Principal Data Scientist

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Job Description

The Role

Are you looking for a job in a hyper-growth company with an AI focus?

Do you want to apply expertise to research and development to reach a new level of AI-based Anti-Fraud systems?

If yes, the Principal Data Scientist is the role for you!

GeoCompy’s Data Science team focuses on improving Anti-fraud system, turning business requirements into DS/ML solutions and researching best-in-class technologies. As the Principal Data Scientist, you will supervise and contribute to the research and development roadmap of the group. You will turn business requirements into DS/ML solutions. You must have experience in setting the standard for our research process, guide and mentor researchers, iterative development cycles, bring ML idea from research to production and have a great passion for working in fast-paced development process environments. The ideal candidate for this role is a person with a strong Data Science background, detail-oriented, proactive, and able to work in a dynamic environment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop a deep understanding of business needs and leverage that knowledge to deliver best-in-class solutions for the Data Science team;
  • Build and own a research roadmap for the Data Science team in collaboration with the Product Development group;
  • Build and improve cross-functional baseline; work closely with Data Science, ML Engineering, Data Engineering and DevOps teams to optimize the strategy of cross-work;
  • Embrace a business and technical mindset to develop solutions at scale;
  • Review and provide guidance on existing research projects;
  • Use strong technical expertise to rapidly formalize, prioritize and move forward new initiatives;
  • Standardize and supervise the research process ;
  • Provide senior-level guidance for junior researchers;
  • Work on improvement of the codebase. Create a standard and define the best coding practice.

Who You Are

  • You have 10+ years of experience in Machine Learning, Data Science, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics;
  • You have 3+ years of experience in a technical leadership position; Exceptional leadership and management skills with experience building and managing high-performing teams;
  • You have 3+ years of experience in ML/DS Anti-fraud domains (or adjacent domains);
  • You have excellent knowledge of machine learning approaches (e.g., clustering algorithms, random forest, neural networks, support vector machines);
  • Have strong programming skills in Python and fluency in data manipulation (SQL, Spark);
  • You’re experienced with main ML frameworks (scikit-learn, XGBoost) and experience with deep learning frameworks (PyTorch, TensorFlow, etc.);
  • You have experience in the development and deployment of predictive models or ML systems in a cloud environment (i.e AWS:SageMaker, ECS, S3, GCP);
  • You have practical experience with Big Data tools;
  • You’re experienced in liaising with technical teams, with the ability to communicate and recommend solutions to fit the customer’s technical requirements.
  • High-level experience in conducting research and ability to explain key findings to varied audiences.
  • You are a solutions-focused problem solver who always sees a path forward to success.
  • You are an exceptional communicator and can build relationships with anyone you work with.
  • You are organized and have fantastic attention to detail, aiming higher and higher each day.
  • You always act with integrity and operate with strong moral principles.
  • You have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment to support a rapidly growing technology company with multiple moving parts.

Bonus Points

  • You have experience working with an international team.

$208,000 - $260,000 a year

This is the typical salary range for this position. The base pay offered may vary depending on a variety of factors including, your qualifications, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. In addition to our competitive salary package, we also offer the following personal and professional development benefits:

  • Performance-based bonus and equity plans
  • Generous paid vacation and sick days
  • Extended health benefits
  • Generous training and development allowance
  • Charitable and DEI initiatives
  • Team-building events

Why GeoComply?

Joining the GeoComply team means you’ll be part of an award-winning company to work, learn and grow. We are fast-paced, high-impact, and have a can-do team culture.

To be successful in our organization, you need an eager attitude, professionalism, and the confidence to willingly work to prove yourself and your ideas, and earn the trust of the organization.

Here’s why we think you’d love working with us.

We’re working towards something big

We’ve built a reputation as the global market leader for geolocation compliance solutions for over 10 years. We’re trusted by customers from all over the world, and the next few years will be particularly exciting as we continue to scale across new markets.

Our values aren’t just a buzzword

Our values are the foundation for what we as a company care about most. They signify the commitment we make to each other around how we act and what we stand for. They are our north star as we work together to build a company we’re all proud to be a part of. Learn more,here.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of who we are

In collaboration with our team and external partners, we promote DEI in our recruitment and hiring practices; scholarships and financial aid; training and mentorship programs; employee benefits, and more.

Learning is at the heart of our employee experience

At GeoComply, we foster an environment that empowers every employee to gain the knowledge and abilities needed to perform at their very best and help our organization grow. From a professional development budget to local training opportunities, knowledge-sharing sessions and more, we are continually investing in employee career growth and development.

We believe in being a force for good

We profoundly care about our impact on the world and strive to make meaningful contributions to the communities we work and live in. Our Impact division focuses on philanthropic and social responsibility initiatives, including supporting our local communities, advancing equality, and harnessing our technology to protect vulnerable groups. Learn more,here.

We care about our team

Our GeoComply team is talented, driven and hard-working, and is known for its positive attitude and energy. At GeoComply, we take care of our employees with the total package. Team members are generously rewarded with competitive salaries, incentives, and a comprehensive benefits program.

We value in-person collaboration

The benefits we have seen from teams being together have been tremendous in how we are able to collaborate and swiftly inform each other on what is happening across the company. By introducing an 80% attendance rate, we have seen the value in achieving more together as a company as we continue to foster collaboration across team members and departments.

Company Info.


GeoComply was founded in 2011 and provides fraud prevention and cybersecurity solutions that detect location fraud and help verify a user's true digital identity. Our award-winning products are based on the technologies developed for the highly regulated and complex U.S. online gaming and sports betting market, as well as streaming video broadcasters and the online banking, payments and cryptocurrency industries.

  • Industry
    Information Technology,Cybersecurity
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  • Location
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
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