Job Description

Data Scientist Job Description


THE OPPORTUNITY:


As a Data Scientist at Freedom Financial, you will focus on developing and deploying machine learning models. You will serve as a strategic thought partner for leaders throughout the company, helping them to identify and exploit opportunities where machine learning can add value. 


THE ROLE:


  • Build machine learning models from scratch and deploy them to production.
  • Design bidding and response models to optimize marketing activities, lead scoring and recommendation models to optimize sales activities.
  • Develop new infrastructure to augment the Data Science team's modeling capabilities.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with internal stakeholders.
  • Serve as a strategic thought partner for leaders throughout the company.

 

 REQUIREMENTS/CHARACTERISTICS:

 

  • 2+ years of experience as a professional data scientist.
  • Outstanding modeling and analysis skills.
  • Solid coding skills in Python.
  • Keen eye for opportunities to get value from data.
  • Ambitious, resourceful, and possessed of excellent judgment as evidenced by steadily growing professional responsibility.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with partners in other parts of the company.

EDUCATION:


  • Undergraduate degree in a "hard" quantitative field, with evidence of outstanding academic achievement. This is a must.
  • Ideal candidates will have advanced degrees, although professional experience and achievement are more important. (Candidates without advanced degrees must have at least two years of experience as professional data scientists.)

CULTURAL FIT (Our Core Values):


  • Care (for everyone): We show compassion and contribute to the well-being and growth of those around us. We only pursue products that improve the financial lives of our clients.
  • Act with Integrity (every time): We take the right action even when it is hard and even when no one is watching. We treat our employees, clients, and communities the way they wish to be treated.
  • Get Better (every day): We innovate, iterate, and improve each day. We are creative, take thoughtful risks, and ultimately learn and recover from failures.
  • Collaborate (with everybody): We strive to work together toward a common purpose by proactively sharing information and inviting participation. We recognize the perspective of various groups and embrace healthy, constructive debate.

 

WHY JOIN THE FREEDOM FAMILY?


  • Fast, continued growth - there’s plenty of opportunity for advancement
  • Voted a Best Place to Work multiple times by our employees, most recently #1 in Phoenix for the 2nd year in a row!
  • 401k with employer match
  • Work from home now, hybrid office/home work policy planned for the future

This is a wide open opportunity to make a major impact at a growing company. We'll give you as much responsibility as you can handle. We'll expect you to use it wisely and aggressively.

Application Instructions

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