Senior Staff Machine Learning Engineer

March 31, 2022


About UsFounded in 2005 as the first peer-to-peer marketplace lending platform in the U.S., Prosper was built on a simple idea: connect people who want to borrow money with those who want to invest. Since inception, Prosper has helped more than a million people gain access to affordable credit with over $20 billion in loans originated through its platform. Our mission is to help our customers advance their financial well-being through a variety of products including personal loans, home equity lines of credit (HELOC) and the upcoming launch of our first credit card product. Our diverse culture rewards accountability and cross functional teamwork because we believe this encourages innovative thinking and helps us deliver on our mission.   We’re on a mission to hire the very best, and we are committed to creating exceptional employee experiences where everyone is respected and has access to equal opportunity. We realize that new ideas can come from everywhere. It is important to us that every hire connects with our vision, mission, and core values. Join a leading fintech company that’s democratizing finance for all!   About Our Technology TeamWe are aggressively growing our Technology team to support our various financial products. The ideal candidate is passionate about learning the Fintech domain and delivering cutting-edge, high-quality solutions to solve business problems. We utilize a progressive, test-driven, Agile development methodology that places a high premium on communication, teamwork, sound design and clean implementation.  Our ValuesAccountability at all levels drives resultsCollaboration creates better solutions Excellence leads to longevity Diversity fuels our innovation Simplicity guides our user experience Integrity defines all our relationships COVID-19 Vaccination PolicyProsper is continuing to grow our team during the COVID-19 pandemic, conducting fully remote hiring and onboarding processes. Our philosophy as a business is to approach the COVID-19 situation with empathy and urgency. Prosper’s top priority is the health and safety of our employees and of the communities we serve, including our customers, partners, prospects, and candidates. In accordance with this priority, along with our legal responsibility to provide and maintain a workplace that is safe and free of known hazards, we have adopted a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy which requires all of our employees to receive vaccinations, unless they have an approved accommodation. www.prosper.comOur Story & Team  //   Our Blog  The Role   Prosper’s lending strategies have been powered by ML (machine learning)/AI (Artificial. Intelligence) models since 2015 and have continued to advance into new areas with proven performance and scalability. The Director role is newly created to build next-gen machine learning/AI research capabilities from the ground up. You will initiate and build critical ML/AI capabilities by working in engineering closely with data scientists, credit strategy analysts and third-party solution providers. In this role you will work with a fast-paced and talented team that values innovation and teamwork.   Problems You Will Solve Work with a team of passionate, smart, and ambitious engineers who are working on building large scale systems to make Prosper a ML-driven organization. Learn from and help shape our company's engineering culture  Assess new data sources and prototype new methods to increase conversion and engagement to better serve a broad spectrum of consumers  Collaborate with scientists/engineers to deploy the challenger models into production environment  Lead by example to show passion and enthusiasm towards new challenges and never cease to challenge the status quo   All About You Possess 7+ years of experience in consumer lending industry or related consulting services with broad exposure to ML/AI solutions  Have a strong background in applying cutting edge ML/AI techniques to solve business problems  Architectural vision of Machine Learning Pipelines and data warehousing principles Solid understanding of computer science fundamentals such as algorithms, design patterns, and distributed systems architecture Experience implementing and managing Data Warehousing and Big Data systems Experience with end-to-end scalable application development. A passionate leader and thinker with an entrepreneurial mindset  Ability to formulate business problems and roll-the-sleeves to prototype new solutions  Solid statistical and data mining background  Advance degree (M.S./PhD) preferably in statistics, computer science, engineering, physical sciences, economics or related technical field  Outstanding communication skills – ability to effectively communicate complex concepts in plain English, and comfortable with technical details to communicate with cross-functional stakeholders  Hands-on experience with Machine Learning languages and packages such Python and R. Experience using cloud services in GCP or other cloud providers Exceptional interpersonal skills – collaborate with people internally and externally to build strong relationships   What We Offer The opportunity to collaborate with a team of creative, fun, and driven colleagues on products that have an immediate and significant impact on people's livesThe opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment with experienced industry leadersFlexible time off, comprehensive health coverage, competitive salary, 401(k) employer match, paid parental leaveWellness benefits including access to mental health resources, virtual HIIT and yoga workoutsA bevy of other perks including Udemy access, childcare assistance, pet insurance discounts, legal assistance, and additional discounts through PerkspotThe ability to work remotely in the United States#LI-DN1  #LI-Remote Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws.Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA)   California applicants: please click here to view our California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) Notice for Applicants, which describes your rights under the CCPA: At Prosper, we're looking for people with passion, integrity, and a hunger to learn. We encourage you to apply even if your experience doesn't precisely match the job description. Your unique skill set and diverse perspective will stand out and set you apart from other candidates. Prosper thrives with people who think outside of the box and aren't afraid to challenge the status quo. We invite you to join us on our mission to advance financial well-being. Prosper is committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical​​​ condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law, including the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. Prosper will consider for employment qualified applicants who are non-US citizens and will provide green card sponsorship.

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