Senior Data Scientist

Company: West Creek
Company Headquarters: Richmond, VA
Work Policy: Partially Remote
Salary: - -
Equity Eligibility: Available

Job Description

About West Creek
We’re one of the fastest growing consumer finance companies in America. Why? We’re making it simpler, faster, and more transparent to purchase the things you need to make your life go.
By combining smarter technology with a relentless focus on customer experience, we’re transforming the financing experience for essential life purchases in retail stores nationwide.
The Opportunity
Do you have a passion for building and deploying machine learning models within a fast-moving start up?  West Creek is searching for an innovative Senior Data Scientist with proven strengths in functional (reusable) programming (Python) to join our small but growing team to build industry-leading risk, fraud, and sales forecasting models.  This person will report directly to the Head of Risk and Data Science and will have close contact with the CRO/CFO.  West Creek data scientists work closely with departments throughout the organization, which means you will have the opportunity to drive critical business outcomes across the company.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Partner closely with a variety of business teams across West Creek to build and guide industry-leading risk, fraud, and sales forecasting models
  • Build machine learning models through all phases of development, from design through training, evaluation, validation, and implementation
  • Leverage your interpersonal skills to translate the complexity of your work into tangible business goals

Things we value:

  • Curiosity. Why? How?
  • Nerdiness. Financial news and trends are fascinating. Seriously.
  • Relentlessness. No one here gives up. We try. We fail. We try again.
  • Passion. If you don’t get excited about point of sale financing, retail, and consumer empowerment, it simply won’t work.
  • Smarts: Book and street. We have to use all of the tools at our disposal to build West Creek.
  • Empathy and Compassion. You understand that people’s access to life essential goods and services are in your hands.
  • Communication. Can you ask for help or put your hand up when you don’t understand?
  • Building. Doing. Making. Yes, we have to do a lot of thinking and talking to figure this stuff out, but you can’t wait to leave the conversation and build it.


Required Skills/Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in financial services
  • 4+ years of professional experience building predictive models in Python
  • 3+ years of experience deploying machine learning models into production
  • 3+ years in a finance, sales, or risk-oriented support role
  • Minimum 2+ years’ experience using SQL
  • Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative or STEM field such as Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Machine Learning, Economics, or Analytics

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or PhD in a quantitative or STEM field
  • 1+ years of experience in a fast-moving start-up
  • 1+ years of experience using Spark, AWS, or Azure

Tech Stack


  • Python

  • SQL

Hiring Team


Location Description:

The team at West Creek is looking for candidates who are available to come into the office and collaborate in person. While this position allows the future candidate to work from home several days a week, they are looking for candidates in the Washington, DC region or Richmond, VA to come into the office on a regular basis.

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