Business Analyst

| Los Angeles

Description

In this role, the Business Analyst will work with the entire Zest client engagement team, including world class modelers, product management leadership, and engineers, to showcase the compelling business value our machine learning expertise brings to our high profile clients. The Business Analyst will have the opportunity to build client-facing skills while becoming an expert on the application of machine learning to credit-specific business problems.

In this role you will:

  • Drive analytical projects to help our clients optimize financial product design and credit policy
  • Drive strategic insights to deliver business value to clients
  • Work closely with our team of data scientists who build machine learning models; analyze those models for risk, scalability, and performance against business goals
  • Coordinate across functions of the business to extract insights from our client engagements and drive the ZAML product development feedback loop

We are looking for:

  • For this role, raw talent & horsepower matter more than experience
  • Bachelor's Degree in analytical/quantitative field (Economics, CS, Philosophy, Engineering, Math) from a highly competitive school. MBA preferred
  • 2-4 years of experience in complex, data-driven problem solving
  • 2-4 years of experience in tactical problem solving. Experience implementing large projects preferred
  • Top 1% quantitative analytics skills
  • Strong interpersonal, leadership, and communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment

Perks and benefits:

  • People – the best part of Zest
  • Competitive salary and equity grants
  • Robust healthcare plans, matching 401K and unlimited vacation time
  • Dog friendly office with lounge areas, video games and gigantic jigsaw puzzles
  • On-site gym with employee run fitness classes
  • Generous family leave policy (6 month maternity leave/3 month paternity leave)
  • Tuition reimbursement, conference allowance and Zest talks
  • Complimentary massages, manicures, pedicures and more
  • Daily catered lunches from LA’s best restaurants and fully stocked kitchen

About ZestFinance:

ZestFinance, Inc. applies its unique credit-decisioning technology platform — based on data science and machine learning — to help lenders effectively predict credit risk so they can increase revenues, reduce risk and ensure compliance. ZestFinance was founded in 2009 by Douglas Merrill and a team of former Google employees with the mission of making fair and transparent credit available to everyone.

We are committed to diversity in hiring, professional development, and everyday discussion.  Zest is determined to hire crazy smart people who are different from each other to create broad thinking, lots of different ideas, and by extension, the best team possible.

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Location

The office has lots of great fun after work activities, such as bars, escape room games, and an indie theater.
1377 N. Serrano Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027

Insider's spotlight

What's something quirky about your company?

All of our conference rooms are named after famous 80's bands and have the records on the door to help us keep them straight! Our benefits rooms features hair metal band Poison, our main boardroom is Iron Maiden, and my favorite conference room is Devo.

Lucy

Executive Assistant

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Some of the best ideas for my team have come from family style lunches with a random group of coworkers. Our open office space allows unfettered access to everyone in the company, and when you couple that with reasonable confidence that you’re surely not the smartest person within earshot, cross-functional collaboration at Zest is just status quo.

Jose

Business Operations Associate

What makes someone successful on your team?

A successful Business Analyst at ZestFinance embraces new and challenging problems, takes ownership of driving a team to develop data-driven, rigorous solutions, and clearly communicates those solutions to a variety of stakeholders. And they do all of that while never taking themselves too seriously and remembering to have a good time!

Leland

Lead Business Analyst

The first step is to create a safe space where they feel that they can give voice to ideas and get feedback. So I try to encourage openness and I try to show my team that their input is valued. When people know that they can share their ideas, and that behavior is rewarded and reinforced, they’re more likely to be thoughtful and creative.

Jay

CTO

I love working in a talented team with individuals from a variety of backgrounds. Across the board, we have expertise in a comprehensive set of data science problems, and our ever-growing aptitude in predictive modeling enables and encourages senior management to pursue novel, challenging goals. It’s thrilling to see such direct impact of my work.

Ozan

Data Scientist

Perks of working here

401(K) Matching
401(K)
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Equity
Company Outings
Conferences & Training
Daily Meals Provided
Dental
Flex Work Hours
Game Room
Generous PTO
Happy Hours
Health Benefits
Onsite Gym
Generous Parental Leave
Parking
Pet Friendly Office
Recreational Clubs
Some Meals Provided
Stocked Kitchen
Tuition Reimbursement
Unlimited PTO
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