Data Scientist

FairMoney is hiring!


FairMoney is building the leading mobile bank for emerging markets.

They started with a digital microcredit application on Android, and currently roll out additional financial services (current account, savings, debit card) while expanding the product to Western Africa and South-East Asia.

So far they disbursed close to 500,000 microloans and give more than 5000 loans daily. They are backed by top notch US/EU investors and have raised 15m EUR + Venture Capital supporting our stellar growth.

They are a team of 45 between Paris and Lagos in Engineering (Android, Data, Backend), Product, Marketing, Customer Service and Operations.

Job Description

Your responsibilities:

  • You will explore various statistical models to forecast client's default risk based on real time financial & personal data.
  • You will implement your models in our product as soon as possible and improve your solution continuously based on its results.
  • You will propose new metrics and visual representation of differents models, provide regular feedback to the rest of the company.
  • You will look for new data sources and evaluate their potential.
  • To achieve the maximum efficiency you will have to understand the key aspects of financial inclusion, the fintech ecosystem and the concrete needs of our users.

Preferred Experience

What we like:

  • Ability to tackle complexity in real-world datasets.
  • Experience in working with machine learning algorithms.
  • Capacity to handle a good level of code quality and stability.
  • Overall interest in the fintech industry.
  • English speaking candidates (our working language).

What we love:

  • Driven by impact.
  • Perseverance and strong team spirit.
  • Proactive and autonomous - "Get it done" attitude with will to overreach objectives.

Recruitment Process

1) Phone call
2) Physical interview with the CTO + technical test
3) Skype with one of our technical mentor
4) Meet the team

The whole recruitement process should not take longer than a week.

Additional Information

  • Contract Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Paris, France (75006)
  • Education Level: Master's Degree
  • Experience: > 2 years