Director of Data Science

Arlington, Virginia
US$160000 - US$180000 per annum + Amazing Benefits

Director of Data Science
Arlington, Virginia
$160,000-180,000 + bonus + benefits

This is an opportunity for an innovate Director of Data Scientist to cut their teeth in a data-first environment at one of the fastest growing fintech businesses. You will work in one of United States' most innovative fintech startups where they have designed a unique credit risk and fraud detection platform. They are looking for a Director of Data Science to partner directly with their executive team on problems across the business in analytics, risk and sales. This position will have a high level of visibility and be responsible for technical strategy and direction of the data science team. If you are looking for the chance to take your skills to the next level and work in an environment where your work with produce actionable commercial result - this is the role for you.


As The Director of Data Scientist, you'll find yourself working closely with both Data leaders and engineering teams and will enjoy the pace and innovation that runs through the company culture. For those ready for a start up environment, you'll enjoy the perks of ownership, visibility and agency that this company can offer you as well as the career and personal growth that are rare in this field


As The Director of Data Scientist on this team, you will be asked to be forward thinking in your approach to applying analytical techniques to advancing the departments capacity in credit risk and fraud detection. You will add to their implementation for machine learning for both internal and external projects. With a rich and varied dataset to work from, you'll have the chance to apply your machine learning and algorithmic techniques to expand credit approval through AI and Data Science.

  • Highly Proficient in Python - specifically building predictive models
  • Have a strong track record of developing and deploying machine learning models for fraud detection
  • Experience in Financial Services
  • Collaborate closely with senior management to help make business critical decisions
  • Work closely across different business verticals to prioritize and create short / long term goals
  • Use your machine learning expertise to develop cutting-edge models
  • Be fully involved with the whole project life cycle, from prototyping to implementation (some degree of hands on work)
  • Provide deep knowledge and leadership in data science, machine learning, NLP, statistical analysis and varied data sets for junior team members
  • Be heavily involved in data science strategy across the business
  • Recruit and build a leading data science team

Your Qualifications

  • You will need to be a proven problem solver, critical thinker, and have an advanced technical background to join this growing, yet experienced team
  • MS or PhD in a quantitative or scientific field (STEM, Financial Engineering, etc.)
  • History developing and implementing machine learning and NLP algorithms in a commercial setting
  • Expert in stakeholder management and cross-team collaboration
  • Extensive experience in Financial Services, Fintech, Risk or similar
  • Familiar with neural networks, RNN, CNN, LSTM, etc a plus
  • Proven leader having managed dynamic data science teams previously
  • Knowledge of Big Data packages a plus, Hadoop, Spark, Hive or others
  • Thorough communicator with technical team, clients and C level management

The Benefits

A competitive base salary of $160,000-$180,000 + bonus + benefits

How To Apply

Please register your interest by sending your résumé to Sam Agre via the Apply link on this page.

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