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Senior Data Scientist, Banking & Accounting

Senior Data Scientist, Banking & Accounting
Toronto, CA
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Company Description: Opportunity is not evenly distributed. Shopify puts independence within reach for anyone with a dream to start a business. Since 2006, we’ve grown to over 10,000 employees and generated over $500 billion in sales for millions of merchants in 175 countries. Every 28 seconds, an entrepreneur on Shopify makes their first sale.

This is life-defining work that directly impacts people’s lives as much as it transforms your own. This is putting the power of the few in the hands of the many, is a future with more voices rather than fewer, and is creating more choices instead of an elite option.

About you

Moving at our pace brings a lot of change, complexity, and ambiguity—and a little bit of chaos. Shopifolk thrive on that and are comfortable being uncomfortable. That means Shopify is not the right place for everyone.Before you apply, consider if you can:* Care deeply about what you do and about making commerce better for everyone

  • Excel by seeking professional and personal hypergrowth
  • Keep up with an unrelenting pace (the week, not the quarter)
  • Be resilient and resourceful in face of ambiguity and thrive on (rather than endure) change
  • Bring critical thought and opinion — and embrace differences and disagreement to get shit done and move forward
  • Work digital-first for your daily work

Job Description: Shopify is the world's first 'retail operating system'. It has evolved over 17 years of making commerce better for everyone. Leveraging our data has always been essential to this mission. Our Financial Services are powered by algorithms that benefit merchants, not just through their data, but through the entire history of commerce on Shopify.  The Banking and Accounting team builds products to extend the financial capabilities for small and medium-sized businesses. It is a cross-functional team with data scientists, engineering, design, and product sitting collectively at the table. As a Senior Data Scientist, you’ll help build future financial products used by millions of Shopify merchants, collaborating with technical and non-technical stakeholders across the company. You’ll mentor other data scientists and operate as a technical guide for the team. If you enjoy working in financial services and building greenfield products, this role is for you.

Qualifications: You will need to have:* Extensive experience using Python including a strong grasp of object oriented programming (OOP) fundamentals

  • Deep understanding of advanced SQL techniques
  • Proven expertise in designing and running experiments, and a track record of more advanced testing methods beyond A/B Testing
  • Experience building data pipelines and driving ETL design decisions
  • Experience building machine learning models (e.g. propensity models, recommendation system, risk, credit and trust models)
  • Proven track record creating data product strategies, shipping data products, iterating after launch, and trying again
  • Strong ability to prioritize and communicate to technical and non-technical audiences alike Experience with leading projects and mentoring other data scientists

 It would be great if you have:* Experience working with commercial organizations (e.g. Sales, Marketing, Account Management, Risk Management, Support)

  • Experience working at a fintech company or financial services company
  • Experience setting up experiments in commercial organizations
  • Previous experience working at a large technology company

Additional Information: We know that looking for a new role can be both exciting and time-consuming, and we truly appreciate your effort. Our belief is that a strong commitment to diversity & inclusion enables us to truly make commerce better for everyone. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, racialized people, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities, and/or people with intersectional identities. Please take a look at our Sustainability Reports to learn more about Shopify’s commitments to our communities, and our planet.At Shopify, we understand that experience comes in many forms. We’re dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team - so if your experience is close to what we’re looking for, please consider applying.

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