Theorem

San Francisco
11 - 25 Employees
11 - 25 Engineers
$2M - $5M Funding
Series B

We are a cross-disciplinary team applying machine learning and rigorous scientific investigation to revamp the lending and securitization space. This is one of finance’s least sexy areas, but is a multi-trillion dollar market- and it’s where the financial crisis started. Bad technology was a major cause, and even after almost 10 years, no one has fixed it.


Why join us?
  • We are primarily made up of software engineers and researchers/data scientists, with a geeky, collaborative and inclusive culture

  • We have an academic bent, work on hard technical problems with real impact on the business

  • We are a YCombinator company, already profitable, with over 750M assets under management and growing. Our institutional investors include some of the top educational endowments and pension funds


Engineering at Theorem
Engineering team and processes

We have a weekly meeting, where engineers pick projects based on importance to the company, and their own interests. Engineers closely with researchers, and on projects that deliver tangible business value.

Technical Challenges

1) We’re exploring ideas across multiple disciplines: machine learning, biostatistics, survival analysis and epidemiology. 2) We build complex numerical systems, which require significant research prior to implementation. 3) Our systems are full stack, and need to be fast. 4) We interface with several lending companies and work with large amounts of data. 5) We value correctness, maintainability, elegance, and testability of code. We want to do things the right way over just getting things “done.” We’re strict about our code style and quality so that you don’t have to spend your time tracking down other peoples’ bugs.

Projects you might work on
  • You would help to design and implement our best-in-class backtester - this needs to be fast, so we use efficient vectorized numerical code.

  • You would work on our internal 'optimizer' that helps us allocate investments in the best risk adjusted manner.

  • You would work on the infrastructure that we use to connect to our lending partners.

Tech stack
Pandas
Numpy
Scikit Learn
Data Science
Python
C++
Statistics
Machine Learning
Fast Code

Working at Theorem

Smart, friendly and kind. Hardworking, respectful. Eagerly nerdy, collaborative, research and science obsessed.

Generous Vacation

Theorem has an unlimited vacation policy and we strongly advocate that employees make sure to take off at LEAST 2 weeks a year

Free Food

We offer (mostly) healthy snacks —fruits, nuts, yogurt, etc.; drinks, and weekly group lunch ... We also have a world class tea selection.

Company Retreats

Twice a year, we get together for company offsites — usually a week in Montana and a long weekend at Stinson Beach. We play boardgames, enjoy good food, go for (longish) hikes, and enjoy each others' company. We have a lot of fun, good natured competition and (mostly unstructured) conversations about our business.

Maternal/Paternal Leave

We offer a minimum of 17-weeks (4 months) parental leave.

Team Activities

Dinners out at tasty local restaurants, game nights, Friday afternoon mocktail and cocktails happy hour.

Flexible Hours

We care about productivity and expect our employees to design their own schedule to be the most productive and balanced with personal interests and responsibilities. Many team members work flexible schedules.

401(k) Contribution

We offer a 401(k) plan with an automatic annual contribution from the firm.

Philanthropic Contributions

The team proposes interesting philanthropic causes to rally behind at the end of the year, and as a group, we vote to make a company contribution.

Work from Home

Our employees work from home as needed — ranging from one day a week to several days per week.

Health Insurance

We provide full coverage of medical, dental, vision and disability insurance for employees.

Beautiful Office

We are located 1 block away from South Park in SoMa and our office includes standing desks, large family style farm tables, and a cozy reading area that doubles at a nap corner.

Workshops/Conferences

We encourage our engineers and researchers to continue to learn, with an annual conference and travel stipend per employee.


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