Head of Data Science (w/m/d)

Permanent employee, Full-time · Berlin

About us

Finiata is an exciting place to work because we solve for one of the last big challenges in FinTech - Small Business Lending. We are determined to help small businesses and freelancers in Europe to focus on what really matters – saving them time, stress and money by providing accessible and seamless financing and cash flow solutions.

Our easy-to-use Finiata App enables businesses to receive working-capital, credited to their bank account within 15 minutes, resolving the struggle for liquidity without any credit history or complicated forms. We believe in focusing on long term customer needs and providing the best solutions based on real customer feedback and data.

Finiata was founded in 2016 and is funded by top European investors. Our team is filled with curious people who want to learn while having fun and consists of more than 60 talents from 19 nations located across three offices in Germany, Poland, and Ukraine. We appreciate the power of diversity and share a passion for product development and creating exceptional user experiences that have a real impact on our customers’ lives. Join a fast-growing company of smart and ambitious people to support more than 1 million small businesses over the next 5 years!

Your mission
  • Hiring, supervising and mentoring Data Scientists and Data Engineers to grow the team
  • Identifying and acquiring new external and internal data sources in order to charge our machine learning models
  • Monitor and enhance the Credit Decisioning Engine by continuous improvement of the prediction model and automation of underwriting decisions
  • Supporting the Marketing department by continuous automation and streamlining of their decisions and activities
  • Identify business opportunities for data applications and evangelize data products within the organization
  • Adaptation and implementation of existing solutions to additional markets and products in support of the company’s future expansion
  • Closely collaborating with the Engineering department in order to improve the architecture of model deployments.
  • Participating in setting the company’s strategic direction and shaping the culture of the company as a member of its management team (C-Level and Heads)
Your profile
  • Tech stack: SQL, Python
  • Machine learning: Boosted Trees, Logistic regressions
  • Probability and stats: Experimental design
  • Experience with streaming architectures
  • 5+ years of relevant professional experience
  • Leadership experience: Good communication, interpersonal and people skills
  • Academic degree in Statistics, Machine Learning, Mathematics, Computer Science, Economics, or any other related quantitative field
  • Fluent English

Nice-to-Haves
  • Tech stack: Boosted trees (e.g. XgBoost), Streaming (Kafka)
  • Lending, credit experience
  • German or Polish language knowledge
  • Start-up / Scale-up experience
Why us?
  • Get to make an impact on thousands of businesses every day
  • Be paid a competitive salary with stock options
  • Participate in a self-organized, continuously improving team
  • Work with the best and learn from other competent and brilliant people
  • Be supported to grow and take leadership from day one
  • Get insights and learnings about the financial business and technology
  • Benefit from remote work opportunities and flexible working hours
  • Benefit from an office in the centre of Berlin with great perks (Free drinks and fresh fruit, Urban Sports Club membership, Pizza Thursday)
  • Have the option to take German language courses
  • Have the option to bring your best buddy to work. We love dogs!
  • Get visa support
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