Senior Data Scientist - Credit & Collections

Company: Arvato infoscore GmbH 

Requisition ID: 14981

Reports To:

Director of Finance Analytics & Consulting


Analytics & Consulting Services

Direct Reports:

Data Scientists


Seattle, Washington or Reno, Nevada


Reporting to the Director of Finance Analytics & Consulting and working closely with our Data Science team, Business Development & Sales team, and (prospective) Clients, this role leads our Data Science team.


Expected key results of this role are:

  • Our analytical Credit, Collection & Fraud models generate a high RoI, are of high quality and are developed in a timely fashion
  • Our On- & Offshore Data Scientists are highly motivated and are being coached by you to unfold their full potential
  • You develop own, cutting-edge analytical models end-to-end in the Credit, Collection & Fraud domain
  • Our Business Development team conceptualizes new, feasible model ideas
  • New clients and projects are being secured because of your contribution


The Senior Data Scientist will be a key member of our mission-driven, start-up like and very dynamic Arvato Finance Analytics & Consulting team that drives the ideation, delivery and implementation of analytics projects along the Order-2-Cash process to IT/High-Tech clients, Credit Unions and Banks.


Our mission is to revolutionize Finance through Advanced Analytics, Business Intelligence, and Behavioral Biometrics.


The Senior Data Scientist contributes to this mission by being the thought leader for Advanced Analytics. 



This role will be located in Seattle, Washington or Reno, Nevada.


The Senior Data Scientist is part of the Arvato Analytics & Consulting Services team that supports through Data Intelligence Services,

Advanced Applications & Analytics Services, Reporting Services, and Program Management Services in an onshore/offshore mix with our partner.



  • Oversee the end-to-end development of all analytical models that our team develops:
    • Enable our Data Scientists to provide high-quality analytical models in a timely manner
    • Oversee and consult during model ideation and requirement gathering
    • Assess feasibility, timelines and defining milestones
    • Approve target variable and acceptance criteria
    • Oversee and support data preparation and exploration; consult on what data is relevant, including external data sources
    • Manage the model development process, suggest test design, consult UAT and implementation into the Credit & Collection operation
    • Train our Data Scientists in how to communicate and present insights to our clients
    • Facilitate measurement of Return on Investment
    • Support model maintenance and optimization
  • Develop your own cutting-edge analytical models in the Credit, Collection & Fraud domain
  • Support our Business Development team and Account Managers
    • Understand/determine the Credit, Collection and/or Fraud business problems of our (prospective) clients
    • Develop ideas for analytical models
    • Drive solutions and conceptualization of new analytical model, e.g. by assessing the feasibility, determine timelines; consult our clients and prospective clients
    • Present solutions to our (prospective) clients
  • Support our Sales team in representing our Data Science team in prospective client meetings, represent Arvato at conferences etc.





Essential Qualifications, Training, and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s/Ph.D. degree in Math, Computer Science, Information Systems, Machine Learning, Statistics, Econometrics, Applied Mathematics, Operations Research or related technical degrees
  • Strong footprint (5+ years) in analytical modeling and developing statistical models as well as applying machine learning algorithms
  • Highly proficient and experience in working on data modeling projects using e.g. SAS, R, Python, Azure ML, KNIME, SQL
  • Minimum of 2 years of professional experience in Credit and/or Collection business domain
  • Track record of delivering multiple projects with tangible impact
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to work well with people from different disciplines with varying degrees of experience
  • Up to 50% travel expected


Desirable Qualifications, Training, and Experience:

  • Work experience at a Bank or Credit Union in the US
  • Strong experience in BI and Reporting tools (Power BI, SAS, Tableau, or equivalent tools)
  • Ability to conceptualize and develop reports and advanced analytics solutions
  • Experience in Agile software development life-cycle methodologies

Personal Attributes required:

  • Highly motivated self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit and “can-do” attitude who wants to disrupt the Credit, Collection & Fraud domain
  • High achiever with an extreme results orientation
  • Quick learner who wants to grow our team and themselves
  • Customer-centric with excellent consulting and problem-solving skills
  • Outstanding drive and ambition to perform independently, flexible and fast
  • Strong attention to detail




  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Statistical Techniques
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • Commercial and Business Acumen
  • Integrity, Values, and Ethics
  • Customer Focus
  • Team Work
  • Results Orientation
  • Organizing and Planning

  • Change Management

  • Decision Making

  • Problem Solving

Arvato Financial Solutions is a part of Arvato Digital Services LLC (ADiS) an internationally networked outsourcing provider. There are more than 7,500 employees who design and implement solutions for business processes across integrated service chains for customers around the world. Our portfolio includes robust services related to the creation of professional and custom IT services that revolutionize finance through advanced intelligence and analytics by employing a value-driven model to serve our business partners in the consumer electronics, high-tech, telecommunication, networking and banking sectors. With more than five decades of experience and our global footprint, we bridge data and operational change for our customers to ensure they are well equipped for the challenges of their markets.
ADiS LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA.


“Arvato Financial Solutions is an Equal Opportunities Employer, Embracing Diversity in the workplace”




The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

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