Staff Data Scientist, Applied Machine Learning - Anti-Fraud

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What Robinhood is looking for in applicants

Join a leading fintech company that’s democratizing finance for all.

Robinhood was founded on a simple idea: that our financial markets should be accessible to all. With customers at the heart of our decisions, Robinhood is lowering barriers and providing greater access to financial information. Together, we are building products and services that help create a financial system everyone can participate in.

Just as we focus on our customers, we also strive to create an inclusive environment where our employees can thrive and do impactful work. We are proud of the competitive products and company culture we continue to build and have been recognized as:

  • Glassdoor Best Places to Work 2020
  • TIME100 Most Influential Companies 2021
  • Fortune Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance™ 2021 and Fortune Best Workplaces for Millennials™ 2021

We’re growing and looking for...

We continue to hire Robinhoodies at a rapid pace to drive this journey, and with that growth comes necessary change. We’re seeking culture builders and curious thinkers looking to co-author the next chapters of our story. We’re in build mode, majorly expanding our team while also growing up as a company. Joining now means helping shape our structures and systems, then taking part as we launch into our ambitious future.

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About the team:

Insights from data power most decisions at Robinhood. A Data Scientist at Robinhood works with other data scientists and engineers to collect, organize, and analyze data from all parts of Robinhood's business to power these decisions. As a Data Scientist working on Anti-Fraud, you would work with engineers, product managers, and operations teams across the company to understand and mitigate risks to our business. 

Robinhood faces unique data challenges with a focus on integrating multifaceted data streams such as rapidly changing market data, user data based on app activity, and brokerage operations data to understand user behavior.

We are looking for experienced Data Scientists to help detect and reduce risk to Robinhood - a crucial role to our business and customers. The ideal candidate is passionate about understanding the different risk vectors at a fast-growing company and building solutions to mitigate these risks. This team is part of the larger Data Team here at Robinhood.

What you’ll do day-to-day:

  • Combining knowledge of several research domains to improve our understanding of different risks to Robinhood and help power decisions
  • Designing new machine learning systems to power the fraud prevention and risk reduction efforts at Robinhood especially in product areas
  • Build production grade models on large-scale datasets to measure effectiveness across products by using statistical modeling and machine learning techniques
  • Collaborate with the rest of the data team and partner marketing, product, content, design teams to build data solutions and products to growth
  • Utilize creative problem solving and a can-do attitude to dive deep into data to solve business problems

About you:

  • Graduate degree in a quantitative field such as mathematics, statistics, computer science, engineering or natural sciences (or equivalent research/work experience)
  • Solid understanding of unsupervised learning, statistical analysis and machine learning algorithms for imbalanced datasets.
  • Excellent programming skills, including expert level familiarity with either Python or R programming languages
  • At least 4 years of work experience, either in a research/ academic or commercial/ industry setting
  • Risk & Fraud experience in fintech is a plus

Bonus points:

  • Passion for working and learning in a fast-growing company


We’re looking for more growth-minded and collaborative people to be a part of our journey in democratizing finance for all. If you’re ready to give 100% in helping us achieve our mission—we’d love to have you apply even if you feel unsure about whether you meet every single requirement in this posting. At Robinhood, we're looking for people invigorated by our mission, values, and drive to change the world, not just those who simply check off all the boxes.

Robinhood promotes diversity and provides equal opportunity for all applicants and employees. We are dedicated to building a company that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work (and work environment) will be for everyone. Additionally, Robinhood provides reasonable accommodations for candidates on request and respects applicants' privacy rights. To review Robinhood's Privacy Policy please visit

Robinhood's benefits include generous time off, 401(k) participation with employer match, comprehensive health coverage, a health savings account (HSA), wellness benefits, backup childcare and education stipends (all benefits are subject to applicable taxes and based on eligibility).


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