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Data Science, Senior Data Scientist

Mastercard Inc.

This is a Full-time position in Salt Lake City, UT posted May 26, 2020.

Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Who is Mastercard?

We are the global technology company behind the world’s fastest payments processing network. We are a vehicle for commerce, a connection to financial systems for the previously excluded, a technology innovation lab, and the home of Priceless. We ensure every employee has the opportunity to be a part of something bigger and to change lives.  We believe as our company grows, so should you. We believe in connecting everyone to endless, priceless possibilities.

Job Title

Data Science, Senior Data ScientistOverview
Mastercard Cyber and Intelligence (C&I) develops and delivers world-class risk, security products, and services for Mastercard customers across the globe. As part of this organization, the Fraud Intelligence & Strategy Team (FIS) is responsible for:
o Providing Fraud analytics and insights to Mastercard and its worldwide customers
o Maintenance of existing and development of new fraud prevention and monitoring data driven products/services
Role
• Translate conceptual ideas into tactical experiments and test plans for rapid prototyping
• Develop algorithms, models and processes to correlate disparate datasets and extract insights
• Develop and automate validation processes to limit false positives in model outputs
• Apply big-data techniques to MasterCard’s fraud data repositories in order to further the understanding of fraud and identify actionable insights.
• Mentor other team members to expose them to new concepts and facilitate cross-training within the team
All About You

Technical Skills
• Proven experience analyzing large amount of data to conduct analysis and identify trends /gain insights
• Experience writing complex queries to efficiently extract and manipulate large amounts of data from big-data database platforms (e.g., Hadoop, Netezza, Oracle)
• Experience with statistical analyses tools (e.g., Python, R)
• Experience with modeling techniques – fraud detection, machine learning and/or AI is highly desired
• Record of accomplishment in learning and applying new techniques and data analysis languages
• Experience with success application of Text mining and link analysis highly desired
• Experience with Hadoop clusters, Python and Spark for data manipulation desired
• Experience preparing presentations for management/clients that deliver insights clearly and efficiently
• Comfortable working with multiple languages and operating systems
• Familiarity and experience with UNIX highly desired

Business Skills
• Subject matter expertise in cybersecurity, payments, cards, and /or fraud or proven ability to learn and master new subject matter areas
• Creativity and Innovation
• Ability to think outside the box and constantly strive for more accurate and efficient ways to perform tasks
• Experience developing new products/services
• Ability to combine knowledge across multiple disciplines to solve problems
• Strong organizational skills and motivation
• Proven ability to develop and execute work plans and work independently towards aggressive goals and milestones
• Ability to multi-task and make progress towards multiple tasks in parallel
• Strong communication and collaboration
• Ability to clearly articulate results of analyses, in writing and verbally, and to work effectively with all levels within the organization
• Excellent inter-personal skills, able to work with colleagues remotely as well as in-person
• Strong interest or prior experience working in fraud prevention and security industry

Education
• Degree in quantitative discipline preferred (e.g., Mathematics, Statistics, Operations Research, Computer Science, Decision Science or Engineering)
• Strong Interest and course-work (or demonstrated track record) in data analysis and/Machine Learning/ AI

Who is Mastercard?

We are the global technology company behind the world’s fastest payments processing network. We are a vehicle for commerce, a connection to financial systems for the previously excluded, a technology innovation lab, and the home of Priceless. We ensure every employee has the opportunity to be a part of something bigger and to change lives. We believe as our company grows, so should you. We believe in connecting everyone to endless, priceless possibilities.