Lead Data Scientist

Full time

Employment Information

About the Role:

The Team: The data science team is responsible for extracting insights and knowledge from complex datasets to create new products and solve strategic business problems. What sets this team apart is its emphasis on empirical evidence and continuous learning, valuing a balance between technical rigor, creativity in problem-solving, and a strong commitment to producing tangible value through data-driven solutions. Currently, the team is focusing on the implementation of a few GenAI-powered enterprise-scale projects.

The Responsibilities & Impact: A lead data scientist significantly contributes to the business by leading advanced GenAI-powered projects and mentoring junior team members. This work positively impacts clients by delivering more accurate predictions, personalized experiences, and innovative solutions that ultimately foster greater customer satisfaction and competitive advantage.

Lead data scientists in developing and implementing cutting-edge large-scale generative AI and LLM-powered systems. Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including engineers, credit risk business experts, and product managers to understand business requirements, and design and develop LLM-based solutions. Apply statistical analysis and ML techniques to extract meaningful insights from large-scale financial datasets. Research and evaluate new methodologies, tools, and algorithms in the field of data-driven credit risk analytics and AI to improve products’ accuracy and efficiency. Efficiently communicate results to both technical and non-technical stakeholders through presentations, visualizations, and reports. Stay updated with the latest advancements in Generative AI to contribute to product innovation effectively. Compensation/Benefits Information:

S&P Global states that the anticipated base salary range for this position is $88,700 – $195,800.

The final base salary for this role will be based on the individual’s geographical location as well as experience and qualifications for the role.

In addition to base compensation, this role is eligible for an annual incentive plan. This role is not eligible for additional compensation such as an annual incentive bonus or sales commission plan.

This role is eligible to receive additional S&P Global benefits. For more information on the benefits we provide to our employees, visit Our Benefits (spgbenefits.com) . Take the reins on cutting-edge data initiatives, influencing strategic direction and driving innovation through advanced analytics and modeling.

What We’re Looking For:

Basic Qualifications

  • Play a pivotal role in shaping the team’s growth by mentoring junior members and fostering a culture of continuous learning, both personal and professional development.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to transform data insights into actionable business strategies, positively impacting clients and markets through data-driven solutions. Assume a key role in thought leadership, utilizing your expertise to guide the organization’s data strategy and establish a reputation as an industry expert in data science and analytics.
  • A master’s or Ph. D. degree in Computer Science, Physics or Applied Mathematics or a related field with a focus on Deep Learning and NLP.
  • Experience in leading data science projects with a strong background in financial risk and deep learning.
  • Proficiency in programming languages such as Python and experience with deep learning frameworks and cloud-based computational platforms.
  • In-depth understanding of statistical analysis combined with critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to mentor and guide junior data scientists.
  • Curiosity and willingness to lean new technologies and advancements in Deep Learning, GenAI, and beyond.
  • Ability to collaborate across the board to contribute to the development of the overall data science strategy and vision.

Right to Work Requirements:

This role is limited to persons with indefinite right to work in the United States.

Return to Work

Have you taken time out for caring responsibilities and are now looking to return to work? As part of our Return to Work initiative (link to career site page when available), we are encouraging enthusiastic and talented returners to apply, and will actively support your return to the workplace.

About S&P Global Market Intelligence

At S&P Global Market Intelligence, a division of S&P Global we understand the importance of accurate, deep and insightful information. Our team of experts delivers unrivaled insights and leading data and technology solutions, partnering with customers to expand their perspective, operate with confidence, and make decisions with conviction.

For more information, visit www.spglobal.com/marketintelligence.

What’s In It For You?

Our Purpose:

Progress is not a self-starter. It requires a catalyst to be set in motion. Information, imagination, people, technology–the right combination can unlock possibility and change the world.

Our world is in transition and getting more complex by the day. We push past expected observations and seek out new levels of understanding so that we can help companies, governments and individuals make an impact on tomorrow. At S&P Global we transform data into Essential Intelligence®, pinpointing risks and opening possibilities. We Accelerate Progress.

Our People:

We’re more than 35,000 strong worldwide—so we’re able to understand nuances while having a broad perspective. Our team is driven by curiosity and a shared belief that Essential Intelligence can help build a more prosperous future for us all.

From finding new ways to measure sustainability to analyzing energy transition across the supply chain to building workflow solutions that make it easy to tap into insight and apply it. We are changing the way people see things and empowering them to make an impact on the world we live in. We’re committed to a more equitable future and to helping our customers find new, sustainable ways of doing business. We’re constantly seeking new solutions that have progress in mind. Join us and help create the critical insights that truly make a difference.

Our Values:

Integrity, Discovery, Partnership

At S&P Global, we focus on Powering Global Markets. Throughout our history, the world’s leading organizations have relied on us for the Essential Intelligence they need to make confident decisions about the road ahead. We start with a foundation of integrity in all we do, bring a spirit of discovery to our work, and collaborate in close partnership with each other and our customers to achieve shared goals.


We take care of you, so you can take care of business. We care about our people. That’s why we provide everything you—and your career—need to thrive at S&P Global.

Our benefits include:

  • Health & Wellness: Health care coverage designed for the mind and body.
  • Flexible Downtime: Generous time off helps keep you energized for your time on.
  • Continuous Learning: Access a wealth of resources to grow your career and learn valuable new skills.
  • Invest in Your Future: Secure your financial future through competitive pay, retirement planning, a continuing education program with a company-matched student loan contribution, and financial wellness programs.
  • Family Friendly Perks: It’s not just about you. S&P Global has perks for your partners and little ones, too, with some best-in class benefits for families.
  • Beyond the Basics: From retail discounts to referral incentive awards—small perks can make a big difference.

For more information on benefits by country visit: https://spgbenefits.com/benefit-summaries

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at S&P Global: At S&P Global, we believe diversity fuels creative insights, equity unlocks opportunity, and inclusion drives growth and innovation – Powering Global Markets. Our commitment centers on our global workforce, ensuring that our people are empowered to bring their whole selves to work. It doesn’t stop there, we strive to better reflect and serve the communities in which we live and work, and advocate for greater opportunity for all.

Equal Opportunity Employer

S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.


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