Data Scientist


Mexico City, MX
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Data Science
  • Post Date: 04/23/2021
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  • Company Address: , Santa Monica, CA, 90401

About Tala

Tala is a financial technology company on a mission to build a financial system that works for everyone. Our first product is a lending app that instantly underwrites and delivers credit to customers who have little or no formal borrowing history. Tala has disbursed over $1B to more than 4 million customers across East Africa, the Philippines, Mexico, and India who use Tala loans to start and expand small businesses, pay school fees and bills, and build more stable financial lives.

Job Description

Tala was named one of the top 50 FinTech companies in the world. We are a financial technology company on a mission to make financial services simple, inclusive, and accessible for the doers and dreamers globally. More than 5 million people in emerging markets have borrowed through our smartphone app, which provides instant credit scoring, lending, education, and other personalized financial services. Headquartered in Santa Monica, we support the needs of our customers in Kenya, Mexico, Philippines, and India. 
The Role
We are looking for a Data Scientist interested in solving one of the world's largest problems: financial inclusion. As a Data Scientist you will lead data science initiatives, with support from senior team members, that drive improvements in customer experience, operational efficiency and recovery. You will become an owner of the modeling cycle through scoping, development, deployment and after-sale and monitoring, with keen focus on business outcomes and stakeholder management.

What you'll do:

    • Embed with Recoveries stakeholders in a specific market, working closely to define modeling needs and outcomes
    • Own the full-cycle of a model from ideation and training through deployment into our production environment
    • Monitor model performance and provide after sale service to stakeholders, iterating rapidly if necessary
    • Incorporate new data sources and features into our feature store to improve the performance of machine learning models across Recoveries
    • Contribute and share findings and knowledge of data science and other modeling with all appropriate cross-functional teams

What you'll need:

    • 2+ years of experience in a data science role or equivalent position
    • Fluent in Python and packages related to machine learning. Proficient in SQL
    • Experience with the full modeling cycle, from scoping and development through deployment, after-sale and monitoring
    • Strong collaborator and communicator, tells stories through data and effective visualization

Nice to Have

    • Proficiency with AWS, GitHub, Docker
    • Experience with causal modeling techniques such as uplift modeling
About Tala
Our vision is to build a new financial ecosystem where everyone can participate on equal footing and access the tools they need to be financially healthy. We strongly believe that inclusion fosters innovation and we’re proud to have a diverse global team that represents a multitude of backgrounds, cultures, and experience. We hire talented people regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.