Data Science Manager


San Francisco, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Data Science
  • Post Date: 01/07/2021
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  • Company Address: , San Francisco, CA

About Chime

Chime offers a mobile bank account and debit card. Our mobile app helps you manage your payments and find nearby rewards at merchants you'll love.

Job Description

About the role

Chime is seeking a hands-on data science leader to manage and grow our data science team. This role will be a part of the Machine Learning and Data Science (MLDS) organization that combats fraud, improves member experience, creates recommendations for users and builds the infrastructure to support ML in production.

In this role, you can expect to 

  • Work closely with cross-functional stakeholders and the team to identify, lead, and deliver on high visibility machine learning solutions that improve our member’s experiences and contribute to business goals
  • Contribute to data science strategy and roadmap and define technical excellence for data science at Chime
  • Mentor and develop team members, and foster a culture of innovation, collaboration and continuous improvement
  • Increase team impact by hiring high-caliber data scientists to solve our most impactful machine learning problems
  • Own data science requirements for our ML platform and work with ML Engineers to deliver on shared objectives

To thrive in this role, you have

  • 3+ years managing/leading teams of data scientists and/or machine learning engineers
  • 7+ years industry experience (consumer tech preferred) developing machine learning models from inception to business impact
  • An M.S. or Ph.D. in Machine Learning or STEM field, with experience building production ML pipelines (development, deployment, training, inference and monitoring) at scale
  • Demonstrable experience with ML/DL toolkits: Keras, PyTorch, Tensorflow, scikit-learn, SparkML, spaCy, etc.
  • Strong programming skills (Python preferred) with intermediate to advanced knowledge of SQL and the ability to wrangle data from many disparate data sources
  • Hands-on experience with some of the technologies we use: AWS, Kafka, Airflow, Redis, MySQL, Postgres, Spark, Snowflake and Looker, among others
  • Experience communicating and collaborating with leaders across the organization, which include stakeholders in engineering, data, product, risk, and member services organizations

A little about us

We created Chime because we believe everyone deserves financial peace of mind. By eliminating unnecessary fees and helping people grow their savings automatically, we’ve empowered millions of Americans to take control of their finances.

Chime is the largest and fastest-growing U.S. player in the challenger-banking space. Through our banking partners, we offer access to bank accounts with fee-free overdraft, provide members the chance to receive early access to their paychecks, help them improve their credit, and more!

We've built one of the most experienced leadership teams in Fintech and were recently valued at over $14.5B. We've raised over $1B in funding from leading investors including DST, Coatue, Tiger Global, General Atlantic, Iconiq, Dragoneer, Menlo, Whale Rock, Access, Forerunner, Crosslink, Cathay, aCrew, and others.

What we offer

  • 💰 Competitive salary based on experience
  • ✨ 401k match plus the usual medical, dental, vision, life, and disability benefits
  • 📝  Quarterly stipend to spruce up your home office
  • 🏝 Generous vacation policy and company-wide Take Care of Yourself Days
  • 🖥  Virtual events to connect with your fellow Chimers- think cooking classes, music festivals, mixology classes, paint nights, etc., and delicious snack boxes, too!
  • 💚  A challenging and fulfilling opportunity to join one of the most experienced teams in FinTech and help create a completely new kind of banking service

We know that great work comes from great, and inclusive teams. At Chime, we specifically look for individuals of varying strengths, skills, backgrounds, and ideas. We believe this gives us a competitive advantage to better serve our members and helps us all grow as Chimers and individuals.

We hire candidates of any race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital or family status, disability, Veteran status, and any other status. Chime is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know. To learn more about how Chime collects and uses your personal information during the application process, please see the Chime Applicant Privacy Notice.

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