San Diego, CA
Position Type: 
Full Time

"Accelerating the digital transformation of business through intelligent mobile capture."

Mitek (NASDAQ: MITK) - a leading Cloud-business innovator in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning that simplify everyday tasks - is seeking qualified candidates for a Data Scientist role based at our San Diego headquarters.

Mitek is a global cloud-technology leader in mobile capture and identity verification software solutions. Mitek’s identity verification allows an enterprise to verify a user’s identity during a mobile transaction, enabling financial institutions, payments companies and other businesses operating in highly regulated markets to transact business safely while increasing revenue from the mobile channel. Mitek also reduces the friction in the mobile users’ experience with advanced data prefill. These innovative mobile solutions are embedded into the apps of more than 5,800 organizations and used by tens of millions of consumers for mobile check deposit, new account opening, insurance quoting, and more.

We have a track record of breakthrough achievements that have helped transform mobile banking and the identity verification markets. As a result, we are a NASDAQ-listed company and have grown globally at 30% annually for 5+ years, with headquarters in San Diego, CA and offices in the UK and the Netherlands.  

This is a very dynamic and fast-paced work environment.  A high degree of leadership and commitment are essential. We’re looking for team members that live our core values of Delivering, Learning and Caring.


What You’ll Do (Role Description)

You will be an integral member of the Mitek Labs (R&D) team, discover the information hidden in vast amounts of data, and help us make smarter decisions to deliver even better products. Your primary focus will be in applying data mining techniques, doing statistical analysis, machine learning and building high quality scoring and prediction systems integrated with our products.


You will be responsible for:

  • Define and develop an improved identity model that delivers highly accurate identity scores that may be early indicators of fraud
  • Leadership in helping Mitek take advantage of the vast amounts of data we collect to continually improve our products and allow us to serve our customers better (and quicker)
  • Automated scoring of various identity authentication algorithms to predict counterfeit and forgery of documents
  • Incorporating authenticator results along with information from various other sources (3rd Party and Customers) into identity models
  • Data mining of data produced by our products such as MobileVerify, and producing descriptive and predictive measures
  • Collaborate with Data Engineering team in establishing procedures for the collection, labeling, cleansing and verification of integrity of data


Who You Are (Soft Skills, Attributes)

  • Data-oriented personality
  • Able to quickly understand new domains and develop accurate models
  • Must be hands-on and work well within a cross-functional team of R&D, software, data, cloud-ops and product engineers
  • Identify and elevate performance issues through the appropriate channels
  • Take initiative to resolve problems with high quality
  • Strong Communicator with great interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills


What You Need (Skills/Experience) 

  • 5-10 years direct experience in Data Science
  • Master’s or PhD level of education
  • Good applied statistics skills (distributions, statistical testing, regression, etc.)
  • Strong mathematical fundamentals (linear algebra and numerical methods)
  • Excellent understanding of machine learning techniques and algorithms, such as k-NN, Naive Bayes, SVM, Decision Forests, Neural Networks, etc.
  • Experience with common data science toolkits, such as R or MatLab
  • Good scripting and programming skills (Python)
  • Proficiency in using query languages and databases
  • Experience within an Agile Software Development across global dev teams
  • Experience with data visualization tools


 What Would be Nice (Preferred Skills/Experience)

  • Experience building models for Identity Fraud and Identity Risk
  • ELK Stack
  • Deep Learning, ConvNets, TensorFLow, Caffe, Torch
  • Computer Vision, OpenCV
  • Software Engineering, Linux, Go, C and C++

Apply today by emailing your resume and cover letter to jobs@miteksystems.com with the job title in the subject line.