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Data Scientist - SaaS, FinTech, AI - Remote or Hybrid

Company: Zest AI
Location: Portland
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Zest AI has been perfecting AI for consumer lending decisions since 2009. Our mission is to make fair and transparent credit available to everyone and our AI-enabled software creates some of the most inclusive risk models in the industry. Our Model Management System helps lenders make better decisions and better loans - increasing revenue, reducing risk, and automating compliance - while expanding credit access to deserving people with no added risk!

Zest is hiring for a Data Scientist to help us drive through our next phase of growth. The ideal candidate's favorite words are learning, data, scale, and agility. You will leverage your strong collaboration skills and ability to extract valuable insights from highly complex data sets to ask the right questions and find answers. This is a remote opportunity (must be based in the USA) with a hybrid option for professionals who can commute to our beautiful Burbank, CA office.

  • Analyze raw data: assessing quality, cleansing, structuring for downstream processing
  • Design accurate and scalable prediction algorithms
  • Collaborate with the engineering team to bring analytical prototypes to production
  • Generate actionable insights for business improvements
    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in a quantitative field (Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, etc.)
    • At least 2 - 3 years of experience in quantitative analytics or data modeling.
    • Deep understanding of predictive modeling, machine-learning, clustering and classification techniques, and algorithms
    • Fluency in a programming language (Python, C, C++, Java, SQL)
    • Familiarity with Big Data frameworks and visualization tools (Cassandra, Hadoop, Spark, Tableau)
      Perks and benefitsAll Zestians experience:
      • The opportunity to join a mission-focused company
      • People - the best part of Zest
      • Robust healthcare plans, matching 401K, and unlimited vacation time
      • Generous family leave policy (12 week maternity leave/6 week paternity leave)
      • Tuition reimbursement, conference allowance, and Zest talks
      • Company happy hours, social events, and outingsWhen working in our beautiful, Burbank, CA headquarters, you'll experience:
        • Daily catered lunches from LA's best restaurants
        • A fully stocked kitchen
        • Dog friendly office with lounge areas, video games, and gigantic jigsaw puzzles
        • On-site gym with fitness classes
        • Complimentary manicures, pedicures, and mindfulness sessions

          About Zest AI:Creating a diverse and inclusive culture where all are welcomed, valued, and empowered to achieve our full potential is important to who we are and where we're headed in the future. We know that unique backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives help us think bigger, spark innovation, and succeed together. Zest is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and encourages professionals from underrepresented groups in technology and financial services to apply. Our core values are Communication, Collaboration, Bias for Action, Client-centricity, and Heart. Learn more at Zest.ai and connect with us on Twitter @Zest_AI or our Insights blog (https://www.zest.ai/insights).

Keywords: Zest AI, Portland , Data Scientist - SaaS, FinTech, AI - Remote or Hybrid, Other , Portland, Oregon

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