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Junior Data Scientist

Who We Are

Perpay, the top technology start-up in Philadelphia, is a FinTech company focussed on bringing healthier credit options to consumers. We provide a lending and payment platform that challenges the typical channels of credit. We strive to solve a complex problem - the lack of affordable and accessible credit - as efficiently as possible, because we believe that everyone should have the ability to build a healthy financial life. Located in a loft-style office at the heart of Midtown Village, Philadelphia, Perpay represents a space for creative and collaborative problem-solving.

Position Overview

We are searching for a Junior Data Scientist who is a quantitative, critical thinker with a passion for problem-solving and the capacity to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment. We are looking for an individual who desires experience in driving organizational strategy through quantitative approaches. Applicants should be highly motivated and comfortable with taking on and adapting to a diverse array of subject matter. This opportunity is both unique and pivotal, as it provides the chance to contribute greatly to a rapidly-growing team.

Initial Responsibilities

  • Gather and transform data from various business sources to identify opportunity areas
  • Analyze data using quantitative techniques to make actionable recommendations
  • Work on projects of growing responsibility, both individually and as part of a team, to build experience and skills at a pace matched to your shown ability
  • Participate in our training program to learn more about the industry and the company, to establish a solid foundation to be better positioned for long-term career success

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Education, and Experience

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Economics, Finance or Mathematics
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of financial services
  • Strong analytics, technical and statistical skills. Ability to synthesize and analyze diverse information, develop recommendations and make decisions
  • 2+ years Python or R programming language
  • Experience with data visualization tools e.g. Power BI, Tableau, and/or Qlikview is preferred 
  • We do not work with recruiters - please contact us or apply directly!
  • We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status
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