Lead Data Scientist / Machine Learning Expert (m/f...

Job description

Become part of Ratepay and shape the payment solutions of tomorrow and beyond together with us. Founded in 2009, we are now the No. 1 white-label payment provider in Europe and an independent payment brand within the Nexi Group, the European PayTech company.

Our Ratepay team consists of over 300 colleagues from over 40 nations. With us, you will find a secure working environment in a dynamic environment with plenty of room for growth. These are just a few of the many reasons to start your journey at Ratepay.


As Lead Data Scientist / Machine Learning Expert (m/f/d) you drive innovation forward and use state-of-the-art machine learning and statistical models to improve risk scoring, fraud detection and decision making at the core of our risk management system.
  • You mentor, motivate and coach a team of Data Scientists and Machine Learning Engineers
  • You teach, lead, and counsel colleagues on R&D projects in the area of machine learning for fraud prevention, credit risk scoring, buyer identification and risk decision optimization
  • You collaborate with other Team Leads and Product Managers within the risk tribe in strategies to enhance our risk management capabilities and to design Ratepay's risk engine as an machine learning based product
  • You define and deliver the long term and short term vision of the Data Science team

  • You have a Master’s degree (PhD is a plus) in a quantitative field such as Machine learning, Data Science, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Computer science or similar
  • You have gained 7+ years (in case of PhD 5+ years) of industrial experience as a data scientist working on applying data science fundamentals to solve complex real world problems, 3+ of these years in a leading and/or mentoring position
  • You have a sound theoretical knowledge of a wide variety of Machine learning and Statistical methods (Classical ML, Deep Learning, and Active learning) as well as its pros-cons; strong coding skills in Python and SQL are a must
  • As a critical and strategic thinker, who understands complex problems quickly and who uses available evidence to come up with solutions you have the ability to identify the best modelling approach and methods suitable for a problem
  • Your strong communication skills in English make it easy for you to explain complex matters in simple terms to team members and stakeholders
  • You thrive in cross-functional teams and can get yourself up to speed quickly
  • You are a genuine team player, who puts their purpose first

  • Flexible working hours and mobile office options for individual solutions to balance work and family life
  • A safe working environment with plenty of room for creativity
  • Room for personal growth and professional development
  • Trustful interaction in a welcoming team with flat hierarchies
  • A challenging job in a rapidly growing industry
  • Company and team events, knowledge exchange and the opportunity to contribute your ideas
  • Ratepay company pension plan
  • The opportunity to get involved in social projects as part of our sustainability initiative
  • Become a digital nomad: Work with Ratepay from any country within the EU for up to 3 months per year
  • A monthly mobility budget

Equal Opportunities & Diversity

We value our diversity and welcome everyone to our team. Regardless of ethnic and social background, religious views, worldview, gender, sexual

orientation, physical and mental limitations, age, marital status, educational background and nationality.

Does that sound like an exciting challenge for you? Franziska, our Recruiter, is looking forward to your application.

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