Director of Data Science at Circle

Job type: Full-time
Experience level: 10+ years experience
Role: Machine Learning, Systems Design, Team Leadership
Location: Boston, MA, USA

Circle is a global crypto finance company, built on blockchain technology, powered by crypto assets, and dedicated to helping people and institutions create and share value globally.  With our suite of products, we enable our customers to send and receive money around the world easily, as well as invest in and trade crypto assets.

An overview of the role:

As the Director of Data Science, you will provide direct, hands-on leadership to a team of data scientists, while working closely with engineers who productize machine learning solutions. Your work will be central to meeting Circle’s goal of becoming the premier platform for tokenizing, investing in and trading of crypto assets. As a part of your job you will interface with business stakeholders and have an opportunity to significantly impact results and decision making for risk, compliance, marketing and trading functions at Circle. Importantly, your work will help improve customer experience across a range of products offered by Circle.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Expand Circle’s existing machine learning capabilities to deliver the next generation of more accurate, scalable models that continuously adapt to changing business needs
  • Productize autonomous machine learning solutions to create reliable training and deployment pipelines in order to deliver the best possible experience for our customers, improve customer retention, prevent fraud, stop account takeovers and better enforce compliance regulations
  • Grow and mentor a team of Data Scientists to enable them to apply the most appropriate techniques to the most important business needs related to blockchain, finance and behavioral analytics
  • Create and foster a virtuous cycle between the Data Science team and the organizations that use the models they build

Required skills & experience:

  • Master’s degree or higher from a leading institution in Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Computer Science, or a related technical field
  • 10+ years of industry experience in data science and analytics including hands on experience implementing machine learning solutions in production applications.
  • Previous experience managing a team of data scientists, including all aspects of hiring, leading and mentoring the team
  • Proven ability to translate complex business problems into realm of analytics and machine learning and collaborate with business on deploying, utilizing and enhancing resulting solutions
  • Expertise in one Python, or R
  • Experience working with RDBM systems, particularly familiarity with SQL
  • Familiarity with common software development (e.g., git, Jira) and continuous integration tools (e.g., Docker, Jenkins) as well as AWS technology stack

Circle was founded in 2013 by internet entrepreneurs Jeremy Allaire and Sean Neville. We’re backed by $250 million from investors including Jim Breyer (Facebook), Goldman Sachs, IDG Capital (Baidu, Tencent), General Catalyst (AirBnB, Snapchat), Accel Partners, and Bitmain, with offices in Boston, New York, San Francisco, Dublin, London and Hong Kong.

Circle Pay enables customers to send and receive money, across borders and currencies. Circle Invest empowers consumers to buy and sell crypto assets. Circle Trade is one of the world’s top market makers for major crypto coins and offers OTC trading services for institutions and high net worth individuals. Additionally, in 2018 Circle acquired Poloniex and signed an agreement to acquire SeedInvest, both of which enable us to expand our offerings even further. Poloniex is one of the world’s leading token marketplaces. SeedInvest is the largest equity crowdfunding platform in the United States, as well as a licensed broker-dealer.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at Circle. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.