Data Scientist

April 21, 2022


Wattpad is a global multiplatform entertainment company whose vision is to entertain and connect the world through stories. Since 2006, we’ve been on a mission to use the power of community and technology to unleash the full potential of stories to the world. Every month 90 million people around the world spend over 23 billion minutes on Wattpad to share and discover stories they can’t find anywhere else.  Our brand banner includes: Wattpad, W Ventures, Wattpad WEBTOON Studios, Wattpad Books and Wattpad Brand Partnerships. We’re proudly based in Toronto, but our reach is global. Come build the future of entertainment and storytelling, and write your next chapter with us! At Wattpad, we have a massive scale and reach across our global users; this is what makes us unique. It’s been an exciting time of growth, change and development for Wattpad. Working at Wattpad, you will have access to large and unique data sources. In addition to a massive corpus of stories, we work with engagement data such as comments, votes (i.e., likes), and conversations between readers and creators. These conversations and engagements have driven the popularity of hit fiction titles such as 'After', 'The Kissing Booth', 'I am a Gay Wizard', and many others.  Data Science (DS) TeamThe Data Science (DS) team closely partners with business, product and technical stakeholders. We develop ML models for new data products which we then serve in collaboration with other teams in the Data Org. We also conduct deep-dive analyses, product experimentation, hypotheses testing to generate data insights and make recommendations to our stakeholders. Come join us to build the next iteration of our data and ML products! What you'll do: Work closely with business and product teams to perform analyses, conduct investigative research and turn data into actionable insights and recommendations Build queries, metrics and conduct in-depth analysis to understand content, user engagement and behaviourDevelop new ML models and create prototype implementations focusing on applications to various challenging business problemsPartner with product on experiment design and analysis, hypothesis development and success metricsPrepare and integrate large, varied datasets and also maintain them for analytics and ML use casesUphold high data science standards and best practices Do you have most of the following? If so, apply! You have a passion for solving business problems through dataYou have a diverse set of tools in your Data Science toolbox - Statistical Modeling, Machine Learning, Product experimentation, Software engineering to name a few3+ years experience working with business and product stakeholders in the capacity of a data partnerExperience in applied machine learning or quantitative role with knowledge in statistical machine learning and deep learning techniquesComfort working with complex, high dimensional dataFluency with Python or RAdvanced knowledge of SQLDevelopment experience involving data pipelines and/or large-scale data processingYou have a systematic approach to project planning and dealing with ambiguityYou are able to articulate the strengths and weaknesses of solutions and to reason about the compromises required for systems at scale What we offer: Competitive salaryCareer development; we believe in mentorship and investing in your learning, supporting you to achieve your goalsHealth benefits, fully covered by us!RRSP Contributions (Canada), 401K Contributions (USA)Generous vacation and Parental Leave Top-upMonthly home office allowance, choice of hardware, flexible hours, and remote work optionsCorporate discount for gym membership for you and your familySummer Fridays with afternoons off!And a whole lot more!Wattpad is conducting all interviews in a distributed manner using applicable third party software where needed and using visual interface tools such as Google Hangouts and Zoom. About Wattpad Who are we? Entrepreneurs and Do-ers. Our vision is to entertain and connect the world through stories, and our mission is to use the power of community and technology to unleash the full potential of stories to the world.What does that mean? We are visionaries, community builders, passionate problem solvers, storytellers, coffee snobs (tea drinkers, too!), curious by nature, and culturally diverse.What are we obsessed with? Our users. Solving complex problems and maximizing flow. Learning constantly. Building the next great storytelling product. Finding the greatest stories ever told. Dogs (and cats), coffee, and good snacks.How do we work? Autonomously, collaboratively, respectfully. Balancing with work, family, and play...and all while having a great time. Wattpad is a remote friendly company and encourages remote candidates to apply as long as they are located and authorized to work in either the US or Canada (excluding Quebec) as a precondition of employment. We are not able to sponsor applicants for work permits. If you happen to live near the areas of either Toronto, Ontario or Halifax, Nova Scotia, you may also have the opportunity to work from our beautiful offices - 1 located in Downtown Toronto and the other in Downtown Halifax, both with easy access to transit. Culture and Diversity Wattpad is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate. Period.  Wattpad welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. We have taken a leadership position on creating a culture and an organization that truly values diversity. We are committed to fostering a global team that reflects the diversity of the Wattpad community. At Wattpad, we believe cultural fit doesn’t mean culturally identical, and diversity of thought helps us to challenge one another to think big and think differently. We consider employment applicants without regard to age, race, colour, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, disability status or any other protected status.   If you have any special needs or accessibility requirements, please let us know. We will do our utmost to accommodate, in accordance with applicable local legislation.

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