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.
About the team
The Data Science & Engineering (DSE) team consists of analytics engineers, 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
About the role
We are looking for a Data Science Manager who has strong foundations in data modelling, statistics and product analytics to work with the Product Platform team. As Wealthsimple continues to scale, our ability to enable customers to transfer assets seamlessly, understand financial data, and protect against fraud is critical. The platform organization is responsible for building the services that power all of the Wealthsimple products. These core services are shared across the platform with the goal of improving the speed at which we scale and launch new products and continue to improve our current offerings.
As the Data Science Manager of Product Platform, you will manage and grow a team of Data Scientists and partner with the platform team to help build the best core services. This role requires partnership and collaboration across various internal teams (especially finance, operations and risk), a deep understanding of our customers, and the ability to deliver financial products and streamline complex business flows via a fantastic user experience. The perfect candidate will be scrappy, focused on results and have a demonstrated track record of driving data-informed decisions.
In this role, you will have the opportunity to:
Own the data science strategy for metrics and data models for the Product Platform team
Build and maintain new data models that are accurate and reliable
Design, define, and implement metrics and dimensions to enable analysis and predictive modelling
Partner with Product and Engineering teams to solve impactful problems
Think outside the box and design experiments to test hypotheses
Build/maintain reports, dashboards, and metrics to monitor the performance of our products
Help build and lead a great data science team to deliver world-class products
Get the best out of the team by leveraging their diverse educational backgrounds.
Teach and learn from their teammates. We value making others successful.
Skills we are looking for:
Excellent Python & SQL skills.
Strong understanding of statistics: both frequentist and Bayesian approaches.
Experience with applied statistics or experimentation (i.e. A/B testing) in an industry setting.
Strong 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 who is able to present results and analysis to senior leadership
Experience in managing team members in a formal or informal capacity
It’s a bonus if you have hands-on experience with Apache Airflow, and a BI tool like Periscope, Mode Analytics or Tableau.