Manager, Data Science at OppLoans

| Chicago
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We are OppLoans

Growth with a Purpose 
OppLoans is a growing, socially responsible, and profitable FinTech company that is one of the highest-rated and best-in-class online finance platforms and service providers in the industry. OppLoans offers consumers a simple and responsible source of funding when faced with financial emergencies. We continue to experience growth year over year with profitable returns each year. Employees can make an immediate effect in a growth stage company.

What you get to do: 
  • At OppLoans, our ecosystem of data processes is growing and becoming more complex (in a good way). You will report to our Director, Operations, and lead our analytics team in analyzing our business to improve processes and maximize conversion rate. You will never stop asking, “How can we do this better?”
  • As a data scientist, you love exploration, modeling, optimization, and telling compelling stories through analyses. You are comfortable with technology systems, and your first instinct is to dive in. 
  • Build algorithms into our existing systems, such as automated decision-making, customer routing, and call strategies. Grow our suite of automation capabilities and decision-making projects/algorithms/services.
  • Develop predictive machine learning and statistical models to understand customer and agent behavior. Enthusiastically improve our business by analyzing every type of data you can get your hands-on, and finding ways to get new data. Extract meaningful conclusions from the data and communicate those findings to different audiences.
  • Lead the daily trending analyses of our key indicators. Improve our automated monitoring systems. Improve data visualizations and democratize knowledge about how our business is operating.
  • Source and implement fresh technology solutions that expand our Analytics toolkit. 
  • This diverse, visible role, is the central hub of important partners across departments such as Sales, Marketing, Credit, and Technology.
 
What you will bring to the team:
  • 4+ years of experience in data science and analytics. 
  • Experience extracting information from data and implementing strategic recommendations. 
  • Experience with SQL/R/Python, data cleaning, data visualization, and building/applying both supervised and unsupervised machine learning data models. 
  • Technical skills that are a plus include NLP, Markov chains / Petri nets, AWS, Java, and Clojure.
  • Undergraduate degree in STEM or analytics field Post-graduate degree preferred.
  • Experience in a high-growth startup and/or the financial services industry is a plus.
  • Experience leading a team of data scientists and analysts.
  • All-around “athlete” who is intellectually curious, highly analytical, and purposefully strategic.
  • No relocation assistance provided; local Chicago applicants preferred.
 
Level:
  • Mid-Senior
 
Why OppLoans?

Employees Love Working Here
With a dynamic startup culture and great benefits, we’ve attracted top talent and boast one of the most engaged offices in the country. In 2019, we were named the 4th fastest growing company in Chicago by Crain’s Chicago Business, received the 86th spot on the Deloitte Fast 500, and are named one of the best companies to work for in the nation by Glassdoor two years in a row. Check out our Glassdoor reviews to see why our employees love us!
 
Customers love our product
OppLoans is committed to delivering a best-in-class experience to our customers. Don’t believe us? See what our customers are saying on Google and the BBB! We were also named a number one personal lender by Lending Tree, and a “Leader in Quality and Innovation” by the Center for Financial Services Innovation (FinX). 
 
Benefits
OppLoans is an equal opportunity employer. OppLoans does not discriminate against any applicant for employment due to age, color, sex, disability, national origin, race, religion, veteran status, or any other protected class.
We offer a great compensation package and benefits package to support you inside and outside of work as you grow your career with us. Some of these benefits include a 401(k) matching program, paid vacation policy, free PPO medical option with BCBS for Employee Only Plans, dental, vision, and accident coverage, free gym membership, discounted Divvy memberships and ClassPass fitness classes, CTA and Metra benefit programs, casual dress policy, subsidized daily lunches, a stocked kitchen with healthy snacks and drinks, an employee and peer recognition program, and intramural sports leagues. 
Our office is conveniently located in downtown Chicago with panoramic views of Millennium Park and Lake Michigan, with rooftop access.

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Location

OppLoans is located in the heart of downtown Chicago, adjacent to Michigan Avenue and across the street from beautiful Millennium Park.
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What are OppLoans Perks + Benefits

OppLoans Benefits Overview

Fully stocked kitchen with healthy snacks & drinks available.
Subsidized daily lunches.
CTA & Metra benefit program.
Free gym membership.
Free shuttle passes to Metra stations.
Casual dress policy.
Discounted Divvy memberships.
401(k) match program.
Free OppLoans apparel.
Competitive salary and benefits package.
Fun, fast-paced work environment.
Employee and peer recognition program.
Dynamic start-up culture and environment.
Ability to make an immediate impact in a growth stage company.
Flexible paid vacation policy.
Free health benefit options.
Intramural sports leagues.
Weekly office events (happy hours, massages, game nights, private yoga sessions, catered
breakfasts, etc.).
Dual monitors and stand-up work stations.
Convenient downtown Chicago office located in the heart of the city.
Awesome panoramic office view of Millennium Park and Lake Michigan, with rooftop access.
Equal opportunity employer.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company's diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
OppLoans gym is a state-of-the-art fitness center free to all employees, and provides yoga, kickboxing and pilates classes on site.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings once per quarter.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
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