Lead Data Scientist

| New York, NY, USA | Hybrid
Employer Provided Salary: 190,000-228,000 Annually
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Lead Data Scientist

At Current, we’re on a mission to enable our members to create better financial outcomes for themselves. Headquartered in NYC, we’re a leading U.S. fintech and one of the fastest growing companies with over 4 million members. No matter your title, we’re a team that collaborates on building great products and making an impact together.

We are in search of an experienced Lead Data Scientist.  In this role, you will lead the design, development, and deployment of machine learning models and algorithms, leveraging VertexAI to solve complex business challenges in the fintech domain. The ideal candidate will possess a strong background in statistical analysis, machine learning techniques, programming (), and preferably a deep understanding of VertexAI’s capabilities along with experience in deploying and scaling models using Google Dataflow.


  • Analyze diverse datasets to extract meaningful insights and patterns, identifying actionable opportunities for optimization and innovation.
  • Design, develop, and deploy predictive, clustering, recommendation system and anomaly detection models and algorithms ( Preferably using VertexAI) for various applications, including customer segmentation, fraud detection, credit risk assessment, and personalized recommendations.
  • Conduct exploratory data analysis, feature engineering, and model selection to optimize performance and enhance predictive accuracy.
  • Implement and maintain scalable machine learning pipelines and workflows on Google Cloud Platform, ensuring reliability, scalability, and efficiency.
  • Leverage Google Dataflow for processing large-scale data and building scalable data processing pipelines.
  • Evaluate model performance using appropriate metrics and techniques, conducting A/B testing and iterating on models to continuously improve accuracy and business impact.
  • Collaborate with engineering teams to integrate machine learning models into production systems, monitor performance, and troubleshoot issues.
  • Contribute to the development of best practices, standards, and documentation for machine learning processes and methodologies


  • 7+ years of experience in data science or machine learning roles, with expertise in developing and deploying machine learning models. 
  • Degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, or related field.
  • Proficiency in Python programming and machine learning libraries (e.g., TensorFlow, scikit-learn) for model development and deployment.
  • Experience with data preprocessing, feature engineering, and model selection techniques to optimize performance.
  • Familiarity with Google Cloud Platform services, particularly VertexAI and Dataflow, for scalable data processing and model training. 
  • Proficiency in Scala programming language for developing scalable and efficient machine learning solutions is preferred.
  • Strong understanding of statistical analysis, hypothesis testing, and experiment design.
  •  Excellent problem-solving skills with the ability to translate business requirements into technical solutions.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills with the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, cross-functional environment.


  • Experience using Scala programming language for developing scalable and efficient machine learning solutions.
  • 2+ years of experience building and deploying models using Vertex AI.
  • Experience in B2C Fintech or Financial Services domain(s).

This role has a base salary range of $190,000- $228,000. Compensation is determined based on experience, skill level, and qualifications, which are assessed during the interview process. Current offers a competitive total rewards package which includes base salary, equity, and comprehensive benefits.


  • Competitive salary 
  • Stock options 
  • 401(k) savings plan 
  • Discretionary performance bonus program 
  • Biannual performance reviews
  • Medical, Dental and Vision premiums covered at 100% for you and your dependents 
  • Unlimited time off and paid holidays 
  • Generous parental leave policy
  • Commuter benefits 
  • Healthcare and Dependent care FSA benefit 
  • Employee Assistance Programs focused on mental health 
  • Healthcare advocacy program for all employees 
  • Access to mental health apps 
  • Team building activities
  • Our modern Chelsea-based office with open floor plan, stocked kitchen, and catered lunches

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Our modern, open floor plan office is located in the heart of Chelsea with an abundance of bars and restaurants. We are minutes away from various trains and bus stops for a convenient commute.

An Insider's view of Current

How does your team reward individual success?

The Engineering team actively and immediately shares our individual successes across our slack channels, telling everyone what we did and the impact we had via data. I find it refreshing and really cool that we are able to measure the success of our initiatives with data that is accessible to everyone.


Software Engineer

What projects are you most excited about?

My team and I work to ensure that critical components of our existing infrastructure are well-tested, reliable, and scalable. But on top of that, we get the fun job of building out new infrastructure. It’s this forward-looking aspect that is especially exciting to me, because it opens up new paths for Current as we continue to expand.


Software Engineer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

One of the best aspects of Member Experience at Current is that we don’t just serve members when they need help, but also bring their feedback to the broader team. This allows us to hear from actual people using Current and understand their needs, enabling us to build products that improve their lives.


Director of Member Experience

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The vibe in our office is very relaxed and friendly. It’s not your typical suit and tie environment. I enjoy the open style that we have because it works well with our collaborative approach to get things done efficiently while inviting casual conversations with my teammates.


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What are Current Perks + Benefits

Current Benefits Overview

Here at Current, we offer competitive salaries, stock options, as well as a discretionary bonus program. Medical, Dental and Vision monthly premiums are covered for you and your dependents so there are no monthly costs. In addition to a flexible time off policy, we also offer Healthcare and Dependent care FSA benefits and commuter benefits.

We strive to build close and cohesive teams with company retreats and work together at our modern Chelsea-based office with an open floor plan, stocked kitchen, and catered lunches!

Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Highly diverse management team
Mandated unconscious bias training
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
Company equity
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Paid holidays
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
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