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Lead Data Scientist - Data Science Capabilities

Team: Production Analytics
Department: Business Analytics/Revenue
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Commitment: Full-time
Are you ready to join a growing team that puts a premium on productivity and has an award-winning culture, centered around transforming talented employees into effective business leaders?
Then Bankers Healthcare Group is the place for you. We offer innovative financial solutions to licensed and highly-skilled professionals, representing the best of both traditional lending and fintech, and are looking for passionate, impact players to help take our company to the next level.
At BHG, you’ll become immersed in the finance industry—with a variety of loan solutions, credit cards, patient financing, bank programs, and collections services, which have helped BHG become one of the leading providers of finance solutions.
With over 20 years in business, we have the stability of an established company with the speed and agility of a startup, where ingenuity and risk-taking are encouraged, and every employee has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. 

Who You Are

You are a motivated Lead Data Scientist who is passionate about driving results and has a creative approach to solving problems.  Reporting to the Sr Director of Data Science Capabilities, you will be responsible for equipping the entire Analytics ecosystem at BHG with a transformative battery of data sources and custom features. You will design, update, and oversee the discovery process of how new data sources enhance our business performance. You will build and deploy proprietary custom attribute suites that expose the hidden predictive power trapped in raw data sources. You will advise our Data Engineering team on ongoing enhancements to our cloud-based data and analytics environment.
What You’ll Do
  • Continuously improve a proactive, business-focused framework for testing new data sources that enables BHG to scale the discovery of opportunities to enhance our marketable universe, models, strategies, and business performance
  • Establish a robust framework for feature engineering including the full lifecycle from conception to prototyping, deployment, storage, and access for live decisions and retrospective analyses
  • Drive and manage active pipelines of data tests and feature engineering projects using internal and third-party data sources
  • Partner with our Data Engineering team to develop scalable, cloud-based workflows for testing and deployment of new data sources and features
  • Curate libraries of data test results, custom attribute logic, and attribute data lineage
  • Nurture collaborative relationships throughout the BHG data and analytics ecosystem to gather inspiration, align on designs, and foster adoption of your latest innovations
  • Directly contribute to team goals and work product - this role is hands-on, with the expectation to become a player/coach over a team of data scientists in the future
  • Inform the BHG Analytics roadmap with thought leadership and recommendations
  • Deliver analytic insights and recommendations in compelling presentations
  • Mentor junior team members
What You’ll Need
  • 5+ years of proven analytics experience within Financial Service industries 
  • Feature engineering experience with FCRA-regulated data (e.g. credit bureau raw tradeline and inquiry data) a strong differentiator
  • Solid foundation in statistical modeling, including but not limited to Logistic Regression and Ensemble models
  • Proficient with development and version control of functions and packages in R
  • Proficient with writing efficient SQL queries leveraging large datasets 
  • Ability to communicate with data vendors; scrutinize vendor claims, presentations, and datasets; and quantify the true business value of data sources for BHG
  • Ability to develop strong, open, and collaborative working relationships by gaining trust to successfully manage and deliver against expectations 
  • Ability to manage a pipeline of projects as well as remain hands-on in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to initiate and drive projects to completion with minimal guidance 
  • Strong communication skills: written, verbal, presentation, and storytelling with data
  • Experience with Databricks (or analytics in a cloud environment) and Python a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Math, Physics, Engineering or related quantitative fields
  • Master’s/PhD a plus
Life at BHG
At BHG, we work hard and aren't afraid to take risks. Since the beginning, our core values of PMA (positive mental attitude), team player and loyalty have been the driving force behind every interaction we have between each other and our customers. We have a healthy respect for the daily grind, yet we value work/life balance. We believe that all employees should have the opportunity to lead and that good ideas can come from anyone. From the top-down, our leaders are actively involved not only in strategic oversight and running the business, but also in the well-being and growth of all employees. We consider people our #1 asset, and help employees realize their full potential, set and exceed their goals, and explore new opportunities for personal and professional development.
Why You Should Join BHG

We strive to offer amenities, opportunities, events, and programming that support the interests of our teams, while furthering the culture that makes us Great Place to Work® certified. Some of the benefits you can expect when you join BHG include:

  • 100% coverage of monthly health insurance premiums
  • Competitive PTO and vacation policies
  • Company 401(k) plan with employer contributions after one year
  • On-site gym access and memberships, with personal trainers, and certified nutritionists on staff
  • Company-sponsored training and certification opportunities
  • Monthly award ceremonies where top achievers are celebrated and receive additional bonuses
  • Ongoing volunteer opportunities to give back to the community through our BHG Cares program
If you’re ready for a career where you can exercise your passions, be surrounded by co-workers who are relentlessly committed to service, and have a team-player mindset, apply today!
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