Senior Data Scientist

Sep 12, 2023

New York City Metro

About Prime

Prime is reimagining small business lending to unlock a new era of growth for the small business economy. Founded with $53M in funding from leading VCs and banks including NEA, Third Point, Capital One, Customers Bank and Enigma, we are a mission-driven data-science forward organization focused on improving outcomes for small businesses and tackling a 800 billion dollar opportunity in small business financing.

Our focus at Prime is to leverage data-driven methodologies and advanced analytics to revolutionize the process of SMB underwriting. With an embedded finance approach, we aim to make credit more accessible, affordable, and aligned to the specific needs of small and medium-sized businesses.

Most join us because they connect with our mission of democratizing access to credit for small businesses. If you are energized by the impact you can make at Prime, we’d love to hear from you!

Position Location

This role is available in the Bay Area or NYC. 

Time Zone Requirements 

The team operates in both East and West Coast time zones.

Travel Requirements 

The team has regular onsite collaboration sessions. These occur several consecutive days per month either at the Bay Area or NYC office. If you need to travel to make these meetups, Prime will cover all travel related expenses.

How You’ll Make an Impact

Prime Financial Technologies is reshaping the future of small and medium-sized business (SMB) finance by delivering cutting-edge embedded financial services. Through strategic use of machine learning, artificial intelligence, and vast financial datasets, we're making SMB lending more intuitive and empowering for businesses worldwide.

Data science drives Prime’s product and business decisions. As one of the first data scientists at Prime, you will be an integral part of the design and development of our core decisioning systems. We are building integration workflows and analytical tooling for large scale small business data. The success of Prime is directly dependent on the contributions of our data science team.

What You'll Do

  • Strategic Development: Design and implement machine learning models that drive predictive insights and lead to informed decision-making.

  • Data Analysis: Work closely with diverse datasets, creating algorithms to pinpoint trends, detect anomalies, and produce actionable insights.

  • Collaboration: Work cross-functionally with various teams, including engineering and product management, to ensure data-driven decisions align with company objectives.

  • Innovation: Continuously explore and apply novel techniques, driving the field of smb lending into new territories.

  • Mentoring: Share expertise, guiding junior data scientists and fostering a culture of growth and excellence.

What We're Looking For

  • Education: Master's or Ph.D. in Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, or related field / equivalent experience.

  • Experience: Minimum of 8 years of experience in data science, with a proven track record.

  • Skills: Expertise in machine learning algorithms, statistical modeling, data mining, and large-scale data processing (spark or other). Strong programming skills in Python.

  • Knowledge of entity resolution, graph theory, and neural networks.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate complex technical information to non-technical stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with the specific challenges and opportunities in lending.

  • Experience with small business industry classification and related applications.

What You'll Love

  • Competitive salary and equity grants

  • Top tier medical, dental & vision insurance

  • Life insurance and disability benefits

  • Personal development, technology & ergonomic budgets

  • 401K plan

  • Unlimited PTO, work from home flexibility and parental leave

Join our growing team as we build out the next generation of lending infrastructure for small businesses.

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