Research Team Leader

Pagaya is an asset management firm with over $1.5B in assets under management and growing rapidly. Pagaya invests in alternative credit using cutting-edge machine learning technologies and big data analytics. We serve a broad range of institutional and high net worth investor markets including banks, pensions plans, foundations, private wealth and sovereign wealth funds.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and develop a group of 4-5 Data Scientists, helping them advance their careers
  • Working side-by-side with managers from various disciplines on the day to day – Software Developers, Machine Learning Engineers and Data Analysts.
  • Design solutions for the company’s core mission using Data Science methodologies from various domains
  • Responsible for developing new cutting edge algorithms based on various Machine Learning techniques
  • Generate and test working hypotheses in unexplored territory


  • Track record of excellence, being the “Go to” person in your previous team.
  • Relevant Working Experience (Algorithms Researcher, Data Scientist, ML Engineer) – at least 3 years.
  • Scientific Degree graduate with an honored BSc or MSc
  • Good applied statistics skills, such as distributions, statistical testing, regression, etc.
  • Proficient in Python and the Data Science Stack.
  • Managerial experience – Strong Advantage
  • Knowledge in some of the following can be an advantage: machine learning, predictive modeling, optimization, risk and finance