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Location:New York, NY
First posted:February 24, 2021

Senior Data Scientist, Invest


New York City, New York
San Francisco, California


Position at SoFi

Who we are

SoFi is a digital personal finance company whose mission is to help its members achieve financial independence to realize their ambitions, whether that be to buy a house one day, start a family on their own terms or be debt free. We aim to be at the center of our members' financial lives, and to help every member Get Their Money Right(R). By joining SoFi, you'll become part of a forward-thinking company that is transforming financial services by embracing technology to build innovative loan products, investment tools, and more. One of the fastest growing fintech companies, we've grown from 250 employees in 2015 to over 1,500 employees today, with over 1 million members. With offices across the US, we offer the excitement of a rapidly growing startup with the stability of a seasoned management team and some of the best talent around. As an employer, we strive to hire employees who are committed to both our company's mission and our desire to build the best culture in the world. If you are driven, passionate about what you do, and excited about the SoFi mission, we would love to hear from you.

The role

The Data Science team is looking to add a Senior Data Scientist on the Business Intelligence team who will help shape product development decisions and strategy through data-driven insights. The Data Scientist will be working closely with Business Unit, product, finance partners to build SoFi Invest into a top choice for anyone who wants to invest their money into the market. Success in this role hinges on your technical aptitude, quantitative abilities, and business acumen: you know how to plow through data with SQL/Python/R/Tableau, surface insights using math/statistics/ML techniques, and measure the business impact using efficiency/conversion/profit metrics.  

What you'll do:

  • Work with amazing product and business managers to identify strategic opportunities, measure KPIs to craft compelling stories, make data-driven recommendations, and drive informed actions. 

  • Craft, analyze, and present customer behavior metrics, such as funnel conversion, user churn, cart abandonment, and cross-sell metrics. Work with product managers to design tests to improve these metrics. 

  • Own end-to-end product analytics workflow including formulating success metrics, socializing them across the organization, and creating dashboards/reports. 

  • Build data structures and ETL pipelines to transfer data into data warehouse. 

  • Act as a curator of data by defining, instrumenting, and tracking necessary analytics of our products by working cross functionally with engineering and product teams. 

  • Build self-service systems to enable others in the organization to leverage your work. 

  • You stay focused on what's best for the company - sometimes that requires being flexible, other times it requires being steadfast. 

What you'll need:

  • 2+ years of relevant work experience

  • Intellectual curiosity and aptitude to pick up new technical skills 

  • Ability to initiate and drive projects to completion with minimal guidance 

  • High EQ with ability to influence outcomes and communicate technical content to general audiences 

  • Degree in Computer Science, Math, Physics, Engineering or quantitative field 

  • SQL, R, Python and Tableau 

  • Bachelor's degree required, Masters preferred.

Nice to have:

  • Project management expertise

  • Experience in a financial organization

Why you'll love working here

  • Competitive salary packages and bonuses

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits

  • Generous vacation and holidays

  • Paid parental leave for eligible employees

  • 401(k) and education on retirement planning

  • Tuition reimbursement on approved programs

  • Monthly contribution up to $200 to help you pay off your student loans

  • Great health & well-being benefits including: telehealth parental support, subsidized gym program

  • Employer paid lunch program (except for remote employees)

  • Fully stocked kitchen (snacks and drinks)

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

SoFi does not seek salary history information from job applicants.

SoFi provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, breastfeeding, and conditions related to breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, age (40 or over), physical or medical disability, medical condition, marital status, registered domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, military and/or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable state or federal law.


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