Golden Gate Ventures


Data Scientist at Xendit
Singapore City, SG
Build & evolve Xendit’s data models

Xendit provides payments infrastructure across Indonesia. Xendit processes payments, runs marketplaces, disburses payroll and loans, detects fraud and helps other startups grow exponentially. We serve these services through world-class APIs and dashboard UI that simplifies payments.  We serve some of Indonesia’s largest tech startups and international giants like Samsung.  We process millions of transactions monthly,  growing 25% month on month for the last 2 years, YC S15 and backed by some of the largest VCs in the world.  
We are building a data team (think startup within a startup) that works on structuring Xendit’s data in a way that useful products can be made.  For example, how do we detect fraud across multiple transactions and build a fraud model that provides useful information to our merchant customers.

We're looking for experienced data scientists to work across different teams to build and deliver insightful data products which solve real pain points for end users 

  • Work across multiple stakeholders throughout the organisation to identify and execute on opportunities to leverage company data to drive business solutions
  • Mine and analyse data from company databases to drive optimisation and improvement of product development and business strategies
  • Assess the effectiveness and accuracy of new data sources and data gathering techniques, assisting to develop data acquisition tools where required
  • Interface with third party data providers to acquire additional data
  • Develop custom data models and algorithms to apply to data sets
  • Create predictive and prescriptive models to improve customer experiences, revenue generation, and other business outcomes
  • Develop company A/B testing framework and test model quality
  • Coordinate with different functional teams to implement models and monitor outcomes
  • Develop processes and tools to monitor and analyse model performance and data accuracy
You may be a good fit if you
  • Have 5 years of experience manipulating data sets, building statistical models and drawing insights
  • Have experience working with large scale and/or real time data sets
  • Previously built data architectures
  • Know the fundamentals of machine learning and are familiar with a variety of techniques
  • Are familiar with any of text/image recognition and processing, web and mobile analytics, social graphs and network analysis, fuzzy matching and entity resolution, anomaly detection, and credit risk modelling
  • Have a proven ability to present/visualise data, and are able to explain data interpretation to a variety of audience experience levels
  • Thrive on autonomy and have proven you can push towards a goal by yourself
  • Worked in a payments or high transaction volume company

What we care about
  • Solve for the customer first: You build what customers want.  You think about what is right for customers, not what is easiest for you
  • Master honey badgery: You make ambitious goals. Then execute…no matter what stands in the way.  When knocked down, you get up
  • Excellence: Take on challenges willingly. You can be trusted to get things done right the first time quickly.  You hit your deadlines
  • Positive Attitude: You smile a lot, think work is fun and don’t take yourself too seriously. You measure yourself against the best and believe feedback is the breakfast of champions.  You follow the golden rule
  • Remarkability: People naturally talk about how awesome you are. Customers say 'Wow' when you deliver.

About Xendit
  • Growing 25% month on month: We are one of the fastest growing companies in Southeast Asia and have done so for the last two years.  We process close to 1b in payments by providing simple APIs for payments on a modern tech stack
  • YCombinator Batch S15: YC is the best incubator in the world, producing Airbnb and Dropbox; 120 companies out of 6,000 applications qualify
  • Funded by investors behind Facebook, Slack, Kaokao, Path, Twitch, Grab, Tokopedia