Data Scientist, Data valorization

Job description

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.

Job Level


As a 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

Main Responsibilities

  • Oversee data mining, evaluation, feature engineering, quality inspection and adjustment of available data, and the selection of predictors for a wide range of complex predictive modeling mandates

  • Analyze client and partner business needs, generate hypotheses, and lead mandates, taking into account the specifics of their operationalization and ensuring coordination during the rollout

  • Use advanced statistical, machine learning and artificial intelligence methods to use data, and develop and optimize models and segmentations that meet business needs

  • Create the programming needed to prepare and mine data, and develop, evaluate, support, roll out and manage highly complex models

  • Prepare easy-to-understand presentations and data visualizations to support the sector's business decisions when presented to management for consideration

  • Draft guidelines and data modeling methods, ensure specifications for optimal model performance are met, help develop documentation, and prepare and deliver training

  • Identify opportunities to improve rules and systems, anticipate underlying impacts of changes and make enhancements to data management tools

Other working conditions

  • Workplace: Montreal or Levis, depending on the candidate's preference

  • Number of job available : 1


  • Bachelor's degree in a related field

  • A minimum of 6 years of relevant experience

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

Desjardins Cross-sector skills

Action oriented, Customer Focus, Differences, Nimble learning

Key competencies for the job

Communicates effectively, Tech savvy, Work processes

Work Location

Complexe Desjardins Montréal

Trade Union

Non Syndiqué

Unposting Date


Job Family

Data (FG)

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