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VIA SMS Group is an alternative financial services company with operations in Europe and Asia. In addition to its international operations, the Group has developed into a flexible fintech company that offers easy-to-understand financial solutions under various brand names. As consumer lending with brand VIASMS.lv in Latvia and similar brands in other countries remains the core business of VIA SMS Group, the company has successfully expanded other fields of alternative finance by developing such brands as VIAINVEST, an investment brokerage firm under the supervision of Latvijas Banka that provides private investors with lucrative opportunities to invest in securities backed by loans from non-banking lenders for consumers and businesses. The company’s headquarters are in Riga, Latvia. Find out more about the company at www.viasmsgroup.com.

Considering the fast-growing business, we are looking for a person who loves numbers and is a situation solver to join our professional team and fill the Data Scientist position within our Data Department.

What you will do:
  • Maintain the existing company’s decision engine and drive its further development
  • Manage Model deployment and maintain post implementation verifications and bug fixing
  • Assist in the development of risk-based models and stress-testing, with potential for growth into a data scientist role, mastering advanced analytics and machine learning
  • Participate in the company’s data warehouse development process
  • Contribute to business continuity and recovery planning
  • Prepare and deliver various reports to support decision-making
Your experience:
  • Higher education in Mathematics, Physics, Finance, or Information Technologies
  • Proficiency in SQL and at least one programming language (R, Python, Matlab), with a preference for R
  • At least two years of experience in credit risks, with at least three years preferred
  • Experience in developing Credit Risk models would be considered as a strong advantage
  • Motivation and desire for continuous learning and its application to practice
  • Analytical thinking and logical reasoning skills, accuracy, and a high sense of responsibility
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail with a high sense of responsibility
  • Fluent language proficiency in Latvian and English (speaking, reading, and writing)
Why VIA SMS Group?
  • You get to become part of a professional Data team within a progressive fintech company
  • We love to work in a hybrid format – You have the option to either come to our fancy, sustainable, and eco-friendly new office or choose to work from the comfort of your own home
  • Flexible working hours – just don’t be late for any of the meetings!
  • We’ve been around for 14 years in the fintech world and feel the teenage years embody our company culture perfectly – join us and get a feel of an informal, people-oriented culture
  • With us, you will be supported and led by the most competent yet friendly manager with whom together you will weather all storms and emerge on top of challenging situations
  • You will experience working at a global company and all the advantages this has to offer
  • It’s not always rainbows and butterflies around here and we can’t promise you that stressful days are non-existent however, for this reason specifically we have a certified life coach to help get you through
  • Whatever you want to learn to enhance your skills, we’re here to support you
  • From day 1, you become a part of VIA SMS Group’s social life and engage in all kinds of fun & productive team-building activities
  • We care about both; your mental and physical health, which is why we offer health insurance after the end of the 3 month probation period
  • A competitive remuneration starting from EUR 2200 – 3000 euro/gross
We are looking forward to receiving your CV with a reference Data Scientist sent us by e-mail at hr@viasmsgroup.com.

Contact person: Lelde, phone number: +371 66100254


Recruitment process:
  • 1st step – introduction meeting (online)
  • 2nd step – home task
  • 3rd step – onsite final meeting in our office

Privacy notice on processing candidates’ personal data

JSC “VIA SMS group” (registration number 40003901472, legal address – Roberta Hirša street 1, Riga, LV-1045) selects personnel for the needs of VIA SMS group’s companies in Latvia (LLC “VIA SMS”, LLC “Viainvest”, Branch of a foreign merchant “ViaConto Sweden AB Latvijas filiāle”).

VIA SMS group together with other group’s companies are joint controllers of the personal data provided by the candidate.

Personal data is processed for recruitment purposes, i.e. to select suitable applicants, and for legal interests insofar as they are related to recruitment. The legal basis for the processing of personal data is taking steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into an employment contract (the actual process of personnel selection), as well as the implementation of the company’s legitimate interests.

Additional information on data processing is available here: https://viasmsgroup.com/careers/.

For matters concerning data processing, contact the data protection officer at dpo@viasmsgroup.com.