We are looking for a

Group Head of Data Science

About the AvaFin Group

AvaFin is an established international Fintech group founded in 2012. We are leveraging a state-of-the-art financial solutions technology platform to offer convenient and transparent loan products to consumers across five diverse markets: Poland, Spain, Mexico, Czechia and Latvia. Holding prominent positions within each of these markets, our mission is to ensure financial accessibility while delivering exceptional services and maintaining a strong focus on long-term relationships and customer satisfaction.

About the role 

AvaFin is currently looking for a talented individual to join our international team as Head of Data Science within the Group Risk Hub. Reporting directly to our Chief Risk Officer, this role will involve shaping and executing a comprehensive data strategy crucial to achieving our company’s strategic objectives. You will be also responsible for maximizing the talents of the Data Science team and fostering an environment of growth and innovation.   

If you are passionate about driving innovation through data and are ready to lead change, we invite you to join our dynamic and forward-thinking Group Risk Hub. 

Your key role will be to
  • • Lead and manage a team of data scientists and analysts to deliver high-quality data-driven solutions and insights
  • • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify business needs, define analytics requirements, and provide actionable insights to support strategic decision-making
  • • Oversee the development, implementation, and optimization of machine learning models, predictive algorithms, and data-driven applications to enhance product and service offerings
  • • Guide and promote upskilling and knowledge sharing within the team, fostering the development of state-of-the-art AI/ML solutions, and keeping the team updated with industry trends.
  • • Mentor a team of Data Scientists, creating an environment that encourages innovation, collaboration, and a strong focus on value creation
  • • Collaborate with business, product, and engineering stakeholders to prioritize impactful work, ensuring that data science requirements are adequately considered
We will offer you
  • avafin-logo-pic Salary EUR 4500-6000 and yearly bonus
  • avafin-logo-pic Conferences and training
  • avafin-logo-pic Encouraging environment
  • avafin-logo-pic International exposure
  • avafin-logo-pic Meaningful projects
  • avafin-logo-pic Hybrid working and flexible hours
  • avafin-logo-pic Work-life balance
  • avafin-logo-pic Additional days off program
  • avafin-logo-pic Health insurance
  • avafin-logo-pic Modern office and free parking
  • avafin-logo-pic Occasional gifts
  • avafin-logo-pic Fun events and team buildings
  • avafin-logo-pic Supportive and friendly team
  • avafin-logo-pic Snacks and drinks
We expect from you
  • • 5+ years of progressive experience in a senior data science leadership role, demonstrating successful management of large-scale projects and teams
  • • At least MSc in a relevant scientific discipline such as Physics, Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics, or IT/informatics
  • • Proficiency in advanced machine learning techniques, statistical modeling, and predictive analytics, with a deep understanding of AI technologies and their practical applications
  • • Expertise in modern application and data stacks (Microservices, Event Streaming, Data Lakes, Container-orchestration) and ability to integrate these technologies into data science workflows
  • • In-depth knowledge of ETL processes, data warehousing, and data governance to ensure high-quality, clean, and accessible data for analysis
  • • Demonstrated ability to adapt and thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, promoting an agile and innovative data science culture
  • Riga
  • Hybrid
  • Full time
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