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Data Scientist


Brampton Ontario
16 Oct 2017
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Data Scientist

Data Scientist

Date: Sep 27, 2017

Location: Brampton, ON, CA, L6T 0C1

Every day, we strive to build a brilliant digital future for Canadians. We work as one team, with one goal –serve our customers better.

Have a passion for working with Big Data? Imagine working for an exciting entrepreneurial company whose employees are committed to meeting the big challenges and making a real difference.  That’s Rogers.  A leading communications and media company where people come to do great work.  Right now we are looking for talented individuals to join our winning team where you will have a chance to innovate, grow and to do what really matters.


Rogers is currently seeking a highly experienced Data Scientist to join our Big Data Innovation team.  The Data Scientist position reports to the Director, Big Data Innovation.  The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and maintaining Statistical and Machine Learning models, Data transformation flows, reports and visualizations supporting all major Rogers Business Units and key initiatives, including Customer Experience, Brand, IT, Media, Network, Consumer and Business units and many others.


Primary Function:


  • Design, build and deploy robust and effective descriptive and predictive Big Data statistical and machine learning models and applications
  • Design and build the necessary ETL/ELT data transformations, reports and visualizations in support of statistical and machine learning models


Detailed responsibilities include:


  • Help define and evolve Analytics, Predictive Modeling and Machine Learning strategy and roadmap leveraging industry trends, tools and best practices
  • Design, build and deploy robust and effective descriptive and predictive Big Data statistical and machine learning models and applications
  • Design and build the necessary ETL/ELT data transformations, reports and visualizations in support of statistical and machine learning models
  • Design, build and test integration interfaces between Big Data platform and external systems (API-based and other) in support of deploying predictive models
  • Leverage Hortonworks HDP Hadoop platform, RDBMS Databases, Predictive Modeling  and BI tools, SaaS platforms and APIs
  • Build and maintain an expanding set of predictive models supporting various Rogers business units
  • Follow the best practices and steps of the Predictive Modeling Lifecycle, monitor the model performance and make ongoing corrections by executing extensive model testing strategies
  • Support PoC and lab technology innovation initiatives
  • Work collaboratively with all levels of business and IT stakeholders to understand complex data relations and business requirements and implement and test Big Data models, data transformation and visualization solutions
  • Train and educate IT and business teams in the use of Big Data environment and predictive models to democratize Big Data capabilities
  • Collaborate with IT Infrastructure teams in monitoring and capacity planning of the environment ensuring ongoing stability
  • Prepare comprehensive model development and deployment documentation
  • Apply concepts, industry research, best practices and agile methodologies and tools (Jira, Confluence) to implement Big Data statistical and machine learning solutions
  • Occasional off-hours work required to troubleshoot production



  • A degree in Machine Learning, Statistics, AI, Computer Science, Engineering, or Technology
  • Hadoop Developer or Data Scientist certification (Hortonworks preferred)
  • 3+ years of Applied Statistics, Data Mining, DB Marketing or Machine Learning experience
  • 3+ years of production experience with SAS, R or equivalent statistical or ML framework
  • 5+ years of production programming experience with Java, Scala, Python or other languages
  • 5+ years of experience Unix/Linux shell scripting
  • Excellent understanding of the underlying Statistical, Machine Learning theory and Predictive Modeling Lifecycle
  • Production experience implementing Lookalike, Clustering Decision Tree models
  • Production experience with Text Mining and Recommender systems would be an asset
  • Expert-level SQL querying skills
  • In-depth understanding and production experience with the core Hadoop components, including HDFS, YARN, MapReduce, Tez, Hive, Pig, Spark
  • Minimum 1 year of production Hadoop experience. Hortonworks HDP 2.2 and above experience is strongly preferred
  • Minimum 1 year of production experience developing Hadoop Big Data applications for ETL/ELT, analytics, machine learning or reporting
  • Minimum 1 year of production experience with Hadoop performance tuning, configuration, optimization, job processing and security
  • Production experience with BI Reporting and Visualization tools: Tableau, Oracle OBIEE, Microstrategy
  • Working knowledge of DBMS, including Oracle (12C), Vertica or equivalent
  • Working knowledge of NoSQL databases such as Cassandra, HBase or equivalent
  • Proficiency with source control, continuous integration and testing frameworks
  • Experience working in lean/agile environments is strongly preferred, including working knowledge of Jira/Confluence
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and presentation skills
Shift: Day
Length of Contract: Not Applicable (Regular Position)
Work Location: 8200 Dixie Road (101), Brampton, ON 
Travel Requirements: None
Posting Category/Function: Technology & Information Technology
Requisition ID: 96554
As a proud Canadian company, we're dedicated to making things easier for our customers. We’ve been embracing and leading change for over 50-years, and we’ll continue to seek out new opportunities to bring our customers simple solutions for today and tomorrow.
At Rogers, we recognize that success is determined by the strength and diversity of our people. We work together because we want to win together, and these five shared values guide and define our work:
  1. Simplify and innovate
  2. Take ownership of the what and the how
  3. Equip people to succeed
  4. Execute with discipline and pride
  5. Talk straight, build trust, and over deliver
Why Rogers? Because we believe the best is yet to come.
We recognize the business value in creating a workplace where each team member has the tools to reach their full potential. At Rogers, we value the insights and innovation that diverse teams bring to work. We work with our candidates with disabilities throughout the recruitment process to ensure that they have what they need to be at their best. Please reach out to our recruiters and hiring managers to begin a conversation about how we can ensure that you deliver your best work. You can also reach out to our team at to begin a conversation about your individual accessibility needs throughout the hiring process.
Posting Notes:  Information Technology & Engineering || Canada (CA) || ON || Brampton || SF:LI-KM1 ||


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