Senior Research Scientist
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours

1,001-5,000 employees

AI lending marketplace connecting consumers to banks
Company Overview
Upstart, a leading AI lending marketplace, offers a unique work environment that emphasizes digital-first operations, allowing employees to work from anywhere in the U.S. The company's AI models and cloud applications provide a competitive edge by enabling lenders to approve more borrowers at lower rates, resulting in an 80% instant approval rate. Upstart's commitment to improving credit accessibility, demonstrated through their diverse loan offerings, positions them as an industry leader in the financial technology sector.
AI & Machine Learning
Data & Analytics
Financial Services

Company Stage

Series D

Total Funding





San Mateo, California

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

Remote in USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Lab & Research
AI & Machine Learning
  • Strong academic credentials with a master's degree in statistics, mathematics, economics, computer science, or other quantitative areas of study; Ph.D. preferred
  • 3+ years of experience in machine learning or an adjacent field
  • 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
  • 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
  • Position Location - This role is available in the following locations: Columbus, Austin, San Mateo, or Remote
  • Time Zone Requirements - This team operates on either the East, Central, or West Coast time zones
  • Travel Requirements - This team has regular on-site collaboration sessions six times annually split between our San Mateo or Columbus office locations. If you need to travel to make these meetups, Upstart will cover all travel related expenses
Desired Qualifications
  • Ability to mentor junior teammates with interest in technical and/or people leadership is a plus