Atomic is hiring a

Data Scientist

Kitchener, Canada

Atomic is a company builder and venture fund all in one. We prototype new companies and assemble teams to scale the most promising ideas into independent ventures. We build companies that improve the future. Our goal isn't to attract press attention or make a quick flip. It's to create long-lasting businesses that improve workstreams, add value to users, and make life more joyful. At Atomic, all initial ideas are generated, incubated, and funded in-house, through a rigorous and collaborative process that brings together a dynamic team of software engineers, product designers, and business minds. Everyone on our team is a builder, whether they work with wireframes, code, or ideas. Our portfolio companies span the gamut from a B2B solution that calculates the walkthrough rate™ for local businesses to a consumer photo app with class-leading user economics. The best part? We're just getting started.


Our head office is based in San Francisco, however we have recently opened an office in the historic Tannery building downtown Kitchener to take advantage of the exceptional talent in the area. We currently have 4 development labs for our portfolio companies operating there and we are looking to add a Data Scientist to work on new prototype projects. This unique opportunity will allow you to work on the coolest up and coming tech products and companies that come through Atomic Labs.


We are looking for someone with engineering experience but knowledge of machine learning and building learning models using supervised learning. You will be working closely with professional data (such as working experience, education, skills, etc) as well as personal and professional networks of connected individuals to find intelligent ways of recommending referrals for candidates to potential new jobs within an individual’s network.


You will have the ability to pick and choose the best tools for the job as you will lead the project. This project is a brand new idea that is not built out yet. The focus of this role will be to help do that. You will be able to work with your favourite data science toolkit. We’ll be tackling this problem from the ground up and will lean on your experience for the right set of tools for the job. We’re looking for people who want to fundamentally understand the problem and build the best models for the job from the ground up using their strong mathematical background.


What we need from you:


  • Ability to move fast
  • Excited to work quickly and build something that can positively affect lives of millions of people around the world
  • Confident and excited about learning new technologies
  • You thrive in an intense, tight-knit, and high-growth startup environment
  • Hands-on software engineering and data science experience.
  • Experience delivering, scaling, and owning highly successful and innovative machine learning products with your fingerprints all over them
  • Demonstrable proficiency in coding (Python, Sparq, R preferred) and programming concepts, combined with the enthusiasm and passion to build.
  • Detailed understanding of the breadth and depth of the machine learning workflowability to discuss concepts such as feature discovery and feature engineering, model validation, prediction drift, online vs. offline learning and training, tree- and regressionbased machine learning approaches, and model deployment in detail.
  • Demonstrable expertise building modelling and machine learning tools and platforms
  • A “driver” personality - biased toward action, great collaborator and master disambiguator/simplifier - constantly pushing toward clarity and delivery.
  • Finger-tippiness with data: you just go get the data you need with no muss/fuss and can whip it into an insightful story with no help. You know how to leverage data to make decisions without getting stuck in paralysis by analysis.


If you are looking for your next adventure and want to help us build cool stuff, we encourage you to apply!

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