Senior Data Scientist - Forecasting

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Finning International Inc.

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Position Overview:

The Senior Data Scientist - Forecasting will be focused on solving real world business challenges and optimizing our business performance, with a particular emphasis on advanced analytics in the business forecasting space. They will rely on a strong background and love for time series forecasting, statistics, predictive modeling, machine learning, and optimization, and use these skills to deliver trusted solutions that the business can rely on for millions of dollars of operational purchases every month.

Job Description:
  • Implement cutting edge forecasting and predictive solutions tailored to our business needs
  • Work with business stakeholders to understand their core problems and deliver solutions that solve their real needs
  • Use cloud technology and distributed computing to deliver modern forecasts in a timely manner
  • Build solutions that are reliable and robust, leveraging best practices in both software development and data science
  • Drive relentlessly towards continuous improvement of the end solutions

  • PhD or Masters graduate in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, or other technical field from an accredited university
  • 5-10  years’ of post education experience, including at least 2 years of specific experience in business forecasting
  • Exceptional coding skill in either R or Python
  • Familiar with using cloud technologies (we use Azure) for distributed computing
  • Strong background in time series, business forecasting, and demand modelling, in addition to your strong background in core data science (predictive modelling, regression/classification, etc.)
  • Great communicator, collaborator, and influencer, and you love working with business stakeholders

What We Offer
  • An opportunity to have a major impact on large-scale architecture initiatives
  • Continuous learning and growth opportunities
  • Fast-paced agile development environment
  • Competitive compensation and bonus structure
  • Company supported pension and stock purchase plans
  • Extensive health, medical, dental and disability benefits
  • Comprehensive employee assistance program and perks
  • Flexible choices to work from home or from the office
  • An awesome, fun and collaborative team!

We are committed to diversity at Finning, to building and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workforce and as an equal opportunity employer we encourage applications from all qualified individuals. Finning does not discriminate against applicants based on genders, races, national and ethnic origins, religions, ages, sexual orientation, marital and family status, and/or mental or physical disabilities.

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