Principal Data Scientist at Figure

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About Figure

At Figure, we’re on a mission to transform financial services through blockchain, bringing speed, efficiency and savings to both consumers and institutions.

Accomplishing this kind of transformation requires building really big things. And we understand that building big requires a creative, team oriented and supportive environment where everyone can do their absolute best work. The Figure team is comprised of incredibly driven, innovative, collaborative and curious people who love architecting and building from scratch. Everyone at the company is encouraged to be an individual contributor but also a team collaborator. 

We value team members who bring an entrepreneurial mindset to every task and will embrace our culture of innovation. Every day at Figure is a journey in continuous learning yet a daily focus on getting work done that makes a difference.

This is an opportunity to work with a team of proven leaders who have already created billions of dollars in value in the Fintech space. Join us!

About the Role

Each member of the Data team plays an integral part of what we are building at Figure.  We rely on advanced techniques in machine learning, cloud platforms and big data to drive decisions across the organization. If you are interested in working with an impressive team of Data pros who collaborate and challenge each other, and want to solve interesting problems to propel the company’s growth, apply now! 

What You’ll Do

  • Develop custom models and algorithms to apply to large datasets, as well as, processes for monitoring and analyzing their performance.
  • Mine and analyze data from different resources, and use predictive modeling to increase and optimize customer experiences, customer acquisition, underwriting and other business outcomes.
  • Assess the effectiveness and accuracy of new data sources and data gathering techniques.
  • Work with stakeholders throughout the organization to identify opportunities for leveraging data to drive business decisions.
  • Understand and apply proper risk framework to your analysis and modeling.
  • Collaborate cross functionally to implement models and monitor outcomes.

What We Look For

  • 8+ years of hands on Data Science experience building Models and partnering with stakeholders to make business decisions
  • Credit and Risk modeling experience in consumer finance 
  • Strong problem solving skills with an emphasis on translating real-life problems into a concrete model development strategy. Blend academic rigor with a sense of pragmatism for rapidly prototyping and delivering solutions.  
  • Experienced in using Python for analysis and modeling (TensorFlow is a big plus) 
  • Experience applying a wide range of statistical techniques to large data sets, and understanding their real-world advantages/drawbacks.
  • Experience using web services (AWS, GCP), and distributed data/computing tools (Spark, Map/Reduce, Hadoop, Hive, etc.)
  • Excellent cross-functional communication skills. 
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

Benefits To You

  • Competitive salary based on experience and skills
  • Firm-wide performance based bonus
  • Competitive stock options package as an early member of the team
  • A flexible paid time off and vacation policy
  • Comprehensive health, vision, dental insurance
  • Company FSA, 401k, work from home benefits
  • And much more to come!

Figure will NOT sponsor work visas for this position. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. 

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • TensorFlowFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • FigmaDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement

An Insider's view of Figure

What’s the vibe like in the office?

We're a group of collaborators & builders who take pride and ownership of our work & celebrating our wins together. Whether you're crushing it in ops, developing a product in engineering, or deep-diving into a culture survey for People Ops, when you step foot in the office, you feel the wave of positive energy team members radiate.


People Ops Coordinator

What projects are you most excited about?

Projects that have the most challenging technical problems to solve. There are times when we need to come together as a group to solve complex issues in financial service processes and it is exciting to come up with an elegant solution with an easy customer experience and see it live in production quickly.


Director, Engineering

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Growth at Figure is through ownership and taking on more as we build. While my background was in digital advertising, I now own media buying and more. Figure is still a startup, so people wear a lot of hats and that's a great way to cultivate career growth.


Marketing Manager

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Our team operates like a meritocracy. This allows for good ideas, new products, perspectives & solutions to come from all levels of the organization; for every employee to feel empowered, embrace an owner mindset and influence the direction of the company.


Head of Americas, Provenance

What makes someone successful on your team?

An ownership mindset, willingness to help out and being knowledgeable in your field. Of course, some funny jokes are always a bonus.


Sr Product Manager

What are Figure Perks + Benefits

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Acme employees can contribute up to $1500 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Figure offers competitive stock option packages as part of the team
Performance Bonus
Quarterly bonuses
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Acme Co. provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Acme Co.'s pet policy is Occasional bring your pet to work days.
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