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Data Scientist

Hilltop Holdings Inc.

This is a Full-time position in McAllen, TX posted March 9, 2022.

Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HTH) is a Texas-based diversified financial holding company specializing in banking, mortgage origination, and financial advisory through its wholly owned subsidiaries, PlainsCapital Bank, PrimeLending, and HilltopSecurities.

Under the direction of the Data Manager, the Data Scientist will work throughout the organization to leverage data to drive business solutions. The Data Scientist will analyze company data using predictive and prescriptive modeling techniques to help streamline and optimize our resources and processes.  

Essential Functions

  • Assess the effectiveness and accuracy of new data sources and data gathering techniques.
  • Data preparation and cleansing to ensure data is correct, complete, and accurate.
  • Develop custom data models and algorithms to apply to data sets.
  • Use predictive modeling to increase and optimize customer experiences, revenue generation and other business outcomes.
  • Coordinate with different functional teams to implement models and monitor outcomes.
  • Develop processes and tools to monitor and analyze model performance and data accuracy.
  • Make data-driven decisions and recommendations
  • Articulately and concisely explain the implications of complex data
  • Analyze data contained in corporate databases to identify data integrity issues
  • Assist in the gathering of requirements specific to support complex technology initiatives.
  • Maintain relationships with third-party software integration partners as needed.
  • Create Use Cases, User Stories or other required technical assets based on business requirements.
  • Facilitate and organize meetings with project stakeholders
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science or related field or a combination of related experience and education.
  • 2+ years experience as a Data Scientist
  • Additional certifications that exemplify a desire for continued education is a plus
  • Strong problem-solving skills with an emphasis on product development.
  • Experience using statistical computer languages (R, Python, SQL, etc.) to manipulate data and draw insights from large data sets.
  • Experience working with and creating data architectures.
  • Knowledge of a variety of machine learning techniques (clustering, decision tree learning, artificial neural networks, etc.) and their real-world advantages/drawbacks.
  • Knowledge of advanced statistical techniques and concepts (regression, properties of distributions, statistical tests and proper usage, etc.) and experience with applications.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills for coordinating across teams.
  • A drive to learn and master new technologies and techniques.
  • Experience creating and using advanced machine learning algorithms and statistics: regression, simulation, scenario analysis, modeling, clustering, decision trees, neural networks, etc.
  • Experience analyzing data from 3rd party providers: Google Analytics, Site Catalyst, Adwords, Crimson Hexagon, Facebook Insights, etc.
  • Experience with distributed data/computing tools: Map/Reduce, Hadoop, Hive, Spark, Gurobi, MySQL, etc.
  • Experience visualizing/presenting data for stakeholders using Python and PowerBI
  • Experience in the development and implementation of standards, procedures and guidelines to support operational processes.
  • Proven ability to be flexible and work hard, both independently and in a team environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals in, or assigned to, the above position and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required, and may be changed at the discretion of the Company. #CB

About the Company

Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Hilltop Holdings offers a diverse range of financial services through its primary subsidiaries, PlainsCapital Bank, PrimeLending, and HilltopSecurities. PlainsCapital Bank is a leading commercial bank with locations throughout Texas. PrimeLending is a national mortgage provider focused on purchase mortgage originations. HilltopSecurities provides financial advisory, clearing, retail brokerage, and other investment banking services. Hilltop Holdings seeks to build the premier Texas-based diversified financial services holding company through acquisitions and organic growth. To learn more, please visit

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