Senior Data Scientist
Riverwoods , Illinois
September 26, 2017
Discover Financial Services is undertaking an enterprise-wide initiative to build a best-in-class Advanced Analytics team. The Data Scientist at Discover will be responsible for applying Machine Learning and Data Science to create Quantitative capabilities for various use-cases across Marketing, Collections, Risk and Fraud.

o Develop and implement quantitative solutions that leverage structured and unstructured data from internal and external sources.
o Analyze and mine very large quantities of data to find patterns and insights using the open-source analytical stack like R, Python, Spark, etc.
o Use Machine Learning and Statistical Algorithms to create data-driven solutions for various business use-cases.
o Work with Technology teams to implement the quantitative solutions in a Hadoop/AWS/Cloud-based ecosystem.
o Explore new tools and techniques available and ensure that Discover stays on the Frontier of Analytic Capabilities.
Candidate must have a strong Machine learning/Data Science background and experience in using the open-source analytical stack such as R/Python/Spark etc. The candidate must be fluent in coding in Python / R / Hive /Impala / Spark / SAS / SQL and analyzing large quantities of data in Hadoop or Cloud-based environment.

o Master's Degree in Economics/Computer Science/Industrial Engineering/Statistics or similar domain, with experience in developing supervised and unsupervised algorithms. Ph.D preferred.
o Experience: 3-5 years of experience in Data Science, Modeling and Analytics roles that leverage new and advanced analytic tools in a Big Data Hadoop environment.
o Expertise in advanced analytics, statistical techniques and machine learning using Python, PySpark, H2O, R, GraphX, Hive, Pandas, SQL, MLLib and related tools.

o Thorough knowledge and experience in hybrid Sql/NoSql environments such as Hadoop, AWS, Apache Spark, GraphX, as well as relational/structured Teradata/Oracle environments.
o Prior experience in Financial Services/ Consumer Lending/ Credit Card industry a plus.

Promote a risk-aware culture; ensure efficient and effective risk and compliance management practices by adhering to required standards and practices.

#LI-RD1 We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

A little about us:
Discover is one of the most recognized brands in U.S. financial services. We’re a direct banking and payment services company built on a legacy of innovation and customer service.

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