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About the Role

The (Senior) Statistician/Data Scientist will report to the Senior Manager/Director of Decision Science. Responsibilities will include development of statistical and machine learning models to support multiple business functions; collaboration with operations analysts as they specify and validate collections strategies; maintaining collections forecasts; and revising and improving our predictive models. This position will act as a Decision Science lead for partnerships across the organization to direct the development and implementation of score-based and logic-based collections practices. The person in this role should be comfortable discussing the academic merits of a statistical approach or the ways in which a forecasting model will impact a business channel’s revenue and cost expectations.

  • Work cross functionally collecting, organizing, and analyzing a wide variety of data to engineer new features to support modeling and operational work and to enhance current models.
  • Partner with manager to act as statistical consultant to colleagues across Encore around both business and experimental analytics.
  • Providing high-quality, independent statistical model development for operational and experimental projects


  • Master or Advanced; PhD degree in mathematics or a quantitative science with substantial coursework in statistics/machine learning.
  • 0-2 years’ experience in an analytical role.  Familiarity with Python, R, SAS (or similar statistical computing language).  Proficiency with MS Office.


  • Experience in a cloud computing environment. 
  • Understanding of Discounted Cash Flow concepts. 
  • Experience developing and implementing predictive models for business use.  Experience with text mining. 
  • Ability to convey technical information to non-technical audiences.