Data Science Co-op (Winter 2022)

Data Science Co-op (Winter 2022)

Wealthsimple is on a mission to help everyone achieve financial freedom, no matter who they are or how much they have. Using smart technology, Wealthsimple takes financial services that are often confusing, opaque and expensive and makes them simple, transparent, and low-cost. We're the company behind some of Canada's leading digital financial products, and are growing faster than ever.

Our team is reimagining what it means to manage your money. Smart, high-performing team members will challenge you to learn and grow every day. We value great work and great ideas — not ego. We're looking for talented people who love a fast-paced environment, and want to ship often and make an impact with groundbreaking ideas.

We’re a remote-first team and output is more important than face time, so where you choose to work is up to you — as long as you have internet access, you can work from anywhere in Canada. Be a part of our Canadian success story and help shape the financial future of millions — join us! Read our Culture Manual and learn more about how we work.

At Wealthsimple, we are building products for a diverse world and we need a diverse team to do that successfully. We strongly encourage applications from everyone regardless of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. Wealthsimple provides an accessible candidate experience. If you need any accommodations or adjustments throughout the interview process and beyond, please let us know.

Data Science @ Wealthsimple
The Data Science & Engineering (DSE) team consists of data scientists and software engineers with diverse educational backgrounds such as math, operations research, economics, computer science, engineering and business. The team is responsible for enabling data-driven decision making and building data products at Wealthsimple. We achieve these goals by:
- Building a high quality and scalable state-of-the-art data warehouse that powers all decision making
- Leveraging machine learning and algorithms to help Wealthsimple build smarter financial products
- Using decision science to understand the cause and effect of our business decisions

Co-op Students @ Wealthsimple are completely integrated in the teams they join and get to work on meaningful projects during their time with us! This Winter 2022, we're looking to add Data Scientist to Growth and Product Algorithms teams! Throughout the interview process, we’ll learn more about your skills and interests to match you with the right team at Wealthsimple 🙌

We're looking for people who:

    • Are driven to ship frequently
    • Take ownership and pride in working on projects to successful completion
    • Enjoy tackling new, complex challenges on a regular basis
    • Are comfortable with self-directed learning
    • Believe that debate, inclusivity and transparency result in better products
    • Are eager to learn from your team and others. We value making one another successful!

Things you should know about our tech before applying:

    • Familiarity with Python, SQL
    • Basic understanding of statistics: either frequentist and Bayesian approaches
    • Basic understanding of fundamental machine-learning algorithms: regression and decision trees
    • First hand experience working with popular Python libraries such as Pandas, scikt-learn, numpy and Jupyter
    • Excellent communicator
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