Company Description

Experian is the world’s leading global information services company, unlocking the power of data to create more opportunities for consumers, businesses, and society.  For five years in a row, we have been named in the Top 100 “World’s Most Innovative Companies” by Forbes Magazine.  Fueled by best-in-class data and innovative technology we help businesses and consumers make smarter decisions and create a better tomorrow.

Job Description

Experian is looking for a Lead Machine Learning Scientist with financial services experience, programming skills and Applied Machine Learning expertise to join their Experian Software Solutions Quantitative Analytics Team. In this role you will help lead the advancement of Experian Ascend, Experian’s latest industry disrupting innovation. This position will require you to design and collaborate with members across the Experian Software Solutions organization to deliver product innovations leveraging your unique knowledge and skill set in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in our Big Data Platform. You are required to use advanced programming and analytical skills to solve a variety of complex business problems across multiple industries and through all phases of the consumer credit lifecycle (prospecting, acquisition, portfolio management, and collections). Be ready to challenge yourself and likeminded professionals, to keep Experian on the leading edge of analytic innovation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the directing of collaborative efforts between Engineering and the Quantitative Analytics teams in the design and implementation of Machine Learning and AI application in a true big data environment.
  • Architect ML and AI solutions and assist in the agile management of projects to bring whiteboarding to reality.
  • Mentor Machine Learning Scientists in the best practices of data science and machine learning to ensure the successful career growth or your fellow Experian teammates.
  • Lead efforts in the development of automation into the Experian process allowing for Scientists and Engineers to focus their attention to thought provoking innovative initiatives rather than redundant tasks.
  • Research and integrate new data assets from disparate resources into Experian’s ML and AI platform.
  • Produce implementation plans and testing to support the implementation of decision internal as well as external analytic tools.
  • Bottom Line - Drive innovation in technology at Experian.


  • Masters or PhD required, preferably in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science or related field.
  • Minimum of 10 years related experience, preferably in Financial Services.
  • Strong knowledge of statistical analysis software / data analysis experience including data manipulation; preferably Python and R.
  • Proven track record for leading and executing complex modeling/machine learning projects and new product development from concept to final delivery.
  • Expert analytical skills to evaluate understand and interpret data.
  • Proven track record in applying traditional statistical methodology and learning algorithms including but not limited to; Neural Networks, Clustering, SVM, and Gradient Boosting.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate ideas and analysis results effectively both verbally and in writing to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Excellent communication, organization, interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects of significant complexity.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. Experian is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Our goal is to create a thriving, inclusive and diverse team where people love their work and love working together. We believe that diversity, equity and inclusion is essential to our purpose of creating a better tomorrow. We value the uniqueness of every individual and want you to bring your whole, authentic self to work. For us, this is The Power of YOU and it ensures that we live what we believe. 

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several U.S. geographic markets. The base pay range for this position is listed above.  Within this range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors such as job-related skills, experience and education.  This position is also eligible for a variable pay opportunity and a comprehensive benefits package which includes health, life and disability insurance, generous paid time off including paid parental and family care leave, an employee stock purchase plan and a 401(k) plan with a company match.

Experian is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We’re passionate about unlocking the power of data to transform lives and create opportunities for consumers, businesses, and society. For more than 125 years, we’ve helped people and economies flourish – and we’re not done.

We take our people’s agenda very seriously. We focus on what truly matters; diversity and inclusion, work/life balance, flexible working, development, collaboration, wellness, reward & recognition, volunteering, making an impact... the list goes on. See our DEI work in action!

The power of YOU. We are building a culture where everyone is comfortable bringing their whole self to work. A place where we not only respect our differences and values but celebrate them in a positive and supportive environment.

Find out what is like to work for Experian and discover the Unexpected!


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Job Overview
Job Posted:
11 months ago
Job Type
Full Time

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