Capital One Sr. Machine Learning Scientist in Plano, Texas

Plano 7 (31067), United States of America, Plano, Texas

At Capital One, we’re building a leading information-based technology company. Still founder-led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard Fairbank, Capital One is on a mission to help our customers succeed by bringing ingenuity, simplicity, and humanity to banking. We measure our efforts by the success our customers enjoy and the advocacy they exhibit. We are succeeding because they are succeeding.

Guided by our shared values, we thrive in an environment where collaboration and openness are valued. We believe that innovation is powered by perspective and that teamwork and respect for each other lead to superior results. We elevate each other and obsess about doing the right thing. Our associates serve with humility and a deep respect for their responsibility in helping our customers achieve their goals and realize their dreams. Together, we are on a quest to change banking for good.

Sr. Machine Learning Scientist

At Capital One, data is at the center of everything we do. When we launched as a startup we disrupted the credit card industry by individually personalizing every credit card offer using statistical modeling and the relational database, cutting edge technology in 1988! Fast-forward a few years, and this little innovation and our passion for data has skyrocketed us to a Fortune 200 company and a leader in the world of data-driven decision-making. We intend on repeating history and enabling the next wave of disruption in financial services leveraging AI and Machine Learning.

Department Summary:

Here in Plano, TX we are supporting our Financial Services division by using Machine Learning and AI to power signature consumer products and services that make searching, financing and re-financing their next car easier and fun!

Role Summary:

As a Machine Learning Scientist at Capital One, you’ll be part of a team that’s leading the next wave of disruption at a whole new scale, using the latest in AI and Machine Learning and operating across massive datasets to unlock the big opportunities that help everyday people save money, time and difficulty in their auto buying and financing experience.

On any given day you’ll be:

  • Collaborating with a diverse set of partners and stakeholders from data science, business analysis, software engineering, product management, marketing and operations.

  • Designing, implementing and tuning deep learning models to enable large scale computer vision and image recognition capabilities enabling visual searches

  • Building models powering product recommenders for our car search service

  • Implementing deep reinforcement learning to help optimize marketing campaigns and consumer web/mobile experiences

  • Leveraging natural language processing to extract insights from massive amounts of unstructured data like agent notes and call center conversations

  • Making build vs use decisions on variety of open source products/implementations in AI/ML Space

The Ideal Candidate will be:

  • Technical: You have hands-on experience developing AI and Machine Learning solutions, from concept to production, and selecting the right algorithm/approach for the job at hand. You are familiar with available open source AI/ML platforms, especially in deep learning/neural network space and comfortable working in cloud environments.

  • Academically sound: Still remember your foundational computer science theory and statistics curriculum. Those good old courses in Data Structures, Design of Algorithms, Automata Theory, Optimization Methods, Statistical Modeling, Linear Algebra….do not scare you

  • Innovative: You continually research and evaluate emerging trends in ML/AI space. You stay current on published state-of-the-art ML methods, technologies, and frameworks. You ask why, explore and openly share your disruptive ideas.

  • Business Friendly: You can analyze customer needs, cut through ambiguity and propose analytical solutions that drive towards impactful business outcomes.

Twenty-five years after Capital One was started it’s still led by its founder. Be ready to join a fun group of super smart folks, who see the customer first, and want to use their machine learning skills to make a difference.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science plus 2 years of experience in data analytics, or Master’s Degree, or PhD

  • At least 2 years programming experience in one or more of the following: Python, Scala, C/C++, R

  • At least 1 year experience building Machine Learning solutions over open source platforms (like TensorFlow, Keras, PyTorch, CNTK, Caffe, DSSTNE….)

  • At least 1 year experience designing and developing enterprise-scale ML solutions in one or more of: Computer Vision/Image Recognition, Product Recommendation System, Personalization, NLP, Clickstream Analytics, Marketing Response Models

  • At least 1 year experience evaluating and leveraging various deep learning approaches or Neural Network architectures (CNNs, RNNs…)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science or a quantitative field with Machine Learning research focus

  • Academic thesis/published papers in ML space or robust public source code repository with ML solution(s)

  • Presentations or publications at top-tier AI/Machine Learning conferences

  • Open source contributions in ML space

  • Prior experience supporting consumer products/services or marketing applications

  • Comfortable working in cloud environment

Capital One will consider sponsoring a new qualified applicant for employment authorization for this position.