Optimize Partners

Director, Data Science (Optimize Partners)

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  • Location
    New York, NY, United States
  • Salary ($ per year)
  • Category
  • Employment type
    Full time


  • Python
  • People Management
  • Data Science


Optimize Partners provides IT staffing solutions to tech startups and Fortune 500 companies in the New York metro area, and beyond. One of our clients, a fast growing FinTech company that provides an online marketplace for commercial loans to small businesses, is looking to hire a full-time Director, Data Science to lead, motivate, and manage a team of 7 data scientists, including multiple data projects. 


  • As a manager of a world-class data science team within a fast-evolving financial landscape, the individual will have the exciting opportunity to direct a team of data scientists on a variety of complex data projects, and also work externally with bank and other financial services partners.
  • Manage the data science projects in an Agile environment, provide coaching and mentorship to team members as needed
  • Establish Data Science role models and best practices in the organization
  • Communicating data driven insights to business audiences through simple visualization
  • Make data driven recommendations to improve operational efficiencies in underwriting, marketing, and sales

Qualifications and Skills:

  • 4-year degree; advanced degree or post-doctoral preferred.
  • At least 3 years of experience in managing a team of Data Scientists.
  • Overall 10+ years of experience with data science, credit risk management experience is a definite plus
  • 2-4 years of credit risk modeling experience
  • 2+ years of experience with Python programming
  • Extensive, hands-on experience with relevant methodologies in classical statistics, big data, supervised and unsupervised learning models with emphasis on communicating the analysis to business audiences through visual and other methods.
  • Prior experience to creating and allocating relevant individual workstreams to data science team members and be able to synthesize team efforts and prepare succinct presentations to C-level and to the Credit Risk Committee.
  • Ability to interact effectively and independently with other functional units, such as underwriting, marketing, sales, and software developers to address their analytical needs in a time-sensitive environment.
  • Strong conceptual thinking skills, highly motivated, outcome-focused, dynamic, and capable of guiding and inspiring their team to perform at a high level.


Offered benefits

Excellent Healthcare Insurance

401K with Employer Match

Paid Time Off

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