We’re helping a rapidly growing fintech startup build out their data science capabilities. One of the roles they’ve asked us to help fill is this Head of Data Science. Because the company’s business plan is built on understanding their customers and their data, this role is central to the organization’s success. 

This company grew from 60 to 100 employees last year... during the pandemic! They're on a steep upward trajectory. Can you help them achieve their goal of making their digital banking and lending platform a core tool that helps everyone make financial progress? If so, please submit your resume and fill out our questionnaire ASAP!

THE WORK:  This is a beefy and critical role that will require you to contribute in a number of ways, including:

  • Overseeing a team of data scientists, and expanding that team further
  • Developing the company’s strategic roadmap for machine learning and data science 
  • Doing actual hands-on data science tasks

LOCATION: This client is located in New York City. While they’d prefer that their Head of Data Science work from Manhattan, they realize that this is a hard role to fill and are willing to consider strong remote candidates.

MODE: Permanent

REQUIRED: Applicants must possess the following:

  • Strong knowledge of data science concepts
  • Significant hands-on experience with data science technologies (Python, R, SAS, etc.)
  • A record of having built a data science strategy
  • Experience leading a data science team
  • A knowledge of SQL sufficient to query a variety of data stores
  • Some exposure to big data technologies (Hadoop, Spark)
  • Some exposure to cloud computing platforms (AWS, GCP, Azure)
  • A graduate degree in a technical discipline

DESIRED: In addition, it would be great if you had some background in the finance, technology, or financial technology industries   

COMPENSATION: Our client knows that people like this are unique and they’re willing to pay what’s required for the strongest candidates. They are, therefore, budgeting this role at a base salary of $200k to $250k per year + bonuses + a very generous benefit package.

INTERESTED? If you're interested and have the skills, we'd love to hear from you. Please answer our questionnaire and submit your resume right away! Thanks!   


  • This role is open to citizens as well as US-based resident aliens.
  • Dataspace performs background and drug screens on accepted candidates prior to their employment or contract start dates.

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