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Senior Data Scientist, Identity and Fraud

Company: Equifax
Location: Alpharetta
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Equifax empowers businesses and consumers with information they can trust. With a strong heritage of innovation and leadership, we leverage our unique data, advanced analytics and proprietary technology to enrich the performance of businesses and the lives of consumers.

Equifax is looking for an experienced Senior Data Scientist to join our world-class Global Identity and Fraud Analytics team. You will be working in a dynamic environment, where we embrace moving quickly to build the core capabilities of our global platform. In this exciting role, you will be applying your data science and wrangling skills and build out superior features, models and insights to solve customer problems in Identity and Fraud.

Qualified candidates will have a strong "high performance computing and/or Google Cloud Computing" background, passion for data science, data mining, machine learning and experience with big data architecture and associated methods.

The ideal candidate will combine the skills to create new prototypes with the creativity and thoroughness to ask and answer the deepest questions about the data, what secrets it holds, and to push the boundaries of what is possible with big data. In addition, you will exhibit data and process curiosity, desire to learn new concepts, have a strong customer focus and 'product sense' along with superior data science and data engineering skills and experience.

Who is Equifax?

At Equifax, we believe knowledge drives progress. As a global data, analytics and technology company, we play an essential role in the global economy by helping employers, employees, financial institutions and government agencies make critical decisions with greater confidence.

We work to help create seamless and positive experiences during life's pivotal moments: applying for jobs or a mortgage, financing an education or buying a car. Our impact is real and to accomplish our goals we focus on nurturing our people for career advancement and their learning and development, supporting our next generation of leaders, maintaining an inclusive and diverse work environment, and regularly engaging and recognizing our employees. Regardless of location or role, the individual and collective work of our employees makes a difference and we are looking for talented team players to join us as we help people live their financial best.

The Perks of being an Equifax Employee?

  • We offer excellent compensation packages with market competitive pay, comprehensive healthcare packages, 401k matching, schedule flexibility, work from home opportunities, paid time off, and organizational growth potential.

  • Grow at your own pace through online courses at Learning @ Equifax.

What You'll Do

  • You will be an integral part of the ID & Fraud Data Sciences team that works closely with internal and external clients to develop innovative ideas, execute on product roadmaps and participate in all phases of the prototype development

  • Perform hands-on data analysis and modeling with huge data sets and apply state of the art machine learning, statistics or data mining to solve challenging ID & Fraud problems

  • Design and build data pipelines and perform data wrangling to enable explorations with new data assets, incorporating user feedback with online or active learning to improve algorithms

  • Mine Big Data and other unstructured data to tap untouched data sources and deliver insight into new and emerging solutions

  • Work with key stakeholders and understand their needs to develop new or improve existing solutions around data and analytics


  • Master's degree or higher in Machine Learning, Computer Science, Engineering, Operations Research, Statistics, Mathematics or other related discipline

  • 5+ years of professional experience applying analytics to solve fraud/risk in financial services, payment, ecommerce or related arena

  • 5+ years of experience using problem solving skills with the ability to design algorithms, which may include data cleaning, data mining, data clustering and pattern recognition methodologies

  • Expertise in relational, NoSQL (or related technologies) and at least one general purpose programming such as Python, Scala, Java is required

Extra Points for any of the Following

  • PhD

  • Agile development including Scrum and other lean techniques

  • Experience in performing analysis using Google BigQuery, and other Google Cloud Platform technologies, Hive, Impala, Scala+ Spark or PySpark

Success Attributes of an Equifax employee; does this describe you?

  • Accountability

  • Bravery

  • Curiosity

  • Collaboration

  • Think and act differently

  • Trust

  • Ownership

  • Decide-Execute-Ship

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

If this sounds like somewhere you want to work, don't delay, apply today - we're looking for you!

Primary Location:

USA-Atlanta JV White



Function - Data and Analytics


Full time

Keywords: Equifax, Alpharetta , Senior Data Scientist, Identity and Fraud, Other , Alpharetta, Georgia

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