DESCRIPTION: 

CreditNinja is a FinTech company founded in 2017 by veteran serial entrepreneurs who were part of the  core team behind Enova (NYSE:ENVA), a leading publicly traded consumer financial services company.  CreditNinja's mission is to provide hardworking Americans with financial solutions when unexpected  expenses arise. Unlike traditional banks, CreditNinja works hard to ensure that people with less-than perfect credit can have quick access to the money they need. Headquartered in downtown Chicago, we  are a lean and innovative team seeking like-minded talent to help us disrupt the consumer finance  industry. 


JOB SUMMARY:

CreditNinja is seeking a Data Science Intern who will focus on the latest cutting-edge data mining and  statistical modeling techniques to make a direct impact in a data-driven company. This is an exciting  opportunity to join a team that focuses exclusively on how to use data to make smart, real-time  decisions that drive the company. 


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Conduct ad hoc analysis using to support risk management, operations, and marketing  strategies 

  • Explore data and find new insights and provide recommendations 

  • Support development of dashboards to monitor key performance indicators  

  •  Support development of company’s models to optimize lending decisions by using advanced  statistical modeling and simulation techniques 

  • Assist with development of technical tools to standardize and streamline data usage and model  development 


REQUIREMENTS: 

  • A Bachelor's in (or junior or senior majoring in) math, statistics, computer science,  engineering or related field 

  • Experience with data analytics and statistical modeling 

  • Experience with relational databases, such as SQL 

  • Experience with Python or R 

  • Experience working within an open source environment 

  •  Strong quantitative and problem-solving skills with key attention to detail

  • Ability to manage projects with tight deadlines, follow through to completion, and present  conclusions of analysis to senior management in an organized and thoughtful manner 

  • Experience working with specialty finance or FinTech is a plus 

  • Start-up experience is a plus 


BENEFITS: 

  • Competitive pay 

  • Casual dress policy 

  • Fun, fast-paced work environment 

  • Dynamic start-up culture 

  • Ability to make an impact in a growth stage company 

  • Convenient downtown Chicago office located in the heart of the city 

  • Equal opportunity employer