Senior – Credit Risk Modelling

Milan, Italy

Role Description

At Cardo AI, our mission is to build the best technology empowered by AI algorithms for private market investments. Our engineers don’t just make things – we make things possible. We provide speed and precision to institutional investors, servicers and credit originators in solving the most challenging and complex investment problems.

This time, we are recruiting for an exciting role, a Senior Credit Risk Modeler to join our Data Science team and support Cardo AI’s rapid growth in private debt markets. The Senior Credit Risk Modeler in collaboration with our Machine Learning engineers and technology team will explore potential improvements for our current algorithms and develop new credit risk models.

At Cardo AI you will:

  • Design, Build and Deploy credit risk models that support investment decisions and improve portfolio qualities across private markets investment market
  • Develop quantitative solutions and tools that will be used by our clients globally in private credit investment desks;
  • Work together with senior members of Data Science Team to ensure that our models and tools are reliable, operational, performant, and meet business requirements;
  • Develop CI/CD pipelines for deployment of models and tools;
  • Create and deploy applications and dashboards that utilize models, tools, and data for use across the organization;
  • Synthesize and analyze large datasets to derive analytic value and insights for credit rating analyses;
  • Partner with Product and Engineering teams to solve problems and identify trends and opportunities
  • Guide and improve data resources, data governance and data connection protocols across all products of Cardo AI
  • Inspire and lead junior colleagues.


  • 5-8 years’ experience in credit risk modelling in banking / credit investment domains
  • Enthusiastic, proactive and driven individual with a strong desire to change the status quo and build scalable, reliable and high quality performing models.
  • Strong scripting and programming skills, preferably in Python.
  • Experience in data science at a technology company, fintech, consulting, investment banking, or product management
  • Experience with large data sets and distributed computing.
  • Experience in delivering within Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence or Big Data projects.
  • Experience working in Agile cross-functional teams across different offices
  • Curious to expand financial knowledge and excited to learn more about the intricacies of the financial system and learning on the job.

We Offer:

  • An opportunity to work on real challenges of private market investments. Every day, our software is making a difference for our clients, supporting them to do their job better and empowering everyone to make better decisions. We are improving the way private markets are operating.
  • A good work life balance. We know that solving big problems can keep you up for long hours, but this is not the way to go. We have assigned a WORK-LIFE balance officer, that is responsible for our engineers in finding solutions and avoiding any situation of potential stress and burnout. After all, why do we even bother with Scrum time boxes?
  • Flexible and Remote Work. Remote opportunities, work from home days, and flexible vacation policies allow everyone to optimize their work-life balance. We are a results oriented business – face- time not required, although you might just want to spend your entire day with our great team. You choose when and where you want to work!
  • An Entrepreneur friendly environment. You can participate in “Intrapreneurship in Cardo AI”, a project where ideas come to life from team members, or “Cardo AI Startup Incubator” where you can invest alongside Cardo AI and become an entrepreneur.
  • Team Outings & Events. We bond outside of work over games, happy hours, concerts, chess, play-station, karaoke, the game of mime, volleyball, yoga, and more. We love to organize team retreats in the beach and mountains, and hopefully we will make it to surf in Portugal, scheduled for April 2022.
  • Become our shareholder. We offer a stock option plan to all our key people so that you can become an integral part of the company and benefit from a potential exit event.

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