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Data Scientist, Growth

Helcim Inc.

Helcim Inc.

Sales & Business Development, Data Science
Calgary, AB, Canada
Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Helcim is searching for a Data Scientist focusing on accelerating customer acquisition, engagement, and retention through data-driven insights and strategies. you'll play a vital role in driving Helcim’s growth initiatives capabilities by leveraging data to optimize merchant acquisition, engagement, and retention strategies.

As a member of the Data & Analytics team you will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams and contribute to the development and deployment of data science and algorithms to dive actionable insights. Your work will directly impact our ability to scale and expand our merchant base while maximizing user satisfaction and retention. With Helcim you’ll have the opportunity to grow your career at an exciting, culture-driven company shaping how data is used in all that we do. You'll be finding new opportunities as a strategic partner, designing solutions, and diving deep into the data.

What you’ll do:

  • Analyze user behavior and engagement metrics to identify opportunities for improving merchant acquisition, activation, retention, and monetization.
  • Develop predictive models and algorithms to forecast user behavior, segment users, and personalize experiences to drive growth and engagement.
  • Collaborate with Marketing, Sales, and Development teams to design and implement experiments, A/B tests, and optimization strategies to drive key growth metrics.
  • Monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) and conduct ongoing analysis to evaluate the effectiveness of growth initiatives and inform strategic decision-making.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to define and prioritize strategic objectives, translating complex business requirements into actionable opportunities for leveraging data science.
  • Drive the data science development process to identify opportunities and develop the statistical algorithms, machine learning models, and strategies to optimize merchant acquisition, engagement, and retention.
  • Partner with the Data Platform team to ensure data capture, cleanliness, system development and monitoring meet the needs of our merchant growth efforts.
  • Collaborate on projects and provide feedback within the Data & Analytics team and cross functionally (Product / DevOps / Dev teams).
  • Support the implementation of data governance initiatives.

Who you are:

  • 4+ years experience in a data science-related or similar role preferred
  • Education may include a bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, other related quantitative fields or bootcamps
  • Experience with growth analysts in a high-growth company and experience in customer segmentation, cohort analysis, and lifetime value modeling is a plus.
  • Experience employing statistical methods or machine learning algorithms to solve business problems
  • Experience with the programming languages of our analytics stack (SQL, Python) or other related languages
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with cross-functional teams and non-technical stakeholders to understand project objectives, gather requirements, and communicate complex data findings
  • Ability to effectively visualize and organize data through dashboards, charts, reports, etc
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced startup environment, prioritizing iterative technical solutions to solve complex problems.
  • Experiences with the following technologies will be assets in this role:
    • Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and and their BigQuery Data Warehouse
    • Metabase or other business intelligence applications
    • Data transformation technologies such as dbt
    • Apache Spark or similar distributed computing platforms
  • Experience in consumer or business credit and fraud modeling will be an asset in this role.

Why Helcim?

Helcim is a payments company that gives small and medium sized businesses a better way to accept debit and credit cards. Thousands of merchants across Canada and the US choose Helcim for their payment needs because of our excellent customer service and innovative software solutions. We won the Canada’s Most Admired Award for Corporate Culture in 2021, ranked number 91 on the Globe and Mail’s 2019 list of Canada’s Top 400 Growing Companies, and we have big plans to redefine the payments industry. To accomplish this, we need a talented team of people who are passionate about working in fintech. Learn more about working at Helcim in our culture book The Way of the Helcim.

At Helcim we build teams of engaged, caring and intelligent people. In return we provide an environment where you’ll be excited to come to work each day and tackle challenges with your colleagues. As part of our team you’ll receive amazing benefits including a competitive salary, paid health benefits, stock options and generous vacation time. You’ll also enjoy company provided snacks and team lunches to keep yourself fuelled and the opportunity to recharge and connect with your team members at company social events.

We invest a lot of time and energy imagining and creating a company and culture that encourages discussion, the trade of ideas, and the execution of amazing products and services. We’re friendly and collaborative, working together to achieve big goals. If you want to join our team and feel you can contribute to the growth and success of our company - we want to hear from you!

Join Our Team

If you would like to be considered for this position, please submit your Resume and Cover Letter through the "Apply for this Job" button at the link below.

Candidates must also be eligible to work in Canada. Helcim uses a hybrid work structure where team members can work 3 days in the Calgary office and 2 days at home.