Data Scientist

  • Upstart
  • Columbus, OH, USA
  • May 30, 2019
Full-time Artificial Intelligence (AI) AWS Data Science Machine Learning Predictive Analytics Python Quantitative R Statistics TensorFlow

Job Description

Upstart is the first lending platform to leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning to price credit and automate the borrowing process. Our engineering and data science teams collaborate to use non-conventional variables at scale in an underwriting model that improves constantly. After exciting success over the past few years, Upstart is looking to scale its competitive advantage by expanding its data science team!

Underwriting more accurately and using variables that no other lender considers are what allow us to give people the rates they deserve, so your role at Upstart will drastically impact our company's success.

Our current Data Scientists summarize some of their favorite aspects of our team as:

  • Having a direct impact on the company's success
  • Collaborative, intelligent, and open team
  • Mentorship, growth, and friendship
  • Leader committed to challenging and growing team members
  • Feeling safe asking for help when it’s necessary; feeling trusted to get the job done when it’s not

We hire thoughtful Data Scientists who are passionate and enjoy working in a very fast-paced environment. Because our challenges are so new, this person will need to have strong creative problem solving skills and the technical background to implement such solutions. If you think that this could be the right role for you, we would like to learn more about you.


  • Strong academic credentials with a M.S. in Computer Science, Statistics, Data Science or related field with a preference for Ph.D.
  • Rigorous quantitative background
  • Comfort with programming (ideally in Python and R)
  • Intellectual curiosity balanced with humility
  • Predictive modeling experience is preferred