Data Scientist

Location: Ottawa, ON

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About Us

Backed by a 50-year legacy of engineering excellence, reliability and industry-leading customer service, Telesat has grown to be one of the largest and most successful global satellite operators. Telesat works collaboratively with its customers to deliver critical connectivity solutions that tackle the world’s most complex communications challenges, providing powerful advantages that improve their operations and drive growth.

In addition to our state-of-the-art global, geostationary satellite fleet, Telesat Lightspeed, our Low Earth Orbit network scheduled to begin service in 2022, will revolutionize global broadband connectivity by delivering a combination of high capacity, security, resiliency and affordability with ultra-low latency and fiber-like speeds.

Telesat also provides industry-leading technical consultation and support services to satellite operators, insurers and other industry stakeholders around the globe.

Privately held and headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with offices and facilities around the world, Telesat’s principal shareholders are Canada’s Public Sector Pension Investment Board and Loral Space & Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: LORL). For more information, visit


The Senior Data Scientist will be responsible of studying real-time and historical data residing in the data platforms to drive insights and B.I. by implementing ML/AI techniques. The candidate will be primarily focused on examining metadata for different use cases and assessing, developing and implementing ML/AI models using advanced statistical and modeling techniques.


The role has 2 primary responsibilities:

Data Science:

  • Research, develop, and implement machine learning algorithms and artificial intelligence into a variety of services and use cases.
  • Monitor the latest trends and techniques in machine learning and artificial intelligence to drive innovation.
  • Collaborate with other teams and share knowledge and ideas to drive optimal business decisions

Data Visualization:

  • Apply advanced and modern data visualization techniques to enable a digital experience
  • Create self-serve dashboards to empower stakeholders and various business segments


Specialized Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • 5+ years’ experience in data science with proven experience in ML and AI
  • Advanced understanding of machine learning, neural networks and deep learning
  • Expert in Python (Pandas, PySpark, etc.)
  • Proficiency in machine learning frameworks like scikit-learn, TensorFlow, PyTorch, or Keras
  • General knowledge of data consumer hubs (Databricks, BigQuery, Snowflake, Synapse)
  • Experience in studying complex data sets and strong knowledge in data visualization (PowerBI, Tableau)
  • Excellent communication (verbal, written, presentation) and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines
  • Master’s degree is an asset – Software Engineering, Computer Science or Mathematics with specialization in statistics, data analytics, or related discipline preferred.


Decision Making

  • In this role, the incumbent will unleash the power of machine learning and artificial intelligence to positively impact and recommend business decisions tied to LightSpeed.

Supervision Exercised

  • There will be no supervision of other team members expected for this position.


  • The successful candidate must be able to work in Canada and obtain clearance under the Canadian Controlled Goods program (CGP).

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