Data Scientist in a high growth FinTech company

Salary Competitive
Risika is a financial technology company founded in 2017 with a vision to challenge the long-lasting status quo in the financial risk management industry. Today, the CFO needs to be in the driver’s seat when it comes to translating internal and external data into solid decision-making using secure algorithms. Our team of experts within the fields of financial auditing, data science and computer science will make sure all solutions are customisable, automated and 100% reliable.

The job

Do you want to be part of a fast-growing tech startup? - where the ambition is to scale fast and expand all over Europe in the coming years?

We offer a job as a Data Scientist in a fast-paced, agile start-up environment where new ideas are discussed daily. The job is full time and salary is negotiable depending on your previous work and experience. You will be working together with our Chief Data Scientist and work closely together with our team of backend developers and data scientists. Your tasks will include:

  • Understand the data 

  • Feature engineering

  • Evaluate model performance

  • Improving our models: Scorecard models, neural networks, gradient boosting, and other statistical models

  • Running machine learning models in a production environment

  • Taking responsibility of models deployed in production (including troubleshooting and maintenance)

If you are a self-driven individual, we offer you a great opportunity to get responsibilities and the freedom to investigate new concepts and ideas.


Who are you?

  • Self-driven with a passion for programming, statistics and data

  • An honest, optimistic and positive mindset

  • Have a fundamental drive to learn new things and a strong focus on self-development

  • Want to automate yourself to avoid doing the same thing twice

  • Team-oriented and collaborative nature


Your experience

  • You have a master’s degree or PhD in computer science, statistics, physics, mathematics or equivalent

  • Experience with neural networks and other machine learning techniques

  • Experience with programming in Python and SQL

  • Experience with revision tools like Git or Subversion


Nice-to-have

  • Programming skills with R and other data visualization software

  • Experience with machine learning in production environments

  • Experience with SSH and Mac/Linux environments

  • Experience with Docker

We are a small and impactful team. Everyone needs to carry their weight, share best practices and take on team projects to make the entire organisation better. You must be able to remain focused in a whirlwind of different activities and interests. You must be coachable, able to implement feedback and stay dedicated to continuous self-improvement and change.


What we offer

  • Competitive compensation and benefits

  • Pension package and health insurance

  • Strong management team with diverse experience

  • Social activities, parties and excursions

  • Office in the center of Copenhagen with lunch, coffee, and snacks

  • Champagne Fridays

Contact Chief Data Scientist, Christoffer Ljørring if you have questions about the position.

Please also read our information letter regarding data processing from job applicants: https://risika.dk/jobs/

For more information or questions please contact us at cl@risika.dk

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Free lunch
Free lunch

Enjoy a free catered lunch with your colleagues, every day.

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

Social gatherings
Social gatherings

Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.

Free office snacks
Free office snacks

Peckish after lunch? We got your back with soft drinks, treats and fruit.

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Working at
Risika A/S

Risika is a financial technology company founded in 2017 with a vision to challenge the long-lasting status quo in the financial risk management industry. Today, the CFO needs to be in the driver’s seat when it comes to translating internal and external data into solid decision-making using secure algorithms. Our team of experts within the fields of financial auditing, data science and computer science will make sure all solutions are customisable, automated and 100% reliable.

Read more about Risika A/S

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