Senior Data Scientist

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Alloy is where you belong!

Alloy is a leader in the fraud prevention space. We help some of the most innovative banks and fastest growing fintech companies grow and scale operations by allowing them to find more good customers and onboard them without increasing the risk of fraud. 

Through our values: Be Bold, Get Scrappy, Collaborate, and Celebrate Our Differences, we are creating a workplace where you can grow, thrive, and belong. See how we’ve been continuously recognized and named one of Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces, Best Fintech to Work for by American Banker, and Best Place to Work by Built in NYC year after year. 


Check out our investors and read more about us here.

About the team

Alloy operates in a hybrid-work environment. We look to foster collaboration and community by having our local employees onsite twice a week, and remote employees onsite once a quarter.

What you’ll be doing 

At Alloy, we aim to help our clients protect themselves from the rapidly increasing and ever-changing threat of fraud, and our Data Science team is part of the core foundation supporting that effort. With thousands of attributes coming from our portfolio of data partners tied to hundreds of millions of entities across our customer base, we have a massive trove of data assets at our disposal that we’ve only just begun to take advantage of. As the senior technical lead on the data science team, you will be spearheading business-critical internal and client-facing efforts including:

Support the development and enhancement of a suite of models for identifying fraudulent actors

  • Set standards for tracking model performance
  • Define criteria for when models need to be retrained or replaced
  • Help drive client-facing model governance documentation
  • Guide decision-making on appropriate algorithms and use cases

Thought leadership around data governance and standardization

  • Set standards for feature/variable definitions
  • Strategy for expanding coverage across the existing client base

Provide guidance and leadership in roadmap planning

  • Define clear actionable milestones for model rollout
  • Projections of future support and maintenance overhead

Role Qualifications 

Soft skills

  • Roadmap planning
  • Model governance
  • Technical documentation/specs
  • Deep empathy for end users and need to provide context and explainability

Technical skills

  • 5+ years in real-world production, building end-to-end models and iterations
  • Python/R
  • Experience with decision trees, gradient boosting, A/B testing, experimentation
  • Experience with building models from scratch, iterating, and owning projects end to end

At Alloy, we strive to attract & retain talent by providing compensation that is competitive with other organizations of our size & stage. We are committed to ensuring each candidate has what they need to be successful in their role with a balanced range of compensation, equity, perks & benefits. We actively share our compensation philosophy with employees, with the goal of fostering open and honest dialogue. Finally, we work to administer our philosophy and drive consistency in order to promote equity and monitor the fairness of each outcome.

The following range is based on the scoped level within the organization and only for highly targeted geographies: 152k-179k

Benefits and Perks 

  • Unlimited PTO and flexible work policy

  • Medical, dental, vision plans with HSA (monthly employer contribution) and FSA options

  • 401k with 100% match up to 4% of annual employee compensation with immediate eligibility and vesting 

  • 16 weeks parental leave

  • Home office stipend for new employees

  • Health & wellness monthly stipend

  • $1,000 learning & development annual stipend

  • 5 free teletherapy sessions and Headspace membership

  • Well-being benefits including access to Carrot, Cleo, OneMedical, Gympass and more

We're a lean team, so your impact will be felt immediately. If this all sounds like a good fit for you, why not join us?

Alloy’s Covid-19 Company Statement 

Alloy does not require employees to be vaccinated against Covid-19, but vaccination or testing may be mandated by the relevant local laws with which the company will comply. If this position involves contact with third parties, attendance on-site for events, travel, and/or work in our New York City offices, those actions will be subject to any relevant local laws, venue or customer requirements, or travel requirements regarding vaccines or testing (and exemptions thereto).

At this time, Alloy is following compliance regulations with New York City’s Private Sector Mandate and offering religious and medical accommodations for all eligible employees and visitors.

How to Apply

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Alloy is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and employer. We’re committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, gender identity, parental or pregnancy status, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or veteran status. We are committed to an inclusive interview experience and provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with visible and invisible disabilities. We encourage applicants to share needed accommodations with their recruiter.

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Location

Located in a perfect spot downtown, Alloy HQ is in the midst of all that NYC has to offer with endless lunch spots, things to do, and plenty of happy hour options. We're a 3-minute walk from Union Sq, a central hub for convenient commutes.

An Insider's view of Alloy

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The best way I can describe it is a silly encouraging family who happens to love KYC. I am surrounded by supportive, brilliant co-workers, who are all very much themselves with an undisputed passion for the company as well as a leadership team that genuinely cares about the well being of their employees.

Leigh

Software Engineer

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Basic financial services should be safe and seamless for EVERYONE to sign up for. With every client my team (sales) brings on, we’re making financial products more accessible.

Monica

Senior Mgr Business Dev (Partnerships)

What makes someone successful on your team?

Curiosity and grit will set you up for success on our team! When I joined Alloy, I learned about the relationship between identity and bank applications. From there, I created a knowledge base for clients, and today I manage our support team.

William

Manager, Client Support

What is your vision for the company?

Alloy wants to enable fair, safe and seamless financial services for better identity decisions and more inclusive banking.

Laura

Chief Revenue Officer

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

One of Alloy’s values is to “be bold”. This helps the team to have a go-getter, proactive attitude towards challenges big and small as we scale. We also feel supported by our team to try out new strategies, set 1:1 time with SME's across the org. for advice, and be encouraged to fail because we learn so much and grow in that experience.

Priscilla

Sr Tech Recruiter

What are Alloy Perks + Benefits

Alloy Benefits Overview

Perks & Benefits
- Unlimited PTO plan encourages team members to take time off so they come back refreshed
- FSA/FSA Dependent/HSA with $100/mo employer contribution ($200/mo for plans including dependents)
- Premium medical, dental, and vision coverage for employees and their dependents
- $200 matching donations for employee's choice of non-profit
- $250 home office stipend to get your remote working environment up to par
- $1000/yr annual Learning & Development stipend - for anything that will make you better at what you do.
- $5,000 employee referral program ($1,000 charitable donation to employee's choice of a non-profit + $4,000 directly to the employee)
- 401K program with employer match of up to 4% of employee annual compensation
- Free therapy sessions through our healthcare partners for every team member to support your mental health
- Up to 16 weeks parental leave options and support in returning to work
- Flexible work hours to accommodate your needs
- Memorable team events, retreats, and off sites throughout the year like visiting a goat sanctuary bee farm, plant propagating class
- In office Mother's rooms
- In office massages to help relax
- Conveniently located office (New York’s Union Square)
- Pet-friendly work environment
- And oh so many snacks & beverages

Culture
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Employee-led culture committees
Hybrid work model
Employee awards
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Our remote work program includes work from home until at least 2021
Diversity
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Inclusive candidate experiences Hiring and unconscious bias training
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
Alloy's team fitness initiatives include weekly remote workout or yoga sessions.
Mental health benefits
Four free therapy sessions!
Wellness days
Abortion travel benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
Alloy's 401(k) retirement plan offers a broad selection of stocks, bonds and international index funds to choose from with low expense ratios and fees.
401(K) matching
Alloy provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan. We match 100% of contributions up to 4% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Company equity
Alloy offers stock options, including vesting over a three-year period with a standard one year cliff.
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Alloy matches up to $200 per employee charitable contributions.
Pay transparency
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
We provide up to 16 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Alloy. also provides 16 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Family medical leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Employees receive 40 hours per year of paid sick leave.
Flexible time off
Bereavement leave benefits
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Alloy has a fully stocked kitchen including unlimited snacks, coffee, tea and all of the flavored LaCroix + Spindrift you can handle.
Some meals provided
We provide free breakfast on Monday. Employees get free lunch on Monday, Wednesday.
Company-sponsored happy hours
Happy hours are hosted once per month with memorable events throughout the month held virtually.
Onsite office parking
We offer employees parking for bikes in our office!
Pet friendly
Alloy's pet policy is dog friendly daily
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Home-office stipend for remote employees
$500 no questions asked stipend
Mother's room
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Continuing education stipend
We offer $1000 annually for continuing education.
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

Our culture and community supports team members to feel appreciated, motivated, and pride in their work. Alloy works tirelessly to provide team members with meaningful and thoughtful benefits & perks whether if it is to support those big moments in life like birthdays, anniversaries or new additions to the family or to celebrate company milestone like our recent Series B raise! We love to show gratitude for hard work and successes through things like CEO Care Packages, a shoutout in the #props slack channel or by an Executive Leader in company-wide meetings for a job well done, pick me up gestures, and other fun surprises. We care a lot about our team members, which is why we also conduct an annual survey to assess our benefits offerings. Because of that, we're continuously making improvements to things like our health insurance plans, 401k matching program, or HSA employer monthly contributions to name a few. In addition, every employee receives stock options in the company sharing in the company's success.

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