Director of Strategic Data Partnerships

Credit Karma, San Francisco, CA

Your credit scores should be free. And now they are.

Credit Karma is a mission-driven company, focused on championing financial progress for our more than 100 million members in the U.S., Canada and U.K.  While we're best known for pioneering free credit scores, our members turn to us for everything related to their financial goals, including improving their credit, identity monitoring, applying for credit cards, doing their taxes and shopping for loans (car, home and personal) -- all for free. Credit Karma has grown significantly through the years: we've added more than 70 million members in the last five years alone and now have more than 1,200 employees across our offices in San Francisco, Charlotte, Los Angeles, Leeds, London and soon Oakland.

The Data and Product Partnerships team is looking for a Director to manage the company’s most important data relationships and credit bureaus. This person will lead strategy development, negotiate licensing deals, improve our technical integrations, and manage key cross-functional projects. Through your efforts leading our partnership strategy and execution, you will help deliver the mission for Credit Karma's more than 100 million members.

What the job entails:

  • Leading relationships with the account, product, and technical teams at Credit Karma’s bureau and data relationships
  • Developing partner strategy and evaluating new product / data offerings to assess fit with and value to Credit Karma
  • Structuring and negotiating complex deals with our most strategic data partners
  • Managing the broader pipeline of projects spanning new business development opportunities and technical integrations
  • Quarterbacking the end-to-end deal process for data or technology across cross-functional teams, including but not limited to Product, Engineering, Legal, and Finance
  • Collaborating to integrate with, on-board, and make use of new data assets and technology

Our Ideal Candidate

  • Partner leader - Develops relationships while serving as a trusted advisor with key partners
  • Strategic problem solver - Comfortable with ambiguity, capable of structuring business and data strategies independently in fast-paced environment
  • Proven deal-maker - Significant experience managing the full cycle all the way through deal close. Skilled in influencing external partners and internal stakeholders
  • Subject matter expert - Knowledgeable of credit data, media technology ecosystems, and consumer fintech
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills - Skilled in utilizing data and analytics to drive improved business decisions
  • Team player / collaborator - Proven ability to collaborate with Product and Engineering functions and experience with technical integrations/on-boarding
Credit Karma is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. We believe that such an environment advances long-term professional growth, creates a robust business, and supports our mission of championing financial progress for everyone. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye single to fostering an inclusive environment that recognizes the contributions of all. We’ve worked hard to build an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and the opportunity for professional growth. As part of the Credit Karma team, your voice will be heard, your contributions will matter, and your unique background and experiences will be celebrated. 

Credit Karma is also proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome all candidates without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, status as a protected veteran, or any other protected characteristic. We prohibit discrimination of any kind and will also consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in a manner consistent with applicable federal, state, and local law.

 Our people are everything, our core values are real, and our guiding mission is strong. Join us!

About Credit Karma

Our Mission Everyone deserves to feel confident about their finances. Our job is to give you the tools, the education and the opportunities you need to make real, meaningful progress. Thinking about your finances can be frustrating, but we're working to make the process simpler and easier to understand for over 75 million Credit Karma members.

Want to learn more about Credit Karma? Visit Credit Karma's website.