Data Scientist at Pepperstone

Perm Full-Time, IT, Melbourne, Victoria melbourne full-time
Posted a month ago

The Pepperstone story started in 2010. Our team describes us as a place for the creative and the driven. We’re a team who do things a little differently: we’re a global fintech that was born digital, nimble, connected, and united in our purpose to truly support every one of our customers’ quests for trading mastery. Our people are motivated to develop their careers in FinTech in a vibrant and fast-paced environment. We thrive on progress – for our traders and for ourselves. We possess a unique organisational culture, combined with a vibrant and fast-paced working environment for driven people who want to grow their career in finance and do so with one of the world's fastest-growing FX brokers. 

The Role

We're investing in and uplifting the capability of applying AI across our products and are looking to expand the AI team with multiple mid-senior Data Scientists. These are exciting opportunities to join a strongly AI-focussed team within the IT department at a rapidly growing organisation with very ambitious and challenging projects.

Together with a passionate and super smart team of Data Scientists and Machine Learning Engineers, you'll be focused on developing next-generation AI-driven technologies and products for Pepperstone. Your days will consist of applying state-of-the-art Machine Learning and Deep Learning techniques into building end-to-end applications that will be used by our clients in the world of CFD trading across the globe. Some of these solutions will help automate and optimise Pepperstone’s business processes and hence our ability to offer the best service to clients. You will engage with stakeholders across the whole business and will be working in a collaborative and fun environment with cross-functional teams, who have an ambitious roadmap and are dedicated to delivering the best trading experiences to our clients through innovation.

Your days will include:

  • Researching & developing AI models using the latest techniques & technologies that underline the disruptive products that Pepperstone will offer to customers
  • Bringing your work and your models to life by working with engineering and product teams to build the AI-driven products that customers will use on the Pepperstone trading platforms
  • Innovating and improving on AI models and products through iterative development and live hypothesis testing at scale
  • Collaborating with ML engineers in the team to build the AI platform capabilities and best engineering practices that enable us to deliver the above through efficient model training, deployment, and CI/CD pipelines
  • Being a thought leader and an AI expert to help shape the design and production of future Pepperstone products

To be successful in this role, you'll have:

  • Proven commercial experience in delivering Data Science applications and/or a good track record of advanced academic research in AI/ML related areas
  • Excellent knowledge of at least one, ideally multiple areas of AI, Machine Learning, algorithms, statistics, optimisations, hypothesis testing
  • Proficiency in Python or other programming languages used for Data Science modelling
  • Experience with NLP and text mining 
  • A team-oriented mindset, a desire for ongoing learning, and a passion for innovation 

It is desirable, (but not essential!), that you have these:

  • Hands-on experience in building models and end-to-end customer-facing products in a fast-moving B2C e-commerce or marketplace environment 
  • Competencies with one or more AWS cloud technologies
  • Some experience in Data engineering and/or software development
  • An interest in trading, financial investments, and financial technology
  • Experience with Agile methods and processes
  • An education of some kind
  • A sense of humor
  • Curiosity

Perks & Benefits:

  • Highly competitive salary
  • Genuinely collaborative and friendly culture
  • Flexible working arrangements – we value work-life balance
  • Generous parental leave policy
  • Fully stocked kitchen with lots of snacks
  • End-of-Trip Facilities: Bicycle parking and showers
  • Ongoing Personal Development & Training
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Frequent team events and celebrations

About Pepperstone

Pepperstone is an online Forex and CFD Broker providing traders across the globe with cutting-edge technology to trade the world’s markets. Our award-winning combination of outstanding customer service coupled with incredibly low-cost pricing across all FX, CFDs, and Commodities has resulted in Pepperstone being one of the world’s fastest-growing FX brokers. Our focus is to support every one of our customers’ quests for trading mastery.

Check out what our team is saying on Glassdoor

Please express your interest by applying through our Pepperstone Careers page as soon as possible! 

Pepperstone is an equal opportunity employer.