Data Scientist - Finance

Our Data Science Team provides reporting, monitoring, and strategic advice to all areas of Shopify. They are the voice of data and support all aspects of our business, enabling them to make better informed decisions. We have dedicated groups of data scientists that work with finance, marketing, product, support, platform and human resources. Our data science teams are completely full-stack, both in how they participate in decision-making at the leadership level, and in their technical competencies.

What you'll work on:

As a Data Scientist, you will work in a highly collaborative fashion as a core member of the Data Science Team to prioritize data collection, transformation, and advanced statistical techniques. Working with Shopify’s finance team, you'll work closely with senior leadership to define and measure key metrics, promote new analytical techniques, question assumptions, and tell the story behind the numbers. As someone who thrives in a rapidly changing environment, you will develop a deep understanding of our data, tools, and processes.

You’ll be an integral part of Shopify’s wider Data organization where we’ve built out a petabyte scale Hadoop cluster to make sure that every Shopifier can access the data they need to make better decisions. This includes empowering the 500,000+ merchants on our platform as well. With our goal of making commerce better for everyone, being a data-informed company includes enabling data-informed merchants!

You’ll bring the following abilities and experiences to your team:

    • Working knowledge of Python or other programming language
    • Understanding the many uses of regression and inferential statistics
    • Extensive experience analyzing data using SQL
    • Experience with Tableau, QlikView, Mode, or similar data visualization tools
    • Great organizational and interpersonal skills, with proven success building relationships across all levels
    • App or front-end development experience a plus
If you’re interested in helping us shape the future of commerce, click the “Apply now” button to submit your application.  Please address your cover letter to Phil Rossi.  

Experience comes in many forms, many skills are transferable, and passion goes a long way. If your experience is this close to what we’re looking for, consider applying. We know that diversity of thought makes for the best problem-solving and creative thinking, which is why we're dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team and encourage everyone to apply.