Sr. Manager, Data Science (Credit) at OppFi

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Helping the Everyday Consumer Build Financial Health 

OppFi is a leading financial technology platform that powers banks to offer accessible products and a top-rated experience to everyday consumers. Through our unwavering commitment to customer service, OppFi helps consumers who are turned away by traditional providers build a better financial path. OppFi is an Inc. 5000 company for five straight years, a Deloitte's Technology Fast 500™, and the seventh fastest-growing Chicagoland company by Crain's Chicago Business. The company was also named on Forbes America 2021 list of America's Best Startup Employers and Built In's 2021 Best Places to Work in Chicago. 

OppFi is a team of caring and innovative individuals with diverse perspectives and backgrounds. Our employees approach every new challenge with an unparalleled ability to see what could be rather than settle for what is. We want people to be excited to come to work everyday and know you are a part of making a difference. Our company values guide us and create an open and collaborative culture where we hold the door, say what we see, do what we say, and dare to win together!

What you get to do: 

  • Data Science is a crucial part of OppFi's mission. Within the credit team, we organize and interpret consumer data to provide solutions for underwriting, marketing, verification and automation. From modeling, machine learning  and decision support, to working on installment loans, credit card and wage assignment products, data science at OppFi is a diverse role with many opportunities to positively impact our success. The Data Science team works to make our lending decisions more successful and efficient. 
  • Reporting got the VP of Credit Risk, the Data Science Sr. Manager will head our Data Science team and help shape the insights and models that will inform our consumer level decisions as we grow and expand.
  • Build underwriting, marketing and verification machine learning models.
  • Lead a team of data scientists, coaching, mentoring and guiding their growth. 
  • Work closely with legal, compliance, product, tech and partner banks in taking a model from design to deployment & use. 
  • Work with external data providers on evaluating and on-boarding new data sources for analysis and models. 
  • Partner closely with product, engineering and other stakeholders to guide their decisions using data.
  • Proactively identify and champion projects that solve complex problems across multiple products
  • Apply specialized skills and fundamental data science methods (e.g. experimental design, recommender systems and machine learning when needed) 
  • Empower teams to build and maintain actionable KPIs, production-quality dashboards, informative deep dives, and scalable data product

What you will bring to the team:

  • 5-7 years of  experience as in a data science role solving high impact business problems, including 3 years leading and maintaining high performance data science teams
  • Experience building and managing high performance data science teams
  • Technical leadership and management experience (you enjoy doing both). You can jump into the code and be hands on with scripting, modeling, but are also interested in developing people and capacity for your team
  • Strong ability to prioritize and communicate to technical and non-technical audiences alike
  • Experience with data storytelling and communicating model findings, how it works and business impact.
  • Experience with statistical methods like regression, GLMs, machine learning techniques, ability to evaluate and recommend methods. 
  • Previous experience using DataRobot (Preferred, not required)

Define your career at OppFi

OppFi is committed to providing an exceptional employee experience that allows you to define your career and purpose with us. New team members go through orientation, shadow programs, a new hire lunch with our CEO, Jared Kaplan, and you can participate in different company culture events focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our team has designed programs to make you feel welcome and part of our team during your first year and beyond.

  • Define the mission (days 1-30): You will understand our company mission, values, and vision, and how your role at OppLoans plays a part in that. 
  • Define your goals (months 1-3): You will be able to understand your role expectations and identify goals with your manager and mentor(s) to fulfill those expectations. 
  • Define your belonging (months 3-6): You will understand OppFis’ culture and have opportunities to engage with and impact that culture. Business Resource Groups and other programs are offered to help with community connection both virtually and in-person. 
  • Define your journey (6 months - 1 year): You will feel confident in your abilities to execute in your role and know the next step you will take to develop your career. 

Compensation and Benefits

OppFi offers a flexible remote environment, 401(k) matching program, and flexible paid vacation. Other benefits include medical benefits, dental and vision coverage, and tuition reimbursement. To support your wellness & growth, we provide monthly meditation and yoga classes and access to all LinkedIn Learning courses. We also offer Fringe, which is a lifestyle benefits platform that lets you decide how you want to spend your rewards from dozens of vendors like Uber, Doordash and Urban Sitter. Dress code is casual. 

EEOC Statement: 

We do not discriminate based on identity - race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex (including sexual identity), age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, veteran or military status, unfavorable discharge from military service, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, order of protection status, citizenship status, arrest record or expunged/sealed convictions, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law.

OppFi is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, OppFI will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact our People team at [email protected] 

Pursuant to the requirements of the California Consumer Privacy Act, OppLoans is providing the "OppLoans California Employee Privacy Policy", which details the categories of personal information collected and your rights under the policy. If you are a California resident, please review the policy here: https://www.opploans.com/careers.

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Technology we use

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Location

OppFi is located in the heart of downtown Chicago, adjacent to Michigan Avenue and across the street from beautiful Millennium Park.

What are OppFi Perks + Benefits

OppFi 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 sync
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
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
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.
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
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
Unlimited Vacation Policy
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
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

Additional Perks + Benefits

In addition to offering generous insurance benefits and 401(k) matching, we pride ourselves on a fun, collaborative and supportive company culture. Prior to COVID-19, this meant in-office events like game nights, bagel mornings and chair massages as well as semi-annual company parties. With all our teams working remotely right now, we’re holding digital events in their place, like trivia nights, Zoom cooking classes, movie nights, and coffee chats. Through our lifestyle benefits platform Fringe, employees can access discounted services that support a healthy work/life balance. We are always looking for ways to treat our employees well and show them they’re appreciated.

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