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POST DATE 9/9/2016
END DATE 11/12/2016

WEX, inc. South Portland, ME

WEX, inc.
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
South Portland, ME
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Job Type
Bachelors Degree
AJE Ref #


At WEX INC. we see corporate payments differently. We are a leading and growing global provider of payment processing and information management solutions. We are passionate about providing payment solutions with unparalleled security and control for corporate purchasing and transaction monitoring needs. We hire people who share the same passion for continuous innovation and client service that is unparalleled in our industry. We are employee centric offering value-based incentives and generous compensation and benefits packages. If you are looking for a growing career come be part of WEX today!

The DATA SCIENTIST designs, develops and programs methods, processes, and systems to consolidate and analyze unstructured, diverse big data sources to generate actionable insights and solutions for client services and product enhancement. The Data Scientist interacts with product and service teams to identify questions and issues for data analysis and experiments, develops and codes software programs, algorithms and automated processes to cleanse, integrate and evaluate large datasets from multiple disparate sources, and identifies meaningful insights from large data and metadata sources. This role is integral in interpreting and communicating insights and findings from analysis and experiments to product, service, and business managers.

Data Science managers at WEX are involved with a broad range of payment customers, with responsibilities that span the entire life cycle of analytics projects including:

Collaborating with internal and external customers to develop clear business and measurement objectives

Overseeing project execution and delivery

Applying various quantitative methods, including regression, multivariate and graphical methods to analyze and interpret information from complex data sources

Leading the evaluation and integration of disparate, detailed-level data sets (fuel, telematics, maintenance, etc.) into a unified view of vehicle activities, and leverage these data sets for the development of models of fleet/driver/vehicle behaviors

Providing integrated analytical solutions across disparate customer data sets

Developing a high level of competence in several of Python, R, SAS, javascript, Tableau, Excel, and other statistical analysis language and tools

Developing and maintaining functional expertise in a broad array of payment businesses

Conceptualizing and communicating strategic solutions

Minimum Required Qualifications for Consideration

5 years of business experience working in a quantitative role as a Data Scientist, Statistician, or Data Analyst

Bachelors degree in a quantitative field such as Statistics, Economics, Computer Science, Mathematics, or equivalent experience

Industry experience with one or more of the following: linear and logistic regression, discriminant analysis, dimensionality reduction, text mining, unsupervised classification methods, complex data management and transformation

Experience managing project teams

Experience strategically applying advanced analytics to complex business problems involving a wide array of data sets and conveying results, challenges, direction, and timelines to management and clients

Fluency with Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, and Excel

Expert knowledge of at least one of SAS, Python, or R. Familiarity with SQL.

Willingness to travel on occasion

Must pass a successful background investigation

Preferred Qualifications

Quantitative graduate degree (e.g., Statistics, Applied Economics, Data Science) strongly preferred

Knowledge of Hadoop/Hive preferred

Previous management or experience leading a team

At WEX, we reward innovation, hard work and excellence. Benefits include:

Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
On Site Fitness Facility in South Portland location
Health Promotion Reimbursement
401(k) Plan
Life Insurance/AD&D
Dependent Life Insurance
Short- and Long-Term Disability Programs
Flexible Spending Accounts (Medical and Dependent)
Employee Referral Award Program
Employee Assistance Program
Tuition Reimbursement
Pet Insurance
Bonus Plan

Equal Opportunity Employer/Vets/Disability