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Staff Data Scientist



Data Science
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, November 1, 2023

About the Role

In this role, you'll be part of the Data Science and Platform (DSP) team, responsible for developing innovative data solutions at Chime. You will work across teams at Chime to ensure that the data-related needs of various business domains such as fraud, credit, marketing, and product are met. You will own strategic initiatives end to end, influence decision-making, mentor data scientists and engineers, serve as a role model, and lead others in solving business problems based on Chime's evolving requirements. The ideal candidate will demonstrate proficiency in data analysis, statistics, machine learning, and software engineering while also possessing the ability to learn new domains and collaborate effectively with team members. Your focus will be on building AI capabilities to help Chime navigate the constantly evolving landscape of the fintech industry.

The base salary offered for this role and level of experience will begin at $216,800.00 and up to $307,100.00. Full-time employees are also eligible for a bonus, competitive equity package, and benefits. The actual base salary offered may be higher, depending on your location, skills, qualifications, and experience.

In this role, you can expect to

  • Lead the AI strategy for various business challenges partnering with data, product, business, and engineering leaderships.
  • Become a Subject Matter Expert (SME) on Chime's various data domains and leverage novel approaches to address business needs effectively.
  • Architect, build, and deploy innovative models and systems.
  • Collaborate closely with data scientists and engineers to create scalable data solutions.
  • Stay at the forefront of the constantly evolving AI landscape, championing innovations that can significantly benefit Chime and its valued members.
  • Engage actively with Chime's data community, promoting scientific rigor and fostering community participation and enthusiasm.
  • Proactively identify gaps and promote best practices, ensuring high technical standards across various data science teams.
  • Mentor and coach data scientists and engineers, aiding in their professional growth

To thrive in this role, you have

  • Proven track record of innovating and solving company-sized business problems across multiple data domains.
  • Demonstrated influential communication with various business, data and engineering functions in building data solutions, aligning on strategic directions.
  • Mastery in advanced techniques, such as GBMs, Deep Learning, Graph Neural Networks, Causal Inference, Bayesian statistics, etc.
  • Expertise in building systems using cloud-native architectures
  • A technology-agnostic approach, adapting fluidly to different prediction or inference techniques and tech-stacks while obsessed on results.
  • Fostered and scaled data communities, amplifying collaboration and shared learning.
  • Established track record of coaching and mentoring, driving team excellence, and elevating junior talents.
  • A team player and empathetic attitude, complemented by effective communication skills with both technical and non-technical partners.

A little about us

We created Chime because we believe everyone deserves financial peace of mind. By eliminating unnecessary fees and helping people grow their savings automatically, we’ve empowered millions of Americans to take control of their finances.

Chime is the largest and fastest-growing U.S. player in the challenger-banking space. Through our banking partners, we offer access to bank accounts with fee-free overdraft, provide members the chance to receive early access to their paychecks, help them improve their credit, and more!

We’ve built one of the most experienced leadership teams in Fintech and were recently valued at over $25.5B. We’ve raised over $1.7B in funding from leading investors including Sequoia Capital Global Equities, SoftBank Vision Fund 2, General Atlantic, Tiger Global, Dragoneer, DST, Coatue, Iconiq, Menlo Ventures and others.

What we offer

  • 💰 Competitive salary based on experience
  • ✨ 401k match plus the usual medical, dental, vision, life, and disability benefits
  • 🏝 Generous vacation policy and company-wide Take Care of Yourself Days
  • 🖥 Virtual events to connect with your fellow Chimers- think cooking classes, music festivals, mixology classes, paint nights, etc., and delicious snack boxes, too!
  • 💚 A challenging and fulfilling opportunity to join one of the most experienced teams in FinTech and help create a completely new kind of banking service

We know that great work comes from great, and inclusive teams. At Chime, we specifically look for individuals of varying strengths, skills, backgrounds, and ideas. We believe this gives us a competitive advantage to better serve our members and helps us all grow as Chimers and individuals.

We hire candidates of any race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital or family status, disability, Veteran status, and any other status. Chime is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know. To learn more about how Chime collects and uses your personal information during the application process, please see the Chime Applicant Privacy Notice.