Data Scientist
As a Data Scientist you will propose time series forecasting and machine-learning models for practical applications.We have developed algorithms used in production systems and you will be part of the team that expands the scope of these algorithms

Position:

Data Scientist

Reports To:

Director, Data Scientist

Tier:

Full Time/Permanent 

Department:

Innovation

Location:

Markham, ON

Status:

Full Time

Job Number:

1202

Key Role

Reporting directly to the Director of Data Science, this role is pivotal in implementing advanced time series solutions to deliver high quality results to clients.

You will be interacting with multi-function teams, including data integration, model development and other consulting functions to implement best practice and thought leadership.

This role also works very closely with client project sponsors to ensure client satisfaction and business requirement fulfillment.  

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Implement currently available time series forecasting models
  • Develop customized forecasting algorithms required by specifications of each project
  • Prototype, simulate and benchmark accuracy of algorithms
  • Develops production-ready codes in R
  • Works with main stakeholders including but not limited to: Account Executives, Management, Project Managers and Consulting Teams
  • Performs various other duties as delegated or assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

The successful incumbent will have:

  • Graduate degree in a Statistics, Math Computer Science or Engineering program;
  • Proficient in time series analysis and forecasting
  • Fundamental knowledge of supervised and unsupervised Machine Learning
  • Experience with data preprocessing, anomaly/outlier detection
  • Advanced programming skills in R language is mandatory;
  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical industry is an asset;
  • Capability to adapt in fast changing environment and eager to learn
  • The ability to travel and work outside regular business hours as required;
  • Proven, motivated self-starter with the ability to lead by example and approach and solve business problems;
  • Experience working in cross-functional teams with the agility to learn new software applications and technologies;
  • Demonstrated time management, problem solving and decision making competencies;
  • Ability to work autonomously and in teams to effectively prioritize multiple projects and associated deliverables;
  • Proven excellent communication, including presentation, hands on analytical with business savviness and customer relationship abilities;
  • Proven ability to comprehend, analyze and research problems of a complex nature, make decisions and/or present recommendations;

Preference for fast paced, rapid start-up culture demonstrating the values of results, teamwork, energy, agility, respect, and can-do environment