ABOUT RISK MANAGEMENT @ OPORTUN
We are growing our world-class team of mission-driven risk managers who are passionate about broadening financial inclusion by untapping insights from alternative data. Be part of the team responsible for developing and running Oportun’s marketing optimization platform that leverage Oportun’s core intellectual property for scoring risk for underserved consumers that often lack a traditional credit score or are mis-scored by traditional credit bureaus. In this role you will be working with large and diverse alternative data sets and machine learning to execute multi-product and multi-channel marketing programs. You will also drive growth and optimize marketing spend across multiple products and channels by leveraging alternative data to help predict which consumers would likely be interested in one of Oportun’s affordable, credit building lending products.
We are growing our world-class team of mission-driven, entrepreneurial Data Scientists who are passionate about broadening financial inclusion by untapping insights from credit and non-credit bureau data. Be part of the team responsible for developing and enhancing Oportun’s core intellectual property used in various business problems such as scoring/assessing credit risk for underserved consumers that often lack a traditional credit bureau score or are mis-scored by traditional credit bureaus.
In this role you will be working with large and diverse alternative data sets (I.E, data from dozens of sources including transactional, mobile, utility, other financial services, etc..) utilizing machine learning to build models and strategies for wide range of underwriting and customer life cycle management decisions. You will also work closely with Could Engineering team to develop our new generation real-time model deployment platform on AWS.
Develop data products and models used in managing credit/fraud risk and customer lifetime valuation and provide frictionless customer experience for various products and services Oportun provides.
Build end-to-end reusable pipelines from data acquisition to model output delivery through partnership with data and production engineering teams.
Support the development of automated monitoring tools which can enables us to make almost real-time assessment of the performance of models and rules, and extract insights
Lead initiatives to drive business value from start to finish including project planning, communication and stakeholder management.
Lead discussions with Compliance, Bank Partners and Model Risk Management teams to facilitate the Model Governance Activities such as Model Validations and Monitoring.
Lead, coach and partner with the DS and non-DS team to deliver results
Communicate and partner with third party data vendors.
A relentless problem solver and out of the box thinker with a proven track record of driving business results in a timely manner
Comfortable in a high-growth, fast-paced and agile environment
Master’s degree or PhD in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering or Economics or other quantitative discipline (Bachelor’s degree with significant relevant experience will be considered).
5+ years data science experience preferably with Machine Learning models and model platform.
Hands on experience leveraging machine learning techniques such as Gradient Boosting, Clustering, Logistic Regression and Neural Network to solve real world problems
5+years of hands-on experience with data extraction, cleaning, analysis and building reusable data pipelines; Proficient in SQL, Spark SQL and/or Hive
5+ years of experience in leveraging modern machine learning toolset and programming languages such as Python
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Strong stakeholder management and project management skills
Experience working with AWS EMR, Sage-maker or other cloud-based platforms is a plus
Oportun (Nasdaq: OPRT) is a financial services company and digital platform that provides responsible consumer credit to hardworking people in the United States. Using A.I.-driven models that are built on years of proprietary customer insights and billions of unique data points, we have extended millions of loans and billions of dollars in affordable credit to consumers, the majority of whom live in low-and moderate-income communities. Since about half of our new customers come to Oportun without a FICO score, we play a key role in the communities we serve by being able to offer them an affordable and credit-building alternative to payday and auto title lenders. In recognition of our responsibly designed products which help consumers build their credit history, Oportun has been certified as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) since 2009.
With headquarters in California and a remote-first corporate culture, our 3,000+ team members work in Oportun locations and remotely throughout the United States, Mexico, and India. Our global operations include our Mexico contact centers and administrative offices, our India technology development center, and our US corporate, technology, and retail operations.
We feel privileged to have been named a “Top Workplace” by the Bay Area News Group for three years running, one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in the World for 2020 and recognized as a TIME Magazine 2018 Genius Company for our impact in helping to reinvent the future of lending. For the last three consecutive years, we have been titled Top Workplace by the Bay Area News Group.
WORKING AT OPORTUN
Working at Oportun means enjoying a differentiated experience of being part of a team that fosters a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture where we all feel a sense of belonging and are encouraged to share our perspectives. This inclusive culture is directly connected to our organization’s performance and ability to fulfill our mission of delivering affordable credit to those left out of the financial mainstream. We celebrate and nurture our inclusive culture through our employee resource groups and our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Council.
WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and consider all qualified applicants for employment opportunities without regard to race, age, color, religion, gender, caste, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other category protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.
We encourage you to apply for this position even if you do not match all the qualifications listed for this position. At Oportun, we will consider all experience on a candidate’s application, and we are committed to building a team that encompasses a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and skills.
We will also consider those with criminal histories consistent with the requirements of applicable laws in the locations where the role will be based such as the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance when hiring for roles in locations with such laws.
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Req No.: 2022-13061
Remote / WFH: Yes
External Company Name: Oportun Inc
External Company URL: http://www.oportun.com