Data Scientist

Canada Post / Postes Canada

Job Requisition Id: 180824 
Business Function: Business Transformation 
Primary City: Ottawa 
Other Location(s): Wherever the successful candidate lives in Canada 
Province: Ontario 
Employment Type: Full-Time 
Employment Status: Permanent 
Language Requirement: English Essential 
Employee Class and Level: CPMGA02 
Number of Vacancies: 1 
Job Closing Date (MM/DD/YYYY): 05/23/2024

All qualified candidates will be considered however preference will be given to Indigenous people (First Nations, Metis or Inuit) or persons with a disability. This is a special measure employment equity initiative and candidates from this group who wish to qualify for preferential consideration must self-identify.


An eligibility list to be created for a period of twelve (12) months.



Job Description


The Data Scientist is responsible for the delivery of leading-edge analytical solutions and works closely with the Internal Audit team members to understand the data needs of different lines of business. The Data Scientist crafts solutions to support information-based decisions, produces in-depth analysis for key business issues and builds predictive models to improve processes and for key projects.


Job Responsibilities


Below are the main job requirements and responsibilities for the Data Scientist.


•    Conducts high level reviews to identify client needs, problems and opportunities alongside other team members to determine if a possible solution can be developed by Internal Audit. 


•    Develops Analytical Briefs that summarize the methodology to be used on specific projects highlighting key data sources, anticipated variables reviewed and expected output for the analysis.


•    Analyzes and creates customer use cases, including results, gaps, recommendations and is able to translate them to analytical data applications and models with a vision and documentation to implementing a solution. 


•    Leverages SAS and other data query tools as required to pull data from multiple sources and amalgamate into new data sets for analytical and modeling purposes and evaluates key performance metrics and evaluate trends.


•    Develops analytical models for data generated by a variety of applications and products; Builds analytics applications and visualizations.


Job Responsibilities (continued)


•    Performs data mining tasks, such as classification, regression, clustering, recommendations, and text analysis.


•    Builds, evaluates, and improves various algorithms at the core or existing or new data driven products. Continuously identifies opportunities and solutions to better meet business needs.


•    Effectively communicates the business and technical benefits of the analytic solution to both business and technical audiences.


•    Develops and implements various types of predictive models, segmentation strategies, contact management strategies, multi-channel offer strategy, data mining analyses, and performs research and development regarding new innovative analytic techniques to drive top line and bottom-line growth.


•    In some cases, manages junior analysts, assigns and approves and certifies work, and provides coaching and development opportunities to broaden skill set and experience. 




•    Completed post-secondary education in a related field (Math/Statistics, Economics, Engineering), graduate level preferred




•    3 to 5 years of relevant analytics experience

•    2 or more years’ experience in a supervisory capacity

•    Experience with SQL, Python, AWS, Teradata, Teradata Studio preferred

•    Significant experience working with methodologies such as predictive modeling, profiling, segmentation forecasting, operations research, and data mining

•    Broad experience in business management, marketing, planning and finance, operation and project management, intimate knowledge of cross-enterprise functions and operations 

•    Demonstrated analytical experience in a marketing, operations, or digital environment


Other Candidate Requirements

•    Demonstrated ability to build an analytical plan based on a business issue (i.e., data needed, methods used, model type needed, etc)

•    Knowledge of IT processes and infrastructure required to support business intelligence and analytics

Other Information


Safety Sensitive Positions
This position may be considered a Safety Sensitive position and has additional requirements under Canada Post’s Substance Use Policy. 

Employment Equity

Canada Post will represent Canada’s diversity and provide a safe and welcoming workplace that embraces and celebrates our differences. We are committed to employment equity and encourage applications from women, Indigenous People, persons with disabilities and visible minorities.

Disability is defined as a persistent or episodic physical, sensory, or mental health condition and/or functional limitation. Disability includes both visible and hidden conditions and/or limitations that may impact vision, hearing, mobility, flexibility, dexterity, pain, learning, developmental, mental/psychological, and memory.

Conflict of Interest
The Conflict of Interest Policy prohibits employees from hiring, supervising or reporting to, directly or indirectly via the reporting hierarchy, their immediate family or close personal relations. Should you feel that you may be in an actual or potential Conflict of Interest in regard to this job opportunity, you must communicate with the designated Human Resources representative.



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Important Message
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements as Canada Post cannot make assumptions about your education and experience. We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


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