Location: Montréal, QC

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No other bank is doing what we do.

At BDC, we’re devoted to Canadian entrepreneurs. We’re also dedicated to our employees. Adaptable. Inspiring. Different. There’s a reason we like to work here and we think you’ll like it too.


BDC is looking for a bright, knowledgeable and motivated Data Scientist with Machine Learning and Deep Learning knowledge.

As a Data Scientist, you will be working at the AI Center of Excellence (AI CoE) that is responsible for creating, rationalizing and operationalizing BDC's Advanced Analytics & Artificial Intelligence (AA&AI) strategy.
You will contribute to enterprise-wide best practices, processes and platforms for BDC's AA&AI strategy.
You will be participate in the research with BDC's academic and research partners to help Canadian entrepreneurs becoming world class leaders in their fields.
You will also play a pivotal role in delivering applications that leverage AA&AI to help achieve BDC's key business objectives.
The majority of the work will be in problem analysis, data ingestion, exploration and preparation, statistical hypothesis testing, feature engineering, modelling, storytelling with data, operationalization and performance tuning.

What we will be looking for:

  • Strong communication skills with a proven ability to understand key business and technical concepts, and then effectively communicate these concepts with technical staff, business stakeholders and senior management

  • Strong organizational skills, the ability to perform under pressure and to manage multiple priorities with competing demands

  • Strong analytical, data processing, storytelling and problem-solving skills

  • Experience working in an academic AI research lab

  • Academic publications on Deep Learning, Machine Learning or Operations Research

  • A master's degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics or related fields (A Ph.D. degree is an asset)

  • Experience as a Data Scientist in industry or a research lab

  • Experience with Machine Learning, Deep Learning and Reinforcement Learning

  • 3+ years of experience with Python programming language

  • 3+ years of experience with Scikit-Learn, Pandas, Matplotlib, Numpy, Scipy, and XGBoost

  • Experience with Keras, Tensorflow or Pytorch for Deep Learning

  • Knowledge of Apache Spark (Databricks knowledge is a plus)

  • Knowledge of NoSQL databases (MongoDB or Cassandra)

  • Knowledge of Graph databases (JanusGraph, Apache TinkerPop or Gremlin)

  • Experience with Agile processes and Software Engineering best practice

  • Statistical analysis and visualization techniques for various data, such as hierarchical clustering, T-distributed Stochastic Neighbor Embedding (t-SNE), Principal Components Analysis (PCA)

  • Hypotheses generation about the underlying mechanics of the business process

  • Hypotheses testing using various quantitative methods

  • Networking with business domain experts and product managers to better understand the business mechanics that generated the data

  • Application of various Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Reinforcement Learning, and Advanced Analytics techniques to perform Classification, Clustering or Regression tasks

At BDC, we value diversity in our workforce and encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We appreciate all responses and advise that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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