Lead Data Scientist in Carrollton, TX

Date Posted: 11/14/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description


The Lead Data Scientist will design, develop and maintain complex statistical models that support the customer credit risk, fraud risk, verification, collection, and pricing strategies for TMX Finance Family of Companies’ consumer loan products. In this role, you will be required to collect & analyze large sets of data, build models, design experiments and make recommendations to manage customer risk, optimize pricing, maximize revenue, improve margins, and create significant value for the business.





Organize and manipulate data from reporting and production databases for use in advanced analytics tasks


Source both internal and external data sources necessary to optimize the performance of predictive models and scores


Develop customer risk models utilizing both fundamental statistical techniques, as well as emerging software / technology (machine learning) when appropriate


Design tests and experiments to constantly refine risk models, decision engine logic and pricing parameters


Utilize advanced statistical software to develop predictive models, underwriting strategies, and pricing parameters


Monitor portfolio to evaluate changes in risk models, decision engine logic and pricing parameters


Develop actionable business recommendations related to risk management, price optimization, and margin maximization

19201, CORP, Credit Risk-19201, 19201, CREMP003

Job Requirements


  • Advanced degree in a highly quantitative field (e.g., Statistics, Mathematics, Economics, Computer Science, etc.)
  • 6-8 years of professional experience, including 4-6 years in decision analytics, risk modeling and/or predictive statistics related functions
  • Proficient with the use of advanced statistical analysis software and capabilities (e.g., SAS, R, SQL programing, etc.)
  • Experience in Financial Services and Subprime Lending preferred.
  • Strong experience with data architecture, data mining and data integration
  • Ability to conduct extensive data research and handle large datasets
  • Capable of communicating and expressing ideas clearly & concisely, in both written & oral formats
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented with proven ability to multi-task
  • Capable of being objective and giving/taking constructive feedback
  • A natural proclivity for questioning assumptions and challenging orthodoxies




The Lead Data Scientist is a member of the Credit Risk Team, a dynamic group comprised of multi-taskers and problem solvers. To learn more about this team, please visit https://www.tmxfinancefamily.com/careers/top-talent/finance

To find out about what’s going on in our Company, visit our blog at https://www.tmxfinancefamily.com/tmx-talks.   

Standing, walking, sitting, repetitive movements and use of mechanical controls, such as keyboard, are frequently required. 

All TMX Finance® Family of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers.