Simple Finance: Data Scientist

Seeking a candidate to gather, define, and analyze data coming from multiple sources using R, Python, and SQL. Your toolbelt likely contains one or more of the following skills: predictive analytics, experimental design, data mining, and/or machine learning.

Simple FinanceCompany: Simple Finance
Location: Portland, OR or remote
Position: Data Scientist

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The Company

Our mission at Simple is to bring humanity, elegance and ease to the consumer banking experience. We focus on beautiful interfaces, transparent policies, modern technology, and extraordinary customer service.

The Team

The Data Science and Data Engineering teams work together to manage Simple's data as a strategic asset.

The Position

We use our rich data to surface new knowledge that enables our product teams to make data-driven decisions and also uncover new insight about our product and our customers- ultimately generating new product ideas. We value communication skills and the ability to think critically about data problems over experience with any specific technology, so don't sweat it if you're not familiar with all of our tools. You’ll use R, Python, and SQL to gather, define, and analyze data coming from multiple sources. Your toolbelt likely contains one or more of the following skills:  predictive analytics, experimental design, data mining, and/or machine learning.

You'll help

  • create a better understanding of who our users are and how we can better serve them
  • inform the effectiveness of our engagement and growth strategies
  • design experiments and analyze their results
  • validate ideas and guide decisions
  • define key business metrics
  • predict future trends for our company
  • create customer-facing products using our data

About You

You value open, active collaboration and enjoy sharing your work with others. You’re highly dedicated to mentoring and educating others, and also feel comfortable asking for the help you need in turn. You’re excited to pick up new skills, techniques, and technologies, and love to share what you’ve learned. You have excellent visual, verbal, and written communication skills. You strive for reproducible research and results. You’re energized by working closely with people across the organization, from your direct teammates to members of other organizations we support within the company. You want to be a part of building something beautiful and meaningful, even if user interface isn’t your specialty.

Please note: at this time we are unable to sponsor international candidates


Simple offers competitive salaries, great benefits, subsidized conference travel, and whatever hardware you need to get the job done. We'll work with you wherever you are (in the US) or help you relocate to Portland, OR. Our analysts help define the direction of our product, publish their work on the company blog and release open source software.


Please note that applications without a cover letter or responses to the questions in the application won't be considered.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

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Simple provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability,  or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements,  Simple complies with all applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has  employees. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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