Data Scientist II – Denver, Colorado
Want to work on the front lines with a global FinTech company that is poised to revolutionize the industry? Want to be a part of a skilled team as we transform the traditional approaches of monitoring risk using predictive modeling? Join Western Union as a Data Scientist!
Motivated by our values: purpose driven, globally minded, and trustworthy & respectful
We’re a FinTech that’s using insight from customers and colleagues worldwide to improve financial services for families, small businesses, multinational corporations, and non-profit organizations. We’re a team of over 10,000 people spanning 200 countries and territories. We believe when money moves, better things happen.
Better requires process, discipline, and simplification
As a member of the Risk Modeling & Statistics group, you will support the development of automated risk detection throughout our compliance program. You will leverage machine learning to identify Western Union locations, transactions, and customers that may be involved in money laundering or other illegal activity.
For this important role, you have a Bachelor’s Degree in a quantitative field and at least two years of professional experience as a Data Scientist (or in a comparable role). You code fluently in Python or R, and are proficient with SQL. You understand feature engineering, model selection/validation, and performance testing. You are familiar with using AWS to build machine learning pipelines, including the use of EC2, S3, Aurora, and Sagemaker – or have similar experience with Azure or GCP. Experience with Snowflake cloud data platform is a plus, as is experience with graph databases, like Neo4j or Neptune. You understand the basics of Agile, DevOps, and the usefulness of Kubernetes in a CI/CD paradigm. Above all, you are an exceptional teammate and collaborator.
Join us, and let’s move money for better
Western Union is transforming its business and shaping the financial services sector by driving quality, convenience, and customer service to new levels of excellence. It’s an exciting time for our organization, as the largest cross-border money transfer operator, trusted by millions of consumers around the world. If you’re ready to unleash your potential to help drive change through bottom-up innovation, apply now.
We’re a company on the move, and we want our people to grow and develop. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to learn new skills and build a career, as well as a great salary and benefits package.
Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and success. Western Union is proud to be an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer. The company will provide accommodation to applicants, including those with disabilities, during the recruitment process, in accordance with applicable laws. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy or related medical conditions), national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, or any other protected category.