Data Scientist

This is your chance to research, apply, and test new data science, active learning, and ML strategies. You will develop algorithms that support product modelling and extract behavioural insights from our massive data set; adding value to our B2B and B2C customer bases. 

Toronto, ON


Paymi specializes in driving true and precise Share of Wallet growth and is the only one-to-one 'closed loop'​ program in Canada. It provides the tools and expertise for new customer acquisition, category and trade area growth, retention of high value customers and strengthening brand loyalty. <br /><br />Paymi uses card-linking technology to offer cash back on the purchases a customer makes with our merchant partners, both in-store and online, with any linked credit and debit card. Merchant partners do not require changes to POS systems or processes to take full advantage of Paymi.<br /><br /> Paymi provides its merchant partners with unique marketing advantages through insight into individual customer share of wallet and cross-category spending habits. Paymi merchants leverage this data to design and optimize their customer offers based on the true potential ROI of each customer segment.

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Mid Level

Overview: <p><strong>Who we are</strong></p> <p>Paymi is a revolutionary platform that enables a seamless B2B4C two-sided marketplace. We are a platform company that uses native apps to manage user data across our greater ecosystem. Our focus is on creating value through personalization, machine learning, and big data. We give customers a little extra for making everyday purchases. Paymi is redefining customer engagement with our partners by unlocking the real power of strategic data assets hidden behind bank walls for 65 years. We are scaling as we execute on bold and ambitious goals, further embedding ourselves with our recognized national partners and continuing to iterate on our technology solutions.</p> <p><strong>Our CEO&rsquo;s vision - one we all share.</strong></p> <ul> <li><em>High performance and ambition.</em>&nbsp;We have a seasoned leadership team, a self-sustaining business, and a clear path on how to keep accelerating. We are looking for talented people to join us on the next phase of our growth.</li> <li><em>Innovation.&nbsp;</em>We have unlocked the power of data hidden behind bank walls for 65 years by giving customers a little extra for making everyday purchases. Our focus is on creating value through personalization, AI, machine learning, and big data. We are thinking and executing bold and ambitious goals.</li> <li><em>Trust and professionalism.</em>&nbsp;We have a common goal and everyone pulls their weight and jumps in where they are needed. Trust, respect for each other, and good balance is critical to the core of our company and won&rsquo;t be comprised.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Who we need</strong></p> <p>We are looking for someone who&rsquo;s a chronic learner, an assertive communicator, and an excellent collaborator to join our team. You enjoy deep-diving into the latest ML and data science research and are eager to apply modern ML/deep learning frameworks in a solution that&rsquo;s used by thousands of consumers and some of the country&rsquo;s largest financial institutions. You are naturally curious, solutions-oriented, and are excited to use data to better understand consumer behaviour.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Responsibilities: <p><strong>What&rsquo;s in it for you as the new Data Scientist:</strong></p> <ul dir="ltr"> <li><em>Intellectual stimulation and impact.&nbsp;</em>We are one of the few companies doing what we do with data-driven insights. It&rsquo;s exciting to be the first in a role, to work directly with co-founders, and to learn from experts in their field. This is your chance to research, apply, and test new data science, active learning, and ML strategies. You will develop algorithms that support product modelling and extract behavioural insights from our massive data set; adding value to our B2B and B2C customer bases.&nbsp;</li> <li><em>A challenge&nbsp;culture.&nbsp;</em>You want to be part of a team where your suggestions are expected, challenged, and applied. You want to be part of the conversation; a place where you can figuratively raise your voice and literally go grab lunch together. You will collaborate closely with technical and non-technical team members in an Agile environment; ensuring the insights you derive are aligned with business goals and objectives.&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li><em>Professional satisfaction.&nbsp;</em>You want to take an entrepreneurial approach, analyzing information, solving problems, building relationships and having fun doing it all. You have the grit needed to venture into uncharted territory; to build out our data science and automation capabilities. You want to grow your career with us, and you are eager to step up and make this happen.&nbsp;</li> </ul>
Requirements: <p><strong>What you bring:</strong></p> <ul> <li>The education. Ideally, you have a bachelor&rsquo;s or master&rsquo;s degree in Computer Science, data science, analytics, or a related field or have the equivalent practical experience.&nbsp;</li> <li>Technical expertise. You have 3+ years of experience as a Data Scientist and are skilled with TensorFlow, Keras, scikit-learn, NumPy, pandas, and Matplotlib. You are knowledgeable about information retrieval and search engines and have experience with Solr and Lucene. You are familiar with NLP toolkits (Spacy, NLTK), distributed computing platforms (Hadoop, Hive, HBase, Pig, Spark), and databases such as SQL/NoSQL.&nbsp;</li> <li>Communication and collaboration skills. You thrive in collaborative, Agile environments and enjoy working cross-functionally. You&rsquo;re a hands-on, pitch-in-wherever needed person who isn&rsquo;t &nbsp;afraid to roll up their sleeves to get the job done. You share knowledge, voice your opinion, and listen to the ideas of others.&nbsp;</li> <li>The drive. You want to build a great product and are ready to put in the work to do so. You are committed to delivering work that&rsquo;s high-quality and on schedule.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <br /> <p><strong>What&rsquo;s the downside?&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>A few things you should also be aware of - and what we&rsquo;re doing to improve.</p> <ul> <li><em>Balance.</em>&nbsp;We&rsquo;re at a stage of high growth and we&rsquo;re all hands on deck. With remote working and flexible hours, we trust our teams to get the job done without sacrificing critical personal time.</li> <li><em>There is a lot of change in the air.&nbsp;</em>We are still building teams, processes, and culture. If you are comfortable with ambiguity and adapting, then Paymi is a rewarding place to grow and make your mark.</li> <li><em>There&rsquo;s no hierarchy.</em>&nbsp;We&rsquo;re moving from start-up to scale-up. We&rsquo;ll seize moments to create new opportunities for our people based on merit and doing the right thing.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Here&rsquo;s what we know.</strong></p> <p>Joining Paymi is an opportunity to create something unique. Our product is proven market-worthy, our approach is extremely progressive and we are heading into new territory. We are ready to scale - and that&rsquo;s a greenfield opportunity for someone who has been there, done that but wants to reinvent themselves. If you are self-motivated, focused and want to engage with a team - to play a part in everyone&rsquo;s success not just your own - you&rsquo;ll love it here.</p> <p><strong>Join us</strong></p> <p>Interested in joining us but worried you don&rsquo;t have it all? If you have 70% of the requirements and feel your experience is one that will make a valuable contribution to our growth and success, apply here and tell us why. We promise to consider the whole picture.&nbsp;</p> <p>Paymi also recognizes that the best people live and work in many geographies. We&rsquo;re open to remote working arrangements for all our positions. Please consider applying, even if you are in a different time zone.</p> <p>Paymi welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available by request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.</p>