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Flex helps people pay bills on a schedule that works for them

Data Scientist

$100k – $150k
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What is Flex:

Flex helps reduce the financial burden of Americans when it comes to their largest expense - rent. Flex offer renters a line of credit to enable them to pay with flexibility throughout the month instead of all at once before the month starts.

What you’ll do:

Data science is an important pillar for solving problems critical to Flex’s business model - fraud detection and creditworthiness assessment in real time. Our product is one-of-a-kind and thus require a unique framework and some custom data science solutions.

Job responsibilities:

  • Build and improve credit risk models using data from variable sources
  • Understand and design process to leverage data from third party technology vendors (eg. credit bureaus, aggregators)
  • Work closely with the risk team to design policy experiments, measure and evaluate results
  • Work with product manager and engineers to incorporate fraud and credit models in real-time onboarding process
  • Conduct ad-hoc data analyses which would influence which policies we adopt and what products we create

Required Skills & Experience:

  • At least 2 years of production data science experience
  • Preferably (but not required) a graduate degree in statistics, CS or similar fields
  • Strong programming skills in a scientific computing language such as Python. Experience using frameworks for data science like pandas, scikit-learn
  • Experience writing production level code for data pipelines and real time applications, and contributing to a large code repository
New York City
Job type
Visa sponsorship
3+ years
Hiring contact

75% company-paid medical, dental, and vision

401(k) plan

Parental leave + ivf and adoption support

Company stock options


Generous paid time off

Flex at a glance

Flex helps people pay bills on a schedule that works for them

Flex focuses on Payments, Credit, and Financial Technology. Their company has offices in New York City. They have a small team that's between 11-50 employees. To date, Flex has raised $5.5M of funding; their latest round was closed on November 2019.

You can view their website at http://getflex.com or find them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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