Senior Data Scientist

United States
Data – Data /
Full Time Exempt /
Dave is one of the leading US neobanks and a pioneer in financial services, using disruptive technology to provide best in class banking services to millions of members at a fraction of the cost compared to incumbents. The anchor of our banking value proposition, ExtraCash, provides up to $500 of short term, interest free advances to members within minutes of joining. The speed to value, access and pricing of ExtraCash compared to traditional overdraft sets us apart from incumbents and is a key to our strategy to efficiently acquire transacting Dave debit card members.

Dave is looking for an experienced and passionate full-stack data scientist in our Data organization. This role will partner directly with product managers, engineers, marketing, and other business partners across the business to research, develop, deploy, and continuously improve the machine learning solutions to drive growth at Dave and improve user experience for our customers.

What You'll Do:

    • Be constantly curious and continue to pursue in-depth explorations of our datasets.
    • Collaborate with key stakeholders to understand the business problems, ideate ML solutions, and effectively communicate with stakeholders.
    • Research, develop, and apply ML/AI solutions to solve business problems, including prediction, optimization, segmentation, and more.
    • Perform in-depth analysis and optimization of state-of-the-art ML models to ensure the best performance on current and next-generation GPU, network, and compute architectures.
    • Partner with Engineering and Product teams to develop and deploy ML solutions into product features.
    • Continuous monitoring and evaluation of model performance and communication to the relevant stakeholders.
    • Conduct model related analyses to provide comprehensive insights about ML solutions.

What You'll Need:

    • BS/MS/PhD or equivalent experience in Computer Science, Electrical/Computer Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, or other STEM fields.
    • 4+ years of modeling and machine learning experience to build ML-driven products for solving business problems eg. prediction, optimization, segmentation, etc.
    • 4+ years experience as an ML scientist/engineer with proven ability in developing ML models in Python/R.
    • Experience with ML/DL algorithms with frameworks such as TensorFlow, PyTorch, Spark, and cloud platforms.
    • Ability to communicate your ideas/code clearly to business stakeholders.
    • Enjoy working with multiple levels and teams across organizations (engineering, product, and marketing teams etc.)
    • Effective verbal/written communication and technical presentation skills.
    • Self-starter with a passion for growth, enthusiasm for continuous learning, and sharing findings across the team.
    • Experience in Financial Services or FinTech
    • ML model deployment in production experience is a plus.
    • Experience in underwriting and/or settlement is a plus.
$138,000 - $222,000 a year
Dave has established a nationally applicable pay program that recognizes that regardless of where Daves choose to live, their time and effort is of equal value to the company. As such we utilize base salary ranges that are intended to be competitive in all markets and do not differentiate pay based on employee work location.
The application window will be open until at least April 17, 2024. This opportunity will remain online based on business needs, which may be "met" before or after the specified date.

Don’t let imposter syndrome get in your way of an incredible opportunity. We’re looking for people who can help us achieve our mission and vision, not just check off the boxes. If you’re excited about this role, we encourage you to apply. You may just be the right candidate for this or other roles.

Why you’ll love working here: 
At Dave, our people are just as important as our product. Our culture is a reflection of our values that guide who we are, how we work, and what we aspire to be. Daves are member centric, helpful, transparent, persistent, and better together. We strive to create an environment where all Daves feel valued, heard, and empowered to do their best work. As a virtual first company, team members can live and work anywhere in the United States, with the exception of Hawaii. 

A few of our benefits & perks:
• Opportunity to tackle tough challenges, learn and grow from fellow top talent, and help millions of people reach their personal financial goals
• Flexible hours and virtual first work culture with a home office stipend
• Premium Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance plans
• Generous paid parental and caregiver leave
• 401(k) savings plan with matching contributions
• Financial advisor and financial wellness support
• Flexible PTO and generous company holidays, including Juneteenth and Winter Break
• All-company in-person events once or twice a year and virtual events throughout to connect with your team members and leadership team

Dave Operating LLC is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and is dedicated to cultivating a diverse and inclusive workplace. We will consider for employment all qualified applicants and do not discriminate on any basis protected by federal, state, or local law, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance relating to an applicant's criminal history.