Kount ® is a leading innovator of solutions for fraud and risk management. Kount delivers an all-in-one fraud and risk management solution for companies that have card-not-present environments looking to simplify their fraud/risk operations while dramatically improving bottom line results. Kount provides a single, turnkey fraud solution that is easy-to-implement and easy-to-use. Kount’s proprietary technology has reviewed hundreds of millions of transactions and provides maximum protection for some of the world’s best-known brands.

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Senior Data Scientist

Reports to: Manager of AI ScienceLocation: Boise, ID

Job Summary: The Senior Data Scientist exploits Kount’s rich data set with algorithms to provide certainty in digital interactions. They work with a cross-functional team to deploy machine learning models in a real-time production environment. The successful candidate will identify technology gaps, pose research questions, and innovate new approaches to accomplish product roadmap objectives. This is not an analyst position, but rather an R&D role where the scientist works with developers, operations, and quality assurance engineers to integrate novel and state-of-the-art artificial intelligence algorithms with a high-availability, scalable platform. Kount evaluates millions of transactions a day, each in a fraction of a second, to determine risk for our customers. The Senior Data Scientist automates the path from data to decisions.


  • Research and develop statistical learning models for data analysis in fraud environments
  • Collaborate with product management and engineering departments to understand company needs and devise possible solutions
  • Keep up-to-date with latest technology trends
  • Communicate results and ideas to key decision makers
  • Implement new statistical or other mathematical methodologies as needed for specific models or analysis
  • Validate and verify models before and after deploying to production
  • Optimize joint development efforts through appropriate data management and model governance policies


  • 5+ years exercising deep knowledge of network science, graph theory, and supervised and unsupervised classification techniques: Bayesian analysis, support vector machines, neural networks, or boosted or bagged decision trees.
  • Success performing novel research as documented by publications and/or a PhD or Masters Degree in a computational science, natural science, applied math, or engineering field.
  • Experience with real time constraints from applications such as payment fraud risk assessment, robotics, conversational natural language processing, or real-time computer vision/signal processing.
  • Expert programming skill in Python, Scala, or Java and machine learning packages such as Spark MLlib (preferred), Scikit-learn, TensorFlow, or Keras.
  • Parallel computing or distributed data pipeline experience: Spark (preferred), Hadoop, NoSQL, Redis, or MPI.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills to advocate for AI and machine learning within Kount, with customers, and in the financial industry.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Job performed at a desk in front of a computer.
  • Requires heavy use of keyboard and mouse.
  • Requires sitting for long periods of time.
  • Casual work environment.
mail: jobs@kount.com

Kount offers excellent compensation and benefits packages.

Qualified candidates should submit resumes to jobs@kount.com.

Kount is an Equal Opportunity Employer.