Data Scientist

ApplyBoard

Kitchener City, Ontario, CA
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Data Science
  • Post Date: 05/23/2021
  • Website: applyboard.com
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About ApplyBoard

At ApplyBoard, we believe that education is a right, not a privilege. We empower people around the world to access the best education available. Through our platform and team of experts, we streamline the application process, from submission to enrolment, assisting thousands of students to pursue their dreams of studying abroad.

Job Description

We’re building a movement - an education revolution. We’re building a world where anyone, anywhere can have access to the best education regardless of where they were born. At our core, we believe education is a right, not a privilege. To that end, we’re building a company and a suite of products to lead the charge in transforming access to education. ApplyBoard is an online platform that empowers students around the world to access the best education by connecting international students, recruitment partners, and academic institutions. We simplify the study abroad search, application, and acceptance process. Not only do we help students with their study abroad journey, but we also help academic institutions to find the best students globally. Our goal is to help enable better, more diverse, schools that are enriched with cultures from all over the world.
 
About ApplyBoard
ApplyBoard is an online platform that empowers students around the world to access the best education. Founded in 2015, ApplyBoard has grown to become the world’s largest online platform for international student recruitment, assisting more than 100,000 students with their educational journey.  By connecting international students, recruitment partners, and educational institutions, we simplify the study abroad search, application, and acceptance process through our platform and services. To date, we have built partnerships with 1,200+ educational institutions in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom, and 4,000+ recruitment partners around the world. In 2019, ApplyBoard was named the fastest-growing technology company in Canada by Deloitte, ranking #1 on the Technology Fast 50™ list. 
In May 2020, the company announced it successfully raised C$100M Series C funding on a C$2B valuation, reaching a ‘Unicorn’ valuation, allowing us to invest heavily in our technology, growing our team, and serving more customers.
 
Our Team
Our team of over 500+ ApplyBoardians (and growing!) is just as diverse as the customers we support. Comprising 27 nationalities, 53 languages spoken, and 50/50 gender parity, diversity is fostered and celebrated on our team. The ApplyBoard headquarters is located in Kitchener, ON Canada, with representatives in 20 countries including India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Vietnam, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Brazil, and China.
 
 
The Role:
ApplyBoard is looking for a Data Scientist that values collaboration and nurtures innovation while working in an energetic team. The ideal candidate will have a strong foundation in statistics, data science, and/or pattern recognition who will be valuable to organize, interpret and transform large datasets into actionable intelligence. In this role, it is expected to use best practices to identify data-driven opportunities for innovation, build analytics, and create machine learning models for deployment across the company.

Responsibilities

    • Create machine learning models to build a world-class data driven product
    • Guide data strategies to interpret and predict human behaviour 
    • Work with an innovative team to shape the future using objective data-driven decisions 
    • Identify and qualify new data sources, techniques, and datasets to enhance insight 
    • Facilitate and support the use of sound analytical practices across the organization 
    • Analyze large, raw, and potentially noisy datasets to derive actionable intelligence 
    • Interpret relevant insights from diverse datasets including time-series data 
    • Validate results using best practices in math and statistics 
    • Visualize and present insights and models clearly and effectively to diverse audiences 

Required Skills

    • Degree in mathematics, statistics, engineering, computer science, finance, or similar
    • 2+ years of experience in Data Science and/or Machine Learning
    • Demonstrated ability to learn, adapt, and solve tough problems 
    • Strong analytical skills, strong model and software development skills and an open mind 
    • Experience and passion for applying statistical and data mining techniques to overcome real world challenges - deriving intelligence from data 
    • Experience writing complete, clear, and concise designs, data models, and algorithms 
    • Highly proficient at disseminating complex technical concepts in both written and oral forms with the ability to communicate this across all levels of the business 
    • Experience building data-driven software solutions with Python 
    • Experience querying and analyzing data using SQL
    • Experience with visualization tools ( Tableau, Plot.ly/Dash, Pentaho, PowerBI) 
    • Driven, passionate and creative, and thrives in a fast-paced environment  
What We Offer
 
 
The opportunity to have an impact on a product that is positively affecting change to thousands of students lives every dayWorking alongside a brilliant and globally diverse team that is the fastest growing in the Waterloo regionGreat compensation and benefits package to keep you healthy and happy!
Thank you for your interest in ApplyBoard, however, only those applicants that have been selected for an interview will be contacted.
 
At ApplyBoard, we understand the value of having a diverse team. That’s why we believe in providing equal opportunity regardless of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, genetic characteristics, disability, and conviction. Please let us know if you require accommodation during the recruitment process.
 
Thank you for your interest in ApplyBoard; however, only those applicants that have been selected for an interview will be contacted.  At ApplyBoard, we understand the value of having a diverse team. That’s why we believe in providing equal opportunity regardless of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, genetic characteristics, disability, and conviction. Please let us know if you require accommodation during the recruitment process. 
 
Life at ApplyBoard:
By joining our team, you have the opportunity to join the fastest-growing technology company in Canada, with many opportunities for growth and advancement. Work alongside a globally diverse team of over 800 team members based in 18 countries, who represent over 30 nationalities and speak more than 40 languages.
 
Make a difference in the lives of thousands of students as they explore educational opportunities. Want to learn more about Life at ApplyBoard, be sure to follow us on our Life at ApplyBoard Instagram. 
 
About ApplyBoard
ApplyBoard simplifies the study abroad search, application, and acceptance process by connecting international students, recruitment partners, and academic institutions on one platform. To date, ApplyBoard has become the world’s largest online platform for international student recruitment, assisting more than 100,000 students with their educational journey.
 
 In 2019, ApplyBoard was named the fastest-growing technology company in Canada by Deloitte, ranking #1 on the Technology Fast 50™ list. In 2020, ApplyBoard announced a C$170M Series C funding on a C$2B valuation, reaching a ‘Unicorn’ status. This funding will allow us to further invest in our technology, grow our team, and serve more students on our mission to educate the world. 
Thank you for your interest in ApplyBoard. Please note that only qualified applicants that have been selected for an interview will be contacted.  
 
At ApplyBoard, we understand the value of having a diverse team. That’s why we provide equal opportunity to applicants regardless of race, nationality, ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, genetic characteristics, disability, and conviction. If you require an accommodation to submit an application and/or during the interview process, please notify the Talent Acquisition Team at [email protected] Requests will be addressed confidentially.

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