Data Scientist

Location: Montréal, QC

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The Data Scientist is responsible for conducting detailed analyses of data sets and providing advanced analytics solutions to solve business problems, while leveraging statistical, machine learning, and optimization techniques. The incumbent is part of the team overseeing CN’s ongoing transformation to move forward with Artificial Intelligence (AI) automation in virtually every aspect of its business. This transformation will have a significant impact in enabling the organization to differentiate itself from competitors and ensure sustained profitability.

Main Responsibilities

  • Apply statistical and machine learning knowledge to specific business problems and data
  • Develop initiatives to assist Engineering, Logistics, and Mechanical teams in a number of highly technical areas
  • Use data science techniques to find data patterns, anomalies, and optimization opportunities
  • Interpret, translate, and communicate analytical findings to business stakeholders
  • Tackle and solve complex analytical problems using quantitative approaches
  • Collaborate to implement data best practices through the Data Lab, Data Hub, and Data Lake teams
  • Work in an agile environment including regular meetings, sprints, Kanban, etc.

Working Conditions

The role has standard working conditions in an office environment with a regular workweek from Monday to Friday. The role requires minimal travel (up to 5% of the time) for field visits.



Data Specialist

  • Minimum 5 years of overall work experience

o Experience in analytics, data science with a focus on driving business, engineering, and mechanical decisions

o Experience developing Machine Learning and statistical models

o Experience using Power BI, Tableau to deliver insight*

  • Any experience for these above would be considered as an asset


  • Master’s Degree or PhD in Statistics, Mathematics, Quantitative Methods, or equivalent


  • Inspires others with impactful communications and adapts to the audience through speech and writing
  • Applies analytical thinking
  • Innovates through problem solving
  • Knows the business and stays current with industry trends to elevate expertise and work
  • Demonstrates organizational abilities
  • Collaborates with key internal stakeholders to enable higher productivity
  • Works independently with little supervision

Technical Skills/Knowledge

Knowledge of Databricks, Structured Query Language (SQL), Python, R, and Scala.

About CN

As a leading North American transportation and logistics company, CN is a true backbone of the economy. With a team of approximately 25,000 railroaders, our focus is on moving both our company and the economy forward. We transport US$200 billion worth of goods annually for a wide range of business sectors from resource to manufactured products to consumer goods, across a 20,000-mile network spanning Canada and mid-America. CN is the only Canadian company listed in the Transportation and Transportation Infrastructure sector of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI). Launched in 1999, the DJSI World represents the gold standard for corporate sustainability. At CN, we work as ONE TEAM, focused on safety, sustainability and our customers, providing operational and supply chain excellence to deliver results.

CN is an employment equity employer and we encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates under consideration will be contacted. Please monitor your email on a regular basis, as communication is primarily made through email.

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