Sr Data Engineer / Scientist (Fraud, AML)

Full Time

Dapper Labs is at an inflection point in our journey and it might be the perfect time for you to join us. Less than 6 months ago we launched NBA Top Shot on the new Flow blockchain and it is already on track to be the fastest-growing marketplace in history. Over $300 million in sales and counting – we need to scale our systems to handle the demand!

We're looking for product-minded data engineers – or engineering-minded data scientists – to build out our fraud protection and anti-money laundering (AML) team. You'll join a small team that's scaling rapidly and build sustainable foundations for the future.

Our data pipeline currently include Segment and Tableau. Most of our backend systems are in Go, frontends in React. We use vanilla postgres as well as Kafka event-driven architecture in NBA Top Shot.

We believe in an open digital future: one where people own the assets they pay for and have full transparency into the software they're using. We believe users should have the choice to leave apps without leaving the underlying network, and that the users and developers that constitute a network should benefit directly from the value they're helping create. Crypto, or blockchain, is the technology that enables this future. Blockchains are public computers that anyone can access, everyone can trust, and no-one can block or take down. Currencies and collectibles are only scratching the surface of what's possible.

Titles or years of experience don't matter to us – impact, authenticity, and values alignment do. We are now a remote-first team and open to hiring anywhere in the world.

About the role:

  • Work cross-functionally to analyze large amounts of behavioural and transaction data to uncover fraudulent behaviour and activity
  • Create predictive models to understand user-level fraud risk
  • Consistently consume and produce massive amounts of data while optimizing for speed, accuracy, and quality
  • Research and develop how advanced data science techniques and machine learning can enable and empower our fraud detection capabilities
  • Innovate our data methods to create a single coherent platform with sources of truth that serve many stakeholders including the Dapper product team and our finance department

Bonus points if you have the following:

  • You have previous experience working in fraud detection and prevention, with an understanding of the impact that has on other areas in the company where business and product decisions are made
  • You are capable of applying your skills across a variety of use cases; inflexible specialists need not apply
  • You have a bachelor's degree in a highly quantitate field (Computer Science, Machine Learning, Statistics, Mathematics), and a master's degree preferred
  • You have 5+ years working experience in data science and or machine learning. Strong knowledge of SQL and python programming and graph databases
  • You are naturally curious and passionate about fraud prevention: if something seems off, you want to investigate what's going on and solve the true problem
  • You are capable of tackling very loosely defined problems and thrive when given autonomy in your day to day decisions

A little about us:

Dapper Labs is the world’s first blockchain entertainment company. We are the creators of industry leading experiences including CryptoKitties and NBA Top Shot, as well as Dapper Wallet: the simplest way to manage your assets and use the blockchain. In addition, we are the developers behind Flow: a new decentralized blockchain and cryptocurrency developed from the ground up for scalability and ease of use.

Dapper Labs' mission is to make the world a more open, empowering, and enjoyable place through consumer adoption of decentralized technologies. We have raised over $50M from leading VCs including Fred Wilson (USV), Chris Dixon (Andreessen Horowitz) and David Pakman (Venrock) as well as Samsung and Google Ventures. We also have incredible angel investors including top athletes and artists as well as the founders of Dreamworks, Electronic Arts, Zynga, Reddit, AngelList, and Coinbase, among others.

More about Dapper Labs:

Dapper team members are humble and curious builders who share a passion to make the world a more open and empowering place through adoption of decentralized systems. Our people are our greatest strength: our diverse crew flourishes in a distributed hierarchy where personal autonomy and professional growth are encouraged. We value our culture above else: regardless of where you came from, what you studied, or who you used to work for, your role here will necessitate both a high level of creativity and strategic thinking on complex issues. Our people are what makes our team special - because of that, we work hard to provide our full-time team members with perks that make their lives better by offering:

○ Flexible vacation & work policy - as we accomplish our goals, time off is more than a must. We offer minimum 15 days off per year with no hard limit for our high impact individuals. As a remote-first company, live and work from where it suits you best.

○ Diverse opportunities for learning and development - we provide resources for conferences, classes, books, and other opportunities to maintain and expand your skill set and professional growth.

○ Fitness reimbursements - stay fit with our reimbursements for health-related benefits like gym memberships, fitness apps, and personal training.

○ Top-Line equipment - in addition to receiving a company smartphone of your choice with a paid voice/data plan, every team member receives a generous equipment budget to try new gadgets, tools, and platforms.

○ Flexible parental leave policies - We understand the importance and demands of a growing family. In addition to state, provincial, and federal leave allowances, parents on the team have the flexibility to work from home or take days off when family needs to come first.

○ When safe to return to our office, those in Vancouver who choose to do so can fuel up with healthy snacks and coffee, get fit with an onsite gym, recover with onsite RMT/acupuncturist, and meet the many furry friends of our dog-friendly office!

At Dapper Labs we recruit the best and foster an environment that empowers our team. That means a workplace that is diverse, inclusive, and open-minded. We welcome applicants of all backgrounds, regardless of race, colour, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability. Don’t sweat it if you don’t have everything listed in the above requirements. Our values include continuous improvement and curiosity. If you have some of these qualities and believe that this is the position that will make you excited to work every day, then we want to hear from you! 

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