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. 

Data Science Internship - Summer 2018 at ZestFinance
 
Description

We are currently taking applications for our Summer 2018 Internship Program.  

In this role you will:

  • Design and implement statistical tools for developing and validating new models.
  • Validate models for roll-out and analyzing the performance of existing models.
  • Assess the usefulness of new data sources, transformations, and techniques.
  • Support other team members with their modeling and analysis projects.
  • Learn how the Data Science team works with Product Management, Marketing, and Business teams to develop models to support specific business needs.
  • Feel good about coming to work and enjoy not only the time you spend at the office, but the people you’re spending it with over the summer.

We are looking for:

  • Must be able to spend 12-16 weeks in Los Angeles, CA (Hollywood) during the summer of 2018.
  • Must be currently enrolled in a full time degree program and returning to the program after the completion of the internship.

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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Daily Catered Lunches
Mani/Pedi/Massages
Weekly Car Wash
Dry Cleaning Service
Dog Friendly Office
Unlimited Vacation
Tuition Reimbursement

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