Consumer Finance - Decision and Data Scientist - Analyst/Associate - New York City

  • Competitive
  • New York, NY, USA New York NY US
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Goldman Sachs USA
  • 22 Jul 18 2018-07-22

Consumer Finance - Decision and Data Scientist - Analyst/Associate - New York City

MORE ABOUT THIS JOB Consumer and Commercial Banking (CCBD)
Consumer and Commercial Banking Division brings innovative solutions to traditional banking activities. We are a global team of lenders, investors, risk managers, skilled marketers, web experts and banking specialists. We provide a suite of solutions to help our customers meet their personal financial goals. We make direct investments in, and manage risk of, a portfolio of corporate loans and securities. And we help transform distressed communities through investments and loans of private capital.

Digital Finance Description
Digital Finance, a business unit within CCBD, is comprised of the firm's digitally-led consumer businesses, which include the Marcus deposits and lending businesses, as well as the personal financial management app, Clarity Money. Digital Finance combines the strength and heritage of a 148-year-old financial institution with the agility and entrepreneurial spirit of a tech start-up. Through the use of machine learning and intuitive design, we provide customers with powerful tools that are grounded in value, transparency and simplicity to help them make smarter decisions about their money.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS
Job Summary & Responsibilities
As part of the decision and data science function for Marcus, you will be at the forefront of a data-driven initiative to optimize decision making . This role will draw upon your knowledge of programming and mathematics. In this role you will:

  • Rapidly prototype early-stage solutions and design / evaluate predictive models and advanced algorithms to drive business decisions throughout the customer lifecycle (prospecting, acquisition, underwriting, fraud, collections, enhancing customer experience )
  • Understand the systems and the business processes that populate those systems with data
  • Carry out data processing including statistical analysis, variable selection, and dimensionality reduction, custom attribute engineering, as well as the evaluation of new data sources
  • Leverage methods from diverse disciplines such as machine learning, deep learning, artificial intelligence, statistical modelling, information theory, information retrieval and other areas to gain customer insights, draw conclusions and work with business partners to put those insights into action
  • Participate in data architecture decisions and partner with technology teams to implement models/algorithms in production
  • Help document your assumptions and methodologies, as well as carry out validation and testing to facilitate peer reviews and independent model validation
  • Think strategically on a higher level, proposing new business metrics or suggesting alternatives, creating highly interpretive models that imply new context and new semantics for data
Basic Qualifications
  • BS/MS or PhD in a quantitative field - Applied Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Computer Science
  • Quantitative background including an understanding of probability and statistics
  • Strong programming background in compiled or scripting languages (C/C++, Python, Java, etc.)
  • Ability to explain complex models and analysis to diverse audience
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in data science, advanced statistics
  • Familiarity with statistical computing languages or packages (R, Matlab, numpy/scikit-learn, Tensorflow, Keras, Pytorch)
  • Familiarity with advanced ML models - neural networks (feed forward, CNNs, RNNs, LSTM), Hidden Markov Models, random forests, SVMs, multivariate analysis, clustering, dimensionality reduction or participation in Kaggle data science competitions
  • Experience with distributed computing (Hadoop, Spark)
Experience in a start-up business or a new business line within a larger organization

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