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Data Scientist (1 year contract)

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Date: 14-Jan-2022

Location: Mississauga, ON, CA

Company: Purolator

We are looking for a seasoned Data Scientist who is enthusiastically driven to generate actionable insights and create new growth opportunities. You must have proven analytics leadership skills to grow and foster rapid learning and application of insights. You will lead analytics initiatives including advanced statistical modelling and develop data-driven solutions across several lines of business and domains. This is a unique opportunity to apply your analytics skills in a uniquely Canadian organization rich in history and data.

 

REQUIREMENTS

B.Sc. in a quantitative field (e.g., Computer Science, Statistics, Financial Economics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Engineering, or other related discipline).

 

Should have 2-5 years experience in the applicable field

 

Significant experience solving problems with the required use of advanced statistical modelling techniques.

 

Proven programming skills including experience conducting modelling and statistical analysis and object-oriented software development (e.g., Python, R, Scala);  and massive parallel processing (e.g., Spark, Apache Hadoop). 

 

Experience with ML models (e.g. Gradient Boosting, Random Forest, Decision Trees), predictive models (regression), time series (ARIMA/ ARMA/ SARIMA), NLP, clustering/ segmentation, test/ control significance testing, geospatial analytics.

 

Experience with data visualization tools including Power BI to summarize modelling results.

 

Professional experience applying statistical analysis, machine learning, analysis and modelling of large scale and complex datasets.

 

Excellent communication skills and ability to describe and present complex technical concepts in clear and concise language across an audience with varying levels of understanding.

 

Excellent presentation skills to both technical and non-technical people.

 

Ability to lead teams and create an environment of continuous learning and open communication.

 

Ability to structure and lead a project from idea to experimentation to prototype to delivery to the customer (internal/ external).

 

A track record of distilling complex and ambiguous problems into actionable business recommendations based on sound data analysis and insights.

 

Strong programming fundamentals, and ideally have extensive experience analyzing data using SQL, Pandas, Spark, or similar tools.

 

WHAT WE EXPECT?

Self-starter that is focused and driven with amazing follow-through.

Enthusiastically tackling problems with curiosity and a love of sharing ideas and insight.

Ability to synthesize information, evoke good conversation and consider problems from new perspectives.

Ability to provide clear recommendations in the face of challenges or limitations.

Driven to deliver quality solutions and models that are accurate, valid and are supported with reliable data.

Ability to drive value-add by positioning modelling results and conclusions with strong alignment to real-life business application.

Ability to manage time effectively, prioritize tasks, and take ownership for your work


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