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Senior Data Scientist, Pricing



Data Science
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

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The role

We are seeking a Senior Data Scientist to join our Pricing team in the Lending Organization, with focus on our Personal Loans (PL) business. This is an exciting role for someone to make a direct impact on the revenue of SoFi. As a senior data scientist in our Pricing team, you will be working closely with a world-class team of business leaders and data scientists to help develop, launch, and monitor SoFi pricing strategies across our PL business.

What you’ll do:

  • Develop and test pricing strategies that optimize for profitability through the improvement of revenue, credit risk, and/or cost per customer acquisition

  • Innovate and own new pricing strategies to drive company profits

  • Run significance tests and continuously discover trends in customer behavior to inform decision making with a high level of confidence

  • Leverage pricing models to simulate profitability from pricing strategies and forecast changes to SoFi’s customer credit portfolio

  • Build reporting pipelines and dashboards to deliver results of pricing strategies to the business

  • Build intuitive and analytical models to help decision makers understand the price elasticity of customer segments

  • Routinely present analyses to SoFi business leaders.

What you’ll need:

  • B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science, Statistics, Operations Research, Engineering, Mathematics or a related quantitative field is required for this position. M.B.A preferred, not required.

  • 5-7 years of industrial experience working in the area of pricing, financial services, consulting, and/or credit risk strategies

  • Proven track record of end-to-end experience in utilizing and laying strategic framework for model development, testing, implementation and performance tracking in the financial services industry

  • Exceptional programming skills in Python and SQL

  • Strong knowledge of Tableau and experience building production-level dashboards

  • Ability to work in a dynamic, cross-functional environment, with strong attention to detail

  • Effective communication skills and ability to explain complex concepts in simple terms

  • Strong relationship building and collaborative skills

  • Excels in a fast moving environment with outstanding stakeholder management abilities

  • Exceptional problem-solving skills

Nice to have:

  • Experience working with product and/or engineering teams

  • Experience working in the consumer unsecured lending space

  • Experience with Snowflake, Gitlab, & DBT

  • Experience with machine learning and statistical modeling methods for supervised and unsupervised learning

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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