Strategic Financial Solutions

Machine Learning Engineer

Job Locations US-NY-New York
Data Science
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Are you looking for a role where you can directly influence an organization’s business strategy? Do you have a knack for solving problems? Do you want to help drive the results of a multi-million-dollar business?  If so, you may have found your next role.


We are looking for a self-motivated individual to join our Data Science team to manage the information flow for our organization, including the integrity, efficiency, and availability of data. You will participate in day-to-day design, developing, validating and implementing production scale machine learning and data science models as well as taking an ownership of the model lifecycle. This role will also require developing credible and trusting relationships with senior leaders, managers and employees across the organization. Intellectual curiosity, ownership, and detail-orientation are requirements for the role and the department.


  • Formulate business objectives for the model building purposes
  • Collect and refine data from various data sources
  • Conduct exploratory data analysis of considered dataset and identify areas of data validation, quality improvement via cleaning, filtering and applying statistical techniques of numerous bias treatments
  • Develop, implement, numerous experimental and proof of concept approaches for the task
  • Be a continuous learner and willing to innovate and bring the latest cutting-edge approaches within the area of algorithms, model designs and model building
  • Partners with and interact with Analytics, Technology teams as well as business stakeholders
  • Partner with IT to create methods for monitoring, troubleshooting, and resolving data and model issues
  • Create and maintain production scale complete model pipeline
  • Manage periodic model production runs and be responsible for the ultimate results produced
  • Maintain model data documentation, data dictionaries, etc.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in STEM a plus, or equivalent experience
  • ~3-5 years of relevant experience in analytics, finance, and/or IT
  • Strong technical skills and proficiency in Python programming, machine learning, deep learning, statistical analysis; Bayesian and causal analysis is a big plus
  • Ability to manipulate large datasets in a SQL in cloud Service environment is a must
  • Experience in linear programming a plus
  • Close familiarity and experience with Microsoft Azure is a plus
  • Experience to provide solutions on the scale of Big Data in PySpark or Scale is a big plus
  • Strong analytical skills and proficiency in problem solving; ability to formulate a problem statement, identify and QC needed inputs, and produce and visualize the right outputs is a must
  • Strong modelling skills and proficiency in relational databases; ability to create new data systems and improve existing ones is a must.
  • Familiarity with Non-SQL and Graph databases is a plus
  • Familiarity with Knowledge Graphs and understanding Semantic technologies is a plus

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in building production scale models in cloud environment is a big plus
  • Familiarity with key languages, such as SQL, Python, PySpark, R
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Azure Platform products: Azure Synapse, AzureML
  • Proficiency in data modelling and data visualization tools, such as Power BI, Tableau, Matplotlib
  • Proficiency in juggling multiple deadlines and managing multiple clients / stakeholders
  • Proficiency in solving problems while being attentive to details
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to make the complex simple, and explain model and data through stories
  • Experience with financial services is a plus

A Little About Strategic:

Strategic Financial Solutions is an award-winning financial services firm dedicated to helping people live a financially healthy life through the products and services we offer.


We were recently named as one of the Best Companies to Work for in New York State for the 5th time. Additional honors include being named, two times, as one of the 50 fastest growing companies in New York City and to the prestigious Inc. 500 list as one of the 500 fastest growing companies in the United States. Strategic is 100% employee owned, has offices in Manhattan and Buffalo, to house our rapidly growing family of over 900 associates. In June 2021 we proudly celebrated our 14th anniversary.


Strategic is committed to hiring, training, cultivating, promoting, and celebrating an environment where we have a welcoming and fulfilling place for all people to call home. Diversity of race, thought, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, religion, and disability will empower us to thrive as individuals, as teams, and as a company.  


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