Lead Data Scientist

Greater Toronto Area, Remote /
Data Science & Analytics – Analytics /
Who we are:

Validere is a leading data and analytics SaaS provider for accelerating the energy transition.  We’re on a mission to digitally transform the world’s largest supply chain to be commercially and environmentally efficient. Our Product Data Cloud enables energy companies to aggregate all product data sources into a single source of truth rapidly and seamlessly. Over 40 leading energy companies have partnered with Validere to identify new, hidden sources of value across the business. Our unique datasets and experts across data science, physical science, and oil and gas provide our clients a company-wide value engine that boosts commercial margins, reduces operational costs and risks, and ensures meaningful environmental progress.

Founded at Harvard University, Validere has since raised $25M+ from leading technology and energy investors, including Wing VC, Greylock Partners, and Y Combinator.  With offices in Houston, Calgary, and Toronto, our 100+ employees focus every day on delivering the highest value, removing friction, and scaling results for every one of our customers.

Who you are:

To support our rapid growth, we are looking for a Lead Data Scientist to join our Analytics Team. You will lead the new and existing analytics features through their entire lifecycle from ideation to performance monitoring. You have a Growth mindset, passion for learning new things and restlessness. You have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, formulate and test hypotheses quickly and efficiently.

Let's give you a purpose:

    • Oversee implementation of large scale technical projects on the analytics team
    • Ensure the integrity of the Data Science code base and its integration with the rest of engineering stack
    • Provide technical mentorship and coaching to the analytics team members
    • Ensure the relevance of current technology by tracking evolution of the data science methods
    • Provide guidance to others on the technical execution of your solutions

What you'll bring along:

    • Advanced degree (MSc) in computer science, data science, software engineering and 5 years of industry experience
    • Proficiency with Python and version control (Git)
    • Ability to leverage disparate data sources (i.e SQL, CSV, APIs )
    • Proficiency with Unix-like operating systems  (Linux, MacOS X) and command line interface
    • Proficiency with classical and deep learning methods and Big Data Frameworks
    • Ability to keep high level of alignment with the internal and external stakeholders
    • Ability to effectively plan the work and manage time 

We love it here, you will too:

    • Competitive compensation
    • Comprehensive health benefits
    • Stock options (at Validere, we're all owners)
    • RRSP/401(k) matching programs
    • Flexible working arrangements
    • Professional development budget to master your craft
    • Generous time-off with parental/family leave
    • Quarterly Employee Wellbeing Days and No Meeting Friday Afternoons
    • An inclusive, ego-free environment where diversity of people and thought is valued
    • Opportunity to impact the trajectory of a fast growing tech company

Our shared values:

    • Deliver (the highest) value
    • Remove friction
    • Everyday is more scalable
    • Be well, fair & transparent
Validere is an equal employment opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability status. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the interview process and beyond. We are committed to providing an inclusive, open, and diverse work environment.