Full Job Description
Debt collection is failing consumers. Every year, more than 70 million Americans have negative experiences with the collections process, and they deserve a much better treatment - more relevant, more digital, less abrasive. That’s why banks, lenders, and industry leaders are coming to TrueAccord for innovative solutions in recovering outstanding receivables.
TrueAccord is a category-defining company. We combine machine learning with a human-based approach to guide both lenders and borrowers through a challenging financial process. With a world-class leadership team, passionate and driven team members, and a diverse and growing client base, TrueAccord is well positioned for continued success.
TrueAccord is building a world-class Data Science team to help Americans safeguard their financial health. We are looking for a Chief Scientist to lead it. This is a unique opportunity to use your experience, knowledge, and passion to transform a trillion-dollar industry and bring financial peace of mind to tens of millions of people many of whom had been harassed and abused by commission-driven collections agencies for years. You will join a multi-functional engineering team dedicated to creating a data-driven culture and improving the efficiency of the way we make and implement decisions.
As a Chief Scientist, you will act as a visionary who leads technology development for optimizing TrueAccord’s automated debt collection strategies. You will also be the scientific face of TrueAccord to the outside world.
We’re looking for someone who is known for research in machine learning and is capable of transforming it from theory to practical algorithms.
Formulate and implement technical vision and strategy around Machine Learning
Devise a world-class Machine Learning platform for the debt management industry
Continuously improve business impact of our production Machine Learning systems
Hunt for quality datasets
Represent TrueAccord in the Machine Learning community
Mentor and guide the Data Science team
Work closely with product leadership, other TrueAccord stakeholders, and clients on models, datasets, and insights
Explain complex Machine Learning concepts to audiences of varied technical backgrounds
PhD in Computer Science with specialization in Machine Learning
Recent experience in building and managing a strong, impactful data science team
Track record of significant business lift from Machine Learning in fintech
Current on all recent advances in the field
Industry presence: published research, blogging, conferences, meetups, open source contributions
Fluent proficiency in Python
Ability to quickly prototype and test new ideas
Deep understanding of cost-effective tradeoffs in large-scale production systems
Strong passion for research and development with experience in solving hard analytical problems
What TrueAccord offers you + Culture & Benefits
TrueAccord is distributed company with a major presence in the San Francisco Bay area and Lenexa, KS. We offer a healthy work environment that continuously builds an inclusive and diverse culture where everyone is able to develop the best version of themselves. We are a dynamic group of people who are subject matter experts with a passion for change.
*** Generous paid time off
*** Paid training
*** We promote work/life harmony
*** Paid holidays
*** Health, dental and vision benefits
*** 401K with matching
Our teams are crafting solutions to big problems every day. If you’re looking for an opportunity to do impactful work, join TrueAccord and make a difference.
Our Dedication to Diversity & Inclusion
TrueAccord is an equal opportunity employer. We promote, value, and thrive with a diverse & inclusive team. Different perspectives contribute to better solutions and this makes us stronger every day. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.