Data Scientist

FairMoney is hiring!


About us

FairMoney is building the leading mobile bank for emerging markets.
We 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 we disbursed close to 500,000 microloans and give more than 5000 loans daily. We are backed by top notch US/EU investors and have raised 15m EUR + Venture Capital supporting our stellar growth. We are a team of 45 between Paris and Lagos in Engineering (Android, Data, Backend), Product, Marketing, Customer Service and Operations and we won't rest before the FairMoney app is in the hand of millions.

Our culture

At FairMoney we work hard and get shit done. We value ownership and only recruit exceptional bar raisers restlessly chasing the most ambitious avenue. We love data driven and logical minds that support a direct feedback culture and don't waste time thinking about fancy titles. We make mistakes, value the learning process and embrace iteration. At the core of what we do is the customer and we will not rest before FairMoney is improving the lives of millions.

They speak about us:

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