Senior Data Scientist (Local or Remote)
Company: Point Digital Finance
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: May 15, 2022
(Local or Remote)
ROLE OVERVIEWWe're seeking a talented Senior Data Scientist to join
our growing team. You'll play a critical role on our Data Science
team and be instrumental in driving long-term growth for the
company. The ideal candidate has strong analytical and
problem-solving abilities and is excited by the opportunity to
navigate large amounts of data to identify patterns, distill
insights, and solve complex problems. This is a highly visible role
with significant autonomy and the opportunity to work across
- Play an instrumental role across various data-intensive
projects. Projects may include marketing propensity models, lead
scoring, underwriting automation, fraud detection, pricing
optimization, and portfolio risk modeling.
- Use Python or R to process and clean terabytes of prospect
data, derive insights, and build predictive models.
- Evaluate different machine learning algorithms and models to
identify optimal methodologies for a given problem.
- Work with internal and external stakeholders to lead projects
end-to-end, including identifying problem statements, planning the
analyses, hypotheses testing, and reporting.
- Use SQL/R/Python to collect data, visualize the situation,
identify root causes, and generate recommendations.
- Design and build informative dashboards on the company's BI
- You have a bachelor's or a master's degree from a competitive
institution, or equivalent professional experience. A degree in a
quantitative field such as science, math, computer science, or
engineering is preferred.
- You have 6+ years of experience in data science, machine
learning, data analytics, or similar role.
- You're skilled in R or Python. You ideally have hands-on
experience with SQL, Excel data analyses, and large datasets.
- You have expertise with ML techniques such as logistic
regression, random forest, XGBoost, etc.
- You can research and compare multiple modeling methodologies to
identify the best model.
- You can identify the right loss functions to use for model
- You're familiar with statistical topics including ANOVA, A/B
testing, correlation, regression, etc,
- You're able to think creatively and critically. You thrive in a
fast-paced, dynamic, and often ambiguous work environment.
- You bring strong interpersonal skills and excel in
cross-functional team environments.ABOUT USOur Product"Point
provides the opportunity to stabilize your financial situation
without adding costly monthly payments." - Homeowner in Burlingame,
CAHere at Point, we're helping homeowners unlock the equity in
their homes without taking on further debt. With an investment from
Point, homeowners can de-leverage and diversify their wealth,
freeing them up to invest in their business, renovate and maintain
their home, eliminate debt, and tackle all of life's expenses from
college tuition to medical bills. Our equity investment product is
an advantageous alternative for homeowners and investors alike.
When partnering with Point, investors now have access to a brand
new asset class - homeowner-occupied residential real estate. Point
is the first fintech product that is truly aligned with consumers'
interests - when the homeowner does well, Point and its investors
do well.Our TeamPeople firstAs a consumer fintech company, we embed
integrity, transparency, and trust into everything we do at Point,
including how we work. Whether you're a homeowner, investor,
employee, or candidate, it's people who power our business. We keep
the human experience top of mind.Experts at workWe're on a mission
to help the 23 million equity-rich, but cash-constrained Americans
tap into their home's wealth. To do so, we have experience and
expertise in all areas of the business, especially at the helm.
Point's leadership have previously founded TrialPay (acquired by
Visa), Yub (acquired by Coupons.com), Metails (acquired by
Buy.com), SiteAdvisor (acquired by McAfee), Affirm, SendGrid
(acquired by Twilio), and TXN (acquired by Envestnet).Championed by
the bestPoint is a Series B startup that has raised over $50M from
leading investors including Andreesen Horowitz, Prudential
Financial, DAG Ventures, Ribbit Capital, Greylock, SV Angel and
Bloomberg Beta.PERKS AT POINTHealth InsurancePoint provides
platinum-rated plans for medical (Anthem Blue Cross or Kaiser
Permanente), dental and vision (The Standard). We cover 99% of
employee premiums and 75% of dependent premiums.Generous
VacationTake time for yourself and your family when you want -
Point has an unlimited vacation policy.Continued LearningWe
encourage all team members to attend events hosted by our
investors, external workshops and conferences. We believe in
continuous improvement and want to support employees on their
professional journeys.Family FriendlyPoint will top off California
PFL earnings to full salary for up to eight weeks, as well as two
weeks of fully paid leave to be available after exhaustion of CA
PFL. An employee can take reasonable vacation time in addition to
the California PFL leave. For employees outside CA, Point will top
of PFL earnings in accordance with the state applicable leave
laws.Work From Home StipendsWith employees working remotely, Point
will provide employees a $50 monthly cell phone stipend and a $50
monthly internet stipend. In addition, we will reimburse up to $150
to help you purchase supplies for your home office.
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