Data Scientist

Remote Toronto, ON

We are a rapidly growing, mission-driven company that helps businesses get started with AI by developing end-to-end AI-powered products and solutions. This is a fast-paced environment where we work quickly and creatively to build solutions for a variety of exciting and challenging problems for diverse clients. We’re a start-up: we’re moving fast and we’re working hard.


You’ll collaborate with a fun, caring, global team who believes in good engineering, honest and genuine relationships, good design, being nerdy, and taking pride in one’s work. You’ll be given a lot of opportunities to learn, teach, and progress in your career.


We’re humble, hungry, and smart. We hope you are too.



To be successful in the position, you need to:

  • Deeply held passion for problem solving, math, software, and data science.
  • Be curious (Fall in love with the data/problem) - take ownership of problems
  • Be ethical, honest, trustworthy, and discrete
  • Care and collaborate - be a team player
  • Be calm under pressure


What are your top responsibilities?

  • Extracting insights via rapid iterations of EDA
  • Communicating insights effectively
  • Cleaning and transforming datasets
  • Training, optimizing and deploying models that provide business value
  • Ensuring readability of code/notebooks


Skills/experience we are looking for:

  • At least 2 years of experience with the following (Python, Scikit-learn, Tensorflow/PyTorch, Pandas, Numpy, Matplotlib, SQL, Git, Linux/Command line, Conda environments, etc.)
  • Formal academic training in math, statistics, software engineering, or similar - OR - an equivalent amount of hands-on experience and self-directed learning.
  • Ability to explore patterns in data and find insights
  • Ability to produce effective data visualizations
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-sufficient/capable in terms of researching and finding answers to problems and roadblocks
  • Good understanding of machine learning algorithms and when/why to apply them
  • Good understanding of model evaluation
  • Good back-end web development skills. We need you to be able to set up servers to handle inference requests.
  • A well-rounded knowledge of modern development practices including version control systems, agile development methodologies, cloud servers and services, and so on.


Experience that would help you stand out:

  • DevOps / cloud infrastructure, especially with GCP/Firebase and/or AWS, Azure
  • Distributing workloads to compute clusters
  • Experience with diversity of data science problems
  • Experience with software development


Where is the location and what are the work hours?

Our team is distributed with members in Toronto, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, and Manila. This is a remote/global position, but with preference for Ontario, Canada.


We have two openings for a FT/PT employee/contract position, and are looking for candidates to start immediately.


To apply: Email us at datascience@gradient-ascent.com - and specify your openness to working FT/PT/Employee/Contract/Flex and your location. Attach a resume and please share with us some work you’ve done. We expect to hire someone as soon as possible.

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