Create the model that transforms the mortgage industry

Want to infuse a $20B sector of the insurance and real estate industry with predictive analytics and a tech-forward customer experience? Yearning for a startup culture within a profitable nationwide company? Join States Title and send an entirely new type of real estate model into the wild.

Every mortgage or refinance transaction requires our product: title and escrow. Title insurance protects banks and homeowners against financially irresponsible actors or legal issues that cloud their rights; escrow makes sure the right people get paid at the end of the day.

In an uncertain real estate market, lenders, banks and realtors are dying to know how to boost their margins. They are switching their customers to States Title because our data science algorithms, streamlined deal closing technologies, and overall product experience is leaps and bounds above what they’re used to in terms of speed and value in title and escrow.

Our streamlined algorithms have revolutionized the title and escrow process and allowed us to scale rapidly: we closed our acquisition of North American Title Company in early 2019 to go from startup to #8 in the country. With a broader nationwide footprint and a huge data set for machine learning, we are poised to transform this industry. We will repurpose the billions wasted in rote, manual tasks to make homeownership easier and less risky, helping people invest time and money into more meaningful parts of their lives.

We're hiring a hands-on Senior Manager to lead our underwriting team

We're seeking an outstanding Senior Manager of data science (or decision science) to take the lead on improving and expanding our core, patented, industry-shaking underwriting systems. The ideal candidate is someone who is excited about dividing their time as follows: code development/review (40%), strategic and customer-facing planning with the executive team (30%), and management of a small team of data scientist individual contributors (30%). Read our blog post on our full-stack data scientist philosophy and how small, high velocity teams have delivered for us. You will be freed of bureaucracy and "managing managers"; you will be both a people leader, and in the weeds; accountable for extending existing stable predictive models, as well as launching new ones, in 2020.

As a data science leader at States Title, you'll take part in a fun and respectful corporate atmosphere. You'll interact frequently with an executive team that has significant accomplishments at PayPal, Oracle, McKinsey, and Capital One behind them. Much more than a model builder, you'll talk directly with VP+ customers and stakeholders, vet and negotiate deals with vendors, recommend strategies to change the direction of the company, and discuss data stewardship and model governance with deep legal minds in the public and private sectors, including regulators.

We're proud of the sophisticated data ingestion process we have built, as well as the multi-model ecosystem that has been in production since 2018, with its parts working together to orchestrate an instant insurance decision in a robust, well-managed, and well-tested way. We have high expectations of communication, accountability, and mathematical rigor, and are looking for those who would be inspired and stimulated in such an environment.

Do you have what it takes?

  • More than 5 years of relevant experience in data science:

    • Fintech: you've built credit risk, fraud, or insurance models or algorithms and worked with engineering teams to deploy them

    • Academia: you've used real-world data to publish highly cited peer-reviewed journal articles on prediction or inference using open source tools

    • Series A and Series B start-up environments: you've served a catch-all analytics role doing everything from data cleaning to SQL joins to building predictive models

  • Strengths aligned with our needs

    • Can you inspire confidence in non-DS stakeholders and regulators?

    • Does your team look forward to coming in to work to collaborate with you every day?

    • Can you explain how to build a random forest without making reference to code?

    • When out-of-the-box regression on a continuous target isn't good enough, can you come up with a customized loss function for the problem?

    • Does Engineering praise the quality of your code?

We'd like to help you do the best work of your life

We believe the most valuable investment we can make — and the greatest boost we can give your career — is an exceptional team of colleagues who are passionate about what we are doing.

We currently offer the following benefits and will continually evolve them with the goal of efficiently attracting, retaining, and leveraging the very highest quality talent.

  • Our passionate, capable team will always be our #1 benefit

    • We are proud of the team we have built so far, and we are excited about the team we have yet to add

    • Learn something new every day

    • Get more done than you would anywhere else

  • Competitive salaries and stock option grants: base salary range starts at $250,000 and bonus/equity exists on top of that.

  • Health, dental, and vision benefits for you and your family

  • Flexible work hours

  • Unlimited vacation policy

  • A modern, dynamic 401(k) plan

  • Wellness benefits (Health FSA)

  • Commuter benefits (Transit FSA)

We believe in Equal Opportunity

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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