22 days old
2018-05-312018-06-30

Chief Analytics Officer

East Hanover, New Jersey 07936
  • Job Type
    Employee
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Concord Advice is a 13-year old boutique FinTech advisory firm focused on helping our clients meet the personal finance needs of consumers through their consumer loan offerings. We create, manage and analyze the products, services and expertise that impact all aspects of a financial services operation, including underwriting, data analysis, technology, marketing, account servicing, and customer service delivery. We are nimble, entrepreneurial, multi-functional, collaborative and driven to help our clients serve their customers in new and innovative ways. While we aspire to become a disruptive force in the FinTech world, we do it in an open and informal environment.

Driven by our success and a favorable market outlook, we are making significant investments in the firm in 2018. One of the cornerstones of our investment is to create the position of Chief Analytics Officer to lead our efforts to the next level to further develop our analytics strategies, build a strong and inventive organization while helping us increase the bottom line for our clients and our firm. The selected leader will deploy both traditional and modern analytical techniques, in concert with an extremely robust data environment that adds more than 100,000 records each day!

As an integral member of the management team working in both traditional and cutting-edge areas of data science, including predictive analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and bringing forth unique and break-away methodologies through your own experience, you will develop the strategy and innovation of our programs, while building and mentoring a team of data scientists. Key areas of business focus include loan risk assessment and underwriting, pricing, marketing, collections and product development.

The ideal candidate is:

  • On the cutting edge of current technical and statistical methods, and committed to continuously learning about advances in all relevant areas while fostering a learning environment of these new advances with your team;
  • A teacher and hands-on expert in Data Science and Machine Learning, exploring and prototyping applications of new cognitive and machine learning technologies;
  • An architect of complex predictive models intended to substantially improve revenue generation, risk mitigation and their continuous improvement, equally adept at model creation and training your team;
  • Hungry to mine through data to develop observations and recommendations to increase profitability;
  • Focused on assessing the potential usefulness and validity of new statistical approaches and data sources with significant experience building and leading an innovative team that directly affects the bottom line;
  • Passionate, creative and hungry to direct a team that solves problems and spots opportunities using data;
  • Experienced (preferably) in consumer lending or other credit experience; and
  • Comfortable working cross-functionally as a member of our Senior Management Team in an entrepreneurial environment to foster business growth and implement solutions, particularly in the areas of product development and testing.

In terms of qualifications in addition to those identified above, the preferred candidate will be a self-motivated, results oriented, enthusiastic and creative thinker and teacher, possessing at least 15 years of professional experience and:

  • An advanced Degree (Ph.D./MS) in an appropriate field(s), including Computer Science (with a focus on Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence), Statistics, Math, Neuroscience, Operations Research or Physics;
  • Data Science, Machine Learning Frameworks and RESTful Microservice APIs (“R”, Apache Spark / MLlib, TensorFlow, Scikit-learn, etc.) knowledge;
  • Neural Network (CNN, etc..), Natural Language Processing (NLTK, CoreNLP, etc.) experience;
  • Proficiency in Python. Experience with R a plus. Also, Java or other programming language experience would be valuable;
  • Experience with distributed machine learning frameworks;
  • Solid software development experience, including translating ML models into production software;
  • Strong and persuasive communication skills.

Requirements

The ideal candidate is:

  • On the cutting edge of current technical and statistical methods, and committed to continuously learning about advances in all relevant areas while fostering a learning environment of these new advances with your team;
  • A teacher and hands-on expert in Data Science and Machine Learning, exploring and prototyping applications of new cognitive and machine learning technologies;
  • An architect of complex predictive models intended to substantially improve revenue generation, risk mitigation and their continuous improvement, equally adept at model creation and training your team;
  • Hungry to mine through data to develop observations and recommendations to increase profitability;
  • Focused on assessing the potential usefulness and validity of new statistical approaches and data sources with significant experience building and leading an innovative team that directly affects the bottom line;
  • Passionate, creative and hungry to direct a team that solves problems and spots opportunities using data;
  • Experienced (preferably) in consumer lending or other credit experience; and
  • Comfortable working cross-functionally as a member of our Senior Management Team in an entrepreneurial environment to foster business growth and implement solutions, particularly in the areas of product development and testing.

In terms of qualifications in addition to those identified above, the preferred candidate will be a self-motivated, results oriented, enthusiastic and creative thinker and teacher, possessing at least 15 years of professional experience and:

  • An advanced Degree (Ph.D./MS) in an appropriate field(s), including Computer Science (with a focus on Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence), Statistics, Math, Neuroscience, Operations Research or Physics;
  • Data Science, Machine Learning Frameworks and RESTful Microservice APIs (“R”, Apache Spark / MLlib, TensorFlow, Scikit-learn, etc.) knowledge;
  • Neural Network (CNN, etc..), Natural Language Processing (NLTK, CoreNLP, etc.) experience;
  • Proficiency in Python. Experience with R a plus. Also, Java or other programming language experience would be valuable;
  • Experience with distributed machine learning frameworks;
  • Solid software development experience, including translating ML models into production software;
  • Strong and persuasive communication skills.

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