Data Scientist

@ OpenInvest

May 22, 2017 · 3 min read

OpenInvest is a Y Combinator-backed startup offering the world’s first Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) platform for retail investors. Our mission is to democratize capital. We use technology to bring more transparency and honesty to financial services, helping people ensure their investments truly reflect their personal values and drive positive social change.

Our team of senior technologists from the hedge fund industry and civil society is mainstreaming ethical finance by making it easy, personalized, and social. Divest-invest with a swipe, vote shareholder resolutions, participate in mass campaigns, measure your impact, and claim the power that is rightfully yours in public markets.

Through our values and technology, we plan to create the next great disruption in finance. We are a seed-stage company and Public Benefit Corporation, supported by some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley.


Our Data Scientist will report and work with our CEO, and will be responsible for parsing our data into valuable information that will inform not only our business decisions, but also help our customers invest their money in intelligent, ethical ways. Your work will enable you to collaborate with the entire company, and will affect everything from how we do marketing to how we evaluate data sets around social and environmental issues (ex: carbon emissions and workplace diversity). You’ll share data on portfolio and financial analysis to help us improve our investment systems and algorithms. You’ll create models that help us predict potential roadblocks and opportunities and use statistical analysis to craft robust findings.

We would love someone who is resourceful, thoughtful, and data driven. You triple-check your conclusions and make sure your metrics and assumptions are as correct as possible. You communicate clearly and concisely, creating dashboards and data visualizations for us and our clients to easily understand at a glance what’s going on and what needs to be done. You’re collaborative and insightful, willing to grow and lead a team as we expand down the road.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Math, Statistics, Economics, Computer Science, Business or related field(s)
  • 2+ years experience in a Data Scientist/Analyst role at a technology company
  • Proficiency with at least one in each of the following categories:
  • Data pulling (ex: SQL)
  • Data Manipulation/analysis (ex: Python, R, Excel)
  • Data Visualization (ex: d3, Looker, Tableau)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Comfortable handling several cross-team projects at once, prioritizing as needed
  • Familiarity working in a rapid moving, start-up environment

Nice to Haves

  • Bonus points for experience with the finance sector
  • Real passion for social responsibility/causes linked to our product
  • Data architecture, modelling, and warehousing experience

Company Culture

OpenInvest’s core principles are integrity and transparency. We aim to build a culture just as open and accountable as our products. You should be both open to feedback, and earnest and constructive in giving feedback to others. As part of our team, you are willing to work hard, take on various responsibilities as necessary, and be passionate about long-term company-wide goals.

OpenInvest is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value a diversity of perspectives and backgrounds in our team and culture. We are committed to include these elements in every aspect of our company.

We offer full medical and dental benefits, as well as free lunch and a commuting stipend. We like dogs.

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