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Data Scientist

Company: American Credit Acceptance
Location: Spartanburg
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description:American Credit Acceptance seeks a highly skilled analytical Data Scientist to join the Data Science and Learning Team. The Data Scientist will leverage their advanced knowledge of statistical and machine learning techniques and their entrepreneurial mindset to uncover insights, build solutions, and deliver recommendations to the business.Overview:At American Credit Acceptance, we are building a company that will stand the test of time. We are a fast-paced, entrepreneurial company that has delivered excellent profitability, regulatory rigor and over 20% annualized growth since our inception in 2007. We seek to fulfill our mission "to enable the emerging credit consumer to purchase affordable and reliable transportation" through integrity, partnership, humility and initiative. Our work environment is collaborative and challenging, enabling our associates to grow rapidly in their professional and personal development.Responsibilities:Analyze large amounts of structured and unstructured data using scientific methods and algorithms to develop knowledge and insights and improve business performance in impact areas including pricing modeling, financial returns, web analytics, call analytics, speech analytics, fraud analytics, forecasting, and auction analysis.Understand and apply mathematical theory by developing and leveraging predictive models, boosted models, decision trees/Random forests, Support Vector Machine (SVM), neural networks/deep learning, regression modeling, experimental design, and other techniques.Leverage R, Python, SQL, Tableau, and other quantitative analytical techniques to extract and manipulate data, as well as to develop, analyze, validate and deploy predictive models.Engage across functional areas, including Operations, Legal, Compliance, Informational Technology, Vendor Management, and Finance to develop an understanding of fields to which statistical methods are to be applied and to determine which methods and results are appropriate.Leverage statistical models and collaborate closely with technology and business groups to analyze operational feasibility, implementation, and production integration. Develop profitability analyses to assess the financial value of new models.Develop monitoring of model inputs, sampling techniques, and performance and make changes to models when needed.Create statistically derived tests to grow business knowledge and measure the impact of hypotheses.Research and evaluate advanced statistical techniques using machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques to advance knowledge and pursue new approaches.Report results of statistical analyses and present written recommendations in a clear manner to senior executives.Consistently consider, and follow, ACAs Guiding PrinciplesQualifications:Bachelors or higher degree (or its equivalent) in Mathematics, Statistics, or a related analytical field with exceptional academic performance (3.4 or higher GPA)Experience validating and monitoring models using statistical techniques and KPIs relevant in a business environmentExceptional written and verbal communication, specifically, the ability to convey results to both technical, and non-technical, audiences effectivelyAbility to manage multiple projects/tasks and prioritize them based on impactThe ability to quickly assess problems and find workable solutions within a business framework (understanding that added complexity does not always lead to added performance)ACA provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment Associated topics: business, business analyst, commercial, economics, market, financial, insurer, investment, pricing, wholesale

Keywords: American Credit Acceptance, Spartanburg , Data Scientist, Other , Spartanburg, South Carolina

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