Sr. Director of Data Science - Revolving products

Sr. Director of Data Science - Revolving products

Best Egg is the leading financial confidence platform that provides flexible solutions to real-life challenges for people with limited savings. We leverage real-time customer insights and data science to connect more people with the right products for their financial needs. Our offers include a growing suite of products such as personal loans, a credit card, and flexible rent, which are complemented by a suite of financial health tools to help customers make smart financial decisions and stay on track, so they can be money confident no matter what life throws at them.
Our culture and values inspire our employees and customers to embrace Best Egg. We are committed to championing a culture of inclusiveness and diversity of thought, and we focus on providing a safe, flexible, and collaborative work environment. Our employees are encouraged to engage in creative problem solving, and we promote opportunities for growth and enrichment across the organization.
If you are inspired by inspiring others, Best Egg is the place for you.

Best Egg promotes diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better we will grow.

Data is at the heart of everything we do. Join a Data Science team working at the cutting edge within our industry and constantly advancing our AI/ML practice. Our Data Science team is dedicated to creating advanced analytics and AI/ML solutions that power innovation and creative insights that pioneer new products and help our business reach the next level. We work on diverse projects across all business units within the company and have a direct engagement model among data scientists, business stakeholders, product organization and cross functional teams; with projects spanning from credit risk, direct marketing targeting, personalization, fraud and service operations, and many more!
Enjoy the stability of a profitable, award winning fintech and challenge yourself with plenty of growth and upward mobility within a data rich environment. Be a part of a growing team using the latest tools and technologies to disrupt the industry and empower our customers to reach their financial goals.
We are seeking a Data Science leader to lead the Revolving Products (eg. Credit Card and Flexible Rent) Data Science team. Ideal candidate is a hands-on thought leader who can identify business problems (preferably in consumer lending), translate insights into actionable recommendations, develop AI/ML stack solutions, drive test/learn plans, present recommendations, and independently deploy these solutions into production – with the capability to lead, coach, mentor or upskill team members to do the same. The candidate should have a high sense of urgency, a creative mind, great communication skills, and a strong background in programming and AI/ML.

Duties & Responsibilities

    • Set vision, educate and evangelize use cases of advanced analytics and AI/ML applications throughout the business. Create annual plans and goals across multiple services or programs to support company goals, impact and improve longer-term strategy.
    •  Lead the revolving products data science function; accountable for recruitment, development, and scoping new roles as well as managing headcount requests and budget.
    •  Recognized as a senior leader across the enterprise, influencing other leaders and decision-making at the senior leadership level. Upheld several positive interpersonal working relationships among functional area experts across the company.
    •  Collaborate with business stakeholders to identify risks and opportunities. Liaise with technology team to set vision, capabilities, infrastructure and roadmap of data science capabilities. Liaise with data team to identify opportunities in new and/or alternative data sources.
    •  Partner with various business units to develop AI/ML solutions aimed at optimizing and automating business tasks relating to underwriting, pricing, customer service, fraud, verification, loss forecasting, and/or operational strategies.
    • Take ownership of a rich library of AI/ML tools and enjoy authority to continue to research efficient and effective strategies.
    •  Use Best Egg’s deep data sets (application, bureau, web, and alternative data) to derive actionable insights.
    •  Build and/or manage end-to-end AI/ML pipelines including data ingestion, extraction, feature engineering, model training and inference, performance evaluation and implementation. R&D and stay current with AI/ML solutions.
    •  Contribute to a culture focused on continuous learning and celebrate frequent wins, while providing valuable insights to inform decisions across the entire Best Egg organization.
    •  "Rolling Up Your Sleeves"​- When You Need To


    • Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Operational Research, Computer Science/Engineering, Data Science or other quantitative major. Master or PhD is preferred. Other quantitative fields with experience in building Cloud Services/Architect solutions, and data/CI/CD pipelines for AI/ML solutions will be considered. Additional degree in business is a plus.
    •  You should have a solid foundational understanding of the technical aspects of Data Science – knowledgeable in statistics, machine-learning techniques, experimental designs, and know how to obtain and use big data (structured and un-structured). Experience in building and deploying AI/ML stacks via CI/CD and pipeline orchestration tools in cloud production environments required.
    •  You should have deep understanding of the business dynamics; and proactively lead/conduct exploratory data analyses and experimental designs.
    •  You should have strong communication and influential skills necessary to ensure high synergy and alignment with other business functions and business leaders.
    •  You should be a team-builder, result-oriented and self-driven superstar with minimal supervision, as well as open-minded and strategic thinker.
    •  10 years of experience in Data Science.
    •  Experience in lending businesses, product organizations, business P&L management and finance planning and analysis helpful.
    •  Formative experience at an institution that utilizes advanced analytics and AI/ML solutions to drive decisions and manage revenue and risk tradeoffs.
    • Experience in designing and implementing a multi-year learning agenda.

Skill Set

    • You should be proficient in writing your own SQL
    • Expert level experience in building Python applications via Cloud Services, SDK, CDK, IDE, etc.
$190,000 - $250,000 a year
This position is also eligible for an annual incentive bonus based on individual and company performance.  Yearly incentive bonus target 30% of base salary and LTIP target of 25%

Our Brand:
At Best Egg, we believe money should be accessible so people can reach their goals, live a fuller life, and feel pride in knowing they have taken control of their finances.  For those who need extra money to achieve the progress they seek in life, Best Egg is the modern solution-minded finance provider that mixes decades of banking experience with smart technology and deep customer insight to create products designed for today’s borrower, so that people can establish a smoother financial path. The egg symbolizes protection and a fresh start.  

Employee Benefits
Best Egg offers many additional benefits for our employees, including (but not limited to):
·       Pre-tax and post-tax retirement savings plans with a competitive company matching
·       Generous paid time-off plans including vacation, personal/sick time, paid short--
term and long-term disability leaves, paid parental leave, and paid company
·       Multiple health care plans to choose from, including dental and vision options
·       Flexible Spending Plans for Health Care, Dependent Care, and Health
Reimbursement Accounts
·       Company-paid benefits such as life insurance, wellness platforms, employee
assistance programs, and Health Advocate programs
·       Other great discounted benefits include identity theft protection, pet insurance,
fitness center reimbursements, and many more!

In compliance with the CCPA, Best Egg is fully committed to handling the personal information and data of employees and job applications responsibly with respect and due care. Review our CCPA Employee Policy  here 
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