Data Scientist

Silicon Valley, CA, United States

Upstart Network, Inc.


Team

Data Science

Role Location

  • Silicon Valley, CA, United States

Employees

501+ people

Address

2 Circle Star Way Fl 2
San Carlos, CA, 94070-6200, US

Tech Stack

  • Ruby on Rails
  • PostgreSQL
  • React
  • Redshift
  • Airflow
  • Hadoop
  • Python
  • Kafka
  • Django
  • Flask
  • AWS
  • Kubernetes
  • Docker

Role Description

Our data science team consists of full-stack generalists as well as specialists in statistical modeling or machine learning. Because our challenges are so new, Data Scientists at Upstart need strong creative problem-solving skills and the technical background to implement solutions. Our research environment affords team members the opportunity to utilize a variety of statistical and machine learning methods with the freedom and encouragement to pursue alternative approaches to solving problems.

What You’ll Bring

  • Strong academic credentials with a master's degree in computer science, statistics, mathematics, or other quantitative areas of study; Ph.D. preferred
  • 3+ years relevant experience with detailed understanding of building good technical solutions; ability to convert ideas into testable hypotheses and/or next steps
  • Programming skills in Python and/or R
  • Full-stack expertise with all steps of the modeling process from ideation to productionalizing code; OR deep expertise in either statistical modeling or machine learning
  • Knowledge of machine learning, pipelines and engineering architecture helpful
  • Interest in growing in technical and/or people leadership is a plus

Personal Attributes

  • Enthusiasm for and alignment with Upstart’s mission and values
  • Strong sense of intellectual curiosity balanced with humility, drive and teamwork
  • Numerically-savvy and smart with ability to operate at a speedy pace

Whether developing new products or identifying novel approaches to core models, we are continuously seeking the next big ideas to move our business forward. If you are energized by the impact you can make at Upstart, we would love to hear from you. Please apply now for prompt and confidential consideration.

About Upstart Network, Inc.

Upstart is a leading AI lending platform partnering with banks to expand access to affordable credit. Forbes recently ranked Upstart #12 on its list of most promising AI companies in America. Inc. Magazine also recognized Upstart as one of the Best Workplaces for 2020.

By leveraging Upstart's AI platform, Upstart-powered banks can have higher approval rates and lower loss rates, while simultaneously delivering the exceptional digital-first lending experience their customers demand. Upstart's patent-pending platform is the first to receive a no-action letter from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau related to fair lending. Upstart is based in San Mateo, California and Columbus, Ohio.

Most Upstarters join us because they connect with our mission of enabling access to effortless credit based on true risk. If you are energized by the impact you can make at Upstart, we’d love to hear from you!

Company Culture

We live by our Core Values:

Every second counts

Do the right thing even when it's hard

Make clever use of numbers

Be smart and know you might be wrong

Don't assume it can't be done

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