Data Scientist

Location: Thornhill, ON

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About Us

The Data Scientist’s role is to harness vast amounts of data to optimize business results. He/she will exercise their knowledge of descriptive and multivariate statistical techniques and applications, and database analysis tools and techniques to develop strategic insights to drive business goals. The data scientist works hard at advancing the state-of-the-art in how data is applied to solve problems in our industry. They are also responsible for teaching data analysts and software engineers how to work effectively with vast quantities of data.

Who we are

As Canada's largest automobile association, we are passionate about keeping our Members safe- whether they are on the road, at home, or travelling abroad. Meeting the diverse needs of our two-million Members requires high performing, forward thinking, and innovative people who work collaboratively to keep propelling our business forward. Life at CAA Club Group is fast paced, performance-driven and rewarding. We value our Associates' career growth and ongoing professional development- and we regularly recognize their achievements and outstanding results. CAA Club Group (CCG) is known for providing stellar emergency roadside assistance to our motoring Members and non-Members. We work hard and play hard. We're about doing what's right and feeling good about it.

Position Details


Strategy & Planning
Work with cross departmental team to define metrics, guidelines, and strategies for effective use of algorithms and data.
Create data mining and analytics architectures, coding standards, statistical reporting, and data analysis methodologies.
Establish links across existing data sources and find new, interesting mash-ups.
Coordinate data resource requirements between analytics team and business teams.
Assist in the development of data management policies and procedures.
Develop best practices for analytics instrumentation and experimentation.

Acquisition & Deployment
Conduct research and make recommendations on big data infrastructure, database technologies, analytics tools, services, protocols, and standards in support of procurement and development efforts.
Drive the collection of new data and the refinement of existing data sources.

Operational Management
Develop algorithms and predictive models to solve critical business problems.
Develop tools and libraries that will help analytics team members more efficiently interface with huge amounts of data.
Analyze large, noisy datasets and identify meaningful patterns that provide actionable results.
Create informative visualizations that intuitively display large amounts of data and/or complex relationships.
Provide and apply quality assurance best practices for data science services across the organization.
Develop, implement, and maintain change control and testing processes for modifications to algorithms and data analytics.
Manage and/or provide guidance to junior members of the analytics team.

Position Requirements
Formal Education & Certification
Ph. D in the field of science, mathematics, or statistics.
Knowledge & Experience
Extensive experience solving analytical problems using quantitative approaches.
Comfort manipulating and analyzing complex, high-volume, high-dimensionality data from varying sources
Fluency with at least one scripting language such as Python.
Familiarity with relational, SQL and NoSQL databases.
Expert knowledge of statistical analysis tools such as R, Matlab etc…
Good understanding of the organization’s goals and objectives.

Personal Attributes
A strong passion for empirical research and for answering hard questions with data.
A flexible analytic approach that allows for results at varying levels of precision.
Ability to communicate complex quantitative analysis in a clear, precise, and actionable manner.
Good written and oral communication skills.
Strong technical documentation skills.
Good interpersonal skills.
Highly self-motivated and directed.
Keen attention to detail.
Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
Strong customer service orientation.
Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

Our Commitment

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA). CAA CCG will provide accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require an accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.

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