About Stori

Stori is a fast-growing, venture-backed financial technology company, on a mission to democratize credit access for 400 million underbanked LatAm consumers. Stori currently operates in Mexico and has a global team with offices in Arlington Virginia, Mexico City, and Asia. We have quickly made our mark as one of the top digital banks in Mexico with more than two million applicants for our credit card product since launching.

Stori is one of the top-funded startups in the region with US$250 million raised to date. We are backed by top global venture capital funds, such as GGV Capital, GIC, Lightspeed Venture Partners, General Catalyst, Goodwater Capital, Mexico’s Tresalia Capital, Vision Plus Capital, BAI Capital and Source Code Capital; who have successfully invested in startups such as Affirm, Airbnb, Alibaba, Stripe, and TikTok.

Stori has a standout founder team among fintechs, leveraging 100+ years of accumulated experience in consumer finance, banking and technology across Mastercard, Intel, Capital One, Morgan Stanley, GE Capital, and HSBC in the U.S., Mexico and Asia. The team has launched and managed many multi-million-customer credit card products globally, providing a wide breadth of experience and knowledge to our team.

We welcome diversity of background, experience and thinking. Storians are passionate about our mission and take pride in the products we build. Our culture thrives off of a flat structure and an inclusive environment where all of our employees can be their authentic selves, with boundless opportunities for professional growth.

The Role: 

As the Director of Data Science at Stori, you will play a pivotal role in shaping and driving the data science strategy to align with and enhance our business objectives. This position is designed for a visionary leader who can bridge the gap between advanced data science techniques and practical business applications, ensuring that data-driven insights translate into tangible business outcomes. Your work will be crucial in transforming data into actionable strategies that drive growth, efficiency, and competitive advantage.

Main responsibilities:

  • Strategic Business Integration:
    • Develop and implement a data science strategy that aligns with the company's business goals.
    • Identify opportunities where data science can enhance business decision-making, efficiency, and profitability.
  • Leadership and Team Management:
    • Lead and mentor a team of data scientists and analysts, fostering a culture of innovation and continuous learning.
    • Ensure the team is equipped with the necessary tools and knowledge to apply data science methods effectively in a business context.
  • Business Solutions and Model Deployment:
    • Collaborate with business leaders to understand their challenges and design data science solutions that address these needs.
    • Oversee the deployment of machine learning models and ensure they are integrated into business processes to deliver measurable results.
  • Performance Measurement:
    • Establish and monitor KPIs to measure the effectiveness and ROI of data science initiatives.
    • Use data-driven insights to recommend adjustments and improvements to business strategies.
  • Cross-functional Collaboration:
    • Work closely with product, engineering, credit, and operations teams to ensure data science models are aligned with overall business strategies.
    • Facilitate communication between technical teams and business stakeholders to ensure mutual understanding and effective implementation of data solutions.
  • Innovation and Best Practices:
    • Stay updated with the latest advancements in data science and AI.
    • Promote adopting best practices in data science methodologies and tools to continuously improve the quality and impact of the data science team’s work.

What we are looking for:

  • Educational Background:
    • Advanced degree (Master's or Ph.D.) in Data Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, or a related field.

Experience:

  • Professional Experience:
    • Extensive experience (typically 10+ years) in data science or a related field, with significant experience in a leadership role.
    • Proven track record of applying data science techniques to solve real-world business problems and drive business outcomes.

Skills and attitudes

  • Technical Skills:
    • Strong proficiency in statistical modeling, machine learning, and data mining.
    • Expertise in programming languages such as Python, R, and SQL, and experience with big data technologies like Databricks and Spark.
  • Business Acumen:
    • Deep understanding of business processes and the ability to translate complex data insights into actionable business strategies.
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a focus on practical business applications.
  • Communication and Collaboration:
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to convey complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
    • Proven ability to work collaboratively in cross-functional teams and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

 

What we offer

  • Make a positive impact on the lives of our customers via financial inclusion
  • Professional development opportunities 
  • International exposure & work experience
  • Company swag
  • Legally required benefits

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