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Senior Data Scientist- Risk Analytics


Remote worldwide

JST (–5/+5 h)

Posted 2 months ago

Paidy’s Risk & Analytics team is currently looking for an experienced data scientist to improve its ability to support the growing business, and manage credit risk within the portfolio

Tech stack

  • Scala

About Paidy Inc. 

Paidy is Japan's pioneer and leading BNPL service with the mission to spread trust through society and to give people room to dream.

Paidy offers instant, monthly-consolidated credit to consumers by removing hassles from payment and purchase experiences. Paidy uses proprietary models and machine learning to underwrite transactions in seconds and guarantee payments to merchants. Paidy increases revenue for merchants by reducing the number of incomplete transactions, increasing conversion rates, boosting average order values, and facilitating repeat purchases from consumers.

Paidy has reached an agreement to join PayPal, the global payments company. Paidy will continue to operate its existing business, maintain its brand and support a wide variety of consumer wallets and marketplaces by providing convenient and innovative services.

Paidy continues to innovate to make shopping easier and more fun both online and offline. For more information, please visit http://www.paidy.com.

Position Overview

Paidy is a fast-growing international start-up revolutionizing online payments in Japan. Paidy’s Risk & Analytics team supports decision-making and operations in all parts of Paidy’s business through data analytics and developing new risk models and tools to reduce the company’s credit and fraud risk. Paidy’s Risk & Analytics team is currently looking for an experienced data scientist to improve its ability to support the growing business, and manage credit risk within the portfolio. New joiners will have the opportunity to work on a broad range of tasks with industry and technical experts, learn new technical skills, and gain a deep understanding of the drivers of the afterpay industry. To be a successful member of the team, you should be highly adaptable, excited to learn about diverse parts of Paidy’s operations, and eager to champion the use of data-driven business strategy.

Key Role and Responsibilities 

  • Work with stakeholders across Paidy to understand how their part of the business works and how data analytics can be used to support their efforts
  • Understand credit and fraud risk trends that may impact Paidy’s profitability
  • Analyse transactional data to gather insights about the performance of different Paidy products
  • Apply data analytics knowledge to optimise and develop new credit policy to effectively manage credit risk
  • Maintain and develop tools used for credit risk policy setting
  • Act as a consultant to other teams
  • Other duties as needed or required

Paidy team will ask about your user experiences with Paidy Apps during the interview. Please download Paidy App and try it out!

- iOS: https://apps.apple.com/jp/app/paidy/id1220373112

- Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.paidy.paidy&hl=en&gl=US

For those who are not able to download Paidy App, due to the regional restrictions, please be advised that you download the similar App, such as Klarna, Afterpay, Affirm and so forth, and come up with your opinions on these applications and services.

Skills and Requirements 

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher, preferably in a quantitative field, or equivalent experience
  • Basic SQL / Python / R or similar coding experience is preferred
  • Familiarity with AWS / Github is advantageous
  • Business English is required, Japanese skills are a strong advantage
  • 3 – 6 years work experience in credit risk analytics
  • Most importantly, we are looking for a smart person eager to take responsibility and learn

What We Offer You

  • Diversified team with 150+ colleagues from 30+ countries
  • Exciting work opportunities in a rapid-growing organization
  • Cross-functional collaboration ● Flexible work-from-home arrangement
  • Competitive salary and benefits

Paidy Values

  • Be a winner / 勝ちにこだわる
  • Beat expectations / 常に期待値を超える
  • Display surprising speed / 人をスピードで驚かす
  • Embrace risk / リスクを恐れない Own it and deliver / 結果を出す
  • Commit to what, when and how to deliver/ 目的・やり方・期限にコミットする。
  • Own the actions to deliver / 結果のためのアクションにこだわる
  • Embrace conflict when needed to deliver results / 必要なら対立・衝突も恐れない Play an integral role / 大切なピースになる
  • Make an irreplaceable contribution to our business / 替えの効かない貢献をする
  • Embrace and bridge differences in language and culture / 皆が言語と文化の架 け橋になる
  • Raise the bar / スタンダードを上げ続ける


¥9M - 11M

Contract type

Full time

Visa sponsorship

Not provided

Benefits & perks

  • Pension Contributions

  • Diverse Management Team

  • Japanese Speaking Lessons

  • 2 months relocation/housing

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