Data Scientist

at USM Finastra USA Corporation
Published September 8, 2022
Location Atlanta, GA
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


About the Role

We are seeking a data scientist who loves to face new challenges, build solutions from the ground up, and constantly develop with the latest technology. You should be passionate about digging through data, looking for insights, uncovering trends, collaborating with your peers, delivering models, communicating the results, diving into emerging technology domains, and constantly bringing new and exciting ideas to the team. You will interact with a multidisciplinary team of software developers, product managers, and engineers all over the world to tackle interesting problems in a wide variety of financial domains.

Who We Are

Finastra's Global Innovation Lab was founded on a simple idea: to push technology boundaries and build the future of finance. From ideation to proof of concepts to fully productized models, the Innovation Lab team is responsible for cutting edge research and development in artificial intelligence, blockchain, cryptocurrency, decentralized finance, and is always pushing development for creating the next great frontier of finance. In a fast-paced environment, we venture into the unknown, develop with the latest algorithms and technology, and collaborate to innovate. We treat data science as a team sport and leverage the diverse skillset of the team to constantly prototype and bring new solutions to market.

What You Will Be Doing

  • Digging into expansive datasets across different financial domains
  • Turning raw data into gold standard datasets
  • Deriving insights and uncovering trends from large and complex datasets
  • Leveraging your engineering skills to develop and ship production grade AI models in our data products and on our platform as APIs
  • Working in a fast-paced environment, constantly touching new and unfamiliar technology
  • Researching, learning, and developing decentralized finance applications with tools such as solidity, truffle, ganache, angular, web3, etc.
  • Leveraging an innovation mindset to bring forward novel ideas and co-develop them with the lab team
  • Interact with global multidisciplinary teams ranging from UI/UX designers to product managers to software engineers and co-develop across different areas of expertise
  • Rapidly iterate end to end proof of concepts on new technology and new financial domains
  • Facilitate thought-leadership internally and externally by representing the Innovation Lab with novel research and development at conferences and external events

Our Ideal Candidate

  • Works from an innovation mindset and brining fresh ideas to the table to research and develop
  • Exhibits leadership by mentoring and developing the skills of junior data scientists
  • Absorbs and learns new languages, frameworks, and complex topics quickly
  • Is excited to push technology boundaries and seeks the latest and greatest domains to venture into
  • Contributes to the technical vision of the data science organization
  • Applies the latest machine learning research using a business lens
  • Works well in a team of colleagues with diverse skillsets

What You'll Need

  • Education: Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college
  • Experience: 3+ years of data science-related work
  • Programming: compose clean, understandable, reproducible code in Python and understand the concepts functional and object-oriented programming
  • Source Control: experience using versioning control systems such as GitHub
  • Data Science: wrangle data from various sources to create new, rich data sets
  • Machine Learning: understand algorithmic design choices, their benefits and drawbacks, and how to implement them in various scenarios
  • Engineering: Ability to work and architect data pipelines, unit test models, and perform model monitoring
  • DeFi: Is excited about researching and developing in the decentralize finance space
  • Innovation: Constantly is motivated to innovate and build the future of finance through the latest technology trends
  • Data visualization: be able to create a data-driven story through visuals
  • Communication: communicate findings as clear, actionable insights to people without a technical background
  • Teamwork: heavy collaboration on a team with diverse skillsets from engineering to product

For Bonus Points

  • A graduate degree (Masters or PhD) in a quantitative field
  • Experience with distributed data processing in Spark/PySpark
  • Azure Cloud experience (Databricks, data lakes, Delta tables), or similar
  • Track record of productizing models in cloud environments and managing the model life cycle (data drift, model retraining, versioning, etc.)
  • Ability to create APIs with the FastAPI framework, or similar
  • Knowledge of web frameworks such as React/Angular/Vue
  • Thorough understanding of blockchain, cryptocurrency, and decentralized finance
  • Development of smart contract powered applications with frameworks such as Solidity, Web3, etc
  • Interest and a passion for improving the end user experience through UI/UX
  • Experience with computational hardware to accelerate model training
  • History of working with sensitive financial data
  • Research experience


The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to disability please contact your recruitment partner.