Data Scientist

Properly

Category
Team Canada
Location
Toronto
Job Function
Data
Seniority
Intermediate
Toronto | Data | Intermediate

At Properly, we are on a mission to make real estate customer-centric. We envision a future in which real estate transactions involve dramatically less friction and surprising simplicity and where Properly is the first choice of all Canadians throughout the entire experience of buying, selling and owning a home. Check out our CEO’s note on the culture we are trying to craft at Properly. 

Properly is headquartered in Toronto. We have a foundation of experienced operators on our team (Uber, Wealthsimple, Wave, Ritual, Shopify, Blackberry, Facebook, etc.) and have raised over $115 million in funding from investors including FJ Labs, Prudence, Golden Ventures, iNovia Capital, AlleyCorp (Kevin Ryan), Silicon Valley Bank and others. We are an equal opportunity employer and celebrate diverse experiences and perspectives because they make our team more successful.

What you will do:

– Build industry-leading home valuation models using millions of real-estate transactions and complementary datasets

– Work with business stakeholders to identify opportunities where machine learning can improve operational efficiency

– Evolve existing models through experimentation and analysis of new data sources, iteratively improving accuracy and reducing errors

– Explore and experiment with data, rapidly prototyping features and predictive models

– Collaborate with data engineers, data scientists, and development team on data pipelines, experimentation, and product integration

– Become a domain expert in real-estate

What we are looking for:

– 2+ years of experience in a Data Scientist role

– Practical experience with ML algorithms, feature extraction and selection, and statistical analysis

– Proficiency at tuning, troubleshooting and assessing subtle model issues and avoiding common pitfalls (e.g. overfitting)

– Proficiency at identifying problems that are suitable for ML and limitations of various techniques

– Proficiency with tooling for advanced processing (e.g. R, Python, sql windowing functions)

– Experience analyzing and manipulating large, complex and ambiguous datasets

– Experience with NLP – Natural Language Processing (nice to have)

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