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Senior Data Scientist

Data Analytics Chicago

This is Adyen

Adyen provides payments, data, and financial products in a single solution for customers like Meta, Uber, H&M, and Microsoft - making us the financial technology platform of choice. At Adyen, everything we do is engineered for ambition. 

For our teams, we create an environment with opportunities for our people to succeed, backed by the culture and support to ensure they are enabled to truly own their careers. We are motivated individuals who tackle unique technical challenges at scale and solve them as a team. Together, we deliver innovative and ethical solutions that help businesses achieve their ambitions faster.

This is Data Connect

Adyen seeks a Senior Data Scientist to join our Data Connect team in Chicago. This team is part of Adyen’s Data Solution strategy to enhance our client’s understanding of their customers. We’re looking for trailblazers with an entrepreneurial mindset to innovate, tinker and craft something entirely new from the ground up. 

Within our team, you’ll tackle high-impact projects that all revolve around understanding our client’s customers. These include developing shopper recognition, attribution, and profiling products. You’ll work closely with your engineering and product teammates to quickly iterate across every phase of the product life cycle, from evaluating product market fit to release. 

Data Scientist

We’re looking for a product focused Data Scientist that will be instrumental to the creation, growth, and iteration of our expanding data product suite. Using our shopper data, this person will leverage their extensive knowledge of data science and big data tools to build the algorithms that power the actionable insights used by our customers to grow their business.

What you’ll do

You will be responsible for building and interpreting algorithms that power data products at Adyen. In this role, you will: 

  • Obtain insights by leveraging machine learning algorithms. Examples are: 
    • Clustering algorithms to group customers/shoppers.
    • Supervised and semi-supervised learning methods for inference on shopper behavior 
    • Graph analysis and representation learning for behavior prediction and monitoring.
  • Develop orchestrated pipelines for analytical purposes and machine learning training.
  • Iterate with merchants and product audiences creating algorithms that power state of the art machine learning based solutions, and be able to explain the reasons behind the executed inference.
  • Setup and run experiments to validate hypotheses and explain their conclusions.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest research and developments in the machine learning field, and apply this where applicable.

Who you are

  • You have 5 years of professional experience as a Data Scientist.
  • You have experience developing, training, validating, benchmarking and monitoring machine learning algorithms.
  • You have experience leveraging a big data framework to create the pipelines needed to feed the models with appropriate data.
  • You approach problems with a statistical mindset, keeping inference as a product of data science. Experience with statistical testing (confidence, p-value, A/B testing, Bayesian) is a plus.
  • You can communicate complex outcomes with clarity over a wide range of audiences.
  • Technologies: Extensive knowledge of data science and statistics techniques, toolsets and algorithms, such as e.g. Spark, Scikit-Learn, TensorFlow, PyTorch, XGBoost, Pandas, Airflow, SQL
  • Mentality: An experimental mindset with a launch fast and iterate mentality. A strong statistics/mathematics background is a plus.

Data positions at Adyen

We know companies handle different definitions for their data-related positions, this is for instance dependent on the size of a company. Since the birth of the Data Solution and the growth of all data streams, we categorized and defined all our positions. Have a look at this blogpost to find out! 

Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion commitments 

Our unique approach is a product of our diverse perspectives. This diversity of backgrounds and cultures is essential in helping us maintain our momentum. Our business and technical challenges are unique, and we need as many different voices as possible to join us in solving them - voices like yours. No matter who you are or where you’re from, we welcome you to be your true self at Adyen. 

Studies show that women and members of underrepresented communities apply for jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. Does this sound like you? If so, Adyen encourages you to reconsider and apply. We look forward to your application.

What’s next?

Ensuring a smooth and enjoyable candidate experience is critical for us. We aim to get back to you regarding your application within 5 business days. Our interview process tends to take about 4 weeks to complete, but may fluctuate depending on the role. Learn more about our hiring process here. Don’t be afraid to let us know if you need more flexibility.

Adyen is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any legally protected status.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

This role is based out of our Chicago office. We are an office-first company and value in-person collaboration; we do not offer remote-only roles. This is a full-time position.

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