Data Scientist

Company:
Location: Remote

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SentiLink is building the future of identity verification in the United States. The existing ways to determine if somebody is who they claim to be are too clunky, ineffective, and expensive, but we believe strongly that the future will be 10x better.

We’ve had tremendous traction and are growing extremely quickly. Already our real-time APIs have helped verify hundreds of millions of identities, beginning with financial services. We’ve raised over $15M from investors including a16z, Nyca partners, and Max Levchin, and current and former CEOs/CROs/CCOs of major US financial institutions. We’ve earned coverage and awards from CNBC, Bloomberg, Forbes, Business Insider, PYMNTS, American Banker, LendIt, and others. And we’ve even been a part of history-we were the first company to go live with the eCBSV and testified before the United States House of Representatives.

As a Data Scientist at SentiLink, you will build our core products: models that identify fraudsters. You will work with teams across the company to research new types of fraud, develop new products, and provide analysis to drive sales and marketing. This is a full-stack data science role, involving model development, analysis, and writing production code. You should be interested in having end-to-end ownership and a fast-moving environment where deep domain understanding drives development and unusual insights drive our competitive advantage rather than optimization of new machine learning methodologies.

Technologies: Python 3, PostgreSQL, and AWS infrastructure (EC2, S3, RDS, Redshift, etc.)


Responsibilities:

    • Develop and maintain SentiLink’s fraud detection models through the full model development lifespan: from data acquisition decisions through featurization, focusing labeling resources, model training, experimentation, productionalization, and monitoring
    • Research new types of fraud and develop new SentiLink products around identity verification
    • Write production-ready code that can be relied on for real-time decision making by our partners
    • Design, perform, and present analyses that will inform data acquisition, product development, risk operations priorities, marketing, and sales efforts
    • Work with engineering, risk operations, and data acquisitions to access necessary data, maintain data quality, and support data access

Requirements:

    • 2+ years relevant work experience and PhD or Master’s in a technical field or 2+ years additional relevant work experience
    • People who generate creative ideas that provide our competitive advantage
    • Interest in developing deep domain expertise for product-focused work: a background in fraud is not required, but willingness to learn is
    • Ability to design, perform, and present thoughtful statistical analysis with business-changing implications
    • Experience writing production code and tests
    • Understanding of different machine learning models and their trade-offs
    • Detail oriented and thoughtful - someone we can rely on to make business-changing decisions
    • Ability and desire to take initiative and follow projects through to completion
    • Bonus for familiarity with: fintech or adjacent industries; identity solutions; distributed computing frameworks; data engineering; AWS

Corporate Values:

    • Follow Through.
    • Deep Understanding.
    • Whatever It Takes.
    • Do Something Smart.

Perks:

    • Work culture that gives you the time, space, and support required to build great things
    • Awesome co-workers and cool team activities (go-karting, scuba diving, blacksmithing, etc.)
    • Insurance (medical/dental/vision) for you and your dependents
    • 401k with matching
    • Unlimited PTO

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