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Staff Data Scientist

Flex

Flex

Data Science
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2024

Flex is a growth-stage, NYC headquartered FinTech company that is creating the best rent payment experience. It’s hard to believe that it’s 2024 and paying rent on time is expensive, inflexible, and difficult. We’re here to change that! Flex enables our users to pay rent throughout the month on a schedule that better fits their finances and budget. Our mission is to empower as many renters as possible with flexibility over their most significant recurring expense. After deliberately keeping a stealth profile as we built up unprecedented investor support and an enthusiastic user base, we are looking for motivated individuals to help us keep our mission growing. Will you be a part of the team?

Flex is a growth-stage, NYC headquartered FinTech company that is creating the best rent payment experience. It’s hard to believe that it’s 2024 and paying rent on time is expensive, inflexible, and difficult. We’re here to change that! Flex enables our users to pay rent throughout the month on a schedule that better fits their finances and budget. Our mission is to empower as many renters as possible with flexibility over their most significant recurring expense. After deliberately keeping a stealth profile as we built up unprecedented investor support and an enthusiastic user base, we are looking for motivated individuals to help us keep our mission growing. Will you be a part of the team?

About the role

We are seeking an experienced data science and machine learning expert to join our dynamic team. As a Staff Data Scientist, you will play a pivotal role in developing state-of-the-art machine learning models to effectively manage financial risk and maximize customer LTV. You will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to work on high-impact initiatives that drive the continuous improvement of our products and services through innovation.

What you’ll do

  • Design, develop, and implement cutting-edge statistical and machine learning models to effectively manage credit and fraud financial loss on both consumer and partner sides.

  • Take technical ownership of the end-to-end ML project life cycle, from data collection and preprocessing to model development, deployment, post-launch monitoring and maintenance, as well as sunsetting.

  • Leverage large-scale datasets to conduct exploratory data analysis and visualization, extracting actionable insights that guide strategic decision-making.

  • Collaborate with product managers, engineers, business and compliance stakeholders to understand requirements and translate them into technical solutions.

  • Build robust data pipelines and infrastructure to support model development, training, and deployment in a production environment.

  • Evaluate model performance, conduct A/B testing, and iterate on model improvements to enhance accuracy and effectiveness.

  • Stay current with industry trends, research advancements, and best practices in machine learning, financial risk modeling, and fintech.

Key qualifications

  • Master’s or Ph.D. degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, or a related quantitative field.

  • 6+ years of experience in building and deploying machine learning models in a production environment, preferably in the fintech industry.

  • Strong proficiency in programming languages such as Python, R, or Scala, as well as experience with machine learning libraries (e.g., TensorFlow, PyTorch, scikit-learn).

  • Deep understanding of statistical learning theory and predictive modeling techniques.

Proven track record of driving impactful business outcomes through development and deployment of risk models and consumer behavior models.

  • Experience working with large-scale datasets and distributed computing frameworks.

  • Excellent problem-solving skills and effectiveness in communicating complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.

  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a collaborative and fast-paced environment, adapting quickly to changing priorities and business needs.

The national pay range for this role is $200,000-235,000 in base salary. Individual compensation will be commensurate with the candidate's experience aligned with Flex's internal leveling guidelines and benchmarks.

This role will be a hybrid position based out of NYC

Life at Flex:

We understand that it takes a diverse team of highly intelligent, curious, determined, empathetic, and self aware people to grow a successful company. Our HQ is located in New York City, but we have employees located throughout the US, Australia, and South America. We are growing quickly, but deliberately, with a focus on building an inclusive culture. Our dynamic team has incredible perspectives to share, just as we know you do, and we take great pride in being an equal opportunity workplace.

We offer many employee benefits. For full time, U.S. based employees we offer:

  • Competitive pay
  • 100% company-paid medical, dental, and vision
  • 401(k) + company stock options
  • Unlimited paid time off with a PTO minimum + 13 company paid holidays
  • Parental leave
  • Flex Cares Program: Non-profit company match + pet adoption coverage
  • Free Flex subscription