Director of Data Science, Lending Products

San Francisco, California


Who we are

SoFi is a digital personal finance company whose mission is to help its members achieve financial independence to realize their ambitions, whether that be to buy a house one day, start a family on their own terms or be debt free. We aim to be at the center of our members’ financial lives, and to help every member Get Their Money Right®. By joining SoFi, you’ll become part of a forward-thinking company that is transforming financial services by embracing technology to build innovative loan products, investment tools, and more. One of the fastest growing fintech companies, we’ve grown from 250 employees in 2015 to over 1,500 employees today, and are well on our way to reaching 1 million members. With offices across the US, we offer the excitement of a rapidly growing startup with the stability of a seasoned management team and some of the best talent around. As an employer, we strive to hire employees who are committed to both our company’s mission and our desire to build the best culture in the world. If you are driven, passionate about what you do, and excited about the SoFi mission, we would love to hear from you.

The role

We are seeking a Director of Data Science, Lending Products to join the Data Team at SoFi in our San Francisco headquarters. This is an exciting leadership role for someone to provide business insights and data science support for SoFi’s Lending Products and Business Units. At SoFi, we drive product prioritization and inform our business by developing a deep understanding of how our customers engage with products through landing, registration, conversion, engagement and churn metrics. Success of this role hinges on your technical aptitude, quantitative abilities, business acumen, and a deep understanding of financial services industry. You need to know how to plow through data with SQL/Python/R/Tableau. You need to treat stakeholders as partners. You are there from ideation to execution and know that we only succeed if we succeed together.

What you’ll do:

  • Lead a team of highly talented data scientists that own end-to-end product data science & analytics workflow including constructing and analyzing the funnel, developing reports/dashboards, extracting actionable insights & performing analyses, and driving experiments.

  • Partner with the Business Units to make data driven decisions to ship new features, analyze areas of opportunities for new products.

  • Work with Product Managers to identify opportunities, measure KPI’s to craft compelling stories, make logical recommendations and drive informed actions.

  • Partner with other core company functions such as Marketing, Risk, Operations, Pricing and Finance to build a testing strategy and roadmap.

  • Lead discussions about product performance, such as funnel conversion metrics, cohort behavior, and testing results for a large cross functional audience.

  • Act as a curator of data by defining, instrumenting, and tracking necessary analytics of our products through working cross functionally with Engineering and Product teams.

What you’ll need:

  • 8-10 years of relevant experience in Financial Services analytics and decision science.

  • 2-4 years of experience of leading a team.

  • Lending and credit card experience is preferred.

  • Demonstrated leadership across managing highly visibility projects without much guidance.

  • Intellectual curiosity and aptitude to pick up new technical skills. 

  • High EQ with ability to influence outcomes and communicate technical content to general business audiences.

  • Bachelors, Masters, or PhD in Computer Science, Math, Physics, Engineering or quantitative field

  • SQL, R, Python and Tableau

Why you’ll love working here

  • Competitive salary packages and bonuses

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits

  • Generous vacation and holidays

  • Paid parental leave for eligible employees

  • 401(k) and education on retirement planning

  • Tuition reimbursement on approved programs

  • Monthly contribution up to $200 to help you pay off your student loans

  • Great health & well-being benefits including: telehealth parental support, subsidized gym program

  • Employer paid lunch program (except for remote employees)

  • Fully stocked kitchen (snacks and drinks)

SoFi provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, breastfeeding, and conditions related to breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, age (40 or over), physical or medical disability, medical condition, marital status, registered domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, military and/or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable state or federal law.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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