Analytic Scientist

Fair Isaac Corporation. in San Diego, CA

  • Type: Full Time
position filled


Job Description

The Opportunity

“You will be an integral part of a team of scientists working closely with external clients to build efficient predictive models, analyze and validate production model behavior and ensure optimal model performance. There will be opportunities to support the internal technology team in development of models and get involved in sales activities related to the evaluation of models for different client environments. You may also be involved in more strategic initiatives within the department and higher level management of key projects.” – Hiring Manager 

What you’ll contribute:

  • Build and evaluate predictive and decision models to be deployed in production systems, or for research. This includes the analysis of large amounts of historical data, determining suitability for modeling, data clean-up and filtering, pattern identification and variable creation, selection of sampling criteria, generating performance definitions and variables, performing experiments with different types of algorithms and models and analyzing performance to identify the best algorithms to employ.
  • Assist with the development of next generation consortium fraud detection models.
  • Assist with client meetings to investigate and resolve production data problems. Apply data mining methodology in thorough analysis of model behavior and provide support for customer meetings, model construction and pre-sales.
  • Manage medium to large scope projects under time and resource constraints and work with other teams within FICO (software, IT, product management, and product support) to enable integration and deployment of analytics software and solutions.
  • May participate in post-implementation and model maintenance support.
  • Mentor and assist in developing growth opportunities for professional scientists. 
  • What we’re seeking:

  • MS or PhD degree in a statistics, engineering, mathematics, computer science, physics, operations research field.
  • Significant hands-on related experience in predictive modeling and data mining.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead cross functional teams on medium to large scope projects.
  • Experience with Perl, Python, C, C++, Java, or Scala and familiarity with basic software design principles and coding standards and best practices.
  • Experience analyzing large datasets and applying data-cleaning techniques along with performing statistical analyses leading to the understanding of the structure of datasets.
  • Prefer knowledge of several of the following: Bayesian networks, PCA, independent component analysis, linear and logistic regressions, inference, estimation, experimental design, neural networks, SVM.
  • Significant experience with Spark and Spark SQL is a plus.
  • Experience in Unix/Linux is a plus.
  • Our offer to you:

    A culture and work environment strongly reflecting our core values: Act like an Owner, Delight Our Customers and Earn the Respect of Others.

    • The opportunity to make a difference by leveraging your unique strengths.

    • Highly competitive compensation and rewards.

    • Flexible work options, opportunities to give back to your community, social events with colleagues and a comprehensive benefits program inclusive of progressive parental leave.


    Why Make a Move to FICO?

    At FICO, you can develop your career with a leading organization in one of the fastest-growing fields in technology today – Big Data analytics. You’ll play a part in our commitment to help businesses use data to improve every choice they make, using advances in artificial intelligence, machine learning, predictive and prescriptive modeling, and much more.

    FICO makes a real difference in the way businesses operate worldwide:

  • Credit Scoring — 150+ billion FICO Scores have been sold to date, making it the most used credit score in the world.
  • Fraud Detection and Security — 2.6+ billion payment cards globally are protected by FICO fraud systems.
  • Lending — 3/4 of US mortgages are approved using the FICO Score.
  • Anti-Money Laundering — our solutions check more than half a billion transactions a day to prevent criminal schemes such as terrorist financing
  • Global trends toward digital transformation have created tremendous demand for FICO’s solutions, placing us among the world’s top 100 software companies by revenue. We support many of the world’s largest banks, insurers, retailers, telecommunications providers and other firms reach a new level of success.

    Our success is dependent on really talented people – just like you – who thrive on the collaboration and innovation that’s nurtured by a diverse and inclusive environment. We’ll provide the support you need, while ensuring you have the freedom to develop your skills and grow your career. Join FICO and help change the way business thinks!


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