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Senior Data Scientist Quant (F/M/DIV) - Credit Risk / Rating Expert

Permanent employee, Full-time · Berlin

About us
Let’s build the new backbone of asset management! Together with one of the largest insurance groups in Germany and one of the world’s leading consulting firms, we are building an AI-based SaaS solution that supports credit analysts with credit risk assessments. We truly believe that we can build a new standard in asset management and change the entire industry for the better. Our company is still in stealth mode and we are currently looking for great people to support our motivated team of Data Scientists, Software Engineers and Business Building Experts in Berlin. Join the ride!
Role description
If you are looking to apply your expertise in credit risk modeling in an innovative company, that solves a real-life problem, this is the job for you! We work with a huge amount of data, emphasize a culture of learning and combine different methods to build useful models.

  • Development and execution of machine learning and data mining technologies in the area of credit risk modeling
  • Validate and calibrate machine learning and data mining technologies with real-time credit risk data
  • Gain and validate knowledge from large amounts of structured and unstructured data using random forest, gradient boosting, deep learning (deep neural networks, recurrent neural networks), but also non-linear regression approaches and optimization
  • (Further) development and realization of the technology and product based on customer feedback in close coordination with the rest of the product team
  • Application of agile working methods and definition of technical standards
Key requirements
  • Successfully completed a bachelor's or master's degree in Statistics, Economics / Econometrics, Computer Science or a related course of studies with a quantitative-analytical focus
  • Experienced in building and validating of credit rating models in a bank, European rating agency or an asset manager under suitable regulatory requirements (e. g. CRR and CRA3)
  • Reliable understanding of data preprocessing, hyperparameter optimization and ensemble modeling in the field of machine learning
  • Gained first technical abilities in data manipulation and extraction (strong SQL knowledge), data analysis and model prototypingIdeally, experience in more than one of the following areas:
    • Object-oriented programming
    • Data visualization / dashboarding (e.g. Tableau, QlikView, D3, matplotlib)
    • Deep learning or Higher statistical and econometric methods in theory and practice
  • Knowledge of one or more programming and scripting languages, such as Python or R
  • First experience with machine learning packages in Python (e. g. scikit, tensorflow, keras)
  • Fluent in English, German is a plus
  • Opportunity to shape the AI-based credit risk analysis of the future
  • Development of a FinTech start-up, financed by industry relevant investors and partners
  • Diverse activities and autonomous implementation of own ideas in a dynamic environment
  • Sparring and support from top-class industry and technology experts from the investor and partner network
  • First-class technical equipment and software of your choice
  • Flexible working hours and an attractive salary
  • Access to a significant learning and development budget to use however you like
  • Fully-equipped office in a renovated Victorian building with rooftop terrace and ideal connection to the heart of Berlin Mitte
  • Feel-good vibes with fruit, snacks, and drinks
  • Annual team off-site and regular team events
How to apply
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