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VP, Data Science

Company: loanDepot
Location: Irvine
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

We are at the forefront of change in this rapidly evolving lending market. mello---, the Greek word for "future," was the product of a recent $80+ million dollar investment in research & development to transform & streamline the home buying process into a digital experience like no other competitor offers. But mello--- is just the beginning--- loanDepot will continue to invest in developing our own advanced technology ecosystem built around serving our customers & enabling our valued employees to provide exceptional service. We have funding, we have opportunities, you have ideas-it's a perfect match. Come join us!loanDepot - We are America's Lender.Position Summary: Heads the data science model development team within the Business Intelligence department. Serves as a strategic partner with senior leaders across the company to develop impactful predictive statistical, ML and AI models that will be embedded into the company's lead management, mortgage origination and fulfillment processes. Demonstrates proficiency with data science modeling and technology platforms and has proven experience as a team builder. This position ensures the performance of all duties in accordance with the company's policies and procedures, all U.S. state and federal laws and regulations, wherein the company operates.Responsibilities:

  • Oversees, manages, and mentors a team of Data Scientists to ensure the team continues to grow their skills and helps define the vision and goals of the Data Science team.
  • Collaborates with architects and subject matter experts to understand business needs and devises possible solutions.
  • Responsible for analyzing structured and unstructured data sets using advanced statistical methods for use in data driven decision making.
  • Partners as needed with IT Engineers to deliver world-class analytics and data science solutions across the business.
  • Delivers machine learning algorithms to solve business specific problems mapped to use cases.
  • Researches and develops statistical learning models and keeps up to date with latest technology trends.
  • Implements new statistical or other mathematical methodologies as needed for specific models or analysis.
  • Optimizes joint development efforts through appropriate database use, data engineering and ML model designs.
  • Communicates results and ideas to key decision makers.
  • Performs other duties and projects as assigned.Requirements:
    • Minimum of ten (10) + years of experience in data analytics or data science with five (5) + years managing analytics and data science teams and interacting with executives.
    • A solid track record developing learning algorithms and systems, an extensive background in data mining and statistical analysis, and expertise in various data structures and common methods in data transformation.
    • Strong leadership capabilities with experience in collaborating and leading, mentoring, and engaging teams.
    • Excellent pattern recognition and predictive modeling skills with a demonstrated ability to visualize data and present core insights in a clear and compelling way.
    • Analytical mind and business acumen.
    • Strong math skills and problem-solving aptitude
    • Effective organizational and time management skills.
    • Exceptional verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
    • Ability to multi-task with rapid prototyping in agile development environments.
    • Ability to make decisions that have an impact on the immediate work unit and cross functional departments.
    • Ability to organize and prioritize work schedules on a short-term and long-term basis.
    • Ability to provide consultation and expert advice to management.
    • Ability to make informal and formal presentations, inside and outside the organization; speaking before assigned team or other groups as needed.
    • Experience with Machine/Deep learning software packages like TensorFlow, Spark ML, R, etc.
    • Proficiency in machine learning tools like Jupyter notebook, Python and ML components in Azure Cloud environment.
    • Experience using business intelligence visualization reporting tools like Tableau and/or Power BI is required.
    • Experience in data mining, data prep and cleansing using the Azure platform and SQL Server, Alteryx, Informatica, Azure Synapse or Snowflake a plus.
    • Strong industry and/or domain knowledge in Mortgage Banking is a plus.
    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Applied Math, Economics, Engineering, Statistics, AI, ML, or a similar technical field or related field is required. A Master's degree in the same is a strong plus.Why work for #teamloanDepot:
      • Aggressive earning potential and 401K with robust company match
      • Inclusive, diverse and collaborative culture where people from all backgrounds can thrive
      • Work with other passionate, purposeful and customer-centric people
      • Extensive internal growth and professional development opportunities including tuition reimbursement
      • Comprehensive benefits package including Medical/Dental/Vision
      • Wellness program to support both mental and physical health
      • Generous paid time off for both exempt and non-exempt positionsWe are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.#LI-JCLPM17

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