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. 

Strategy Engagement Manager at ZestFinance
 Strategy Engagement Managers at ZestFinance are on the front-line with our clients, leading all aspects of our engagements with large, multinational financial services companies. Pairing razor-sharp business acumen with client relationship-building skills, and working with the company’s world-class teams of engineers and product managers, data scientists and business analysts, Engagement Managers put the pieces together to deliver major business value from machine learning for our clients.

In this role you will:

  • Be accountable for successful client engagements
  • Manage a team of data scientists & analysts building machine learning models to demonstrate the technology’s business value
  • Drive client-specific partnership strategy, in deep collaboration with our business development and sales organizations, by knowing the client organization inside and out
  • Lead communication of engagement results to both client executive team as well as internally to Zest
  • Coordinate internally with Zest executives and product and technology leadership to ensure client needs are met by our product offerings

We are looking for:

  • Bachelor's Degree in analytical/quantitative field (Economics, CS, Philosophy, Engineering, Math). MBA preferred
  • 4+ years experience with complex, data-driven problem solving, with demonstrated ability to lead teams and drive large projects. Consulting experience a plus
  • Strong interpersonal, leadership, and communication skills; a proven aptitude for building and maintaining strong relationships. Passion for engaging with clients and delivering value to our partners
  • Top 1% quantitative analytics skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment
  • A results-oriented, highly self-motivated, can-do and quick-to-learn personality

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.

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