Data Scientist

Data Scientist

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Wealthsimple is a financial services company on a mission to help everyone achieve financial freedom by providing products and advice that are accessible and affordable. Using smart technology, Wealthsimple takes financial services that are often confusing, opaque and expensive and makes them simple, transparent, and low-cost.

With over 1 million people using Wealthsimple products, we are the market leader in Canada, and we’re fast growing in the US and UK. Our team is working together to build one of the most innovative fintech companies in the world and we're looking for talented people who want to help us move fast, ship often and make a huge impact. Join us on our mission to make financial services simple and affordable for everyone!

Read our Culture Manual to learn more about us and how we work.

Data Science & Engineering @ Wealthsimple
The Data Science & Engineering (DSE) team consists of data scientists and software engineers with diverse backgrounds in 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

More about the role
As a Data Scientist on the Clients Algorithms team, you will play a pivotal role in improving the client experience and operational workflows that power our business. You will work closely with the client experience and the core operations team, a highly cross functional team consisting of full stack developers, product managers and operations specialists, to find new opportunities to enhance the client journey.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

    • Develop our client-facing chatbot to connect with our clients faster and improve client interactions
    • Enable better client and operations decisions through data modelling, explorations and improving data accessibility
    • Improve existing Machine Learning models for enhancing the client onboarding experience
    • Take ownership and ship it 🚀
    • Release incrementally and iteratively
    • Teach and learn from your team. We value making others successful!

We are looking for someone who:

    • Has strong SQL & Python skills coupled with experience working with popular Python libraries such as Pandas, scikt-learn, numpy and Jupyter
    • Brings strong understanding of statistics: both frequentist and Bayesian approaches
    • Brings strong understanding of fundamental machine-learning algorithms: regression and decision trees
    • Is an excellent communicator who is able to tailor our fraud fighting narrative to their audience
    • Loves data to make better decisions and believes that simple is better
    • Has experience with Apache Airflow, and a BI tool like Periscope, Mode Analytics or Tableau (this is a bonus!)
    • Brings domain knowledge in client experience (this is a bonus!)
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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