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Indian consumer finance venture focusing on financial inclusion

Senior Data Scientist (3y-7y)

₹15L – ₹30L • 0.0% – 0.5%
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NIRA is looking for pragmatic data scientists to build algorithms that will enable automated credit decisions for millions of Indians.

NIRA launched its business a year ago. We've made large strides towards product market fit; we have a clear view of who our customer is, what our proposition is to them, and our positioning in the market. In short, we've laid a solid foundation; now it's time to scale.

As our product enters its next phase of growth (1-10x), you would utilise your data science expertise to build effective risk & fraud prediction models.

You'll work closely with the founders, underwriting & collections team to achieve these objectives.

Roles & responsibilities:

  • Prepare datasets for modeling; get involved in ETL process if required
  • Develop contextual domain knowledge around the problem
  • Consolidate datasets comprising range of structured and unstructured data
  • Build explanatory as well as predictive models to classify borrower loan repayment behavior
  • Design reliable tests to measure the efficacy of the models

Skills & Qualifications:

  • BS/BTech degree in Math, Physics, Computer Science or Economics (MS or PhD is certainly a bonus)
  • 2+ yrs experience working with large real world datasets, ML models in production environment
  • Has a strong framework to differentiate a good model from the bad
  • Curious to uncover the story behind the data
  • Domain experience in credit and risk is highly preferred
  • Experience working with DynamoDB and other noSQL databases is preferred
  • Familiarity with NLP techniques and graph analysis is preferred

Some tags to help you find the job: #datascience #phd #ML #AI #fintech #lending #massmiddle #nextbillion #launchpad #techstars #creditrisk #loans

NIRA at a glance

Indian consumer finance venture focusing on financial inclusion

NIRA focuses on Consumer Lending and Fin Tech. Their company has offices in Bengaluru. They have a small team that's between 11-50 employees. To date, NIRA has raised $3.1M of funding; their latest round was closed on April 2020.

You can view their website at https://www.nirafinance.com or find them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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