Data Scientist - Risk


Location: San Francisco, California

Job Type: Full time

Last updated

Show that gap who’s boss!
Women are 16% less likely than men to apply to a job once they’ve viewed it, but are 16% more likely to get hired after applying to a job.*
*LinkedIn Talent Solutions Gender Insights Report 2019

Join a movement in which everyone can win. We started a movement in which everyone can win – shoppers, retailers, society and every person on our team. To play fair, trust people and reward them for doing the right thing. We see and feel the impact of our work as more and more people gain financial freedom and retailers grow across the globe.

Founded five years ago in Sydney, Australia, Afterpay has over 11 million active customers globally and more than 64,000 of the world’s best retailers around the world including Anthropologie, Revolve, DSW, GOAT, Finish Line, Levi’s, Mac Cosmetics, Ray-Ban and many others. Afterpay is on a mission to power an economy in which everyone wins. Afterpay is completely free for customers who pay on time – helping people spend responsibly without incurring interest, fees or extended debt.

Afterpay empowers customers to access the things they want and need, while still allowing them to maintain financial wellness and control, by splitting payments in four, for both online and in-store purchases. Afterpay is deeply committed to delivering positive outcomes for customers. We are focused on supporting our community of shoppers. We trust in the next generation and share a vision of a more accessible and sustainable world in which people are rewarded for doing the right thing.

The Opportunity
As a Machine Learning Data Scientist at Afterpay, you'll be playing a key role in generating data-driven intelligence about our merchants and customers as we look to further enhance growth and deepen engagement. You will be leveraging Afterpay’s rich data and state-of-art machine learning techniques to develop data products that are used by millions of users and propel the growth of our business.

We are much more than our job descriptions, but here’s where you will begin….
  • Evaluate potential approaches, build features, algorithms, and determine metrics that are critical for machine learning models.
  • Take end to end ownership of Machine Learning systems - from data pipelines and training to real-time prediction engines.
  • Collaborate with platform engineers to implement algorithms and systems in an efficient way.
  • Work cross-functionally with Analytics, Product, Engineering to improve our existing Machine Learning systems.
  • Identify new opportunities to apply Machine Learning to different parts of the Afterpay product.

Who are you? (Qualifications)
Like us, you’ll be deeply committed to delivering positive outcomes for customers and passionate about shaping the future of Afterpay. You like to keep it real with your actions, be brave with your decisions, do the right thing for all our stakeholders and shape the future with excitement.

  • 3+ years of hands-on experience developing machine learning models at scale from inception to business impact.
  • Proven ability to tailor machine learning solutions to business problems in a cross-functional team.
  • Strong machine learning programming skills (Python, R, and SQL preferred).
  • Self-driven with the ability to work in a self-guided manner.
  • Superb communication and organization skills. Preferred Qualifications
  • Quantitative background in computer science, statistics, math, or related disciplines.
  • Relevant experience in risk management (fraud/credit), and/or in business growth.
  • Advanced knowledge of experimentation and statistical methods.
  • Deep understanding of modern machine learning techniques and their mathematical underpinnings, such as classification, personalization, recommendation systems, natural language processing, and computer vision.

How we reward you. We have a pay for performance culture so you can expect to be rewarded for high performance. We pride ourselves on fairness and offer a competitive total reward package made up of salary, incentives and benefits including the opportunity to enroll in our share matching plan.

We have a strong focus on health and wellbeing at Afterpay as we aim to support you to succeed in both your career and personal lives, such as providing employees with a corporate membership to Headspace. We offer a wide range of insurance programs so you have the flexibility to choose what is best for you. Afterpay covers 100% of the employee cost and 75% of the cost of your dependents.

We value diversity and a collaborative and inclusive environment where everyone feels they belong is important to us.

How to Apply: We don’t know what the future holds. That’s the exciting part; we show up and make it happen. If you’re brave, if you’re committed to doing the right thing and excited by this opportunity, click apply now!

Afterpay is continuing to hire for all open roles with all interviewing and on-boarding done virtually due to COVID-19. All new team members, in addition to current staff, will temporarily work from home until it is safe to return to our offices.
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