Analytic Scientist
FICO 39 reviews - San Rafael, CA

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"As part of a team, the chosen candidate will participate in designing, developing, and deploying state-of-the-art, data-driven predictive models to solve business problems (especially related to collections and recovery solutions) using the latest technologies in data mining, statistical modeling, pattern recognition, and performance inference." comment from Director Analytic Science.

Main responsibilities include:
*Data analysis: Perform data clean-up and basic statistical analyses and develop an in-depth understanding of large datasets; modify and use various techniques for filtering, pattern identification, feature (variable) extraction, and feature selection.
*Algorithms and modeling techniques: Experiment with different types of algorithms and modeling techniques; develop prototypes of promising methods and conduct performance studies; create commercial-quality implementations of algorithms and techniques for use in analysis and production.
*Prepare model reports for communication with internal and external clients; participate in pre-sales meetings and calls; and provide post-implementation product support.

Requires a Master's of Science Degree or a Ph.D. in a science, engineering, mathematics, statistics, or computer science field.

Industry or academic experience required in predictive modeling and data mining. Experience will include employing performance inference, mathematical/statistical modeling, pattern recognition, or data mining/data analysis on real world problems involving large data sets. Prior collections and/or small business analytic experience is a plus.

Familiarity with UNIX and at least one major programming language such as C, Java, or SAS. Java preferred.

Strong problem solving and analytical ability. Excellent communication skills. A statistical thinker and quick learner. Team oriented and at the same time able to work independently with minimum direction.

Why make a move to FICO?

Our success is founded on really talented people – just like you – who enjoy:

Innovation – change the game for us and for our clients around the world

Teamwork – lead and learn from the very best in your field

High Performance – challenge yourself and reap the rewards of delivering results

Opportunity – grow with a global company that develops talent

FICO™ (NYSE: FICO) delivers superior predictive analytics that drive smarter decisions. Our groundbreaking use of mathematics to predict consumer behavior has transformed entire industries and revolutionized the way risk is managed and products are marketed. FICO's innovative solutions include the FICO(R) Score - the standard measure of consumer credit risk in the United States - along with industry-leading solutions for managing credit accounts, identifying and minimizing the impact of fraud, and customizing consumer offers with pinpoint accuracy. Most of the world's top banks, as well as leading insurers, retailers, pharma businesses and government agencies rely on FICO solutions to accelerate growth, control risk, boost profits, and meet regulatory and competitive demands. FICO also helps millions of individuals manage their personal credit health through Learn more about FICO at

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At FICO, you can advance your career within one of the fastest-growing fields in technology today - analytics. With our industry leading...