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MasterCard Senior Data Scientist in San Francisco, California

Our Purpose

We work to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making transactions safe, simple, smart and accessible. Using secure data and networks, partnerships and passion, our innovations and solutions help individuals, financial institutions, governments and businesses realize their greatest potential. Our decency quotient, or DQ, drives our culture and everything we do inside and outside of our company. We cultivate a culture of inclusion ( for all employees that respects their individual strengths, views, and experiences. We believe that our differences enable us to be a better team – one that makes better decisions, drives innovation and delivers better business results.

Job Title

Senior Data Scientist

Brighterion, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mastercard, is an award-winning Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Company. Our innovative cross channel AI solutions are applied in industries such as fintech, investment banking, biotech, and insurance. The team at Brighterion pushes the boundaries of innovation for Artificial Intelligence technologies with a culture focused on delivering the results our clients expect and deserve.

The Brighterion Model Optimization and Performance team is dedicated to building, maintaining, and optimizing artificial intelligence (AI) based models and solutions to customers across various industries. The predictive models help some of the largest financial institutions in the world to detect and stop loss that occur in real-time by utilizing and implementing supervised and unsupervised learning approaches to help mitigate the effects of fraudsters.

It encompasses the following activities:

• Use of Machine Learning technologies including supervised learning and unsupervised learning

• Develop model and processes, perform feature engineering and parameter tuning to provide optimal outcome

• Automate process for modeling pipeline and execution

• Monitor and visualize model performance and data

• Data cleaning, ELT, manipulation, visualization, etc.

• Communicate results to customer with and without technical background

All about You

Technical Skills:

• Experience with statistical analyses tools (e.g., Python, R).

• Experience with modeling techniques - fraud detection, machine learning is desired.

• Experience with Hadoop clusters, Python and Spark desired.

• Experience writing complex queries to efficiently extract, manipulate and analyze large amounts of data from big-data database platforms (e.g., Hadoop, Oracle, postgres)

• Experience conducting analysis and identifying trends /gain insights.

• Experience with visualization and automation.

• Familiarity with UNIX.

• Degree in computer science or a related field

Business Skills:

• Take initiative, show creativity and innovation

• Ability to think outside the box and constantly strive for more accurate and efficient ways to perform tasks.

• Ability to combine knowledge across multiple disciplines to solve problems.

• Strong organizational skills and motivation

• Proven ability to develop and execute work plans and work independently towards aggressive goals and milestones.

• Ability to multi-task and make progress towards multiple tasks in parallel.

• Ability to clearly articulate results of analysis, in writing and verbally, and to work effectively with all levels within the organization.

• Excellent inter-personal skills, able to work with colleagues remotely as well as in person.

Due to COVID-19, most of our employees are working from home. We’ve implemented a virtual hiring process and continue to interview candidates by phone or video and are onboarding new hires remotely. We value the safety of each member of our community because we know we’re all in this together.

Mastercard is an inclusive Equal Employment Opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disabled or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.​

If you require accommodations or assistance to complete the online application process, please contact and identify the type of accommodation or assistance you are requesting. Do not include any medical or health information in this email. The Reasonable Accommodations team will respond to your email promptly.

Corporate Security Responsibility

Every person working for, or on behalf of, Mastercard is responsible for information security. All activities involving access to Mastercard assets, information, and networks comes with an inherent risk to the organization and therefore, it is expected that the successful candidate for this position must:

• Abide by Mastercard’s security policies and practices;

• Ensure the confidentiality and integrity of the information being accessed;

• Report any suspected information security violation or breach, and

• Complete all periodic mandatory security trainings in accordance with Mastercard’s guidelines.

Requisition ID: R-141336