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Provides next generation mobile banking and financial services to the Brazilian market.

Data Scientist
Sao Paulo, BR
Job Description / Skills Required

At Nubank, we don’t shy away from using the latest and greatest machine learning algorithms and techniques; in fact, we encourage them. We have a rich dataset with natural language text, images, graphs, and much more, as well as more traditional sources of financial data. We also have an almost endless set of models to build, including everything from credit scoring to text tagging. Below are just a few of the problems a Nubank data scientist might solve:

Create thousands of new predictive variables using your intuition, sociological insight and automation techniques

Discover and evaluate the usefulness of new data sources

Automate the creation of hundreds of different machine learning models

Find the most profitable people to market credit cards to

Underwrite and assign spending limits to credit card applicants

Thwart identity theft and credit card transaction fraud


You will fit well if

You are ambitious and razor sharp with tremendous potential

You have a rigorous quantitative bent to your work

You have a burning desire to use data and analysis to change the financial services world

You like finding new, better solutions to “solved problems”

You learn fast and easily adapt to changing situations and priorities

We are excited to meet people with various areas of expertise (both experienced and college seniors) – there is no single ideal profile. We believe there is room for very diverse skill sets to add value.

You will experience an early stage startup culture in a truly diverse and international environment. We believe in good team chemistry, flat hierarchy, enthusiasm for creating things, and our surprising capacity to learn new things when we stay humble and open-minded. A quantitative academic background with advanced degrees and English language proficiency are helpful.

Desired skills and experience

We are excited to meet data scientists with various areas of experience – there is no single ideal profile. We believe there is room for very diverse skill sets to add value:

3+ years of relevant professional or academic experience in a highly quantitative field (e.g. statistics, computer science, mathematics, physics, genetics, econometrics, biostatistics)


Multiple notable finishes in machine learning competitions

Experience working with languages that support statistical learning (e.g. Python, R, Scala)

An advanced ability to work on distributed cloud platforms and interact with databases


Competitive compensation package including opportunity to earn equity ownership in Nubank

Health, dental and life insurance

Meal allowance (“vale refeição”)

Transportation voucher (Vale Transporte)

Casual and international environment

Cool office with a great location)

Flexibility to choose your own custom setup (computer, monitors, OS etc.)