Data Scientist - #390661

Wealthfront


Date: 08/20/2021 01:00 AM

City: Shelter Cove, California

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

Wealthfront is the leader in the vision to deliver financial optimization and automation to everyone. Data and its proper use is central to that vision and the data science team plays a fundamental role in understanding and interpreting those data sources.

The data science team creates data products to deliver personalized product experiences, develops best in class investment algorithms, and analyzes our rich financial and behavioral data to make key business decisions. The team draws from a variety of backgrounds in Computer Science & Engineering, Statistics, Economics, Math, Operations Research, and Financial Engineering. We derive strength from this diversity and are constantly learning and teaching each other in a down-to-earth, fun-loving environment. We are neither too big where you would be just another cog in the system, nor are we too small that none of our efforts can be realized. You will be challenged with meaningful and substantial technical problems which will help you learn and grow. Join our passionate and innovative team with your fresh ideas and initiative to deliver on this great vision.

We are seeking a Data Scientist to join the Wealthfront Data Science team. The primary responsibility of this role is to provide analytical expertise to one or more of our five focus areas: investments, banking, growth, marketing, and fraud. Your work will span topics related to ad hoc analysis, A/B testing experimentation, dashboarding/visualizations, and model building with an emphasis on interpretability and actionable insights. The ideal candidate will interface with the focus area(s) and address their business needs while maintaining the rigors of a sound technical analysis

Responsibilities

    • Perform ad hoc data analyses for stakeholder areas
    • Conduct or advise on A/B testing experiments and other statistical analysis tasks
    • Build statistical and machine learning models for statistical inference and prediction
    • Communicate results to stakeholders and provide actionable insights in a cohesive, compelling narrative
    • Collaborate and interact continuously with other teams (data engineering, product, engineering, design, marketing, and compliance)
    • Proactively and independently suggest ongoing enhancements to existing products and directions for new products based on up-to-date quantitative evidence
    • Drive business impact with analytics

Requirements

    • Passionate about driving product improvements and business impact with analytics
    • Curiosity to discover business-relevant patterns in the data
    • Strong presentation and influencing skills and ability to communicate technical content to an audience with various backgrounds
    • Bachelor’s or Master’s in statistics, applied math, economics, computer science, engineering or a related area
    • 2+ years experience in an online consumer business contributing significant business impact
    • Ability to access, clean, transform, visualize, and model datasets with minimal engineering support using advanced SQL and intermediate level statistics (descriptive statistics, NHST, A/B testing)
    • Programming competency in Python and/or R
    • Desire to learn from senior data scientist mentors and to teach others

Everyone across the financial spectrum deserves to live secure and rewarding lives. In order to successfully serve clients across the United States, the Wealthfront team is focused on hiring team members with a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.





About Wealthfront

Wealthfront is a nextgen banking and investing service on a mission to build a financial system that favors people, not institutions. We help you grow your wealth through automated investing and savings tools and give you a complete picture of your financial life with an intuitive mobile app.

Our ultimate vision is to optimize and automate all of our clients’ finances and build what we call Self-Driving Money™️. We want clients to be able to automatically deposit their paycheck into their Wealthfront Cash Account, and let us take care of the rest — pay their bills, top off their emergency fund or 401(k), and invest the rest in their Wealthfront Investing accounts based on their goals. Join us and help turn this industry on its head and build a service that our clients don't just like, they love.

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