Senior Data Scientist, Product (Remote - Canada)



Product, Data Science
Remote · Canada
Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2023
Join our small, fiery team on our mission to usher in the Bitcoin golden age.

Shakepay is on a mission to usher in a bitcoin golden age, where Canadians have access to bitcoin-friendly, secure, and rewarding banking services. When Shakepay launched in 2015, it quickly became one of Canada’s fastest-growing financial institutions. Backed by top venture capitalists having raised $44M+ and trusted by over one million Canadians and counting, Shakepay is reimagining banking for the digital age. People who choose careers at Shakepay are helping shape a future of financial inclusion, opportunity, and prosperity for all Canadians.

Senior Data Scientist, Product

Shakepay is focused on building banking services that link the world of Bitcoin and traditional financial services. This role is pivotal in this journey. This position demands not only an adept understanding of data science methodologies and state-of-the-art tools but also a keen product intuition and a passion for enhancing user experiences. Working hand-in-hand with product managers, engineers, and designers, you will harness the power of data to shape, innovate, and optimize our consumer-facing financial products.

You will :

  • Work with large and complex data sets to identify and solve challenging problems with various analytical and statistical approaches.
  • Work horizontally across the product to grow features in domains like Banking Services, Card, Exchange, and Acquisition.
  • Engage in deep partnership with growth PMs to define top-level product KPIs, set success and guardrail metrics that reinforce a culture of accountability, and communicate with senior management to align product analytics efforts with strategic business goals.
  • Manage controlled experiments (i.e A/B/n tests) from design, data tracking and instrumentation, impact sizing, audience selection and results analysis.
  • Collaborate with other data practitioners (data engineers, data analysts) to share knowledge and participate in the evolution of Shakepay’s internal data platform, tooling and culture.
  • Assist PMs and other stakeholders in decisions on graduating features from experimentation to GA, and conduct retrospectives to assess overall business impact.
  • Conduct ad hoc investigations and make evidence-based recommendations that drive the product roadmap.
  • Maintain accurate and timely reporting for the Product team to support their day-to-day operations.

Must have:

  • Minimum of 5+ years of work experience in data science or analytics (3+ years w/ PhD).
  • Strong product sense and 2+ years of experience in a B2C mobile/web app context.
  • Technical proficiency in one of Python or R in a data science context and SQL.
  • Experience in experiment & A/B/n test design and analysis.
  • Experience conducting deep-dive statistical analysis (modeling, causality, regression, etc).
  • A demonstrated ability to manage and deliver on multiple projects with cross-functional teams and a high attention to detail.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills. The ability to distill nuanced statistical findings accurately to a business audience is critical.
  • Knowledge of effective data visualization principles, tools and techniques.
  • Some familiarity with dbt (our data transformation tool)

Nice to have:

  • Experience with experimentation platforms like Statsig (we use it), Optimizely, Kameleoon, or others.
  • Startup experience is a big plus, bonus points for B2C fintech experience.
  • Experience working with cloud data warehouses (we use Snowflake).
  • Interest and enthusiasm for the possibilities enabled by Bitcoin and non-sovereign money.

What you get:

  • Potentially life-changing stock options. We believe everyone at Shakepay should have the financial upside for building a generational company
  • Remote-friendly work environment: work from anywhere in Canada. If you're in Montreal, you can work from the office
  • Generous vacation time: we think time off is essential, and highly encourage it
  • Personal development: we're here to help you define and hit your personal career goals so that you can get where you want to be
  • Continued learning: every Shaker gets a yearly budget to spend on learning
  • Employer-covered group insurance: health, dental, paramedical, disability and travel coverage to ensure you're at your best
  • Get paid in Bitcoin: choose to take a percentage of your salary in the hardest, soundest money the world has ever known
  • A collaborative and friendly team: we succeed together and we have fun doing it
  • MacBook: company-issued laptop to make sure you're doing your best work
  • Equipment stipend: every Shaker receives a stipend to use toward setting up their home office
At Shakepay we're committed to promoting and celebrating diversity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from everyone, regardless of background and life experience. If you want to be a part of something momentous then we're excited to hear from you.
Please note that while all of our roles are remote, we are a Canadian company and will not be sponsoring visas for this position. You must be eligible to work in Canada to be selected.