Data Scientist

Location: Calgary, AB

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About Cybera

Are you interested in applying your technology skills for the public good? We are looking for a smart, passionate, and purpose-driven individual to join our team. Cybera is a not-for-profit agency whose mission is to improve the lives of Albertans through the use and advancement of technology, digital literacy and digital best practices. We serve the province’s education, enterprise, research and government sectors.


You’ll be joining a small team of data scientists that are comfortable being uncomfortable and will frequently be presented with new challenges. Data scientists at Cybera are generalists who combine knowledge in mathematics and statistics with strong computer programming skills, while working with internal and external clients. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of applying machine learning algorithms to solve challenging data science problems and an academic background in research, analytics, math and statistics.

About the role

In this role you will be directly involved in the entire process of creating data solutions and products - from design and requirements gathering through to model development and implementation, and knowledge dissemination. You will work closely with the data science team and other Cybera business units, and apply modern data science tools and techniques to develop workflows and models for advanced data analytics for a wide range of clients including researchers, government agencies, and businesses.

The successful candidate must be:

  • Curious and have a desire to learn new things, techniques and technologies.
  • Inquisitive and skilled in questioning datasets of varying quality and size to get insights.
  • Rigorous and organized in delivering high quality analysis and results in a timely manner.
  • Able to synthesize and communicate complex concepts and results to non-technical audiences.
  • Collaborative with team members and clients.
  • Willing to develop and share best practices, and mentor other data science team members.

Skills and experience you’ll bring to the team:

  • A degree in a quantitative discipline (math, computer science, or life sciences).
  • 3+ years experience using modern data science tools to operationalize and implement machine learning algorithms in production.
  • 3+ years of software development experience developing data products.
  • Advanced coding skills in Python, R, or Julia.
  • Advanced knowledge and demonstrated experience working with data science and machine learning tools, such as NLTK, Tidyverse, Ray, TensorFlow, explainable AI algorithms, graph databases, Apache Spark, Apache Airflow, D3.js, et cetera.
  • Advanced knowledge of the mathematical and statistical concepts underlying machine learning and neural network methods.
  • Knowledge working with cloud computing platforms (e.g. AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform).

Compensation and Location:

Located at the University of Calgary Research Park, Calgary, Alberta OR in our Jasper Avenue office, Edmonton, Alberta. This opportunity is cross-posted.

Salary will be commensurate with experience. No relocation costs will be awarded.

This is your opportunity to work for a flexible, tech-forward company that is helping Canada become a more equitable place to work, learn, and play! Flexible work times, great benefits, and the opportunity to develop and foster your own projects make for a fantastic working environment.

How to Apply:

Apply in confidence by April 23, 2021. Your application should include a cover letter demonstrating how your skill-set matches the position’s requirements and your salary expectations. Applications without a cover letter may not be considered.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Interviews and final selection may occur before the actual closing date.

Your resume may be kept on file if another job meets your qualifications.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religious beliefs, colour, gender, physical disability, mental disability, age, ancestry, place of origin, marital status, source of income or family status of that person or of any other person.

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