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Senior Data Scientist

Hillsboro, Oregon First Tech Federal Credit Union

We re looking for a Senior Data Scientist to join our Enterprise Digital Analytics team. The Senior Data Scientist will lead analytics initiatives and provide expertise on mathematical concepts, work with teams to identify and prioritize actionable, high-impact insights, and recommend ongoing improvements to methods and algorithms. Qualified applicants will have 6+ years experience with relevant experience in Analytics/Data Science working with large amounts of data; plus, expert command of the English language, persuasive written and verbal communication and an ability to effectively tell stories with data. Here’s what you can expect from the job and what you need to be successful: Job duties Accelerate stakeholder and First Tech business growth and success with meaningful insights gained via advanced analytics models and solutions targeted to answer the most important business questions Consult stakeholders about how advanced analytics and a data-driven approach can help them achieve greater success in driving their business units Work with cross-functional team members to identify and prioritize actionable, high-impact insights across a variety of core business areas Develop predictive/prescriptive models on large-scale datasets (structured and unstructured) to address various business problems; develop deep-dive analysis and machine learning models to drive member value and partner success Research, design, implement and validate cutting-edge algorithms/models to analyze diverse sources of data to achieve targeted outcomes Deliver informative and effective findings, results and recommendations from statistical analysis to stakeholders (able to articulate the findings clearly to both technical and non-technical audiences) Initiate and drive projects to completion independently, including helping stakeholders to integrate advanced analytics assets into their operational processes Recommend ongoing improvements / tuning to methods and algorithms currently in use/production Work with a team of analysts and cross-functional business teams to provide expertise on mathematical concepts that are leveraged across the breadth of our solutions for the entire organization Provide technical guidance and mentorship to junior team members on analytics and analysis best practices, solution design as well as lead code/design reviews Process, cleanse, and verify the integrity of data used for analysis Essential skills Minimum 6 years relevant experience in Analytics/Data Science working with large amounts of data Expert command of the English language, persuasive written and verbal communication and an ability to effectively tell stories with data Proficiency in the use of statistical programming languages (R/Python) Experience with SQL/Relational databases Strong experience in data mining, NLP, predictive and prescriptive analytics approaches Deep understanding of machine learning (ML) techniques include clustering, classification, regression, decision trees, neural nets, support vector machines, genetic algorithms, anomaly detection, association rules, sequential pattern discovery, and text mining Experience with data visualization tools (Tableau preferred) Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Ability to translate business objectives into actionable analyses Comfortable with ambiguity and yet able to steer analytics projects toward clear business goals, testable hypotheses and action-oriented outcomes A focus on delivering business results including improved end-to-end customer experience and financial metrics. Able to function effectively in multi-disciplinary teams that include business and technical contributors Bachelor’s or Master s degree in Mathematics, Statistics or Computer Science or other related fields preferred Location: Hillsboro, OR 97214 and San Jose, CA 95134 First Tech is not currently offering Visa sponsorship or transfers I acknowledge that if hired by the company, employment is on an at-will basis. This means the company is free to terminate my employment at any time, with or without cause or advance notice. Similarly, I am free to terminate my employment with the company at any time for any reason. I agree to conform to the rules and regulations of the company, and I understand that the company has complete discretion to modify such rules and regulations at any time, except that it will not modify its policy of employment at-will.

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