Product Data Scientist
Stitch
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
4d ago

The Role

Stitch is a developer-first API startup with a mission to deeply connect financial systems with the wider world. We provide an API which allows third-party apps and websites to interact with their user's bank accounts in ways that unlocks the ability for companies across Africa to build innovative technology products quickly.

Creating innovative financial products is incredibly difficult today, and we believe that unlocking the way people interact with their finances starts with enabling developers with the tools and infrastructure needed to execute on their vision.

Stitch is looking for a Product Data Scientist reporting to our Chief Product Officer. The successful candidate will be an integral member of the product team and will be responsible for informing and influencing product decisions using data driven insight.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with PMs, engineers, and business partners to identify important data science questions for our products
  • Conduct analysis to understand user behavior and optimize products
  • Build predictive and causal ML models
  • Develop highly-visible dashboards and automated reporting related to key performance metrics
  • Design, analyze, and interpret the results of A / B experiments
  • Shape and influence our data models and instrumentation to generate insights on new areas of opportunity and new products
  • Requirements

  • 3+ years of data science / quantitative modeling experience working with and analyzing large data sets to solve problems
  • Expert knowledge of a scientific computing language (such as Python or R) and SQL
  • Strong knowledge of statistics and experimental design
  • The ability to communicate results clearly and a focus on driving impact
  • Advantageous

  • Strong network and content knowledge in the local Fintech or Banking space
  • Interest in Open Banking
  • Experience working in B2B SaaS, API or Payments companies
  • Experience as a data scientist or engineer in building data infrastructure
  • Strong knowledge of customers and customer needs in various key markets - including South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, and Ghana
  • Strong understanding of developers and what makes a good developer experience
  • HQ and Remote Work

    Stitch HQ is in Cape Town, South Africa. Remote team members will have the opportunity to visit our beautiful city regularly.

    We work both in-person and remotely. and...team lunches every day! With friends, family, pets - everyone's invited!

    Culture & Values

    Stitch has a culture that emphasizes sustainable processes, kindness, and work-life balance. We value diversity in all its forms and believe that a broad range of lived experiences makes our team and product stronger.

    This is especially important to us as our leadership team includes diverse racial backgrounds and members of the LGBTQ+ community.

    Our Investors

    Stitch is a well-funded venture-backed startup. Our network of global investors include the co-founders of Venmo, Klarna and Flutterwave, and founding team members from Plaid and Revolut.

    Our network of investor funds include firstminute capital, Raba Partnership, CRE and Village Global, bringing backing from LPs such as Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Eric Schmidt and Jeff Bezos.

    This funding gives us the capital to make sure that all employees are empowered to do their jobs, and incorporates industry veterans who will help us grow and operate a multinational fintech startup.

    Developers!

    We care deeply about developer experience and aim to provide tools and systems that software engineers will rave about. The team has collectively had a great deal of experience building fintech and developer-facing products in Africa and other emerging markets.

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