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20 Jul 2022

Full-Time Lead Data Scientist

TransUnion – Posted by White Plains, New York, United States

Job Description

What We’ll Bring:

At TransUnion, we strive to build an environment where our associates are in the driver’s seat of their professional development, while having access to help along the way. We encourage everyone to pursue passions and take ownership of their careers. With the support of colleagues and mentors, our associates are given the tools needed to get where they want to go. Regardless of job titles, our associates have the opportunity to learn new things and be a leader every day.

The Lead Data Scientist will manage the model creation process from start to finish, for the purpose of predicting Malicious Customer Intent (MCI). The models we create help our customers to predict and predict financial fraud using financial data.

Come be a part of our team – you’ll work with great people, pioneering products and cutting-edge technology.


What You’ll Bring:

• Graduate-level degree preferred with concentration in a quantitative discipline such as statistics, mathematics, economics, operations research, computer science or aligned discipline.
• 3-7 years practical experience working as a data scientist applying machine learning to real-world problems
• Great communication skills to articulate technical aspect of model development to internal and external customers
• Excellent understanding of machine learning techniques and algorithms, such as Classification, Regression, Clustering, Feature Engineering, Decision Trees, Gradient Boosting etc
• Experience with common data science toolkits, such as R, Python, Anaconda, TensorFlow, SQL, Scikit-learn, Keras
• Proficiency in using query languages such as SQL
• Strong familiarity with concepts in applied statistics, such as distributions, statistical testing, regression, regulation
• Logical, evidence-based problem solving and critical thinking skills.
• Team focus and evidence of supporting project team members.


• Exposure to credit or financial modeling
• Working familiarity with cloud computing environments.


Impact You’ll Make:

• Utilizes statistical and machine learning techniques to create high-performing models that comply with regulatory and privacy requirements and address business objectives and client needs.
• Researches and develops new approaches, keeping up to date with the state of the art. Tests new statistical analysis methods, software and data sources for continual improvement of quantitative solutions. Implements as needed.
• Processes, cleans, and verifies the integrity of data used for analysis
• Performs ad-hoc analysis and presents results clearly
• Communicates results and ideas to key decision makers
• Creates clear and easy to understand documents for models.
• Presents analysis ideas, progress reports and results to internal and external customers
• Collaborates with team members to develop technical/business approaches and new or enhanced technical tools. Participates in collaborations for implementation.
• Completes all responsibilities as outlined on annual Performance Plan.
• Completes all special projects and other duties as assigned.
• Must be able to perform duties with or without reasonable accommodation







We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability status, veteran status, marital status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.



During the COVID-19 pandemic, TransUnion has several safety protocols in place to protect associates, customers, and visitors.  You may be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment and/or to participate in certain work-related activities.  Exemption is available to qualified candidates as a reasonable accommodation.     


TransUnion’s Internal Job Title:

Acquisition Exempt, Acquired Associate

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Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: data science toolkits, machine learning techniques and algorithms, and Query language.

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