Data Scientist

About the job

Why join Willa?

If you want to have a massive impact on the lives of millions and give freelancers and online creators the work & life they deserve, then this is the right place for you.

You will be joining a rapidly growing company who will provide a challenging and rewarding role with excellent career opportunities. We don’t have managers that manage managers, we have a flat hierarchy with clear lines of communication as we recognize that everyone has a key part to play in the success of the business.

Our success depends on our ability to build world-class products & technology together. As much as we enjoy spending time together, Willa is set up as a distributed team.

What you’ll do πŸ§‘β€πŸ’»

  • Enrich and automate existing Willapay data sources
  • Conduct product analytics deep-dives as part of autonomous engineering teams, and work within problem areas such as analyzing product feature usage and predicting churn
  • Analyze user research surveys & design data to distill and present findings to product and design teams and facilitate data-informed product development
  • Work closely with campaigns and marketing to measure and model the user acquisition funnel
  • Build dashboards and liaise with stakeholders in engineering, product and marketing to evaluate success criteria and learnings of various product initiatives
  • Take full ownership of existing and upcoming data science and analytics projects, including making specific recommendations to stakeholders
  • Build, test and deploy models to assess credit default risk
  • As you can glean from above, this role is a blend of data science, product analytics and data engineering. You don’t need to be an expert in all 3 areas, but be strong within at least one domain and have a working knowledge of the other two, with a desire to constantly learn and grow

Location: Fully remote, work is to be conducted from within the US hence why a work permit for the US is required.

The job can also be conducted in a European time zone and requires a valid work permit for Europe (please see other job posting on our website specific to Europe).

Who you are πŸ™‹

  • Exceptional motivation and a result-oriented nature
  • Working knowledge of machine learning algorithms, particularly using Python
  • Strong grasp of statistical concepts, such as hypothesis testing, distributions and sampling
  • SQL skills for data manipulation
  • Ability to prioritize and understand tradeoffs between different data science approaches
  • Demonstrated experience of end-to-end data science problem-solving, from problem formulation to model deployment and continuous evaluation
  • Ability to handle ambiguity, and a bias towards an iterative approach to experimentation and learning by doing
  • Strong visualization, presentation and persuasion skills to ensure that your work has a major impact on decision-making

Nice to have 🌟

  • NLP experience a distinct advantage
  • Track record of productionizing data pipelines and models on Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
  • Experience with analyzing user survey data
  • Startup, Fintech and/or Big Tech experience
  • Willa is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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