Director of Data Science - Shipping Services
Shopify
Ottawa, Canada
12h ago

At Shopify, we empower 600,000+ entrepreneurs all over the world. We're looking for hard-working, passionate people to help us make commerce better.

For over 10 years we have been super driven when it comes to using data insights to help drive our product direction and make things better for our merchants.

One incredibly important area of focus is Shipping costs. Shipping is usually one of the top marginal costs of running an online store.

Combine that with impact on purchase conversion rates and the potential to make commerce WAY better through optimization becomes apparent.

We are looking for a Director of Data Science to own the data strategy and integration around our whole Shipping product line.

You will lead a strong existing team and will build new teams of Software Engineers & Data Scientists to support the growing needs of the group.

Your role will be to lead these teams by helping them grow and learn, and together you’ll leverage our massive data assets to inject as much data-

driven insight into all aspects of the Shopify Shipping product line. You’ll collaborate with other data groups and product owners across multiple office locations to be the voice of Data for Shipping Services at Shopify.

You’ll Need To Have :

  • Product mindset You have a product gene that enables you to get to the root of problems faced by customers and users and to create data solutions to solve these challenges
  • Analytics expertise You’ll need to be amazing at coming up with new, meaningful metrics to measure success of Shopify Shipping products, and equally strong at making sure the data needed to support those metrics are available.
  • Well-balanced skills People have trouble pinning you down. Both business and technical teams claim you as their own. You are equal parts technical and functional (and both are exceptionally strong), and you are equally comfortable and effective at presenting to technical or business leaders.
  • Passionate about business strategy You’ve experienced and thrived in similar channel-related environments and have a knack for working with business users that are responsible for top-line growth.
  • Team development You’ll need a demonstrated track record of attracting top data / analytics talent, developing those people to make them even better, and managing the growth of teams.
  • Experience at scale You’ve been a leader in multiple tech companies where analytics on top of massive data sets drives product & business decisions.
  • Sample of Data & Product team members you’ll work with :

    VP of Data (Ottawa)

    Director of Data Platform Engineering (Ottawa)

    GM of Shipping Services

    I'd be great if you've had previous experience with :

  • Cloud platforms - Google Cloud Platform (GCP), AWS
  • Large-scale data-platform tools -
  • Data Storage and Access : HDFS, Presto
  • Data processing / integration : Kafka, Spark
  • Analytics Datastores : AWS Redshift, GCP BigQuery
  • Visualization : D3, Mode Analytics, Tableau
  • Programming languages : Python, Scala
  • SQL and debugging SQL queries
  • Analytical techniques -
  • Background in machine learning including experience implementing models at scale
  • Chi Square tests
  • Experimentation : A / B test design and analysis, quasi-experiments
  • Attribution-modeling
  • Forecasting
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