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Financial Access. Anytime, anywhere.

Data Scientist

$120k – $175k • 0.05% – 0.2%
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Branch Overview:
Branch delivers world-class financial services to the mobile generation. With offices in San Francisco, Lagos, and Nairobi, Branch is a for-profit socially conscious company that uses the power of data science to reduce the cost of delivering financial services in emerging markets. We believe that everyone, everywhere deserves fair financial access. The rapid spread of smartphones presents an opportunity for the world’s emerging middle class to access banking options and achieve financial flexibility.

Branch’s mission-driven team is led by founder and former CEO of Kiva.org. The company presents a rich opportunity for our team members to drive meaningful growth in rapidly evolving and changing markets. Most recently, Branch announced our Series B and has garnered more than $100M in funding with investments from leading Silicon Valley firms.

Job Overview:
You will operate at the intersection of engineering and data science - designing and evaluating models that work in production. Using data available through a user's Android device, you will build fraud and credit models to make real-time decisions.

Data Project Examples:
- Credit Decisions - Core to our business is understanding trust and building signals from unstructured and structured data to identify good borrowers
- Customer Service - Using machine learning, automate customer service interactions and provide context to our customer service team
- Fraud Prevention - Identify patterns of fraudulent behavior and build models to detect and prevent these behaviors
- Product Growth - Understand user experiences, test ideas and improve conversion rates through experimentation
- Paid Growth / Marketing - Use external and internal data sources to measure and optimize marketing spend

Qualifications:
- You have a diverse range of data skills including ETL, exploratory analysis, experimentation & statistical inference, and machine learning.
- You have a keen eye for detail and a healthy skepticism for data before relying upon it.
- You are comfortable programming in Python and SQL for production systems.
- You are highly entrepreneurial. You teach yourself new skills. You take the initiative to solve problems before they arise.
- You know that startups are a team sport. You listen to others, speak your mind, and ask the right questions. You are a great collaborator and teacher.
- You are driven by impact.

Benefits of Joining:
- Mission-driven and fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
- Competitive salary and equity package
- 80% coverage of insurance costs (health, dental, vision)
- Unlimited paid time off
- Discretionary trips to our offices across the globe
- Pre-tax commuter and 401(k) programs
- Weekly team meals

Apply here: hire.withgoogle.com/public/jobs/branchco/view/P_AAAAAAFAAGKLdklk1c4KGI?tracki…

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