Data Scientist

Checkout.com

  • Full Time

We’re Checkout.com 

Checkout.com is one of the most exciting and valuable fintechs in the world, with our Series D taking our valuation to $40 billion. Our mission is to enable businesses and their communities to thrive in the digital economy. We’re the strategic payments partner for some of the best known fast-moving brands globally such as Wise, Hut Group, Sony Electronics, Homebase, Henkel, Binance, Klarna and many others. Purpose-built with performance and scalability in mind, our flexible cloud-based payments platform helps global enterprises launch new products and create experiences customers love. And it’s not just what we build that makes us different. It’s how.

We empower passionate problem-solvers to collaborate, innovate and do their best work. That’s why we’re number 9 on the Forbes Cloud 100 list and on Glassdoor’s list of Top 10 fintechs to work for. And we’re just getting started. We’re building diverse and inclusive teams around the world — because that’s how we create even better experiences for our merchants and our partners. And we need your help. So, join us to build tomorrow, today.

About the Role

Checkout.com is looking for a data scientist to work on the research and development of Machine Learning (ML) models for fraud detection and other business problems. These algorithms will be deployed to provide near-real-time transaction risk predictions, which Checkout.com’s merchants use to make smart payment routing decisions based on their risk appetite.
You’ll join an enterprising team of data scientists and engineers who are working to deliver fraud detection ML models at scale. Your work will significantly move the needle within a product area that has high strategic importance to Checkout.com.

 

Key Responsibilities:

 

  • Work with distributed computing technologies (e.g. Spark, Dask) to: conduct exploratory analysis to test hypotheses, engineer ML features, and train/evaluate ML models.
  • Design, implement and interpret experiments to produce practical insights and improve model performance.
  • Write high-quality Python for feature engineering and model training.
  • Drive the collection of new data and enrichment of existing data sources.
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    About You:

     

  • At least 2 years experience developing machine learning models to solve business problems.
  • Strong understanding of: machine learning, probability and statistics.
  • Experience applying scientific methods and thoughtful experimental design.
  • Able to write high quality Python code.
  • Experience with SQL databases.
  • Experience working with Jupyter Notebooks.
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    Nice to have:

     

  • Experience in fintech and/or payments.
  • Familiar with distributed general-purpose cluster-computing (e.g. Spark, Dask, Hadoop).
  • Experience with Docker.
  • Experience with AWS or at least another common cloud platform (GCP/Azure).
  • Familiar with the unix shell and shell scripting (for automating tasks).
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    What we stand for
    At Checkout.com, everything starts with our values, including the experience we offer our people.
     
    #Aspire
    We supercharge your professional growth with career development programs and leadership training. You can learn your way, with tailored pathways and online platforms. And be inspired at relevant conferences.
     
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    We don’t stop at ‘good’ here. We strive for excellence amongst our teams every day and recognize colleagues who take it to the next level through our quarterly peer-nominated Hero awards.
     
    #Unite
    We’re proud of our global connections and inclusive environment. So we champion this through our colleague-led community groups and celebrate many cultural events together.
     
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    More about Checkout.com
    Our technology makes payments seamless. We provide the fastest, most reliable payments in more than 150 currencies, with in-country acquiring, world-class fraud filters and reporting, through one API. And we can accept all major international credit and debit cards, as well as popular alternative and local payment methods. Checkout.com launched in 2012, and we now have a team of 1800 people across 19 international offices. To date, we’ve raised a total of $1.8 billion, with our Series D valuing us at $40 billion.
     
    We believe in equal opportunities
    We work as one team. Wherever you come from. However you identify. And whichever payment method you use. 
    Our clients come from all over the world — and so do we. Hiring hard-working people and giving them a community to thrive in is critical to our success.
    When you join our team, we’ll empower you to unlock your potential so you can do your best work. We’d love to hear how you think you could make a difference here with us. 
    We want to set you up for success and make our process as accessible as possible. So let us know in your application, or tell your recruiter directly, if you need anything to make your experience or working environment more comfortable. We’ll be happy to support you.
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