian statistics, kernel models, decision trees and forests, artificial neural networks, statistical interpretation of machine learning models, etc)
  • very experienced with Python and numerical processing libraries (such as NumPy, SciPy, Pandas, Matplotlib)
  • expert-level knowledge with relational databases such as MySQL or PostgreSQL
  • experienced with agile development practices such as TDD/BDD, continuous integration, refactoring
  • successfully built and deployed in the production environment machine learning and/or reinforcement learning models based on artificial neural networks and/or random forests
  • exceptional ability to model financial and behavioural data mathematically as well as statistically, profound understanding of underlying algorithms and experience in conceiving, developing and maintaining complex Machine Learning Systems
  • experience in leading multi-disciplinary teams and foster the individual’s strengths
  • excellent written and oral English skills, ideally also knowledge of German

You impress us with your motivation and individual soft skills. We want to represent PAIR Finance’s values through the team - We are clear, open and honest in our actions and communications, we provide information on a proactive basis, we get to the point and our objectives are clearly communicated. Do you see yourself in this? Become part of our team!


Our offer for you:

  • challenging, varied tasks for your steep learning curve
  • individual development offers as well as a transparent, appreciative feedback culture for your personal development
  • an international team with professional colleagues and strong experts for an inspiring network
  • team events for a successful team
  • good salary for your strong performance
  • flexible working hours, possibility to work from home and 28 vacation days for a balanced work-life balance
  • company pension plans and other benefits for your full feel-good package
  • modern office with fresh fruit, muesli and drinks for a pleasant working environment


About PAIR Finance:

We are rethinking debt collection with our digital debt collection solution, which is characterized by our high standards of customer orientation and efficiency. By using artificial intelligence, we are combining technology with behavioural science and so we are able to contact customers individually and in a simple way throughout the entire collection process.

As part of the largest fintech hub in Europe and strengthened by partnerships with investors such as Zalando Payments and finleap, PAIR Finance offers an excellent opportunity to dive deep into and actively shape the fintech industry.

PAIR Finance is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse team and an inclusive culture. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals regardless of ethnicity, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status or disability.

For more information about PAIR Finance, visit www.pairfinance.com/ and www.pairfinance.com/karriere/ and https://www.kununu.com/de/pair-finance1.

Do you want to find out more about PAIR Finance and the position? We are happy to answer your questions, but also to receive your application!

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