Data Scientist
Toronto, ON
About the Analytics & Insights Group

The Analytic & Insights Group at The AIR MILES® Reward Program provides world class analytical solutions through the delivery of insights that enable our clients to build stronger mutually-beneficial relationships with their customers. The group works directly with the sponsors of the program as well as internal business managers to ensure the successful partnering with our clients.

About the Opportunity

The AIR MILES Reward Program Analytics & Insights practice is growing significantly and we are undertaking a massive technology transformation. Reporting to the Manager, Data Science we are looking for a Data Scientist to join our team in Toronto that has a deep understanding of big data and will lead the team in building and enabling big data analytical solutions in the cloud environment.

We are looking for subject matter expert with strong experience in researching, designing and implementing data models and statistical algorithms to analyze diverse sources of high dimensional and fast moving data to build continually learning systems.

  • Design, develop, and implement end-to-end cloud based machine learning production pipelines (data exploration, sampling, training data generation, feature engineering, model building, and performance evaluation).
  • Ensures that data pipelines are scalable, repeatable, and secure, and can serve multiple users within the company.
  • Delivers big data and batch/real-time analytical solutions that leverage emerging technologies.
  • Collects, parses, manages, analyzes and visualizes large sets of data using multiple platforms.
  • Translates complex functional and technical requirements into detailed architecture, design, and high performing software and applications.
  • Codes, tests, and documents new or modified data systems to create robust and scalable applications for data analytics.
  • Works with peer developers to make sure that all data solutions are consistent and ensures all automated processes to preserve data by managing the alignment of data availability and integration processes.
  • Develops standards and processes for integration projects and initiatives.
  • Identify new business opportunities and develop analytical road map based on Clients objectives and marketing strategies.
  • Contribute or lead all areas of project delivery, managing technical/analytical components of projects, including project planning, definition and scoping. Work with Client teams and other specialists throughout project.
Qualification:Must have:
Over 3 years of experience in data science with a Master’s degree or PhD in Mathematics and Statistics / Physics / Computer Science / Business Analytics / Economics or any other quantitative field.
Expert knowledge of Python, Java and Shell Scripting
Proficient with Scala, SQL and Spark
Working knowledge of NodeJS, AngularJS, D3 Visualization, Tableau
Understanding of high performance data science algorithms
Experience using big data batch and streaming tools on AWS and Databricks
Expert knowledge of data modeling and understanding of different data structures
Capability to architect highly scalable distributed systems, using different open source tools
Demonstrated ability to facilitate and work with minimal direction, with the proven ability to coordinate complex activities

About LoyaltyOne:
LoyaltyOne is a global leader in the design and implementation of coalition loyalty programs, customer analytics, and loyalty services for Fortune 1000 clients around the world. LoyaltyOne has over 20 years’ history leveraging data-driven insights to develop and operate some of the world's most effective loyalty programs and customer-centric solutions. These include the AIR MILES Reward Program, North America's premier coalition loyalty program, Precima, the global retail strategy and analytics arm, LoyaltyOne Consulting, European-based BrandLoyalty, and Latin America's leading coalition program, dotz. LoyaltyOne is an Alliance Data company.

About ADS:
Alliance Data® (NYSE: ADS) is a leading global provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions serving large, consumer-based industries. The Company creates and deploys customized solutions, enhancing the critical customer marketing experience; the result is measurably changing consumer behavior while driving business growth and profitability for some of today's most recognizable brands. Alliance Data helps its clients create and increase customer loyalty through solutions that engage millions of customers each day across multiple touch points using traditional, digital, mobile and emerging technologies. An S&P 500 and Fortune 500 company headquartered in Plano, Texas, Alliance Data consists of three businesses that together employ more than 16,000 associates at approximately 100 locations worldwide.

Alliance Data is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Accordingly, we will make reasonable accommodations to respond to the needs of people with disabilities in accordance with legislation.

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