Data Scientist

Closing Date: 
January 27, 2019

Career Level:
Experienced (Non-Manager)

Calgary, AB (Primary)

Master’s Degree

Job Type:  
Permanent Full-time

Data Scientist

Do you want to have the future at your fingertips? Working at the intersection of science, technology, engineering, math, and design, ATB Innovation is looking beyond incremental improvements to what already exists, and imagining and revolutionizing what’s to come.

We check traditional disciplines at the door. ATB Innovation works to invent - and reinvent - how we experience technology. With us, you will be tinkering with ideas, products and technologies every day. If you create because it’s a calling, not a job, you’ll be at home in our flexible, open environment.

The following describes the Ideal Candidate:

  • If there’s a slow process in your life, you get to automating it as soon as possible.

  • A complex question is your favourite kind of challenge.

  • You find yourself on r/dataisbeautiful staring at amazing numbers (and if you don’t you should).

  • When you start talking numbers, everyone is actively fascinated by what you have to share.

  • Working environment and culture mean much more than a job title to you.

  • You’ve always got a book on personal development, a podcast on design or a playlist of Ted Talks to go through to keep your skills sharp.

  • Working hard is your life, working smart is your mantra.

ATB Innovation is currently growing its data management practice and is looking for a Data Scientist to join the team. You’re someone who can read between the lines of a database and tell the story underneath. Together, we will build high impact data products that can truly solve for Alberta.

You’re an analytical thinker with depth and experience in high impact data science methods and applications. You know how to work on diverse, interdisciplinary teams. You stand by your data - lending insights and providing causes for action.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work independently and as a team member to research and develop products.

  • Consult with internal stakeholders on their research needs.

  • Assist product and delivery teams by providing high quality data.

  • Create predictive models and machine learning algorithms to anticipate customer needs.

  • Use your background and experience in machine learning and information retrieval to build and optimize classifiers.

  • Utilize dataset experience in document, graph, log data and semi-structured data to extend company’s data with third party sources of information when needed.

  • Employ your knowledge of distributed computing solutions and leverage them towards gaining faster insights from data.

  • Explore and examine data from multiple disparate sources with the goal of discovering previously hidden insights.

  • Work regularly in the Cloud.

  • Utilize SCRUM and Agile methodologies to complete tasks and accomplish workflows.

Specific Skills and Requirements

  • Graduate degree in Engineering, Science or related field at an accredited college or university.

  • 3+ years work experience designing and developing data science solutions

  • Excellent understanding of machine learning techniques and algorithms, such as k-NN, Naive Bayes, SVM, Decision Forests, etc.

  • Data mining experience including data auditing, aggregation, validation and reconciliation.

  • Experience with common data science toolkits, such as R, Weka, NumPy, MatLab, etc.

  • Hadoop-based technologies (e.g. MapReduce, Hive and Pig)

  • SQL-based technologies (e.g PostgreSQL and MySQL)

  • NoSQL technologies (e.g. Cassandra and MongoDB)

  • Data modeling tools (e.g. ERWin, Enterprise Architect and Visio)

  • Python, TensorFlow, C/C++, JavaScript, Pearl, MatLab, R

  • Work in an agile environment with data science colleagues and business stakeholders to iterate on value propositions for product development

  • Bonus points if you’ve built a startup, can demonstrate your unique contributions to open source projects and/or have experience with human interface/human UX

So what can ATB Financial offer you? Imagine paying less for your everyday banking, mortgages, loans and investments. Throw in an excellent benefits and pension package, opportunities for career advancement, and a financial institution that’s leading the way in change – now you’re talking about a career with a company that allows you to grow.

As an award-winning employer-of-choice – we have the best of the best working for Albertans. Sound like a team you want to be a part of?

If you want to know more, read our employer reviews by visiting our Glassdoor page. Online applications are preferred. ATB Financial is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, due to the high number of resumes we receive, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

If you're application is shortlisted, we might ask you to participate in a digital or phone interview.

InnovationSarah Matysio