Senior Data Scientist/Statistics (m/f)

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We are smava, the online loan comparison platform.  We provide transparency and fairness to our customers by giving them all relevant data and information to act as empowered market participants. Our mission is disrupting financial services by digitalizing lending. We provide consumers with the fastest most convenient and most affordable personal credit solutions which fit their individual needs best. As a Berlin based FinTech we have grown to over 280 employees and strive to continue that successful growth. To achieve that, we are looking for the best employees to expand our team- employees like you!   

Senior Data Scientist/Statistics (m/f)

The Business Intelligence team optimizes our loan comparison platform, gets insights and deep understanding of our clients as well as driving the success of our product. Our Data Scientists develop the mathematical models used not only for risk management but also to support our loan processes. If you have mathematical excellence and also practical experience, you are the one for us!

The Tasks:

  • Execution of descriptive and inferential statistical analysis on both structured and unstructured data sets
  • Development as well as maintenance and validation of the scorecards for private loans
  • Optimization of our KPI‘s with mathematical and economical models
  • Segmentation of target groups through cluster analysis and other statistical approaches
  • Evaluation of A/B tests as a basis for product decisions
  • Implementation and continuous development of data science best-practices
  • Interpretation of results and recommendation on concrete action plans for stakeholders across different teams
  • To learn new things, mentor and share knowledge with team members

Your Profile:

  • You have at least 2 years of work experience with applied statistics or machine learning
  • You have a master degree or Ph. D. in the area of statistics, mathematics, physics, economics, computer science or similar fields
  • You have profound knowledge of statistical evaluation methods
  • You are excellent by handling SQL database queries
  • You possess expert knowledge in R and Python
  • You have the ability to communicate complex research in clear and precise manner to all your stakeholders, managers and colleagues


  • Good knowledge of Big Data- Technologies like Apache Spark, MapReduce, Cassandra, MongoDB, Elastic Search, …
  • Modelling of Neural Networks
  • Knowledge about Deep Learning Tools such as TensorFlow, MXNet, H2O or other
  • Practical knowledge of the German loan market
  • In-depth knowledge about application and approval process of private loans

What we offer:

  • An exciting range of tasks in an innovative and fast-growing Fintech company
  • Signing bonus, because every great decision should be rewarded
  • Paid education (e. g. trainings, workshops, conferences)
  • Subsidized Lunch offer ( and subsidized public transport ticket (VBB Umweltkarte)
  • Discounted fitness offers close to the office
  • Flexible working hours
  • Language courses
  • Relocation bonus (in case you are relocating to Berlin)
  • Onboarding support  (e.g. visa sponsorship & accommodation)
  • Beer Friday, Cookie Friday, Mystery Lunch, Breakfast Club and team events
  • Open communication & flat hierarchy allows fast execution
  • Smart colleagues from all around the world (30+ nationalities)

Do we get your attention? Then we are looking forward receiving your application including:

  • CV, salary expectations and earliest starting date addressed to Natalia Nehring
  • In case you are not an EU citizen, we also need a copy of your academic degree & valid passport
  • If you already have a Blue Card, Visa or Work Permit, please let us know

Please note that it will be difficult to proceed with your application without the documents mentioned above.

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