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Machine Learning Lead - Shipping Services New
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Job Title

Machine Learning Lead - Shipping Services

Job Description

At Shopify, we empower 500,000+ entrepreneurs all over the world. We're looking for hard-working, passionate people to help us make commerce better. For over 10 years we have been incredibly data greedy and are super driven when it comes to using these insights to help drive our product direction and make things better for our merchants. One incredibly important area of focus is Shipping costs. Shipping is usually one of the top marginal costs of running an online store. Combine that with impact on purchase conversion rates and the potential to make commerce WAY better through optimization becomes apparent.

We are looking for a Machine Learning Lead to own the data strategy and integration around Shipping. Working closely with the product team, you and your team will help to drive optimization in this area through the development of machine learning models that are scaled across our 500,000+ merchants. Improving the shipping rate strategy for merchants and their customers will be one of many ways that your team makes an impact at Shopify.


  • No telecommuting
  • No Agencies Please


You’ll Need To Have:

  • Technical leadership and/or management experience
  • Strong background in machine learning including experience implementing models at scale
  • Extensive experience using Python (including scikit-learn) or similar languages
  • Extensive experience analyzing data using SQL

It'd be great if you have:

  • Previous experience using Spark
  • Experience with statistical methods like regression, GLMs or experiment design and analysis
  • Exposure to Tableau, QlikView, Mode, Matplotlib, or similar data visualization tools

About the Company

Shopify is the leading cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses. Merchants can use the software to design, set up, and manage their stores across multiple sales channels, including web, mobile, social media, marketplaces, brick-and-mortar locations, and pop-up shops. The platform also provides merchants with a powerful back-office and a single view of their business. The Shopify platform was engineered for reliability and scale, making enterprise-level technology available to businesses of all sizes. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, Shopify currently powers over 600,000 businesses in approximately 175 countries and is trusted by brands such as Red Bull, Nestle, Rebecca Minkoff, Kylie Cosmetics, and many more.

Contact Info

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