Data Scientist – Analytics

Details

Openings 1
Location Name
Alberta Blue Cross - Edmonton
Edmonton, Alberta, CA
Date Posted Nov 23, 2018
Profession Other
Career Level(s) Senior Level
Job Type(s) Permanent, Full Time
Education Level(s) Bachelors, Masters, PhD
Job ID job-9435

Position Summary

FUNCTION:

Reporting to the Director of Analytics, Alberta Blue Cross is seeking a Data Scientist supporting the development and implementation of the Organization’s Analytics platform.  This position will be part of a newly launched team whose purpose will be to advance the impact that data and analytics will have on the business as well as support and foster a data driven culture.  In return this individual will experience a dynamic, highly engaged and fast-paced organization that is committed to your success.

As a Data Scientist, you will play a critical role in the delivery of our enterprise data analytics strategy and development of machine learning capabilities.  You will partner with internal stakeholders to drive the adoption of advanced analytics across the business.  The ideal candidate thrives on challenge, is unfazed by complexity and persists in the face of ambiguity.  She/he will be highly curious, results-oriented, self-driven and possess an acute sense of business opportunity.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Participate in problem solving initiatives, collaborating within a cross functional team of specialists, to design innovative solutions for clients and business leaders
  • Participate in the wrangling of data, especially with regard to the more practical aspects like quality assurance, cleaning, aggregation and integration
  • Apply data science expertise including descriptive, predictive, machine learning, deep learning and AI techniques to generate new insights and solve business problems.
  • Collaborate with IT partners and other Data Science teams within Alberta Blue Cross to build out the data environment and analytics work platforms
  • Demonstrate creative problem solving and ability to translate data patterns into business insights, cause/effect relationships and variables to amplify predictive power of underlying models
  • Make business recommendations with effective presentations of findings at multiple levels of stakeholders through visual displays of quantitative information

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:

  • Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral degree in computing science, statistics, mathematics, engineering, or a related field in which advanced statistical methods are used.
  • 2+ years of quantitative analysis experience, including handling, manipulating and analyzing data and creating analytical reports
  • Ability to visualize results in ways that make complicated relationships clear.
  • Comfortable using one or more statistical programming languages (i.e., Python/R/SAS) to work with data sets. Familiarity with any of the following tools is a plus: Microstrategy/Microsoft BI/Tableau
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively as an autonomous data scientist on a small project, and to collaborate with an interdisciplinary group on larger projects.
  • Disciplined curiosity, consistent with the best traditions of science.
  • Previous success in the construction of production-grade predictive models.
  • Deep knowledge and experience of the algorithms and techniques of modern data science especially as they pertain to business and experimentation
  • Proven leadership ability and comfortable developing and leading a team of business intelligence and data science professionals. 

Alberta Blue Cross offers a competitive salary and benefits package and the opportunity to work in a challenging team-oriented environment. This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is selected.  If you have the qualifications we are looking for, apply online at www.ab.bluecross.ca .


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