Data Scientist
Left
Maple Ridge, BC
We're Left, ranked one of Canada's Top 100 Employers, voted Best Place to Work in BC, and a certified B Corp. We are an innovative technology company committed to developing and using technology as a force for good. We are 16th on the list of Canada's fastest growing tech companies and 101st on the list for North America, working in fields as cutting edge and diverse as mesh networking, blockchain, cryptocurrency, A.I., big data, and predictive analytics. Our top-notch culture and award-winning Community Engagement Program have led us to be recognized by the BC Tech Association as the best in BC for "work, life, and play" and winner of the 2018 BambooHR Hero Award. We like to say, "We're Left...we do things right!"

Left Travel Inc. ( http://www.lefttravel.com/ ), a subsidiary ofLeft ( http://left.io/ ), is made up of a team that believes the search for the perfect vacation rental should be easy. Our Data Scientists' primary goals will be to help solve the most complex prediction and algorithm problems currently confronted at Left Travel.

We value and believe that the relationship between travelers and their hosts should be simple, comfortable, and direct. We have an extensive travel brand portfolio that includesRentByOwner.com ( http://www.rentbyowner.com/ ),RentalHomes.com ( https://www.rentalhomes.com/ ),SellOffRentals.com ( https://www.selloffrentals.com/ ),Stays.io ( https://www.stays.io/ ), and others. Most of your time will be spent working with these brands, analyzing the data and optimizing campaigns to make them bigger and better than they already are.

Where does all this cool stuff happen? Our space is a physical representation of our core values. With an open concept built to encourage community, including a large communal kitchen, fully equipped games room and plenty of chill spots to relax, our Lefties feel as comfy here as at home. Family is important to us, and our office provides an inclusive environment for all on our team no matter what age or stage of life. Being in Maple Ridge, we are perfectly located for both city dwellers - only a 40 minute drive from downtown - and for those who prefer the 'burbs.

You have room to breathe out here and can afford to exhale. Not only do you get greater balance in your life, but you get to keep way more of what you earn. The difference is substantial (Hint: for a family of 4, it could be more than $50,000 in your pocket every year!). Calculate how much you would save by living and working in Maple Ridge here: http://www.costofliving.welcomebc.ca/ ( http://www.costofliving.welcomebc.ca/ )

Are you ready to join us and change the world yet?

About the Job: So what will you be doing?

  • Taking new machine learning and/or optimization algorithms from prototype into production
  • Exploring and understanding our data set, and working with our team to develop our demand forecasting and web automated bidding.
  • Working with others to create data visualizations, design data pipelines, and determine the efficacy of new data
  • Collaboration and mentorship with remotely distributed development teams will be expected.
Essential Skills: What do you need to get here?

  • Degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Math, Economics, Statistics, Operation Research, Masters preferred
  • 3+ years of hands-on experience with SQL data extraction scripts, data architecture, data blending, data transformation and data warehousing involving very large datasets and multiple data sources
  • Strong experience in data analysis and coding predictive models and algorithms using Python, R, MLlib or Spark
  • Solid skills in MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, REST and GET APIs
  • Familiarity with Cloud solution for data storage, processing and consumption for NoSQL databases on services such as Google Cloud Platform, AWS, and Azure;
  • A strong desire to reinvent online travel booking and travel search industries
Assets

  • Experience working in digital marketing industry
  • Proficiency in business intelligence tools, such as Tableau, Power BI, Qlikview etc
  • Previous Lead experience in agile development environment
  • Ability to translate business needs into actionable data solutions
  • Experience with supervised and unsupervised machine learning.
  • Experience in the creation and implementation of algorithms and statistical techniques to resolve data science problems.
  • Experience with text analytics and natural language processing (NLP).
Compensation & Next Steps

In 2017, to remove any unconscious bias out of our salary process, we revamped our salary structure to be transparent in who we are and what we pay. We offer a highly competitive compensation based on an annual external salary report to ensure pay equality.
We also offer many perks (including a comprehensive benefits plan, RRSP matching program, lower cost of living, etc.) and a culture and work/life balance that other companies simply can't match, creating a total package that is hard to beat.

If you are interested in working in a world-class business, then please apply below. No phone calls or unexpected visits please.

Left is a small, but growing company. Fit and a willingness to learn is more important than experience. Thanks in advance for considering us.

Learn more about RightMesh AG, a project of Left at www.rightmesh.io ( http://www.rightmesh.io ).

We are an equal opportunity employer and love diversity at our company! We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.