Junior Data Scientist (m/f/d)

Festanstellung, Vollzeit · Hamburg

Über uns
RISK IDENT is a young and fast-growing software development company based in Hamburg, Germany. Founded in 2012, our team became one of the market leaders within fraud prevention in the German speaking market in a very short period of time. Today, RISK IDENT has a strong customer base, the majority of our customers coming from e-commerce, telecommunications and financial services. We secure more than 50 billion euros of annual turnover against fraud for our customers. We are an established start-up with an innovative SaaS business model. We have an excellent market position and are financially backed. Today, our team consists of around 70 people at our HQ in Hamburg, with every single one of them loving what they do. We are always on the lookout for new challenges and for smart people to accompany us along the way!
Online fraud is organised crime and on the rise. We want to create a world where online fraud no longer exists and that is why we develop fraud prevention products. Become the Sherlock Holmes of the web and help us build software that solves real fraud cases! In this never-ending race, we are fighting the bad guys with technology.

We are looking for a Junior Data Scientist who is a highly motivated self-starter.  As a Junior Data Scientist at RISK IDENT, you will help pilot the improvements of our products, give core perspective to our teams, and provide business understanding to our company based on your data analysis. You will work with developers, product experts, and/or product owners to deliver actionable results.

At RISK IDENT, we fight fraudsters by analysing networks of entities, i.e. devices, transactions, and people. Starting from these networks, we expect you to come with state-of-the-art analysis and algorithms regarding time series models, state dependent models, and duration models.
You are able to manage and analyse medium-big data sets with analytical rigor using statistical methods, summarize, and translate your findings into business possibilities. You are result-focused and a clear and effective communicator, being able to discuss your usage of machine learning specifications with developers and analysts alike. Innovation and learning are the basis, so you are generally free to use the tools you see fit. 

Your colleagues will have a preference for Scala, Java, Python, and R. Previous experience and/or proven interest in artificial intelligence, machine learning, data mining, predictive analysis, etc. are a plus. Ideally, you will possess a broad range of technical skills and are highly proficient in turning data discoveries into profitable products and measurable improvements for our customers.
  • Master’s degree or comparable qualifications in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics
  • Statistical modelling, analysis, and design of experiments
  • Good programming skills (in Scala, Java, Python or R) to build reliable software to extract, transform, and clean large data sets and contribute to shared projects
  • Fluent in German and very good English skills for our international team and communication to customers
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in at least one of the following languages: Scala, Java, Python or R
  • Proficiency in at least one of the following frameworks: Spark, Pandas, H20, scikit-learn
  • Familiar with theory and practice of information retrieval, machine learning, and data mining
  • Good data visualization and presentation skills
  • Energy and willingness to formulate, test, and discard or revise many hypotheses to help RISK IDENT improve its products
We offer the following benefits
  • The possibility to take over responsibility and to realize your own ideas – from day one
  • Collaborative environment in which everyone works on eye-level
  • A team of experts that allows you to learn something new every day
  • Budget for conferences, trainings, etc.
  • Free choice between Lenovo ThinkPad T-Series and 13” Apple MacBook Pro, IDE and everything else you might need to be able to work efficiently
  • Regular workout sessions at no charge (shower in the office)
  • And many more!
If you would like to apply, please use the application button. Your application should include:

  • Your CV (PDF format)
  • Motivational letter (PDF format) that describes why you want to work at RISK IDENT. Please make explicit what interests you in this position and our company
  • Your desired salary (EUR gross per year)
Your contact person is Frieda Martens-Schmidt (HR Manager). We are looking forward to your application!

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