Robinhood

Senior Data Scientist, NLP Research

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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. Data Scientist here works with other data scientists and engineers to collect, organize, and analyze data from all parts of our business to power these decisions.

Every decision made at Robinhood is backed by data. Our company trajectory is defined by the systems, tools, and analytics powered by our exceptional team. We integrate multifaceted data streams such as rapidly changing market data, user data based on app activity, and brokerage operations data to perfect our processes and workflows.

What you’ll do day-to-day:

  • Combining knowledge from several research and engineering domains to help power decisions at Robinhood
  • Building models and conducting research in natural language processing to better understand our customers
  • Improving the statistical methodology to augment experimental approaches to sampling and survey design
  • Liaising as a data science subject matter authority within the Benchmarking team
  • Building statistical models to predict user behavior and risks to the business

About you:

  • Graduate degree in a quantitative field such as mathematics, statistics, engineering or natural sciences (or equivalent research experience)
  • Solid understanding of statistical foundations, machine learning algorithms and natural language processing
  • Excellent programming skills, including expert level familiarity with either Python or R programming languages
  • At least 4 years experience of working in a research setting in academic or commercial setting
  • Resourcefulness and ability to thrive in fast paced, entrepreneurial environment

Bonus points:

  • Ability to drive agenda, deploy research outcomes and socialize work in the context of business needs
  • Passion for working and learning in a fast-growing company
  • Experience with common NLP libraries including: TensorFlow, PyTorch, Keras

 

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 rbnhd.co/applicant-privacy.

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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