Data Scientist

Data Scientist

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About Borrowell:

Borrowell is a Canadian company dedicated to making financial stability possible for everyone. The first to offer free credit scores, Borrowell provides educational resources, monitoring, innovative digital tools and personalized product recommendations to help people feel in control and optimistic about their financial future.

With over 1.5 million members, Borrowell is one of the largest fintech companies in Canada. Borrowell has won numerous awards, including being named one of the top 100 fintech companies in the world by KPMG, ranking 4th on the Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ list of fastest-growing companies in Canada, and making App Annie's list of Breakout Finance Apps for 2019.

Borrowell places a high value on building a diverse and inclusive workplace and is proud to have a gender-balanced team. Borrowell was named one of the Top 50 Best Workplaces in Canada (<100 employees), as well as one of the Best Workplaces for Mental Wellness, Women and Millennials.

About the Role:

As a Data Scientist, you will play a key role in formulating the most suitable Machine Learning (ML) solutions through owning the end-to-end development of ML models (ideation, development, validation, and model monitoring). Alongside the Data Analytics team, you will work together to implement the predictions monitoring framework in Looker.

During your first year, you can expect to:

  • Understand business requirements and translate them into problem statements, then ideate and recommend data science solutions after thorough research
  • Focus on Feature Engineering, Model Training, and Model Evaluation in addition to data munging/wrangling
  • Identify the most fitting algorithms and statistical techniques for various projects, as well as the best features for models
  • Set up and own post-deployment model monitoring
  • Make business recommendations and effectively present the findings across various stakeholder levels
  • 2+ years working experience building ML models for real-world problems from ideation to implementation
  • Master’s Degree (or equivalent experience) in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics disciplines
  • Demonstrated proficiency in one or more statistical programming languages for data science - we use Python
  • Comfortability with writing complex SQL queries to extract and integrate data from multiple database sources
  • Desire to learn and implement production deployment of ML models, if not experienced with it

Nice to Haves:

  • Ability to make business recommendations and present to stakeholders
  • Experience with production deployment
  • Proficiency in R, SparkSQL, PySpark, Looker, and/or Azure Databricks

Important Qualities:

  • Desire to continuously learn how to implement the latest technologies and analytical tools into our tech stack
  • Passion for using data to solve business problems
  • Willingness to mentor others and embrace feedback
  • Clear, open, and transparent communication
  • Ambition to continuously improve self
  • The Opportunity - join and have a major impact at a growing company that is helping make financial stability possible for everybody
  • Comprehensive Health Benefits - medical, dental, vision, and paramedical health benefits for you and your family
  • Additional Health Benefits - virtual benefit offering that allows you to connect with nurses, doctors and mental health professionals
  • Maternity & Parental Leave Top-up - available to new parents
  • Wellness & Transit Benefit - $600 annually to spend on a gym membership, daycare, petcare, etc.
  • Employee Development Benefit - $250+ annually to spend on courses, conferences, certifications, etc.
  • Givewell Benefit - 1 paid volunteer day a year to give back to the community
  • Flexibility - flexible working hours and a flexible vacation policy

We will be remote-first for all of 2021. In 2022, we will implement a flexible remote policy with opportunities to work in-office.

At Borrowell, one of our core values and firm beliefs is that diversity makes us better. If you’re unsure about your qualifications for this position, we’d still encourage you to apply. We’re looking for candidates who have experience, but know that not everyone’s had a chance to demonstrate what they can do. What’s most important is that you have a growth mindset and care about helping people with their finances - an area in their lives that causes a lot of stress.

Please note that due to the sensitive nature of the work we do, clearing a credit and criminal record check is a condition of employment.

Borrowell encourages applications from candidates with differing abilities. Please let us know if you require accommodation at any stage in the selection process.

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