Data Scientist

Location: Brampton, ON

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1 Presidents Choice Circle, Brampton, Ontario, L6Y 5S5

The decision to join a company is a big one. We have opportunities for hard working, energetic and reliable people just like you.

Why is this role important?

We’re looking for a smart, nice and curious Data Engineering Specialist to broaden our Data Science Health team. Are you eager to work on solving real-world healthcare problems in a collaborative R&D team within Loblaw Data, Insights and Analytics team?

We seek to understand a dynamic landscape to identify effective and innovative solutions that encourage healthier living for Canadians across the country. Working with business teams from across the organization and leveraging a tremendous wealth of pharmacy data allows our team to identify new ways to drive innovation and establish ourselves as leaders within the Health and Wellness space.

The ideal fit for this role is someone who is deeply curious and driven to improve and refine best practices in our field, who is looking to develop an understanding of the way we handle applied R&D in an enterprise setting.

The day to day of this role covers:

  • Working on collaborative, cross-functional teams with particular emphasis on developing new methods and models for pharmacy and nutrition business needs

  • Keeping skills current in AI/ML and across relevant data platforms and best practices for applied AI/ML at the enterprise (SQL, Python, Pandas, Scikit-learn, Keras, Tensorflow, PyTorch)

  • Working remote as well as at multiple offices around the GTA

  • Maintaining a ‘consulting’ mindset and approach

Research Areas of Interest

  • Health and Medical Science

  • Computer Vision and Image Processing


Technical & Communication

  • Enterprise grade best practices in coding and documentation

  • Continuous Integration and Development Tools (Git and Jira)

  • AI/ML operationalization best practices (eg containerization, monitoring, and lifecycle management)

  • Cloud infrastructure (ideally GCP, Azure and AWS welcome)

  • Experience with data wrangling, especially working with Healthcare data

Process & Leadership

  • (1+ years) Demonstrated experience with model development, particularly in collaborative engineering or science team

  • (1+ years) Demonstrated experience with cross-functional teams and working in a ‘matrix’ style environment


How You’ll Succeed:

At Loblaw, we seek great people to continually strengthen our culture. We believe great people model our values, are authentic, build trust and make connections.

If that sounds like you, and you are open-minded, responsive to change and up to the challenges provided in a fast-paced retail environment, apply today.

In addition, we believe that compliance with laws is about doing the right thing. Upholding the law is part of our Code of Conduct – it reinforces what our customers and stakeholders expect of us.

Employment Type:

Full time

Type of Role:


Loblaw recognizes Canada's diversity as a source of national pride and strength. We have made it a priority to reflect our nation’s evolving diversity in the products we sell, the people we hire, and the culture we create in our organization. Accommodation is available upon request for applicants with disabilities in the recruitment and assessment process and when hired.

Please Note: If you have Employee Self Service (ESS) on Workday, apply to this job via the Workday application.

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