Director, Data Science

| Greater Boston Area

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.

As a 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 work on:

  • 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

What you’ll bring to Circle:

  • 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

Bonus Qualifications:

  • PhD, further education or experience in machine learning, artificial intelligence, or other data related fields
  • Experience building data solutions using Spark, Cassandra, HBase or related technologies
  • Interest in cryptocurrency and blockchain technology
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.
Check us out at circle.com and download Circle Pay & Circle Invest for iOS and Android today.
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.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases

Location

Boston, MA

An Insider's view of Circle

What’s the vibe like in the office?

We have a team-oriented, open concept, collaborative office. I love working with people who are incredibly passionate about what they do.

Rachel

Office Experience Coordinator

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

If I can, I walk over to them, but I typically message them on Slack about an idea or contextualized piece of customer feedback. With that info, we can better understand how to enhance overall customer experience and how we can improve it.

George

Customer Experience Specialist

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Coming to Circle from a law firm was a huge change for me, but I’ve learned so much in just a few months. From learning about cryptocurrency to employment law to stock options, I love that I get to work on something new every day. I’m excited to continue working for a company that gives me an opportunity to learn something new every day.

Karla

Paralegal

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Circle has been an ideal place for to gain technical knowledge from pros with deep expertise in their fields. Working alongside seasoned engineers and data scientists, a younger professional can learn the ins-and-outs of complex frameworks that would take years to master elsewhere. Circle has taken my technical skills to the next level.

Jon

Analytics

What are Circle Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Covered 100% by Circle
Dental Benefits
Covered 80% by Circle
Vision Benefits
Covered 100% by Circle
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Circle offers group-term life insurance with a payout of the employee's annual salary for the duration of employment.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Circle's 401(k) retirement plan is administered through Vanguard and matches employee's contributions up to 3% of their annual base salary, with immediate vesting for matched contributions.
Company Equity
Circle offers generous stock options, including vesting over a four-year period and options refreshes every three years.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Circle has a 'take what you need' flexible vacation policy.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Circle offers relocation assistance to assist with moving costs and travel expense reimbursement.
Fitness Subsidies
Circle reimburses up to three months of any fitness program/gym membership, in addition to an annual gift card of $300 for a clean bill of health!
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

$150 per month for your cell phone bill!
Free cell phone upgrade every 18 months!!
$200 monthly stipend for lunch!!!

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