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Data Scientist

Who are we?

We are Canada's 11th, and North America's 52nd Fastest Growing Tech Company (PROFIT 500), and Canada's (#2) Best Place to Work (SMB, 2017).

At Unata, we’re shaping the future of the retail experience. We power digital experiences for some of North America’s most well-respected grocery chains. Our white-label platform powers award-winning e-commerce experiences, digital flyers and digital loyalty programs, allowing the retailer to automatically tailor each shopper’s experience at an individual level so that they can deliver 1-to-1 personalized content and offers.

In other words, we enable customer experiences that make shopping easier and more personal, such as allowing shoppers to order their groceries online and pick up in-store / have them delivered, and allowing shoppers to receive a completely personalized version of the Flyer based on their purchase history.

We are one of Canada's 50 fastest growing companies, and were listed as one of Canada's top 20 most innovative companies. And we have no plans on slowing down! We are absolutely committed to continuous innovation, bringing together a team of Canada’s brightest developers, designers, project managers and marketers.

Acquired by Instacart in 2018, Unata operates as a independent subsidiary headquartered in Toronto, Canada. With over 75 employees and plans to keep growing, our team includes some of the best, brightest and most driven minds from across the world in systems integrations, software development, data science, product management, design, and customer success.  We’ve joined forces to provide the most comprehensive, innovative digital grocery solution in the industry.  Want to join a talented team of people changing the way the world grocery shops?  Visit  To learn more about our parent, please visit


Want to be part of the future of retail? We’d love to hear from you!


What makes working at Unata so great?

  • Working with dedicated people that want to make an impact. This ain’t no another-day-another-dollar gig.
  • A working environment where your opinions are valued.
  • A team that appreciates learning new technologies and implementing them when they make sense.
  • Attending various developer conferences like PyCon where our team is regularly selected to present.
  • Competitive compensation and stock options.
  • Stocked-up fridge full of food and beer.
  • Totally-optional, totally-fun activities every month, coordinated by our very own Culture Team.


What are we looking for?

Data Science at Unata is the foundation of everything we do to personalize the experience of our end users. The team owns the recommendation engine, analytics, and our entire data pipeline. You will contribute to the algorithm design, software engineering, and testing of those systems. You’ll be responsible for the architecture and engineering of our data, and the development of predictive algorithms and machine learning that will drive recommendations, analysis and insights into how our platform is being used by our partners. Moreover, you’ll be responsible for educating and inspiring your fellow team members on the importance of data in everything we do.


Our Best Data Scientists

  • Possess an excellent understanding of machine learning foundations.
  • Can speak in object-oriented & functional programming.
  • Can write Scala, Python (+ for Pandas, Scikits Learn, Numpy).
  • Understand Spark, Elasticsearch, Hadoop, and other distributed systems.
  • Have a solid grasp of computer science concepts: data structures, algorithms, and programming paradigms.
  • Feel at home (cd ~) in a Unix development environment.
  • Usually have a degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Economics, or related disciplines.
  • Can clearly communicate complex technical concepts.
  • Are willing to learn new things.


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