Apex Systems

Data Scientist

Job description

Job#: 1291646

Job Description:

Data Scientist

Apex Systems is a global IT services provider, and our staffing group has an opening for an Data Scientist to place at our client, an Enterprise Retail Company.

Client: Enterprise Retail Company

Start date: ASAP

Terms: 6-month contract to start – possibility of extension/conversion

Hours: 40 hours p/week

Location: Currently Remote; office in North York for purposeful meetings

How to Apply: Please submit your resume via the platform you are using. If you encounter any issues, please email your resume to Rohan at rkapur@apexsystems.com and reference Data Scientist.

Job Description

Data Scientist

We are seeking world-class talent looking to build a career with the world’s largest improvement retailer, operating more than 2,200 store locations in the U.S, Canada and Mexico. Specifically, your role in our clients will place you at the center of one of the top retailers in Canada that is experiencing an exciting growth trajectory.

You will work with IT teams and business partners to understand strategic initiatives as well as support the delivery of leading-edge capabilities that support our clients retail business.

The Data Scientist will be responsible for partnering with key business stakeholders and leveraging internal clients and industry data to develop predictive algorithms and models. The primary focus of the Sr. Data scientist will be to identify trends in data to glean meaningful business insights and drive cross-functional business solutions via statistical data analysis, and advanced analytics techniques in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML). The individual will also work closely with other IT Product teams and support the various stages of the analytics development lifecycle. A successful candidate will be passionate about seeing real-world impact of advanced analytics and have a solid understanding of scientific and business needs, as well as the areas of data science, AI and ML that can be transformative and impactful to the retail industry.

Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Leverage strong communication skills and business acumen to work closely with cross-functional business owners to drive data and analytics technologies for business use.
  • To design, develop and implement predictive/analytical algorithms and statistical data modeling tools to derive insights for complex business operations and processes.
  • Be a subject matter expert in supervised and unsupervised ML algorithms and other applied AI techniques to derive meaningful and actionable insights from big data.
  • Implement scalable, efficient processes for large scale data analyses, model development and deployment.
  • Be responsible for effectively communicating insights, findings, test results, performance analysis to both functional teams, and the senior management along with recommendations for enhancements/improvements.
  • Continually drive to learn and master new technologies and techniques. Constantly upskill and remain fully updated with the evolving data and analytics community.
  • Provides technical advice, support and guidance to junior data scientists and ML engineers on navigating ML/AI modeling work for real-world business problems on a case-by-case basis.

Qualification and Experience:
  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, IT, or Mathematics (or Undergraduate Degree in Computer Science, Math or related quantitative field).
  • 4 to 6 years of experience in data science, data mining, analysis, and visualization with the ability to identify and present actionable insights from data to address business problems (preferably in the retail sector).
  • Have a good understanding of data analysis, advanced analytics with exposure to AI/ML and technologies within the cloud environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in using statistical and data manipulation languages (e.g. Python, R, SQL) and familiarity with Confluence, and JIRA.
  • Strong communication, presentation and documentation skills is also required.

What do we offer?
  • An opportunity to gain real-world experience in supporting data science and analytics initiatives within a large retail organization.
  • A rewarding career path with diverse opportunities for professional growth and development.
  • A unique and competitive team, an inclusive and collaborative working environment that encourages thinking “outside-the-box”, being inquisitive to learning, and sharing success.
  • An attractive compensation and benefits package.

EEO Employer

Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at employeeservices@apexsystems.com or 844-463-6178.

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Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at employeeservices@apexsystems.com (Do not submit resumes or solicit consultants to this email address). Join our Talent Network! UnitedHealthcare creates and publishes the Transparency in Coverage Machine-Readable Files on behalf of Apex Systems.

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