Data Scientist (Contract)

Development

* This is a 3-month contract role*

Who we are and what we do

Founded in 2011, Mappedin powers search and discovery indoors, enabling consumers to find what they’re looking for with speed and ease. Our software platform provides industry leading tools to manage dynamic indoor spatial data and offer wayfinding experiences for customer-facing applications, including a recent collaboration with Apple Maps.

Mappedin works with the ten largest malls in Canada, the largest REITs in the US, and in stores, hospitals, campuses, and airports around the world.

The analytics team maintains data pipelines and customer dashboards, works with sales and marketing to answer business questions and uses machine learning to automate tedious processes

Who you are and what you’ll do

You love to play with data. You are great at extracting patterns. You have a passion or interest in machine learning, programming and databases. You love to answer and solve business related questions with data. You have some prior programming experience and have a good eye to automate processes.

As part of the Development team and reporting to the Machine Learning Architect, you will help to extract insights and leverage data to optimize our products.

You are highly interested in learning about or already have experience in:

  • Scripting in python, preferably not only with Jupyter notebooks
  • SQL or pandas
  • Visualization software like Kibana, Tableaux, PowerBI
  • Knowledge about vectorization
  • Exposure to Elasticsearch
  • You have worked with data either through a previous job or through personal projects

What are some challenges?

Working cross functionally with the product and sales teams to answer questions with data, and the development team to pull that data requires constant organization and communication. Additionally, prioritization and the ability to dig into expected outcomes from these groups is critical to success in this role.

Behind the scenes

We use a variety of technology and tools that currently include JavaScript, React, Three.js, Webpack, WebGL, Node.js, MongoDB, ElasticSearch, and Kibana.

We recognize developers are most effective when they’re allowed to get into the zone; therefore, we run an agile development process designed to give our developers as much uninterrupted development time as possible. Most days the only meeting you’re looking at is the morning stand-up.

It’s fun to work on nice clean code bases but the realities of moving fast means sometimes the code base gets a bit messy. We always make sure we have 20% dev time available to do refactoring and retire technical debt.

There’s a lot of trust here at Mappedin. We work flexible hours, and work to provide the office equipment you require to unleash your potential. We will do what it takes to get things done if we said we would do it. We stay curious and will always ask each other questions, rarely making assumptions. We recognize that we are all different and will challenge each other’s views and perceptions from time to time, resulting in constructive and healthy debates, but that never stops us from all eating lunch together every day. If you want to join our sports team, we have a blank bright orange jersey here waiting for your name to be printed on it.

Lastly, we have an awesome office cat who loves attention. Allergic? Don’t worry, Hobbes stays on the other side of the office and won’t bother you unless you decide to visit the cat lounge