Data Scientist

Risk & Fraud

Posted on 5/17/2024



501-1,000 employees

Livestream shopping platform with buyer protection

Consumer Goods


Seattle, WA, USA + 6 more

Required Skills
Data Science
Apache Spark
Data Analysis
  • 3+ years of experience in Data Analytics & Science supporting anti-fraud, risk, trust & safety, or integrity problems
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Economics, Statistics, or a related field, or equivalent work experience
  • Industry experience with proven ability to apply scientific methods to solve real-world problems on large scale data
  • Ability to lead initiatives across multiple product areas and communicate findings with leadership and product teams
  • Comfortability with data warehouses and big data technologies such as Redshift, Snowflake, Big Query, Presto/Trino, Athena, Spark, DBT
  • Expert in using SQL for data analysis, reporting, and dashboarding
  • Experience with a scripting language such as Python or R
  • Aptitude and experience in applied statistical modeling and machine learning techniques
  • Firm grasp of visualization tools, interactive and self-serving, such as business intelligence and notebooks
  • Create rules and systems to enhance the full lifecycle of risk and fraud measurement
  • Define and own the experimentation playbook for Fraud at Whatnot
  • Partner closely across the business to find improvements/opportunities and influence decisions using data science methodologies and tools
  • Build actionable KPIs, create production-quality dashboards and notebooks to convey insights
  • Define and advance best practices to enable system-level solutions to reduce fraud and payment risk
  • Analyze the effectiveness of existing methods and partner with Machine Learning and Trust & Safety teams to develop better anti-fraud practices
  • Inform the engineering, operations, and machine learning roadmaps through analysis of marketplace, user behavior, and product trends

This company offers a dynamic work environment that thrives on technology-driven solutions for livestream shopping, setting a standard in real-time transactional integrity. With investment backing from prominent figures like Andreessen Horowitz and YC Continuity, it provides a robust platform for career growth in e-commerce technology. Furthermore, the emphasis on seller vetting and buyer protection makes it an ethical workplace dedicated to maintaining high standards of user safety and satisfaction.

Company Stage

Series D

Total Funding



Marina del Rey, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth



Competitive base salary and stock options

Unlimited Vacation Policy and No Meeting Holidays

Health Insurance options including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Short term disability & Long term Disability

Work From Home Support

Up to $500 monthly to spend within Whatnot App

Care benefits