Senior Data Scientist, Engineering

Credit Karma’s fast growing Data Sciences team is seeking an experienced Senior Data Scientist. This role will allow a motivated individual to make a significant impact across the organization by delivering the most relevant content to our users and by helping drive accelerated revenue growth.

What the job entails

  • Partner with stakeholders across the organization to identify high-impact opportunities to leverage our extensive data to better serve our users.
  • Drive the creation of comprehensive datasets encompassing user profiles and behaviors, and incorporating a wide variety of signals and data types.
  • Assess the potential usefulness and validity of new statistical approaches and data sources.
  • Build complex predictive models to substantially improve and continuously optimize user engagement and revenue generation.
  • Rapidly develop proof-of-concept prototypes to prove out hypotheses.
  • Reach across multiple functions, such as Product Management and Data Engineering, to implement the models into production and to monitor their performance.
  • Motivate and mentor other data scientists to grow their skills and careers.

Our ideal candidate

  • Advanced Degree (Ph.D./MS) in Statistics or a related quantitative discipline.
  • 6+ years of experience building and implementing complex models in a fast-paced corporate environment, ideally dealing with problems relevant to revenue, product, and/or marketing.
  • Experience with advanced modeling techniques, such as collaborative filtering, matrix factorization, time series analysis, and mixed-effect models, and learning techniques such as boosting and random forests.
  • Expert knowledge of R, Python, and SQL, or similar industry standard tools used for large-scale data analysis and modeling.
  • Experience with Machine Learning and Big Data technologies such as Map/Reduce, Hadoop, Hive, and Spark is a big plus.
  • Programming experience in Scala, Java, or C++, and familiarity with UNIX command line and core tools would be very helpful.
  • Recent experience with a consumer facing online company and/or prior exposure to consumer financial products is highly desirable.
  • Self-motivated, results oriented, enthusiastic, and a creative thinker.


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