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Data Scientist Rotation Program

Apply now Job ID 20435402928 Date posted 12/21/2021

Primary Locations: Montreal, Quebec

Employee Status: Regular

Schedule: Full-time


The National Bank of Canada is looking for candidates to fill several full-time positions with the Data Scientist Rotation Program. Skilled neuro-distinct candidates will benefit from a recruitment process and customized support and work on innovative projects in advanced analytics fully integrated within the Bank.    

The National Bank of Canada 

At National Bank, we firmly believe that an inclusive business is stronger, more performant and offers better adapted solutions to its clients, employees, and communities’ needs. Therefore, we are committed to building a respectful and inclusive workplace that allows everyone to reach their potential and bring their whole self to work. 

In this sense, the Bank will increase its talent pool of candidates who self-identify as neurodivergent, or with the cognitive variations by offering job opportunities.

Rotation Program 

The Rotation Program seeks to hire data scientists to provide them with work experience and the opportunity to share their knowledge to solve challenges across various lines of business within the Bank. These data experts will spend 6 months in different sectors to then join one of the lines of business. The Rotation Program offers an occasion to learn and apply data science across multiple lines of business within the Bank. 

Job Description

The position will provide opportunities to interpret and communicate complex technical concepts to users of analytical platforms and work in big data environments. 

Details about the role:

  • Work in a flexible environment with opportunities for remote, hybrid, or office environments with a customized onboarding and support program to promote success on the job
  • Collaborate with internal business partners, understand their needs, and help them in identifying opportunities for growth
  • Establish the ideal conditions to modernize the practice of customer analytics 
  • Advise your business partners on advanced analytical solutions and processes to help them to achieve their objectives
  • Produce and communicate the results of your analysis, which often requires the adaptation and/or implementation of original, creative, and practical analytical solutions
  • Recommend actions that guide the direction and strategies of your business partners and/or your team  
  • Demonstrate your understanding of the Bank’s priorities and the contribution of advanced analytics to the achievement of these priorities 
  • Engage and maintain relationships with other teams to encourage knowledge sharing and facilitate collaboration 

Required qualifications and certifications (Must have):

  • Bachelor’s degree in data science, computer science, information technology, math, statistics, or a related field, with internship or professional experience  
  • Proficiency in at least one programming language (SQL, Python strongly preferred*) and knowledge of SAS
  • Comfortable working with agile content and multidisciplinary teams
  • Bilingual in oral and written form (French and English)

Technical Experience (Must have):

  • Mastering concepts and requirements for advanced analytics and time series analysis (ranging from exploration to predictive models, clustering, detection of anomalies, optimization under constraints) 
  • Mastering underlying development concepts, surrounding the machine learning context
  • Experience on analytical projects
  • Experience in operating high-volume data and complex environments used for the development of advanced analytical applications

Desired skills and competencies (Nice to have):

  • Interest in business, customer needs and customer experience improvement 
  • Excellent synthesis and analytical skills 
  • Effective communication skills, and management of interpersonal relationships 
  • Knowledge of big data environments and of the financial sector’s analytical environments are an asset

Your benefits 

Upon hiring, you will be eligible for a wide range of benefits. In addition to competitive compensation, we offer attractive benefits for you and your family: 

  • Health and wellness program, including many benefits 
  • Flexible group insurance 
  • Defined benefit pension plan 
  • Employee Share Ownership Plan 
  • Employee and family assistance program 
  • Preferred banking services 
  • Volunteer program 
  • Telemedicine 
  • Virtual sleep clinic 

These are just a few of the many benefits we offer. We've rolled out several additional measures to ensure your health, safety, and wellbeing during the pandemic.  

We're putting people first 

We're a Bank on a human scale that stands out for its courage, entrepreneurial culture, and passion for people. Our mission is to have a positive impact on peoples' lives. 

Our core values of partnership, agility, and empowerment inspire us, and inclusivity is central to our commitments. We offer a barrier-free workplace that is accessible to all employees.  

We want our recruitment process to be fully accessible. If you require accommodations, let us know during your first conversations with us. 

JobField: Business Intelligence and Data

Unposting Date: 2022-02-10

Job Number: BUS000MC

Posting Date: 2021-12-21

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