Risk Data Scientist (Remote)

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Signifyd leads the world in bringing the insights, innovation and compassion required to foster fearless commerce in a time of increasing digital threats. Working with some of the industry’s most recognizable retailers and brands, we are focused on using technology to enhance customer lifetime value and protect enterprises from fraud so they can focus on growing their business. 

We process billions in ecommerce transactions annually through our Commerce Network of thousands of merchants selling in more than 100 countries. We focus every day on harnessing machine learning and artificial intelligence in more powerful ways to maximize our customers’ revenue and their security. None of that happens without the right people.

Our team’s strength is in its diversity and its acceptance of new ideas and new ways to look at old challenges. We are dedicated disruptors designing a new world of commerce at scale. We know humans are not one-dimensional and we celebrate the uniqueness each individual brings to the problems we solve and the culture we create.

The Data Science team at Signifyd builds and applies our fraud detection engine.  We make fraud prevention at scale possible.  Our analysis and ML models keep us one step ahead of fraudsters and their constantly evolving tactics and our research and experiments develop into new products that improve the merchant payments experience.

We expect our data scientists to be hands-on.  We carry solutions from a brainstorm to experimentation and all the way to deployment.  Some days you may spend doing research and designing experiments while others are spent using your analytical toolbox to surface insights into real-time fraud attacks.  We’re a varied group with a diversity of strengths -- some team members came to us from academic backgrounds, others from engineering, some from big companies and some from small, but all of us are curious and collaborative.

How you’ll have an impact:

  • Researching real-time emerging fraud patterns with our Risk Intelligence team
  • Thinking strategically to optimize the key components of the Signifyd Commerce Protection Platform
  • Communicating complex ideas effectively to a variety of audiences
  • Building production machine learning models that identify fraud
  • Writing production and offline analytical code in Python 
  • Working with distributed data pipelines
  • Collaborating with engineering teams to continuously strengthen our machine learning pipeline

Past experience you’ll need:

  • A degree in computer science or a comparable analytical field
  • At least 2-3 years of post-undergrad work experience required, 3-5 years preferred
  • Using visualizations to communicate analytical results to stakeholders outside your team
  • Hands-on statistical analysis with a solid fundamental understanding
  • Writing code and reviewing others’ in a shared codebase, preferably in Python
  • Practical SQL knowledge
  • Designing experiments and collecting data
  • Familiarity with the Linux command line

Bonus points if you have:

  • Previous work in fraud, payments, or e-commerce
  • Data analysis in a distributed environment
  • Passion for writing well-tested production-grade code
  • A Master's Degree or PhD 
Job region(s): Remote/Anywhere North America
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