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Data Scientist

About Samsung Pay:

Do you want to help shape the path of mobile payments by working on the latest technology in a fast-paced and rewarding environment?  Samsung Pay, Inc. is a groundbreaking mobile payment service that is taking mobile payments and e-commerce to new levels. Samsung Pay is the only mobile payment system that works with both Near Field Communication (NFC) and a new proprietary technology called Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST), enabling people to use their mobile device to pay at nearly all locations that you can tap or swipe your card. We at Samsung Pay, Inc. have also been working to add additional features such as gift cards, membership cards, local deals & offers, and now a Samsung Rewards program. We are relentless when it comes to delivering the utmost in convenience and security for consumers.
We have many exciting opportunities to help further advance our technology, build out new partnerships with merchants & financial institutions and continuously drive public awareness about the amazing features and benefits of Samsung Pay.
Come join Samsung Pay’s team, where you can realize your impact in real time!


This is a great opportunity for a talented and hard-working data scientist to join and build data solutions for millions of users of the world’s best-selling mobile devices. The Data Science Team focuses on the rapid development of data models, algorithms, and frameworks for multiple Samsung services with an emphasis on Samsung Pay, the world’s most widely accepted mobile payment service. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone who is interested in envisioning, prototyping and implementing cutting-edge technologies with a growing team.
Come join us and help us define and develop the future role of Samsung Pay. All levels with relevant experience are welcome!​


  • Technical leadership for innovations in the design and development of data pipelines and platforms
  • Design experiments, perform hypothesis testing and build various data models
  • Research and develop cutting-edge data mining/machine learning technologies
  • Work with business and product stakeholders to identify business and product requirements and expected deliverables
  • Frame business scenarios that have impacts on business processes, decisions, and key performance indicators
  • Solve complex data science problems and deliver the results
  • Work with other technical leaders within Samsung
  • Work with customers and partners on deployments and technical integrations
  • Create quick prototypes and proof-of-concepts
  • Troubleshoot issues, implement fixes, and apply enhancement to data platform systems


  • Working knowledge of project ideation and management
  • Strong problem modeling and solving capabilities
  • Solid theoretical background in data mining and/or machine learning
  • Hands-on experience of using data mining and/or machine learning algorithms in real-world applications
  • Strong programming skills with Java/Python
  • Proficiency in statistical analysis, quantitative analysis, predictive analysis, and optimization algorithms
  • SQL queries and databases, including Amazon RedShift, MySQL, and PostgreSQL
  • Strong hands-on understanding of data structures and algorithms
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Preferred Requirements:

  • Amazon Web Services
  • Experience with Spark, Kafka, Hadoop, Hive, Pig
  • NoSQL queries and databases, such as MongoDB, Elasticsearch, and Couchbase
  • Expertise in Linux (Ubuntu, RedHat, CentOS)


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