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Senior Data Scientist

Flare Systems

Flare Systems

Data Science
Montreal, QC, Canada
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024

We are a team of mission-driven people who want to enable companies to protect themselves against cyber crimes and we’re damn passionate about it. We thrive on trust, operate with integrity and above all support our people so they can do their best work and be their best selves. If you continuously challenge yourself to learn and grow, are driven by the impact your work has and are as equally mission driven as we are, check us out!

Working at Flare means working with:

  • A growing and innovative startup where we recognize your impact and will empower you to take on even bigger challenges as the company grows. Work in a dynamic environment and participate in the incredible growth of the company.
  • A people-first company where the work-life balance is valued and where we do everything to have happy and rested employees.
  • An award-winning team, recognized in multiple hacking competitions and whose work has been referenced in leading academic journals and international media.
  • Flexible work hours; Remote, office or hybrid work options; Dog friendly office; Stock options; Unlimited vacations with a minimum of 3 weeks per years; Health insurance and more

What you’ll get to work on

As a Senior Data Scientist at Flare, you will immerse yourself in emergent threat analytics, tackling a wide range of problems and models, with a primary focus on text data. This role offers numerous opportunities for creative problem-solving, allowing you to apply first-principles thinking to develop and refine models that are as effective as possible. You'll work on cutting-edge threat intelligence, helping to safeguard organizations against cyber crimes, and will collaborate with a highly skilled team to drive real, impactful solutions.

Role and responsibilities:

  • Develop Advanced Threat Models: Design and implement sophisticated models to analyze and predict emergent cyber threats, leveraging machine learning and data science techniques.
  • Multifaceted Problem Solving: Tackle a variety of challenges across different types of data and models, applying innovative approaches to deliver effective solutions.
  • Collaborative Innovation: Work closely with the engineering team to support and enhance our software stack, including Python, Kubernetes, PostgreSQL, and Elasticsearch.
  • Data Analysis and Insights: Conduct in-depth analyses of large-scale text data, extracting actionable insights to inform and improve our threat intelligence capabilities.
  • Continuous Improvement: Participate in the development and automation of processes to ensure high-quality, tested codebases and to streamline workflows.
  • Mentorship and Guidance: Support and mentor junior team members, sharing your expertise and fostering a collaborative and inclusive team environment.


  • Proven Expertise: Extensive experience in data science and machine learning, with a track record of developing and deploying effective models.
  • Technical Proficiency: Strong knowledge of Python, Docker/Kubernetes, PostgreSQL, Elasticsearch, and related technologies.
  • Innovative Thinker: Ability to think critically and work from first principles to solve complex problems.
  • Collaborative Spirit: Experience working with engineering teams and supporting software development processes.
  • Versatile Skills: Proficiency in handling and analyzing text data, with a creative approach to problem-solving.
  • Communication and Leadership: Excellent communication skills, capable of articulating technical decisions and trade-offs, and of providing mentorship to less experienced team members.
  • Adaptable Learner: Quick to learn new technologies and methodologies, consistently delivering value through iterative improvements.

Good to have:

  • Experience in web technologies
  • Experience in cybersecurity

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Flare we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.