Staff Data Scientist

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Location: San Diego, CA 92121

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National Funding is continuing to grow its Analytics Department and has an exciting opportunity as a Staff Data Scientist. This high-profile role is at the center of activity for the company and is a major driver and contributor to National Funding's core strategy and growth. We are looking for a data-driven individual with excellent analytical skills and experience to work alongside business stakeholders, primarily on our Direct Marketing team to deliver insights and make recommendations.

Staff Data Scientist Major Responsibilities

  • Provides analytic support and strategic thought partnership to Direct Marketing team
  • The ideal candidate will have the ability to tell stories with the data, communicate effectively and instill confidence in recommendations to motivate stakeholders to take action
  • Builds recommendations by synthesizing data from multiple sources, developing assumptions where needed, to drive business insights and strategy development
  • Delivers key insights with interpretation and recommendation, contributes to the development of hypotheses and actions, and presents them to management team
  • Partners with Marketing leaders to identify key customer segments and contributes to the execution of various campaigns and initiatives
  • Develop statistical models to aide in selection of prospects for direct mail campaigns
  • Develops new and better analytics approaches to solve questions in a creative way

The Ideal Candidate

  • 3-5 years of experience in data analysis, preferably in Direct Marketing
  • Hands-on expertise with data mining and statistical modeling techniques such as clustering, classification, regression, tree-based methods, neural nets, support vector machines, anomaly detection, and natural language processing
  • Proven leadership within a data-driven organization with the ability to influence decisions
  • Strong knowledge of SQL and/or SAS
  • Experience with SAS, R, Python and other data modeling tools
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Experience with Tableau (preferred) or similar BI tools
  • Experience with A/B testing setup and evaluation preferred
  • Outstanding communication skills with both technical and non-technical colleagues
  • Prefer candidates with experience in Finance, Mortgage, Banking

Why National Funding?

  • Positive, energetic, passionate, business casual environment
  • Fantastic benefits package including medical, dental, life, LTD, FSA, 401(k) with employer match
  • Numerous employee events throughout the year including our annual traditions such as Day at the Del Mar Racetrack, Del Mar Mud Run, Bring Your Kid to Work Day, Holiday Party, Employee and Family picnic, sporting events, and more

National Funding is one of the country's leading financial technology companies for small and medium-sized businesses, providing working capital loans and equipment financing. For several years running, we have been ranked by the San Diego Business Journal as one of the 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies in San Diego and listed on the Inc. 5000 List of America's Fastest Growing Private Companies. We serve the small business community nationwide by offering a range of financial services and products. Since 1999, National Funding has loaned nearly $1.5 billion to over 25,000 small businesses in hundreds of communities and industries. As we have grown, so too has our product line, and now we are ranked as one of the country's top 10 largest private lenders of small business loans.

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