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Senior Data Scientist
CoinFlip
Chicago, IL
CoinFlip is a leading fintech company powered by cryptocurrency. The company operates the world's largest network of cryptocurrency ATMs by transaction volume with over 4,500 kiosks across 49 US states, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Australia supporting the buying and selling of major cryptocurrencies with cash. In 2020, CoinFlip launched Order Desk, an over-the-counter service that provides investors with a personal account manager and competitive coin pricing. In 2023, CoinFlip launched a digital platform called Olliv: the easiest way to buy, sell, send, swap, and receive crypto.

CoinFlip was founded in 2015 by Daniel Polotsky, Kris Dayrit, Alan Gurevich, and Ben Weiss. Headquartered in Chicago, CoinFlip placed in the top 100 on the 2021 and 2022 Inc. 5000 list, and on the 2022 Deloitte Technology Fast 500, was named the 2021 and 2022 #1 fastest-growing company in Chicago by Crain's and was awarded the 2021 and 2022 Stevie ® Awards for Customer Service. For more information about CoinFlip, please visit www.CoinFlip.tech.



We are looking for a Senior Data Scientist with experience in full suite of data science, analytics and ML in a broad spectrum of business functions. As a senior technical member on the Analytics and Data Science team, you will use big data to understand customer behavior and drive decision-making in product development across various crypto products and digital services.

    • Actively engage with the line businesses in a cross functional environment, including marketing, finance, operation, customer success, compliance, etc
    • Identify opportunities and formulate data science / machine learning projects to optimize for revenue, acquisition, engagement, retention, customer satisfaction and minimize potential compliance risk exposures
    • Assist in building ML models and MLOps with modern tech stack in the full ML Lifecyle, including GitLab, AWS, Sagemaker, Redshift, EC2, EMR and Dbt to develop and deploy online/offline ML products
    • Serve as a subject matter expert in data science and analytics and research and adopt the new tooling and methodologies in the crypto space
    • Other duties as assigned

    • Data driven mindset with a graduate degree in Computer Science, Data Science, AI/ML, Mathematics/Statistics, Engineering, or an equivalent technical field.  
    • 4+ years of relevant experience in software development, data science, or data analytics.  
    • 2+ years of relevant experience in product analytics centered around customer behavior and digital product adoption and risk management, compliance analytics would be highly valued.  
    • Experience with experimental design, A/B testing, statistical inference/causal analysis is highly preferred.   
    • Deep understanding of predictive modeling process from data exploration, methodology (statistical models, unsupervised and supervised ML models) to model validation, deployment and performance monitoring.  
    • Professional experience with a programming language such as Python or R, and advanced SQL, Excel, and visualization tools such as Tableau/Looker.  
    • Experience with data science modeling toolsets such as Pandas, TensorFlow, PyTorch, Scikit-learn.  
    • Demonstrated leadership in complex areas, through critical thinking, thought leadership, effective communication, and relentless drive for progress.  
    • Ability to work both independently and in a collaborative and dynamic team environment.  
    • Comfort handling ambiguity and managing multiple assignments.  

Nice to Have:

    • Build cloud-based ML infrastructure with minimal support and scale with business need, either in AWS, GCP or Azure.  
    • While not a hard requirement, experience with crypto based products and services is a plus.  
    • Experience working for a rapidly growing startup, and managing change  
Working at CoinFlip means collaborating with experienced and innovative leaders who share a clear vision and a track record of success. We offer a collaborative and positive working environment where we encourage employees to balance productivity with time to recharge. Compensation is above and beyond a typical “startup” — we offer competitive salaries, performance-based incentives, and competitive benefits for full-time employees.

CoinFlip values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing an inclusive and accessible work environment. We thank all candidates who apply, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

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