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Senior Data Scientist II



Data Science
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Alloy is where you belong!

Alloy solves the identity risk problem for companies that offer financial products by enabling them to outpace fraud and confidently serve more people around the world. Banks and Fintechs turn to Alloy to take control of fraud, credit, and compliance risk, and grow with the clearest picture of their customers.

Through our values: Be Bold, Get Scrappy, Collaborate, and Celebrate Our Differences, we are creating a workplace where you can grow, thrive, and belong. See how we’ve been continuously recognized and named one of Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces, Best Fintech to Work for by American Banker, and Best Place to Work by Built in NYC year after year.

Check out our investors and read more about us here.

About the team

Alloy operates in a hybrid-work environment. We look to foster collaboration and community by having our local employees onsite twice a week, and remote employees onsite once a quarter.

What you’ll be doing

At Alloy, we aim to help our clients protect themselves from the rapidly increasing and ever-changing threat of fraud, and our Data Science team is part of the core foundation supporting that effort. With thousands of attributes coming from our portfolio of data partners tied to hundreds of millions of entities across our customer base, we have a massive trove of data assets at our disposal that we’ve only just begun to take advantage of. As the senior technical lead on the data science team, you will be spearheading business-critical internal and client-facing efforts including:

Support the development and enhancement of a suite of models for identifying fraudulent actors

  • Set standards for tracking model performance
  • Define criteria for when models need to be retrained or replaced
  • Help drive client-facing model governance documentation
  • Guide decision-making on appropriate algorithms and use cases

Thought leadership around data governance and standardization

  • Set standards for feature/variable definitions
  • Strategy for expanding coverage across the existing client base

Provide guidance and leadership in roadmap planning

  • Define clear actionable milestones for model rollout
  • Projections of future support and maintenance overhead

Role Qualifications

Soft skills

  • Roadmap planning
  • Model governance
  • Technical documentation/specs
  • Deep empathy for end users and need to provide context and explainability

Technical skills

  • 5+ years in real-world production, building end-to-end models and iterations
  • Python/R
  • Experience with decision trees, gradient boosting, A/B testing, experimentation
  • Experience with building models from scratch, iterating, and owning projects end to end

At Alloy, we strive to attract & retain talent by providing compensation that is competitive with other organizations of our size & stage. We are committed to ensuring each candidate has what they need to be successful in their role with a balanced range of compensation, equity, perks & benefits. We actively share our compensation philosophy with employees, with the goal of fostering open and honest dialogue. Finally, we work to administer our philosophy and drive consistency in order to promote equity and monitor the fairness of each outcome.

The following range is based on the scoped level within the organization and only for highly targeted geographies: 152k-179k

Benefits and Perks

  • Unlimited PTO and flexible work policy

  • Medical, dental, vision plans with HSA (monthly employer contribution) and FSA options

  • 401k with 100% match up to 4% of annual employee compensation with immediate eligibility and vesting

  • 16 weeks parental leave

  • Home office stipend for new employees

  • Health & wellness monthly stipend

  • $1,000 learning & development annual stipend

  • 5 free teletherapy sessions and Headspace membership

  • Well-being benefits including access to Carrot, Cleo, OneMedical, Gympass and more

We're a lean team, so your impact will be felt immediately. If this all sounds like a good fit for you, why not join us?

Alloy’s Covid-19 Company Statement

Alloy does not require employees to be vaccinated against Covid-19, but vaccination or testing may be mandated by the relevant local laws with which the company will comply. If this position involves contact with third parties, attendance on-site for events, travel, and/or work in our New York City offices, those actions will be subject to any relevant local laws, venue or customer requirements, or travel requirements regarding vaccines or testing (and exemptions thereto).

At this time, Alloy is following compliance regulations with New York City’s Private Sector Mandate and offering religious and medical accommodations for all eligible employees and visitors.

How to Apply

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Alloy is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and employer. We’re committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, gender identity, parental or pregnancy status, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or veteran status. We are committed to an inclusive interview experience and provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with visible and invisible disabilities. We encourage applicants to share needed accommodations with their recruiter.