Intern Data Scientist | Nov '23 - Feb '24



Data Science
Christchurch, New Zealand
Posted on Monday, May 8, 2023

Note: Partly is headquartered in Christchurch but has employees across NZ, AU, IN, PH, JP, UK and the EU. If you are not based in Christchurch, we will fly you to HQ for 2 weeks for onboarding, as well as 1 week per quarter for our “Season Openers” (we pay for your travel and accommodation). If you are relocating to Christchurch from NZ or from overseas, we can also assist with relocation costs.

🚀 Our story

Partly's mission is to connect the world's parts and we're doing that by building the first global platform for replacement parts, starting with auto parts. Our big vision is to accelerate the world towards a sustainable future where waste is eliminated and all replacement parts are universally searchable, accessible and available to all.

Founded by ex-Rocket Lab engineers, we utilise cutting-edge technology to solve challenging but exciting problems that make a huge impact in a $1.9 trillion industry. We've more than tripled our team over the last 12 months and expect to double in size again over the coming 12 months. We're a global team spanning both Europe and Australasia.

We provide a scalable digital infrastructure solution to some of the world's largest businesses and the most exciting startups. Partly's solutions are integrated across hundreds of companies globally, providing the backbone for cataloguing and managing parts online.

Our investors in Blackbird Ventures (Canva, CultureAmp etc.), Square Peg, Octopus Ventures, Hillfarrance, Icehouse, Peter Beck (Rocket Lab), Akshay Kothari (Notion Co-Founder) and Dylan Field (Figma Co-Founder).

We're continuing to build a world-class team and ensuring Partly is a place where people can do the best work of their lives. We're proud of the culture we've built at Partly, and our values are lived throughout every experience.

🖍️ This role

In this role, you will work alongside other members of our Data Science team to tackle exciting R&D problems.

  • You will be part of one of our R&D Teams and build a project with real, meaningful, and major impact on our clients.

  • You will have the chance to learn and contribute and deepen your engineering skills.

  • You will do data analysis, modeling, visualization, and pattern recognition.

  • Build new prediction systems and work on data processing systems and modeling using techniques such as ANNs, graph algorithms, regressions, trees, feature extraction

  • The tech you can expect: Python, SciKitLearn, PyTorch, Pandas, Google Cloud, PostgreSQL

Watch our last year's interns talking about their summer at Partly.

🥷 Your skills

  • You have an exciting project to share with us, something you are truly proud of.

  • You are enrolled and working towards obtaining a BS in Computer Science or a related field. Please note that in order to be eligible for an internship, we require that you be returning to school the following quarter/semester to work towards completing your degree in NZ.

  • You are a problem solver and you love complex problems.

  • You are a self-starter.

  • You have a good understanding of data analysis, extraction, mapping and/or ML.

  • You spend time outside of uni on personal projects.

  • You are a clear communicator and team player.

  • You are able to work and learn autonomously.

  • You are or can be in Christchurch, NZ for the period of the internship.

Please note: if you don't have all the skills/experience listed above but believe you could be outstanding in this role, please still consider applying. Many folks, especially those from underrepresented or marginalised groups, often count themselves out. Please allow us to learn more about you and why you're exceptional!

We value transparency in our hiring process and want to give you an idea of what to expect when you apply for roles at Partly. You can go to the following URL to view the end-to-end interview process and who you are most likely to meet with:

🪅 Benefits

  • Competitive base salary plus equity. Even though we’re a small startup, we offer competitive salaries and great equity for every full-time employee

  • Parental leave and flexible return to work. After returning to work, primary carers can work 4-day weeks for 100% of their pay for the first twelve weeks. For secondary carers, we offer 10 days of leave at full pay.

  • Flexible working hours. We have an office-first culture but you can work remotely or from home whenever it suits you. There are no fixed hours so you can choose to work when you’re most effective.

  • A brand new architecturally designed office in Christchurch CBD and on Auckland’s Karangahape Road. We have free snacks, drinks on tap, two different coffee machines, social areas, and some of the best cafes a stone's throw away.

  • Monthly team lunches to celebrate our wins and enjoy each other's company outside the office.

  • Ergonomic workspace. Sit-stand desks, ergonomic chairs, quiet spaces, and collaboration spaces to suit all kinds of working styles.