Head of Data

| Greater LA Area
At Aspiration, we created the category of sustainable, socially responsible retail consumer finance. We offer unique financial products to let people save, spend, and invest their money in ways that make them more financially secure and align with their personal values. Unlike other financial institutions, Aspiration is committed to building a relationship with our customers based on trust and aligning the customer’s success with our own. Aspiration has raised over $115M in funding to date, and is growing quickly.
As Head of Data, you’ll lead the entirety of the Data team at Aspiration, including strategy, execution and collaboration with other key teams. You will oversee data engineering, analytics and business intelligence, data science, and supporting a data-informed decision-making framework for the company. 
You have proven success in a fast-paced and demanding company. You love internalizing a vision of creating the world’s leading consumer finance brand, and seeing how a world class data team can make that a reality. You can help inspire and influence colleagues to use data to make better decisions, products and customer experiences. You are patient and love to teach others. You are a “data creative” and can work with business partners on ways to better use data to move the business forward. You also like to develop and lead others in a highly collaborative and service-minded team.

What You'll Do

  • Building a world-class multi-faceted data team that partners with the rest of the company
  • Building from an MVP data platform to a world-class data roadmap and lifecycle
  • Aligning with Engineering around data foundation investments, tools and systems
  • Developing a data science practice for modeling and predicting outcomes for the business
  • Providing leadership around analytics and business intelligence, and leading a team that serves in key business functions (Marketing, Product, Customer Support, Operations, Finance)
  • Laying out a plan to develop machine learning capabilities on a path toward artificial intelligence that better serves our customers
  • Working with leadership and the finance team on recommendations and guidance on the financial impact of various products and initiatives
  • Working with leadership, finance and growth and marketing to target resource allocation so target customers are successfully acquired, non-target customers minimized
  • Being the data representative to ensure adherence to information security and compliance requirements
  • Making effective and persuasive presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management and/or Aspiration’s board
  • Ad hoc projects and analysis as requested

What You'll Bring

  • Bachelor’s degree in in a technical discipline (Math, Computer Science, etc.); (Masters degree or Ph.D. preferred)
  • Prior experience as data team leader, and ideally as a data scientist and/or machine learning engineer
  • Strong knowledge of data science, machine learning, business intelligence and core business fundamentals
  • Strong mathematical knowledge and demonstrated usage in complex business environments
  • 7+ years in critical data and data team management roles in high growth companies
  • Attention to detail and desire to have accurate, timely and meaningful reporting
  • Amazing communication skills to translate data into opportunities for action and improvement across the business
  • Experience with market-leading data analysis, databases and other key data platforms and tools
  • Some understanding of the FinTech landscape, experience in financial services industry

What You'll Get

  • Making an impact for a company with a mission of transforming the financial industry and the lives of millions
  • People - the best part of Aspiration 
  • Competitive salary and equity incentives
  • Robust healthcare plans, 401K and unlimited vacation time
  • Dog-friendly office in beautiful Marina del Rey with an in-office gym
  • Diverse & inclusive culture
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We're located in Marina Del Rey, steps from bars, shops, and restaurants. On Fridays there's a local farmer's market right on our block!

An Insider's view of Aspiration

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Aspiration has some of the smartest, most hard-working, and fun people I have ever worked with. The vibe is very fast-paced and exciting, and management is good at adjusting to different people’s work styles, allowing employees to work remotely and even bring their pups in on Fridays.


Data Analyst

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

We use cutting edge technology to solve both dated financial problems and problems that impact our environment. Aspiration is unique in that we are a financial firm focused on environmentalism while putting people before profits. For every solution we have to a banking problem, we're challenged with having an equal or greater impact on the world.


Product Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

I joined Aspiration as an Account Manager. Now, I manage an affiliate program of 80+ accounts and support our direct media partners. In 1 year, I've grown beyond my own expectations. From leading a large product implementation to planning off-site activation events, my need of not being in a complacent position has been met from the moment I joined


Affiliate Manager

What are Aspiration Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Aspiration has participated in several volunteering activities, including Heal the Bay beach clean ups, LA Tech Gives Back beautification projects, and card making for Children's Hospital of LA.
Partners with Nonprofits
Aspiration partners with Accion, a nonprofit specializing in microloans. We give 10% of every dollar we earn to low-income Americans, funding up to $5,000 per person to jumpstart new businesses.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Aspiration has a communication committee that works to organize all-hands meetings, lunch and learns, and team-building events.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Aspiration employees can contribute up to $2600 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 60% of annual salary up to the maximum plan limit for up to 13 weeks.
Dental Benefits
Our dental plan covers 90% of premiums.
Vision Benefits
Aspiration covers 90% of premiums for vision coverage.
Health Insurance Benefits
Aspiration's health insurance policy covers 90% of medical premiums.
Life Insurance
Aspiration pays for basic life insurance coverage valued at $20,000 Basic Life & AD&D.
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Stock options are available to fulltime employees
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Aspiration provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
We offer employees Free on-site garage parking.
Pet Friendly
Aspiration's pet policy is Occasional bring your pet to work days.
Relocation Assistance
Our relocation assistance plan offers a maximum reimbursement of $5000.
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Aspiration hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
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