ZestFinance was founded by a team of some of the world’s best data scientists from Google who came together with a mission – use machine learning algorithms to revolutionize how credit decisions are made to provide fair and transparent credit to everyone. The team of crazy smart data geeks, mathematicians and computer scientists have reinvented underwriting, enabling more accurate credit decisions, increased credit availability for borrowers and higher repayment rates for lenders.We have a distinct culture and we are seeking talent people who will make it even stronger. At Zest, we believe that diversity is key to winning. Zest is seeking smart people who are different from each other to create broad thinking, lots of different ideas, and --- by extension -- the best team possible. Amazing Benefits:  Including healthcare, retirement, and unlimited vacation time. We also cover continued education, gym memberships, mobile phone service, weekly spa treatments, car washes, and more. Free Lunch:  We bring in healthy, delicious lunches every day.Interesting Projects:  We are working on complex, technically difficult math and computer science. You’ll always be challenged and asked to think creatively to solve tough problems.Agile Environment:  Using short iterations, we develop and release new features every week.Work/Life Balance: Our experienced team can build market-leading systems – without working 15-hour days. Fun:  We don’t take ourselves too seriously and believe having fun goes hand in hand with thinking hard. Video games, ping pong, gigantic jigsaw puzzles, beer tasting, and movie nights are regular activities around here. 

Business Analyst at ZestFinance
In this role, the Business Analyst will work with the entire Zest client engagement team, including world class modelers, product management leadership, and engineers, to showcase the compelling business value our machine learning expertise brings to our high profile clients. The Business Analyst will have the opportunity to build client-facing skills while becoming an expert on the application of machine learning to credit-specific business problems.

In this role you will:

  • Drive analytical projects to help our clients optimize financial product design and credit policy
  • Drive strategic insights to deliver business value to clients
  • Work closely with a team of data scientists to build machine learning models against specific business objectives
  • Coordinate across functions of the business to extract insights from our client engagements and drive the ZAML product development feedback loop

We are looking for:

  • For this role, raw talent & horsepower matter more than experience
  • Bachelor's Degree in analytical/quantitative field (Economics, CS, Philosophy, Engineering, Math) from a highly competitive school. MBA preferred
  • 2-4 years of experience in complex, data-driven problem solving
  • 2-4 years of experience in tactical problem solving. Experience implementing large projects preferred
  • Top 1% quantitative analytics skills
  • Strong interpersonal, leadership, and communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment

Perks and benefits:

  • People – the best part of Zest
  • Competitive salary and equity grants
  • Robust healthcare plans, matching 401K and unlimited vacation time
  • Dog friendly office with lounge areas, video games and gigantic jigsaw puzzles
  • On-site gym with employee run fitness classes
  • Generous family leave policy (6 month maternity leave/3 month paternity leave)
  • Tuition reimbursement, conference allowance and Zest talks
  • Complimentary massages, manicures, pedicures and more
  • Daily catered lunches from LA’s best restaurants and fully stocked kitchen

About ZestFinance:

ZestFinance, Inc. applies its unique credit-decisioning technology platform — based on data science and machine learning — to help lenders effectively predict credit risk so they can increase revenues, reduce risk and ensure compliance. ZestFinance was founded in 2009 by Douglas Merrill and a team of former Google employees with the mission of making fair and transparent credit available to everyone.

We are committed to diversity in hiring, professional development, and everyday discussion.  Zest is determined to hire crazy smart people who are different from each other to create broad thinking, lots of different ideas, and by extension, the best team possible.

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