Walker & Dunlop

Data Scientist

Job description



Ready to bring your whole self to work every day? At Walker & Dunlop, we didn’t get to where we are by hiring ordinary individuals. We got here by hiring the exceptional! WD is looking for individuals who are caring, collaborative, driven, insightful, and tenacious to join our team!

Walker & Dunlop’s company mission is to be the premier commercial real estate finance company in the country, and we can achieve this goal by leading the industry with technology innovations. The technology team has a creative and entrepreneurial culture – everyone on the team interacts directly with customers, and we all contribute to the product and planning. Innovation and passion for disrupting the old-fashioned real estate industry are our highest priorities.

What You Will Be Doing
  • Implement and maintain regression, classification and optimization algorithms, supervised and unsupervised, to predict asset valuation, market trends and detect best opportunities
  • Prototype, implement, test, deploy, and maintain stable data engineering solutions
  • Implement new statistical, or other mathematical methodologies, as needed for specific models or analyses
  • Work with the team and help implement solutions into APIs and interfaces
  • Present possible technical solutions to various stakeholders, clearly explaining your decisions and how they address real user needs, incorporating feedback in subsequent iterations
  • Develop a solid understanding of the parameters that drive success in real estate investment and development
What We’re Looking For
  • Master’s degree in a related field required
  • At least two years’ experience in statistical analysis and/or data science using Python
  • You have successfully designed, implemented and maintained robust models in production
  • You have proficient software development knowledge, with experience building, growing, and maintaining a variety of products, and a love for creating elegant applications
  • You have an entrepreneurial mindset and are product-oriented
  • You are curious and willing to keep learning in data science, but also in frontend and backend technologies
  • You have worked with financial mathematics or are willing to learn on the job about them
Technologies We Use
  • Python 3 for data analysis (critical)
  • Python packages for data processing or ML, such as scikit-learn, numpy, beautifulsoup, matplotlib, nltk, pandas, etc. (critical)
  • PostgreSQL / BigQuery (or similar, critical)
  • Modern Devops i.e. Docker, GitHub Actions, Google Cloud, CI/CD (preferred)
  • Golang (or similar strictly typed language, preferred/helpful)
  • Vue.js (or similar frontend framework, helpful)
What to expect your first 6 months?
  • At 30 days – You’ll have familiarized yourself with the project’s purpose and code base (backend and frontend) and will have participated in building a feature in our platform
  • At 90 days – You’ll have a working knowledge about the domain and a deeper understanding about the problem-space. You’ll have a good idea of the value provided by your tasks and have implemented / refined a couple of them
  • At 180 days – You’ll be able to use a scientific approach to identify and propose new features or improvements that would benefit the project and collaborate with the team to implement them. You’ll now be able to write some code end-to-end: data processing, model training, implement new endpoints in the backend, show some (raw, non-styled) results in frontend. You’ll be explored different projects
Still reading? Then we think you should apply!

EEO Statement

Walker & Dunlop is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, sex, age, disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


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