Data Science at Intuit

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Making a difference with data

Heather Simpson

Senior Data Scientist - Small Business and Self-Employed Group

“It’s a great opportunity to actually feel like you are making a difference in people’s lives.”

As part of the Intuit data science team, Heather is exploring exciting new ways to use Machine Learning to help our customers thrive. By using data to build a more complete picture of their financial lives, she uncovers valuable insights that pave the way for innovative new product features. For Heather, there’s nothing more satisfying than knowing that her efforts are empowering millions of customers to feel more confident about their financial future.

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Joy Rimchala

Staff Data Scientist - Machine Learning Futures Group

“We can bring real value to millions of people — that’s unique to Intuit.”

Joy is a Senior Data Scientist at Intuit, where her work helps millions of Intuit customers uncover new opportunities that can improve their financial lives. Using Machine Learning and AI technology, Joy and the Intuit data science team open up new possibilities for our customers — from making more informed decisions on whether to buy a house to making the difference in securing a small business loan.

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Data-driven innovation with impact

Unrivaled data sets

We’re putting one of the world’s most unique financial data sets to work at huge scale to help small businesses, self-employed, and consumers achieve their dreams of prosperity.

Massive impact

Every day we explore new possibilities in artificial intelligence and machine learning and deploy this innovation to real-world applications at massive scale, helping approximately 50 million customers make more money in less time with greater confidence in their financial decisions.

Breakthrough solutions

From natural language processing to deep learning to predictive intelligence, we’re using artificial intelligence and machine learning to innovate. We’re at the forefront of applying the most advanced tools and emerging technologies to fintech.

Intuit Data Science Blog

When it comes to data and technology, we’ve got a lot on our minds. Here’s some of our latest thinking.

Intuit Innovation Lab: Predicting Business Trajectory Using Machine Learning

Intuit Innovation Lab: Predicting Business Trajectory Using Machine Learning

by Intuit Blog Team

Our first experiment from Intuit data scientist Colin Dillard – Predicting Business Trajectory Using Machine Learning – explores how to apply machine learning techniques like time series modeling, deep learning, and transfer learning to help small businesses better understand and...Read More

Tech Talk: Accelerating Data Science Through a Unified Machine Learning Platform

Tech Talk: Accelerating Data Science Through a Unified Machine Learning Platform

by Nick Stang

Many top technology companies encounter hurdles when building and deploying machine learning (ML) models. At the Spark + AI Summit, companies presented initial machine learning efforts that faced barriers between data science development and deployment....Read More

Tech Talk: Discovering the Future of FinTech at Intuit’s Innovation Lab

Tech Talk: Discovering the Future of FinTech at Intuit’s Innovation Lab

by Intuit Blog Team

The speed of innovation is accelerating at a pace faster than ever before. At Intuit, we believe in using emerging technologies to power prosperity around the world, and we use these innovations to solve complex problems at the heart of economic opportunities for small business owners...Read More

Tech Talk: Intuit’s AI-Powered Tax Knowledge Engine Boosts Filers’ Confidence

Tech Talk: Intuit’s AI-Powered Tax Knowledge Engine Boosts Filers’ Confidence

by Gang Wang

The advancement of AI is crucial in pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in an increasingly complicated technological landscape. At the same time, explanation and human context is what gives sophisticated computations, based on finite data, real meaning...Read More

Do the Advantages of Deep Learning Justify the Cost?

Do the Advantages of Deep Learning Justify the Cost?

by Henry Venturelli

This year’s STRATA Data Conference in San Jose was a great opportunity to discover new ideas, interact with fellow data science practitioners, and catch up on rising trends within the machine learning/AI world. A lot of focus (and many talks) centered around deep learning...Read More

Tech Talk: Why Does it Matter? SmartSort with Grace Wu

Tech Talk: Why Does it Matter? SmartSort with Grace Wu

by Grace Wu, Data Scientist

Through Intuit’s innovative technology, we are able to provide the best possible products for our customers. Behind that technology are the incredible employees who strive every day to bring superior experiences to customers in order to help them prosper. In our series, “Why Does it Matter,” Intuit employees discuss the technology behind innovations...Read More

Lessons in Innovation and Artificial Intelligence: How to Define Your Strategy

Lessons in Innovation and Artificial Intelligence: How to Define Your Strategy

by Ashok N. Srivastava, Ph.D.

Enterprises that compete in quickly changing markets or industries must continue to innovate while maintaining core business operations. This balance of current and future is not easy but has been recognized as a critical component for competitiveness. And yet...Read More

The Real Pete + Pari – Heather Simpson

The Real Pete + Pari – Heather Simpson

by Intuit Blog Team

When we created the characters of Pete + Pari for “A Giant Story,” we grabbed inspiration from those closest to us – Intuit employees and our customers. Here is a real life story behind the inspiration for Pari. Meet Heather. She’s a data scientist at Intuit who’s been with the company for a little more than a year. This is her prosperity story...Read More

Data Science: A Growing Community at Intuit

Data Science: A Growing Community at Intuit

by Steve Brown, Senior Data Scientist

Intuit is a 35-year-old software company focused on personal and small business finance. A few months ago, Intuit hired its first Chief Data Officer to lead its 60+ data scientists. This speaks to how critical machine learning has become for products like QuickBooks, TurboTax, and Mint. Keeping track of your cashflow, taxes, and payroll can get...Read More

Using Artificial Intelligence to Lessen Work and Drudgery

Using Artificial Intelligence to Lessen Work and Drudgery: How We Apply Data Science to Tax Preparation

by Ashok N. Srivastava, Ph.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Data Officer

As more than 253 million people in the United States start thinking about filing their Federal income taxes this year, many of us anticipate the prospect of this activity with significant anxiety. Taxes are a complex endeavor, and worries about appropriate compliance can generate significant stress for tax filers. Because of these challenges, it seems...Read More

Data Everywhere

Data everywhere

We employ data to make our products smarter and more personalized with less work for our customers. Our work is central to Intuit’s success and embedded within our products and large scale platforms used by millions of customers and partners around the world.

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Trailblazing team

We work in small, tight-knit groups that offer ample opportunity for mentorship and individual growth. Together we’re tackling some of the most complex problems in data science to help consumers, self-employed and small businesses discover prosperity - whatever it means to them.

Intuit Careers

Are you a Data Scientist or Machine Learning Engineer who is ready to join a trailblazing team? Take a look at the current opportunities at Intuit and find out how you can help approximately 50 million customers take charge of their money and do what they love.

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