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Data Scientist in Glen Allen, VA at Vaco

Date Posted: 7/10/2018

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Job Description

At Vaco, we connect professionals with excellent career growth opportunities! Our recruiters help you get the advantage over your competition through our direct access to HR departments and hiring managers. We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Data Scientist. Apply with Vaco, and we will advocate on your behalf! We will promote your strengths and help prepare you for your interview by supplying you with key information about our client.

Our recruiters will be able to provide great insight about trends in the market - keeping you up to date on compensation expectations, company culture and growth opportunities.

***NO THIRD PARTIES - U.S. Citizens and those authorized to work in the U.S. are encouraged to apply. We are unable to sponsor at this time***


  • Construction of statistical models via machine learning, deep learning and traditional techniques
  • Evaluation of new data sources
  • Transformation of independent variables
  • Evaluation of alternative modeling techniques and constructs
  • Experimentation with different dependent variables and selection of dependent variables for rollout
  • Monitoring of models for stability
  • Continuing research on state of industry for both machine learning and lending modeling
  • Natural language processing


  • Degree in quantitative field (preferably statistics, data science, engineering or physics)
  • 1+ years experience in Data Science
  • Fluency in Python or R. Spark, Hadoop also a plus.
  • Experience in consumer lending model construction preferred
  • Experience in financial sector highly preferred (at least one year)