Data Scientist - Credit Risk Quantification- EN

Job description

At Desjardins, we believe in equity, diversity and inclusion. We're committed to welcoming, respecting and valuing people for who they are as individuals, learning from their differences, embracing their uniqueness, and providing a positive workplace for all. At Desjardins, we have zero tolerance for discrimination of any kind. We believe our teams should reflect the diversity of the members, clients and communities we serve.

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Job Level


As a credit risk quantification data scientist, you provide the data needed to make business decisions, develop solutions and services adapted to business issues and understand member and client behaviour.

You lead internal and external stakeholders in model development projects adapted to business needs and in complex strategic interventions in advanced analytics and artificial intelligence.

Your initiatives require extensive, in-depth knowledge of your field.

You help solve highly operationally and conceptually complex business problems using your ability to mine multiple data sources, your analytical skills and your in-depth, comprehensive understanding of the business line and the organization. You rely on your solid understanding of the various methods to make recommendations.

You serve as an expert advisor and subject matter expert on data use for stakeholders, and as a resource person and coach for decision-making bodies. You interact with many stakeholders working in a wide range of fields to understand and communicate issues and influence decision-making.

General Information on the Position

Other Working Conditions

  • The work arrangement for the position is hybrid work
  • Number of jobs available : 1


  • Bachelor’s degree in mathematics, statistics, business intelligence, economics or finance
  • A minimum of six years of relevant experience
  • Master's degree or post-graduate diploma (an asset)
  • Relevant experience in credit risk management and quantification

Please note that other combinations of qualifications and relevant experience may be considered

  • For vacant positions available in Quebec, please note that knowledge of French is required.

Specific knowledge

  • Mastery of SAS, SQL, Python programming tools (an asset)
  • Knowledge of analytical tools such as Power BI (an asset)
  • Knowledge of Basel standards (an asset)

Desjardins Cross-sector Skills

Action oriented, Customer Focus, Differences, Nimble learning

Key competencies for the job

Complexity, Innovation, Interpersonal Savvy

Work Location

Complexe Desjardins Montréal

Trade Union

Non Syndiqué

Unposting Date


Job Family

Data (FG)

Desjardins Group is the largest cooperative financial group in Canada, and one of the largest employers in the country. It offers a full range of financial products and services and is home to a wealth of expertise in property and casualty insurance, life and health insurance, wealth management, services for businesses of all sizes, securities brokerage, asset management, venture capital, and secure, leading-edge virtual access methods.

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