Data Scientist Technical Lead (Toronto), Intact La...

Location: Toronto, ON

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Who needs insurance? Everybody. That keeps us busy. Very busy.

At the Intact Lab, we use machine learning, data science, software engineering, AI, agility, UX and design thinking to transform the customer experience for millions of Canadians.

Simplifying insurance takes creativity, empathy and hard work. We explore, take risks, make mistakes, and learn all day, every day.

Here, innovation is everyone's job. Ready to make your mark?

About the role

Are you a machine learning expert who believes we are only in the infancy of artificial intelligence? Are you passionate about advanced analytics and Big Data? Do you stay current with the latest trends in analytics and jump at the chance to experiment with new tools? We have the perfect opportunity for you!

Hiring Manager: Amine Mahmoudi

Workplace: Toronto (700, University Ave)

Your contribution:

  • Be the technical leader that help defining data science problems and developing innovative solutions using machine learning and advanced statistics
  • Help achieve long-term business goals by identifying and implementing solutions to subtle or ambiguous problems with the highest scientific rigour
  • Influence the lab technical direction by making actionable recommendations based on scientific and business findings to management
  • Coaching and mentoring of senior data scientists on technical matters and act as a technical reference for management
  • Review machine learning solutions and identify their corresponding scientific debt, and ultimately assess readiness for production deployment
  • Help the teams maintain a high scientific level by monitoring the application of data science standards of practice and participate in their evolution
  • Keep pace with new approaches and trends and use them in your own solutions
  • Work with other departments to promote the adoption of analytical principles within the organization


Your assets:

  • Your Master’s or PhD’s degree in a relevant discipline (mathematics, science, engineering, operational research, economics, statistics, AI, computer science or a related field)
  • Your 8 years of experience in the field of advanced statistics, data mining and text mining
  • Strong communication, time management, great teamworking and organization skills
  • Expert-level understanding of the underlying theory of machine learning
  • Expert-level understanding in either computer image analysis, natural language processing or artificial intelligence
  • A multi-platform production experience with commercial and open-source data mining frameworks like Python, R, GitHub, etc.
  • Your ability to focus on vaguely defined issues requiring the application of a creative approach

Here are a few reasons why others have joined our team:

  • An award-winning, inspiring workplace that supports its people and recognizes great work
  • Stimulating, challenging projects and development opportunities to help you grow your skills and career
  • Flexibility in how and where you work
  • A comprehensive financial rewards program that recognizes your success
  • An extensive, flexible benefits package
  • An industry leading Employee Share Purchase Plan where we match 50% of net shares purchased
  • A casual ‘dress for your day’ culture that encourages you to be yourself
  • A $350 annual wellness account that promotes an active lifestyle

Closing Statement

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

At Intact, our value of Respect is founded on seeing diversity as a strength, being inclusive and fostering collaboration. We value diversity and strive to create an inclusive, accessible workplace where all individuals feel valued, respected and heard.

If we can provide a specific adjustment to make the recruitment process more accessible for you, please advise the Talent Acquisition partner who reaches out about the job opportunity and they will work with you to meet your needs.

Background Checks

As an employer and publicly traded financial services company, the best interests of our customers, employees and shareholders are important to us. We want Intact to be a great place to work! This means that internal and external candidates will be asked to consent to background checks so we can learn more about you. Please note that for positions with access to financial data or funds, your credit must be in good standing.

Internal Candidates

For internal candidates, you can apply for a posted position if you have been in your current position for at least 12 months and are performing at a satisfactory level. Please note we may have identified other internal candidates through our Employee Development Program, and that the selection process may also be opened to external applicants.

Eligibility to Work in Canada

It’s important that you are legally eligible to work in Canada at the time an offer of employment is made. You may be requested to provide proof of eligibility at that time.

Referral Bonus

This role is eligible for employee referral bonus. #myReferrals3000

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