Data Scientist

Location: Toronto, ON

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Producing algorithmic methodology and codes. Developing Machine Learning techniques. Using modern technology tools to mine the unstructured data. Leverage visualization toolkits to discover strategic insights and provide prescriptive solutions in support of evidence-based decision making and execution of the corporate strategic plan and goals.

Collaborates with internal and external clients, data stewards and operational teams to aggregate the organizations data into useable analytic datasets and engineer new data features to be used to make sound enterprise decisions.

Working with senior management and other teams such as predictive modelling, and with external stakeholders to develop production level predictive models to be used in helping the organization make real time decisions through integrating analytic datasets, models and operational systems.

Major Responsibilities:

Integrate and prepare large, varied datasets, architect specialized database and computer environments; monitor the establishment of analytical datasets that combine various data sources with needed transformation to serve planned analytical needs; operationalize predictive models for the purposes of feature generation and implementing recommendation engines as well as chat boxes(AI).

Manage the data resource identification and verification, including internal and external data sources, the leverage of new data collection processes and collaboration with subject matter experts to select the relevant sources of information. Work with external stakeholders to ensure that proper data models are maintained when ingesting external data. Follow proper protocol when dealing with confidential datasets including financial and HR data within the organization.

Use algorithms, mining and various modeling methodologies to support the identification of trends, scrape information from unstructured data sources and provide automated recommendations to all areas of the business around specific actions. Work around making data driven models and technology factory to aggregate various data sources into a feature and knowledge generating products. This could involve making recommendations to senior management about options which could impact job functions, re-organization of work levels, individual claims and employers.

Collaborate with business areas across the organization to assist the business with making evidence-based decisions. Perform reporting and analytic quantification assessments for the business and make recommendations and/or develop new analytical solutions or optimizations. Provide advice to the design and development of new information management products to meet client needs, including data visualization and enhancements to existing analytical products e.g. canned reports, tools.

Perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned or required

Job Requirements:

1) Education requirements:

  • MSc Statistics/MSc Computer Science/MSc Data Scientist/Applied Mathematics/MSc Engineering
  • Phd Statistics/Computer Science/Engineering/Mathematics is preferred

2) Experience:

  • 4 years’ (5+ preferred) related experience
  • Experience with machine learning methodologies.
  • Extensive experience with data wrangling tools and techniques

As a precondition of employment, the WSIB will require a prospective candidate to undergo a criminal records name check prior to or at any time following hire.

To apply for this position, please submit your application by the closing date noted above.

We appreciate the interest of all candidates. Due to the volumes of applications we receive, we are only able to contact candidates that are selected to move forward in the recruitment process. The WSIB is an equal opportunity employer.

The WSIB is an equal opportunity employer and provides accommodation for job applicants in accordance with the Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you are an individual with a disability and you need accommodation in order to apply for this position, please contact If you are invited to participate in the assessment process, please provide your accommodation needs at that time. Please be advised that you may be required to provide medical documentation to the WSIB’s Corporate Health Department so that appropriate accommodation can be provided to you throughout the recruitment process.

Employees of the WSIB have important ethical responsibilities, including the obligation to place the public interest above personal interests. Job applicants are therefore required to disclose any circumstance that could result in a real, potential or perceived conflict of interest. These may include: political activity, directorship or other outside employment and certain personal relationships (e.g. with existing WSIB employees, clients and/or stakeholders). Please contact TAC if you have any questions about conflict of interest obligations and/ or how to make a disclosure.

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