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Brex // corporate card for startups
New York City, United States    Posted: Thursday, November 28, 2019
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Brex is building the new global standard for financial services, starting with corporate cards. We are designing the product from first principles, enabling us to have unparalleled features & a seamless, modern experience for our customers. With backing from top venture firms & industry veterans such as Peter Thiel & Max Levchin, Brex is one of the fastest-growing startups to date, & were looking for someone to help scale the company with incredible people across the board. As a data science lead in Risk, you will lead a growing team of data scientists & develop our underwriting models & fraud detection models. Based in San Francisco, our team is committed to creating a driven & diverse company with ambitious people from wide-ranging backgrounds.

The Risk team works with Credit & Fraud teams at Brex & owns the underwriting & fraud models. We are searching for a strong tech lead to manage a group of data scientists & drive the direction of risk modeling at Brex. You should be excellent cross-functionally, have a head for strategy & have a history of taking high-visibility projects across the finish line. Most importantly, you should be enthusiastic about working with a variety of backgrounds, roles, & needs.


  • Drive & execute the underwriting & fraud modeling strategy of Brex.
  • Build & promote a strong data-informed culture throughout the company.
  • Work cross-functionally to ship models from inception to production.
  • Devise highly efficient, human-in-the-loop systems using machine learning & in-house tooling
  • Recruit great data scientists from varying backgrounds like analytics, risk & product.
  • Empower the team to achieve a high level of technical productivity, reliability & simplicity.

What We Value:

  • Having a track record of building & leading successful teams in a branch of data science, preferably in a financial risk function
  • History of delivering high impact projects with stringent product requirements
  • Experience working in a high-growth environment, recruiting extraordinary people from different backgrounds.
  • Deep sense of ownership of an entire problem-space, from modeling to processes & tooling.
  • Ability to flourish with an increased level of autonomy & responsibility.
  • Excellent communication & effective teamwork with engineers, product managers, business stakeholders & finance teams.
  • Pride in working on projects to successful completion, involving a wide variety of technologies, systems & modeling techniques.
  • Holding yourself & others to a high bar when working with production systems.
  • Thriving in a collaborative environment, filled with a diverse group of people with different expertise & backgrounds (we currently have around 30 nationalities represented, with more than the company working in a country different from the one they grew up in).

Data at Brex:

  • Product is a highly collaborative initiative across multiple teams. Data scientists are expected to understand the business & have input towards our long term vision.
  • We believe in two equal track career growths between senior individual contributors & managers. We want people to contribute where they feel most impactful.
  • We believe in small, accountable & autonomous teams of amazing people, eager to learn, teach & constantly improve our way of working.
  • People have a strong sense of ownership & accountability for what theyre building. What we build today will be the foundation for dozens of other systems in the future.
  • We are very frank on discussing technical matters. If one disagrees with how things are being done, we encourage them to speak up & help us get to the truth faster.

Does Brex sound like home? We'd love to meet you! Please share with us details of what you've worked on & what matters to you (personally & from a technical standpoint). Don't worry too much about your resum. Be genuine, not official.

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