Data Analyst - Risk Assessment - NY

Location: New York, NY 10010

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Who We Are

Katapult’s mission is simple: Our technology inspires financial possibility. Our vision is to create a world where financial barriers no longer exist by providing disruptive technology that empowers and simplifies the shopping experience. Our values speak volumes about how we operate. We enhance the lives of our employees, customers, and retail partners by providing transparent, innovative and empowering financial products. We achieve extraordinary results through commitment, integrity and teamwork. We create opportunities for success and growth everyday. Inclusion is in our DNA, together we are stronger. We persevere, we work hard, we play hard, we win big.

Katapult is the leading omnichannel point-of-sale solution in the alternative consumer finance space. We create opportunities for consumers to buy the items they need while empowering merchants to expand their customer reach.

We believe that opportunity is everything, and our people are the key to success. We are always on the search for individuals who strive for excellence, possess a willingness to learn and bring their best to the table each day. With a comprehensive benefits package, a culture of engagement, and advanced career growth opportunities, Katapult is constantly focusing on people. Visit our careers page for a full list of career opportunities:

Position Overview

This position will work out of our New York, NY location (employees currently remote due to COVID-19). We are looking for a Data Analyst to join our Risk team and make significant contributions to our mission of broadening the reach of consumer finance to underserved individuals. This position provides a growth opportunity for an enthusiastic candidate with a strong foundation in a quantitative field and solid experience in data analysis. Risk is an ever-evolving dynamic space, and we rely heavily on data to measure and shape our success with high-quality decisions to drive business needs. Depending on your personal goals, we are also committed to providing mentorship while encouraging individual thinking and project ownership. Ample opportunity will be provided to grow your expertise in statistical modeling and machine learning coupled with honing your programming skills. The ideal candidate will have at least 1 years of experience in the fintech industry.

Primary Job Duties

  • Use analytical and statistical technique to solve complex credit and fraud risk problems
  • Act as an embedded partner to the Risk team, helping them identify and answer questions with data and modelling.
  • Provide valuable insights through ad-hoc analyses, as well as drive long-terms projects
  • Develop key performance metrics for the business, and work with BI team to automate key visualizations
  • Influence risk strategy and prioritization through data
  • Work with stakeholders in product and finance to identify growth and market trends, pricing patterns and performance forecasting using advanced statistical and inference methods.
  • Communicate key findings to leadership and make recommendations around risk and product strategies
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Undergraduate and/or graduate degree in Math, Economics, Statistics, Engineering, Computer Science, or another quantitative field
  • 1-2 years of professional experience in data analytics or a related field, preferably in FinTech Space
  • Comfortable in statistical coding language such as Python, R, etc.
  • Highly skilled art writing SQL to query relational databases
  • Strong data visualization skills and the ability to communicate findings to both technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Ability to navigate a complex data landscape and make decisions in a fast-paced environment with minimal documentation and process
  • Experience in A/B testing
  • Good understanding of the development process and best practices (e.g. sprint planning, coding standards, code reviews, testing and validation) with an appreciation for maintaining a high quality bar with low operational overhead
  • Experience working with cloud computing platforms such as AWS, Google Cloud or Azure

Katapult is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration to employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state and local law.

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