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Senior Staff Data Scientist



Data Science
Seattle, WA, USA · cottonwood heights, ut, usa · San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024

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The Role

SoFi’s Data Science team is seeking an experienced Senior Staff Data Scientist to help lead our machine learning efforts. This individual will be responsible for the end to end development and deployment of machine learning models that improve SoFi’s product experience for our members. You will build systems to recommend products to our members, improve conversion with personalization, and build models to better understand our member’s behavior. The ideal candidate has a deep understanding of machine learning algorithms, strong programming skills, and a proven track record of driving successful data science projects from conception to deployment.

What you’ll do:

  • Work closely with Product and Engineering partners to define product experiences that can be improved with machine learning
  • Architect and deploy machine learning pipelines and infrastructure in AWS Sagemaker and Snowflake Snowpark
  • Conduct advanced statistical analyses and machine learning experiments to extract actionable insights from large, complex datasets
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including product management, engineering, and business stakeholders, to define and prioritize data science initiatives
  • Develop and maintain best practices for machine learning model development, deployment, and monitoring
  • Communicate complex technical concepts and results to non-technical stakeholders in a clear and concise manner
  • Stay abreast of the latest developments in Data Science, Machine Learning, and AI, and apply this knowledge to improve our solutions

What you’ll need:

  • 8+ years of experience in Data Science and machine learning, with a focus on developing and deploying machine learning models
  • Track record of deploying user facing ML features in production
  • Strong programming skills in Python with experience in machine learning libraries and frameworks
  • Proficiency in data manipulation and analysis using SQL and data visualization tools
  • Experience with cloud-based platforms and services for machine learning (eg AWS Sagemaker, Snowflake Snowpark)
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams
  • Ability to lead and mentor junior data scientists and engineers
  • Advanced degree (Master’s or PhD) with a quantitative major such as Statistics, Mathematics, Engineering, or Computer Science
Compensation and Benefits
The base pay range for this role is listed below. Final base pay offer will be determined based on individual factors such as the candidate’s experience, skills, and location.
To view all of our comprehensive and competitive benefits, visit our Benefits at SoFi page!
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