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Staff Data Scientist



Data Science
Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Friday, July 5, 2024

Clearco is a company built by founders for founders, and we’re laser-focused on our mission to help entrepreneurs succeed. Clearco is a leader in AI, data-driven e-commerce funding and has advanced non-dilutive capital to thousands of businesses. Our revolutionary Invoice Funding product allows entrepreneurs to fund their expenses – including marketing and inventory – without giving up cash flow so they can plan for the future.

The Staff Data Scientist will have the opportunity define and lead technical activities in the creation of models, building of advanced analytics, and leveraging machine learning. This role powers the heart of what we do as a business. This is an exciting opportunity to make a significant impact in a leading fintech company.

What your day-to-day will look like:

  • Designing and building analyses and modelling for time series and credit risk data
    • Discovering data sources, getting data access, and cleaning data
    • Developing your own ETL pipelines to perform feature engineering
    • Leveraging active-learning frameworks that refit models in near real time
    • Identifying trends, risk factors, and outcomes across varying degrees of aggregation and resolutions
  • Collaborating and influencing senior leadership to ensure Data Science directly impacts business strategy
    • Working closely with engineering and product teams in the delivery of projects
    • Developing original analyses to advise and influence roadmaps
    • Forming and communicating opinions on the technical direction of the team
  • Standing up infrastructure to support experimentation and models in production
    • Leveraging scalable ML architecture that follows best practices
    • Monitoring model quality and implementing modelling improvements
  • Proactively researching, exploring, and enabling new ML technologies
    • Keeping up with the new developments in academia and industry
  • Mentoring other data scientists to level up capabilities of the entire team
    • Driving end-to-end architecture designs of the team’s work, and holding the team accountable for high quality code and implementation standards

You will thrive if you have:

  • A degree in Data Science, Engineering, Statistics or a related field
  • 7+ years of experience in a Data Science, Machine Learning, Data Engineer, or similar role
  • Proficiency with data mining, mathematics, and statistical analysis
  • Advanced experience in pattern recognition and predictive modelling
  • Technical strength with demonstrable experience delivering code for production systems
  • Collaborative mindset and experience influencing business partners to achieve strategic goals
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate technical constraints and address feedback from both technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Experience in financial underwriting and credit analysis is a plus!

Why you’ll enjoy working here:

  • A passionate and supportive team, and finding a sense of belonging in the #Clearcrew
  • Competitive salaries and incentives, plus comprehensive health and dental insurance
  • RRSP matching
  • Work-from-home with a stipend to create your ideal environment
  • Mental health support and professional development opportunities
  • Flexible time off policy
  • Fertility, hormonal health, and family-forming benefit