Head of Data Science

Acudeen
Room 2512, 25th Floor, Cityland 10 Tower 2, HV Dela Costa, Makati, Metro Manila
THE ROLE
 
We are looking to push the boundaries of how credit scoring works.
 
As a fintech-company we believe in taking a modern approach to risk modelling by using modern machine learning techniques in a field where logistic regression is the norm. We believe by using new methods and data sources to generate an edge in our underwriting process we can offer our clients faster decision making, better prices and higher limits. This means that you can be at the forefront of innovation.
 
We have unprecedented access to data (for example via real-time integrations with our customers accountancy packages) and the short-term nature of our service means we have a fast feedback loop which allows us to explore more innovative options for risk modelling compared to traditional lenders.
 
In this role you will have the opportunity own a large part the credit model underwriting process and be very hands on with the model building and data. This includes finding relevant data sources, compiling them into datasets, building models on top of the data as well as monitoring their production use. As the Head of Data Science, you would be responsible for building the team in future. You will be at a prime position to work on some of the most important and interesting technologies that Acudeen has to offer.
 
REQUIREMENTS
  • Experience in scorecard modelling / predictive analytics / machine learning gained in tech companies, retail banks or analytics consulting outfits
  • You should have a solid understanding of statistics and how to deal with the uncertainties that arise from smaller datasets. You should also be able to identify which model diagnostics are important and what they mean.
  • Experience developing models (R or Python) and experience in machine learning approaches (Random Forest, Boosted Trees, etc).
  • Knowledge of SQL: To create the data sets you will be analysing, a solid understanding of SQL will be necessary (experience with Looker would be useful)
  • Commercial Acumen: Your models will have a real impact on the business it is important to understand how the models will be used and what the consequences of your decisions are.
  • Good Communication Skills: You will be able to explain complex model concepts, outputs, analysis and recommendations to colleagues in a simple and easy to understand way.
  • Masters or Ph.D. in a quantitative field (Statistics, Mathematics, Data Science, Engineering etc.) would be highly desirable but not essential.
  • We are looking for someone that wants ownership, autonomy, is a self-starter, self-manager, driven to develop and can make great things happen, quickly!

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Acudeen

ABOUT US
 
Acudeen is a P2P fintech platform that’s building the modern backbone of the Philippines economy.
 
Imagine you’re a young company who’s just won a major contract but your client wants to pay you on 30 to 90 day terms when you need to pay your staff and suppliers upfront or invest in new project. That’s where we step in, Acudeen will unlock the power of your sales ledger by discounting your invoices via an online marketplace.
 
We’re bringing transparency and simplicity to the market.
 
We’re a data driven tech company disrupting banks in the same way Freelancer.com is re- defining the freelance marketplace industry.

Learn more at :
https://www.acudeen.com/

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