Job description

Data Scientist

Remote - Canada


Are you tired of the way in which payments are managed in Canada? If you answered yes, then we need you on our team! The legacy banking and payment system requires all kinds of manual intervention to collect and reconcile payment information, which is inefficient and costly. At Zūm, we are revolutionizing this process.


We have a group of super-smart colleagues who daily create an impact in the Fintech space, work autonomously, collaborate and expand their skill set all while working remotely. If this defines part of what you are hoping to accomplish professionally then read on as Zūm is the place for you. 


We're looking to add a talented Data Scientist to our Engineering team.  This position will play a crucial role in analyzing vast amounts of financial data to uncover trends, predict market movements, and provide actionable insights that will shape our strategic decisions. Your expertise in machine learning, statistical analysis, and predictive modeling will support the development of innovative products and solutions that meet the evolving needs of our customers.


Responsibilities:

  • Data Analysis & Modeling: Apply advanced statistical techniques and machine learning algorithms to analyze large datasets, identifying trends, anomalies, and opportunities for improvement.
  • Predictive Analytics: Develop and implement predictive models that forecast market trends and customer behavior, enhancing our ability to make data-driven decisions.
  • Machine Learning Development: Design, build, and maintain scalable machine learning models that support our financial products and decision-making processes.
  • Data-Driven Insights: Work closely with cross-functional teams to translate complex data findings into actionable business insights and recommendations.
  • Product Development Support: Collaborate with product development teams to integrate data science findings into product features, optimizing performance and user experience.
  • Data Governance and Quality: Ensure the integrity, accuracy, and security of data used for analysis, adhering to data governance and compliance standards.
  • Communicate effectively with team members to share insights, discuss challenges, and contribute to a positive team environment.
  • Other duties as needed;


Requirements:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Data Science, Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Economics, or a related field.
  • 3+ years of relevant experience in a similar position;
  • Proven experience in data science, preferably within the financial services or fintech sector.
  • Strong proficiency in programming languages such as  Python, R, SQL, and experience with data science toolkits (e.g., Pandas, SciPy, Scikit-learn).
  • Experience with machine learning frameworks (e.g., TensorFlow, PyTorch) and understanding of deep learning architectures.
  • Familiarity with cloud computing services (AWS, Google Cloud, Azure) and big data technologies (Hadoop, Spark).
  • Knowledge of financial markets, instruments, and data sources is highly desirable.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills.


If you are passionate about technology, customer success, and collaboration, apply now to become an integral part of our innovative team.  Here at Zūm we focus on payments and innovating new ways in making traditional old financial service methods more efficient and customer centric. 


Zūm Rails is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome inquiries from all qualified applicants.  Click below to apply or send your CV to careers@zumrails.com



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