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FirstSense Applied Data Scientist

First Data Jersey City, NJ

Job Description

Position Description Overview

Interested in stopping fraud before it occurs? Join Fiservs FirstSense fraud intelligence team to work in a highly collaborative setting to deliver a cutting-edge service that uses advanced analytics, dark web monitoring and financial transaction research to mitigate fraud. Our team needs a strong data analyst/data scientist to contribute to the reporting we produce for our customers.

Job Responsibilities

  • Process, clean, and verify the integrity of data used for analysis
  • Work on end-to-end analytical projects, from initial identification of business needs, through to completion
  • Coordinate with different functional teams to integrate data sets and implement models
  • Analyze large sets of data to develop new insights into potential fraudulent behavior and create models to identify these patterns in broader datasets utilizing the multiple Analytical Stacks like R, Python, Spark, SAS, SQL MongoDB, etc.
  • Communicate complex concepts to business stakeholders in a clear and concise manner
  • Become familiar with payment card fraud the fraud life-cycle and become well-versed in the dark web threat landscape

Job Requirements

  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience (5 years preferred)
  • Strong project management and attention to detail to bring projects to fruition on time
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills for coordinating across teams
  • A drive to learn and master new technologies and techniques
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Knowledge of advanced statistical techniques and concepts
  • Experience working with and creating data architectures
  • Experience using statistical computer languages (R, Python, SLQ, etc.) to manipulate data and draw insights from large data sets
  • Coding knowledge and experience with several languages\: C, C++, Java, JavaScript, etc
  • Experience with distributed data/computing tools\: Map/Reduce, Hadoop, Hive, Spark, Gurobi, MySQL, etc
  • Knowledge of a variety of machine learning techniques (clustering, decision tree learning, artificial neural networks, etc.) and associated advantages and drawbacks
  • Strong problem solving skills


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Master of Science

Learn more about Fiserv\:

Life moves fast.  And as it does, we know most people arent thinking about financial services But we are.


We help people and businesses move money and information every minute of every day. Our solutions connect financial institutions, corporations, merchants and consumers to one another, millions of times a day, behind the scenes, reliably and securely. 

Were Fiserv, a global leader in Fintech and payments enabling innovative financial services experiences that are in step with the way people live and work today. The companys approximately 44,000 associates proudly serve clients in more than 100 countries, so their customers, members and consumers can move money when and where they need it, at the point of thought. 

Our Aspiration is to move money and information in a way that moves the world. As a FORTUNE 500 company and one of FORTUNE Magazine Worlds Most Admired Companies for the sixth consecutive year, we are committed to excellence and purposeful innovation.


We welcome and encourage diversity in our workforce. Fiserv is an equal opportunity employer/disability/vet

Explore the possibilities of a career with Fiserv and Find Your Forward with us.

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