Senior Data Scientist (Canada, Remote)

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About FreshBooks

FreshBooks is a leading cloud-based SaaS accounting software designed with one goal: to help small business owners grow. We reached unicorn status after raising our valuation to more than $1 billion and continue to scale our business to serve business owners, their clients, and accountants in more than 160 countries worldwide. FreshBookers are found all over the globe, and we know that different folks thrive in different working environments: Remote, onsite, and everything in between, you’ll find it with us.

The Opportunity - Senior Data Scientist

The Senior Data Scientist will discover and operationalize data science and ML products & insights derived from FreshBooks and 3rd party data in support of marketing, product development and user research. As part of the team, you'll research, design and implement ML algorithms that drive our core recommendation and personalization systems.

What You'll Do

  • Develop and implement multiple recommendation solutions at scale across our personalization efforts to deliver on user experience
  • As a technical leader, you are expected to be on top of the literature, open source challenges and datasets, helping to inform strategy and project planning within the Data Science team and across the wider organization.
  • You’ll maintain an understanding of industry and technology trends in ML, DL, NLP, recommendation and personalization
  • Lead, mentor and develop colleagues, and align the research and development direction to business goals, especially with judgements on schedule, approach and prioritization.
  • Collaborate with data and software engineers to integrate and enable and deploy new or improved models and supporting technology within the company’s production systems.
  • Responsible for the conception, planning, and prioritizing of data science projects.

What You'll Bring To The Role

  • Strong background applying machine learning in industry settings
  • Experience with recommender systems and/or knowledge graphs are strongly preferred.
  • Strong software development skills and experience writing production quality code
  • Strong mathematical skills with knowledge of statistical methods and machine learning
  • Proven track record delivering results in complex, cross-functional projects
  • MSc (PhD preferred) in Computer Science, Statistics, Machine Learning or related quantitative field
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills
  • Excellent communication skills

You'll Stand Out If You Bring Experience In

  • Recommender systems, knowledge graphs, experimentation, multi-arm bandit and/or Bayesian approaches are a strong plus.

Our Commitments to You

At FreshBooks each person knows their opinion is valued, and can see their impact on the lives of over 10 million small business owners around the world. Accelerate your career, work on projects you're passionate about, and work as a part of a collaborative team without ego! Here are some of the ways FreshBooks recognizes and rewards our employees:

  • 🩺 Comprehensive Health and Wellness Benefits. Including retirement savings programs matched to your local office, stock options for every full time employee, generous time off, parental leave and new parent support, annual healthy living credit, comprehensive medical and dental benefits dependent on your region, and more.
  • 📚 Perks that Matter. Including a Peer Recognition Program, an Employee Assistance Program, headphone credit, meaningful in-person gatherings to bring onsite and remote employees together, and more perks matched to your locale.
  • 🌱Working Environments to Help You Thrive. Beautiful office spaces welcome you in Canada and Mexico, and remote FreshBookers receive a home office credit to set up your home office.
  • 🤗 Supportive Peer Group, Mentors, and Leaders. We care about each other across the organisation and have programs to support this so everyone feels a strong sense of belonging, and believes in collective impact.
  • 🚀 Accelerated growth. 3 week dedicated company onboarding, career development through continuous coaching, training, and learning on the job, and a bi-annual review process.


Even if your experience doesn't meet every bullet on the above lists, we'd love to learn more about you and why you think FreshBooks is the next step in your career.

FreshBooks is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on gender, religion, race, mental disability, sexual orientation, age, or any other status. All applicants are considered based on their qualifications and merits. At FreshBooks, we inspire an environment of mutual respect and we believe diversity and inclusion are crucial to our success.

FreshBooks provides employment accommodation during the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodation, please indicate this on your application and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs. For any questions, suggestions or required documents regarding accessibility in a different format, please contact us at phone 416-780-2700 and/or

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