Job description

At Equitable Life of Canada, we realize that your work life is not just about performing a job; it's about being part of a workplace that helps you grow and reach your full potential. Within our friendly and collaborative work environment, we recognize that the key to our growth and success is a dedicated, motivated and customer-responsive staff. Join Equitable Life today.

Department: IT
Reports To: AVP, Data and Analytics
Flexible Work Options Available: Due to Covid, temporary remote working from home is currently available

The Opportunity:
Equitable Life is seeking a talented data professional to add to our Data and Analytics team, playing a pivotal role in delivering machine learning-based solutions, models and algorithms to improve business processes, in support of Equitable Life’s strategic goals. The successful candidate will primarily be responsible for delivering finalized algorithms and will influence data aggregation and implementation.
We’ve been awarded Waterloo Region’s Top Employer for 14 years and counting! This is an excellent opportunity to see why we have continuously been selected as an exceptional workplace in the community.

What you’ll do:
  • Perform analysis with business units to support ongoing decision-making and to identify quantifiable project value
  • Perform requirement analysis with the business units to understand business issues and generate hypotheses
  • Deliver and support models throughout the data lifecycle: build, test, deploy and improve
  • Communicate results of analytics outcomes with business partners effectively
  • Implement measurement and documentation framework against all project work
  • Provide thought leadership related to analytics methodology, tools and measurement
  • Innovate and find creative ways to source data to support modelling efforts
What You’ll Need:
  • A master’s degree or PhD in computer science, data science, operations research, statistics, applied mathematics, or related quantitative field
  • Minimum 5 (five) years of experience specifically in statistical analysis, predictive modelling, machine learning, and/or artificial intelligence
  • Proficiency in Python or R
  • Working knowledge of SQL, Java, VBA
  • Expert knowledge of BI development
  • Excellent communication skills with non-data focused business partners
  • Financial Services experience is an asset
  • Experience working in Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS is an asset
  • Self-driven, curious and creative in developing hypotheses
To learn more about Equitable Life, we encourage you to explore our organization.

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