Senior Full Stack Data Scientist (Returnly) at Affirm

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Affirm is reinventing credit to make it more honest and friendly, giving consumers the flexibility to buy now and pay later without any hidden fees or compounding interest. Affirm, Inc. proudly includes Affirm, PayBright, and Returnly. 

At Affirm/Returnly, we value you as a whole person. We care about the skillset you bring to the table, but more importantly, we care about the kind of person you are, and the culture and attitude you bring to the table. As a Senior Full Stack Data Scientist, you will build data products that will affect thousands of customers with the objective to improve user experience, drive revenue and optimize processes. You will find success in this role if you are a seasoned data scientist who enjoys to design, build and implement statistical models, covering the whole process end-to-end from idea to production.

What you'll do

  • Solve new and challenging problems around eCommerce payments, credit issuance and settlement, fraud detection, SaaS integration, model serving
  • Work cross-functionally with some of the best people in different disciplines like data science, analytics, finance, product management, marketing & sales, design
  • Break down business problems into statistical and machine learning problem formulations
  • Explore, identify, query and correlate data from several different state-of-the-art data sources (Snowflake, Databricks Delta, Redis, etc.)
  • Use advanced statistical methods to identify meaningful patterns, producing insights from data
  • Develop robust classification, function approximation and anomaly detection models based on relational, text, image and time series data
  • Use feature engineering to extract the best signals for a problem and apply suitable regularization techniques
  • Develop and write production grade code in Python for our back-end microservices and REST APIs that serve our machine learning applications
  • Drive quality by writing unit, integration, and performance tests in a continuous delivery environment

What we look for

  • 6+ years industry experience
  • Very good understanding of applied statistics, such as distributions, hypothesis testing, regression, classification, etc.
  • Excellent understanding of machine learning techniques and algorithms, such as k-means, k-NN, naive Bayes, SVM, tree-based models, HMM, neural nets, deep learning etc.
  • Thorough, expert level knowledge of data structures, algorithms, object oriented programming and design patterns in Python
  • Deep understanding and experience of various technologies, frameworks and libraries in the Python ecosystem
  • Strong familiarity with *nix environment including bash and command-line tools
  • Experience with Git version-control system
  • Strong experience with relational and non relational databases, including SQL
  • Familiarity of web service technologies and REST best-practices
  • Basic understanding of distributed systems in a cloud environment, and event-driven architecture
  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Computer Science, a related field or equivalent experience
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills are required
  • Excellent command of the English language, both written and spoken is a must for communicating with a global team
  • Proven track record of shipping models in a delivery-focused environment
  • Exposure to Amazon Web Services
  • Prior startup experience a big plus

Location - Remote Spain

#LI-Remote

Affirm is proud to be a remote-first company! The majority of our roles are remote and can be located anywhere in the U.S. and Canada (with the exception of the U.S. Territories, Quebec, Yukon, Nunavut, and the Northwest Territories) unless the job indicates a different global location. We are currently building operations in Spain, Poland, and Australia.  Employees in remote roles have the option of working remotely or from an Affirm office in their country of hire, and may occasionally travel to an Affirm office or elsewhere for required meetings or team-building events. Our offices in Chicago, New York, Pittsburgh, Salt Lake City, San Francisco and Toronto will remain operational and accessible for anyone to use on a voluntary basis, subject to local COVID-19 guidelines.

All full-time jobs at Affirm (excluding interns and apprentices) are tied to a transparent grade-based pay range taking location into account. 

[Colorado Candidates] In accordance with Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the grade for this position in Colorado is listed above. You can find the Colorado base pay range and benefits here.

If you got this far, we hope you're feeling excited about this role. Even if you don't feel you meet every single requirement, we still encourage you to apply. We're eager to meet people who believe in Affirm's mission and can contribute to our team in a variety of ways—not just candidates who check all the boxes.
 
Inclusivity:

At Affirm, People Come First is one of our core values, and that’s why diversity and inclusion are vital to our priorities as an equal opportunity employer. You can read about our D&I program here and our progress thus far in our 2020 DEI Report.

We also believe It’s On Us to provide an inclusive interview experience for all, including people with disabilities. We are happy to provide reasonable accommodations to candidates in need of individualized support during the hiring process.

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Technology we use

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Location

Affirm is a remote-first company! Our brick and mortar offices remain operational and accessible for anyone to use on a voluntary basis.

What are Affirm Perks + Benefits

Affirm Benefits Overview

Attracting great people starts by finding talent in different places. That's why we built remote work into the DNA of how we do business—but if an office space is more your style, we have offices in Chicago, New York City, Pittsburgh, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, and Toronto.

Affirm’s benefits are made for you. Spending wallets provide access to food, lifestyle, technology, and family planning wallets for your expenses. If your role is remote, you can set up shop anywhere in your home country. Generous time off enables you to take the time you need when life happens. Health benefits that include vision, dental, and mental health programs. We have a simple, flexible and transparent remote-first compensation structure so you can make the best decisions for yourself and your family. Our parental leave policy includes 18 weeks’ paid leave for birth and non-birth parents, and a 4-week return-to-work transition program, at full base pay. We also offer 24 company-wide paid days off (on top of our generous time off policy) which help our teams collectively pause to recharge.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Affirm Cares is a 501(C)3 employee foundation dedicated to supporting nonprofit causes in our communities.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Our Diversity and Inclusion Council is comprised of Affirmers from across all organizations and levels working together to build towards a more diverse and inclusive workforce.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Affirm supports paid parental leave for periods of disability and for baby bonding.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Affirm provides leaves of absences for eligible employees under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and California Family Rights Act (CFRA).
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend

Additional Perks + Benefits

Pushing the envelope together: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in 2020

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are integral to the cultural fabric of Affirm. We’re dedicated to making improvements and sharing our learnings with the broader community. While we’re proud of our progress, we recognize the work still needed to be done. People Come First is not just a value at Affirm, it drives the work we do everyday and we look forward to continuing the work around us.

View Affirm's 2020 U.S. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion report here: http://bit.ly/affirmdei2020

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