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Data Scientist - Social and Search Intelligence

Beam Solutions, San Francisco, CA

Innovative Compliance for the Future of Finance


Beam is disrupting a $7.5 billion compliance software market. Beam’s scalable technologies incorporate new data sources for our bank and fintech partners, helping make the financial system safer while maximizing the value and utility of critical compliance resources. As an engineer at Beam, you will be building large scale, comprehensive, elegant, and easy to operate compliance solution for fintechs, large banks, small banks, credit unions, and broker-dealers.

Beam is a rapidly growing venture-backed startup led by industry veterans. With a strong product vision and an experienced development team, our product has been well-received by customers and we’re excited to grow. As a member of the engineering team at Beam you will be a critical asset responsible for many tasks and systems that span our entire product and internal infrastructure. As part of the R&D team you will be part of shaping the technological landscape, build new products, add and improve features, and scale and maintain the systems that keep our customers happy. You will also build internal tools and systems to help streamline and optimize internal initiatives.

We are looking for a seasoned Data Scientist with experience building and automating web crawling and data ingestion pipelines. You will be responsible for streamlining, automating and integrating the collection and delivery of structured and unstructured data that will drive Beam’s internal intelligence suite to produce sophisticated features for machine learning and data analysis. You feel comfortable switching hats between software development, gathering business requirements, and devops tasks. You take pride in owning and maintaining the technical work environment. You enjoy learning new technologies and sharing your code with others. Lastly, you have been looking for an opportunity where you can use your passion and skills for a greater good against financial crime.

Our main office is located in the Jackson Square district of San Francisco and we offer a generous full range of benefits.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the R&D team to architect and build a distributed cloud-based SaaS solution for transaction monitoring.
  • Champion Beam's data intelligence efforts to scrape, ingest, and process external data sources. Your work will be consumed by Beam's internal intelligence suite to produce sophisticated features and by our customers’ operational teams in form of tabular, geo-mapped, and image-like data.
  • Actively build and deploy cutting-edge search intelligence solutions.
  • Permanently identify efficiency opportunities to scale our product and the team behind it.
  • Explore, evaluate and integrate new data pipelines.

Skills and Experience

  • 3+ years of experience, or 1+ years plus a relevant Master’s degree.
  • BS in Computer Science or a related field.
  • Hands-on experience in automation and web crawling/web scraping in Python, JavaScript, or similar language.
  • Familiarity with Linux/UNIX, HTTP, HTML, and Javascript.
  • Proficient in machine learning and ETL frameworks.
  • Strong understanding of building data pipelines and data lakes.
  • Expert in working with large scale data processing using Hadoop stack.
  • Solid understanding of NoSQL database modeling and design.
  • Experience with cloud infrastructures such as AWS and related big data technologies (Red Shift, DynamoDB, EMR, etc.)
  • Hands on experience working with social media data sources.
  • Strive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Business driven and result-oriented individual.
  • Obsessive in delivering quality software.
  • Passionate about open source.
  • Relentless in keeping solutions secure.
  • Effective communication & collaboration skills.

Extra Credit

  • Knowledge of software engineering best practices across the development lifecycle, including agile methodologies, coding standards, code reviews, source management, build processes, testing, and operations.
  • Experience with containerization related management stacks like Docker, Swarm, Kubernetes.
  • Worked in a financial services context related to risk management.
  • Experience in blockchain technology and crypto-currency.
  • Open source contributor.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other protected characteristic. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance for Hiring, Beam will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

About Beam Solutions

Innovative Compliance for the Future of Finance.

Beam uses machine learning and new data sources to offer better compliance software for fintechs, banks, broker-dealers, entities utilizing blockchain, and other regulated financial groups. Our API-based SaaS platform helps customers dramatically reduce false positives and enhance transaction monitoring. Beam exceeds anti-money laundering (AML), know-your-customer (KYC) and suspicious activity reporting (SARs) regulatory requirements and maximizes compliance resources - all for substantially less cost than the current standard. The company is led and advised by industry and regulatory veterans.

We are a small and dedicated team on a mission to change the way companies prevent and detect money laundering, terrorism and related crime. If you are passionate about leveraging modern technology to make the world a better place we want to talk to you about joining us. Beam offers generous benefits, vacation and equity -- we believe a healthy work-life balance and happy employees make for a stronger company.

Vision

To be the industry leader in providing software to financial services companies for the prevention, detection and reporting of criminal and other suspicious activity.

Mission

Constantly apply and adopt the latest technological trends and creative innovation to change the way companies detect money laundering, terrorism and related crime. We aim to help our partners go beyond satisfying government requirements, to minimize reputational risk and genuinely address harmful activity.

Strategy

Beam’s solution brings explainable AI and new data sources to address a widespread, costly problem.

Our Core Values

  • Focus
  • Diversity
  • Innovation
  • Integrity
  • Simplicity

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