We are hiring Data Scientists at these levels:
Lead (Staff or Sr. Staff)
WHO WE ARE:
Voted one of the Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies in the Bay
Area for 2020, Freedom Financial Network is a family of companies
that takes a people-first approach to financial services, using
technology to empower consumers to overcome debt and create a
brighter financial future. The company was founded in 2002 by Brad
Stroh and Andrew Housser on the belief that by staying committed to
helping people, you can ensure better financial outcomes for both
the customer and the business. This Heart/$ philosophy still guides
the vision of our growing company, which has helped millions of
people find solutions for their financial needs.
What began with 2 people in a spare bedroom has now rapidly
expanded to a vibrant business that employs over 2000 employees
(known internally as The Freedom Family) in two locations: San
Mateo, CA and Tempe, AZ. When you visit either of our offices,
you’ll understand why our employees have voted us the Best Place to
Work for the last several years. It’s a place where the Heart/$
philosophy continues to thrive, where we believe that success is
only achieved by doing what’s right for our customers, our
employees, and our communities.
In order to create brighter futures for our clients, employees,
and businesses, Freedom Financial Network holds itself to four core
values that have grown out of our Heart + $ philosophy: to care for
everyone around us, act with integrity every time, collaborate with
everybody we work with, and get better at what we do every day.
The Sr. or Principal Data Scientist will be heavily involved in
executing data analysis and modeling tasks for Freedom Financial
Asset Management, the lending division of the Freedom Financial
Network. The overarching mandate for the Sr. or Principal
Data Scientist is to execute on analytic delivery and to develop
new analytic capabilities for the company’s mortgage
initiative. The position will essentially be to partner with
the mortgage division to execute a new analytic vision.
Additionally, he/she may collaborate with other team members to
assess and develop new analytic opportunities. This role will
provide the candidate exposure and visibility into a strategic
initiative for the company, and as such, will be a high impact role
within the organization.
Some of the key responsibilities for the Analytic Scientist will
Drive better understanding of FFN customers and prospects.
Optimize customer experience and FFN value proposition by
leveraging of GLM, supervised and unsupervised ML modeling
Utilize your technical and analytical skills, while also gaining
in-depth exposure to business strategy.
Act as consultant to cross functional teams, advise how to best
leverage predictive modeling and data in general.
Responsibility: Design, build, optimize and maintain customer
LTV / lifecycle modeling platforms.
Identify opportunities to apply data science solutions to
improve customer experience and FFN value proposition.
Consult with business partners to develop data science strategy
to address and influence customer LTV.
Analyze data, build models and assess their quality
Design experiments and evaluate the results
Monitor model performance and make recommendations
Ad-hoc Statistical requests
Communicating results and recommendations to senior
Identify and apply best practices and innovative solutions for
optimization of customer life cycle.
Skillset and Requirements: Expert knowledge of logistic
regression, decision trees, survival analysis, design of experiment
and other statistical techniques
Expert knowledge of supervised and unsupervised ML modeling
Communicating clearly and concisely to individuals from various
Influencing others in both verbal and written mediums
Leverage data and advanced statistical and machine learning
techniques to develop comprehensive customer experience
Qualifications and Experience
Masters or PhD in Statistics or similar quantitative field of
study (Math, Economics, Financial Engineering, Physics, Chemical
Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Operations Research, etc.)
Hands on expertise in statistical modeling and analysis
Experience with use of credit bureau data for statistical
Experience working with relational databases
Expert SAS/R/Python knowledge
Experience with cloud-based modeling (AI) platforms
0 - 7+ years of total experience. Financial services or mortgage
experience, is not required, but is preferred.
Demonstrated experience in statistical modeling and
analysis. Expert level skills in Python or R.
Proficiency in qualitative and quantitative data analysis and
Aptitude working with relational databases and manipulating data
from databases for statistical modeling.
Familiarity with UNIX/LINUX environments and BASH/shell
scripting is desired.
Very strong analytical skills, combined with an ability to tie
analytic results to business implications.
A can do attitude for problem solving.
A keen eye to spot opportunities to automate and streamline
High level of comfort working within the financial services
industry, as well as working within a rapidly growing environment
in which change is a constant.
An ability to work independently with limited direction but with
the judgment to do so within appropriate limits of authority.
Initiative to constructively, but passionately, challenge
existing analytic processes.
CULTURAL FIT (Our Core Values):
Care (for everyone): We show compassion and contribute to the
well-being and growth of those around us. We only pursue products
that improve the financial lives of our clients.
Act with Integrity (every time): We take the right action even
when it is hard and even when no one is watching. We treat our
employees, clients, and communities the way they wish to be
Get Better (every day): We innovate, iterate, and improve each
day. We are creative, take thoughtful risks, and ultimately learn
and recover from failures.
COLLABORATE (with everybody): We strive to work together toward
a common purpose by proactively sharing information and inviting
participation. We recognize the perspective of various groups and
embrace healthy, constructive debate.
WHY JOIN THE FREEDOM FAMILY?
Fast, continued growth – there’s a lot of opportunity for
Voted a Best Place to Work multiple times by our employees, most
recently #1 in Phoenix for the 2nd year in a row!
Benefits start within 30 days
401k with employer match
3 weeks’ paid vacation (increased with tenure)
9 paid holidays & 5 sick days
Paid time off for volunteer work and on your birthday
This is your opportunity to be part of a growing company where
dedicated professionals strive to help customers and each other
succeed every day. If that sounds exciting to you, we want to talk
to you. Apply today!
Attention Agencies & Search Firms: We do not accept unsolicited
candidate resumes or profiles. Please do not reach out to anyone
within Freedom Financial Network (FFN) to market your services or
candidates. All inquiries should be directed to Talent Acquisition
only. We reserve the right to hire any candidates sent unsolicited
and will not pay any fees without a contract signed by FFN’s Talent
Acquisition leader. Thank you for your consideration.