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Data Scientist


Columbus, OH

Job Description


  • 2+ years' in data science, data analytics or related experience in a business setting
  • Knowledgeable in applied statistics (e.g., hypothesis testing, linear and logistic regression)
  • Experience with SQL and R or Python
  • Enthusiasm for and alignment with Upstart’s mission and values
  • Numerically-savvy and smart with ability to operate at a speedy pace
  • Ability to quickly piece together disparate pieces of information to form a broader picture
  • Determination to pursue a question until reaching a satisfactory conclusion
  • Experience with consumer (especially consumer finance) data a plus
  • Data visualization skills preferred
  • MS or PhD preferred


  • Whether developing new products or identifying novel approaches to core models, we are continuously seeking the next big ideas to move our business forward
  • As a Data Scientist, you'll evaluate and monitor our models, their performance, and their effects on our customers
  • Additionally, you'll identify potential problems or opportunities for improvement, communicate these issues to the team, and suggest solutions
  • This involves self-directed investigation into our business and its data, designing and preparing regular reports, as well as conducting ad hoc analyses for the Machine Learning team, company leadership, and external parties such as partner banks
  • If data is the new oil, then you’ll be responsible for the refining process that creates the most premium fuel possible
  • You’ll work in an environment where actionable insights from data are valued and needed, so you’ll be able to see your analysis turn into measurable results for our company and our borrowers
  • Ability to use data to detect bugs, surprises, and other important business issues