Kreditech: Data Scientist, Web Analytics

Perform advanced business analytics over web traffic to optimize customer experience on our online platform, and analyze complex interactions to maximize marketing ROI campaigns across different platforms/channels.

Kreditech Company: Kreditech
Location: Hamburg, Germany

You are searching for a demanding field of application for artificial intelligence and machine learning?
You are a data scientist by heart and soul?
You value non-conventional and creative approaches to problem solving?
You want to work in a highly-skilled and ever challenging Data Science team?

Then join Kreditech as a Data Scientist specialized in Web Analytics!
  • Get involved in a great domain of application for data mining techniques
  • Work with state-of-the art stack of data processing technologies
  • Experience first-hand the impact of your model in a production environment
  • Get responsibility right from the first day and the unique chance to spearhead the way big data is used in one of the fastest growing financial sectors

Kreditech is the DIGITAL LENDING company which provides easy, fast access to online loans to consumers in seven countries through its web and mobile services. The convenient & fast financial products and services are backed by a sophisticated BIG DATA credit scoring process using the powers of machine learning algorithms and big data infrastructure to rate the customer's creditworthiness. Our scoring technology uses more than 10,000 data points to score an application in less than one minute, and the funds are paid out automatically.

125 coworkers in Hamburg, more than 140 worldwide, make this happen. A recent investment of $40 million from Varde Partners has pushed us to the next level. We're a close team of creative, brilliant individuals from thirty-eight countries, working with cutting-edge technology to create a global leader in 21st century DIGITAL LENDING.

Sounds like a dream? It's not - it's reality. Kreditech is a place of innovation, speed, high growth, high performance, and high reward. We break established tradition, we write our own rules, and we bring in the best people to build up the team. If you want to be a part of this, here is your chance.

Your role at Kreditech:

As a key part of our dynamic and fast-growing Data Science team, you will be responsible for performing advanced business analytics over web traffic in order to optimize customer experience on our online platform, as well as analyze complex interactions that help us understand and maximize return on investment for our marketing campaigns across different platforms/channels.

Your profile:
  • You hold an advanced degree in Mathematics, Computational Statistics, Computer Science or AI (PhD in an applicable field preferred, Masters level is a must).
  • You have 5+ years working experience in quantitative research and statistical data analysis, ideally in a Big Data environment. If you have previously worked in Marketing Analytics, that would be a big plus.
  • You have strong analytic + quantitative capabilities, but are also a hands-on person who can both code a quick decision tree over a few hundred cases to help a manager make an immediate decision and develop a robust automated real-time customer profiler based on hundreds of millions of rows of past data.
  • You have a strong knowledge of pattern recognition algorithms, with special emphasis on sequence analysis, Markov Chains, time series analysis - and portfolio optimization is a plus
  • You are fluent in the following technologies:
    • Relational and non-relational databases (PostgreSQL and MongoDB), at least to the point where you have no trouble navigating and querying them on your own.
    • R (Rstudio). Prior experience with big data use cases a big plus.
    • Hadoop/MapReduce (both setup and usage), with Mahout being a strong plus.

  • Other skills that would be interesting include:
    • A track record of methodological innovation (incl. Publications)
    • Experience on dynamic optimization techniques

  • You speak English fluently. Any other language, including German, is not required but would be a plus.
  • You would love to be part of Germany's next big fin-tech start-up

If this is interesting for you, contact us today!

All we need from you is a CV and a short letter of motivation. Please note, we don't accept email applications.

All positions at Kreditech are in Hamburg, Germany. This allows centralization of data and efficient operations and knowledge sharing. EU immigration law only permits us to accept candidates without an EU work permit if their profile and applicable work experience is exceptionally strong by the criteria listed above, so it's best if you already have a work permit valid in Germany.

What we can offer you:

Kreditech wants to take good care of its employees - we want to make sure that working is exciting and productive. So to keep the team happy, Kreditech offers a modern, chic office located in the ever-growing Hafencity in Hamburg. Inside, you'll find a coffee machine to quench your thirst, snacks when you're hungry, Xbox to play when you need a break, a ping-pong table when you need exercise, and scooters to take you from one side of the office to the other in a flash. Outside, we make sure you can keep fit with a gym pass, or offer you a Metro pass to help with the commute. All in all, you're in good hands at Kreditech.