Hiring Credit & Data Scientist | Fynn

Credit & Data Scientist


Date listed

1 month ago

Employment Type

Full time



Keywords: remote fintech python sql

The Credit & Data Scientist will play a crucial function in developing credit risk, business strategy analytical platform, and financial models to support a first-of-its-kind loan product. Analyzing, optimizing, and shaping the strategic direction of a product in its early stages is a rewarding experience for an ambitious, highly curious, intelligent and innovative mind. As part of being an important member of a small start-up team, you’ll be encouraged to own as much of the function as you are capable and desire while shaping your career with the mentorship and guidance of an experienced leadership team. And, you'll help us fulfill our mission of giving students a better path to financial stability.

What you will do:

  • Analyze data patterns on program and loan performance using Python, SQL and Excel to guide business decisions
  • Develop new and maintain existing pricing, cashflow and balance sheet forecasting tools in Excel, Python and other programming, data and statistical languages to streamline and optimize the merchant underwriting process
  • Work with sales to collect data for potential partnering programs to input into pricing models and recommend strategic pricing solutions to win the deal while ensuring internal profitability is met
  • Develop and maintain a near-autonomous and complex validation system to compare modeled outcomes of cashflow, program and loan performance vs. actual results in “real time”, report out to senior management on impacts seen in deviation from expectations, adjust forecast tools accordingly
  • Creatively combine algebra, statistics, inferencing, probability concepts and multiple regression and/or machine learning to fine tune forecasting efficacy while navigating through small data samples that expand in availability and complexity over time
  • Maintain detailed documentation on forecasting methods, assumptions and rate sheet pricing decisions through project management software
  • Procure and format data as needed to support advance underwriting platform development
  • Work with software engineers to outline the necessary analytical infrastructure to support both the data needs of the forecasting team and process simplification for the program pricing and underwriting platform
  • Develop reporting packages to allow management to track KPI’s Other duties as assigned to support the credit, finance, and analytics function

What we’re looking for:

  • Undergraduate degree in Math/Stats, Computer Science, Data Science, Engineering, Finance or Economics
  • Ability to effectively communicate complex tools and analysis to both highly technical and non-technical audiences
  • Training in Python, R, SQ or data manipulation and/or statistical programming languages


  • Postgraduate degree in data analytics for business competency
  • Prior experience using Python, SQL and Excel in a professional environment
  • 2+ years in analytics capacity in a professional environment and/or 2+ years experience forecasting consumer credit products and/or CPA or prior accounting experience

Growing at Fynn:

If you're interested in working in fintech, this is a unique opportunity to learn how to build a revenue-generating business from the ground up alongside some of the most experienced start-up professionals in the educational finance space. As always, there's lots of early-stage flexibility in defining what you'd like to work on, and you'll have lots of room to grow into other areas of the business.

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