Research Scientist

Posted on 10/24/2023



1,001-5,000 employees

AI-powered lending marketplace offering diverse loans

AI & Machine Learning
Data & Analytics
Financial Services


Remote in USA

Required Skills
  • Strong academic credentials with a master's degree in statistics, mathematics, economics, computer science, or other quantitative areas of study; Ph.D. preferred
  • Programming skills in Python
  • Full-stack expertise with all steps of the modeling process from ideation to productionalizing code; OR deep expertise in either statistical modeling or machine learning
  • Proficiency in a broad array of mathematical, statistical learning and machine learning concepts and applications
  • Knowledge of machine learning, pipelines and engineering architecture
  • Detailed understanding of building good technical solutions; ability to convert ideas into testable hypotheses and/or next steps
  • Ability to meet team standards with respect to quality and velocity with minimal help or direction from peers
  • For more complex tasks, ability to break down problems into smaller tasks, and use them to estimate the timeline of executing a larger initiative. Willingness to make the right tradeoffs when needed to deliver projects on time
  • Proactively communicate to stakeholders and teammates with ability to contextualize technical results
  • Ability to mentor junior teammates with interest in technical and/or people leadership is a plus
  • Strong sense of intellectual curiosity balanced with humility, drive and teamwork
  • Numerically-savvy and smart with ability to operate at a speedy pace
  • Enthusiasm for and alignment with Upstart’s mission and values
  • Enjoy a fast-paced environment with a focus on productionalizing, deploying and training machine learning models
  • Work alongside a talented team that values curiosity, humility, drive and teamwork

Upstart's main product is an AI lending marketplace that utilizes AI models and cloud applications to streamline the loan approval process, offering various loan options such as personal, automotive retail, refinance, and small-dollar "relief" loans.

Company Stage

Series D

Total Funding



San Mateo, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth