Data Science Internship (Winter 2023)

Data Science Internship (Winter 2023)

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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.

As our team is reimagining what it means to manage your money, Wealthsimple interns are able to be at the forefront of Canada's leading digital financial products and work with smart, high-performing team members who will challenge you to learn and grow every day. We value great work and great ideas — not ego. We're looking for people who love a fast-paced environment and want to ship often and make an impact with groundbreaking ideas. 

Internships @ Wealthsimple
At Wealthsimple, we offer 4 to 12-month internships that are open to co-op and non-co-op students, recent grads, and career changers. During your remote-first internship, you will be able to contribute to projects that are changing the landscape of financial services for Canadians. You will be on a team that supports your growth and provides mentorship while also connecting to the broader Wealthsimple community!

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

What you can expect from the interview process:
First Interview: 30-minute technical interview (in your language of choice) with two interviewers.
Second Interview: 45-minute Interview with a Hiring Manager where you will be walking through a project review and also find out more about your potential team.
Last Stage: Offer! 🎉

Interns @ Wealthsimple are completely integrated into the teams they join and get to work on meaningful projects during their time with us! For Winter 2023, we're looking to add Data scientists across our times! Throughout the interview process, we’ll learn more about your skills and interests to match you with the right team at Wealthsimple 🙌

Applications are due September 19th, 5pm.

We're looking for people who:

    • Are driven to ship frequently
    • Take ownership 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
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 embrace difference. We believe that getting to the best outcomes requires diverse perspectives and backgrounds. We create space where all voices can be heard so that we can all do our life's best work. We’re committed to openness, curiosity and creating an inclusive culture as we know that diverse teams build better products and generate better ideas. 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.
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