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Entry Level Data Scientist

ASAP
Competitive
Across Canada
Entry Level
Job Description

Candidates must be willing to work in any of the following locations: Toronto, ON; Markham, ON; Ottawa, ON.

ANTICIPATED START DATES WILL BE IN 2018

At IBM we have an amazing opportunity to transform the world with cognitive technology. By using the vast amounts of information available today to identify new patterns and make new discoveries, we are helping cities become smarter, hospitals transform patient care, financial institutions minimize risk, and pharmaceuticals find cures for rare diseases. Join the forward-thinking teams at IBM solving some of the world's most complex problems – there is no better place to launch your career!

Data Scientists extract knowledge or insights from structured or unstructured data. They draw upon the practice of data analysis, using predictive analytics, data mining, pattern recognition, data modeling, machine learning and various statistical methods in order to solve large scale optimization problems and to understand the meaning behind vast data sets.

What You'll Do:

  • You will implement and validate predictive models and create and maintain statistical models with a focus on big data
  • You'll communicate with internal and external clients to understand business needs and provide analytical solutions.
  • You will use statistical concepts such as regression, time series, mixed model, Bayesian methods, clustering, etc., to analyze data and provide insights.
  • You'll work in an Agile, collaborative environment, partnering with other scientists, engineers, and database administrators of all backgrounds and disciplines to bring analytical rigor and statistical methods to the challenges of predicting behaviors.

Who You Are:

  • You are great at solving problems, debugging, troubleshooting, designing and implementing solutions to complex technical issues.
  • You thrive on teamwork and have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • You have strong technical and analytical abilities, a knack for driving impact and growth, and some experience with programming/scripting in a language such as Java or Python.
  • You have a basic understanding of statistical programming in a language such as R or SAS.

This role will involve working with technology that is covered by embargo Export Regulations. If you are a Foreign National from any of the following embargoed countries (Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria) on a work permit, you are not eligible for employment in this position.

Role ( Job Role ): Data Scientist

Position Type: Early Professional

Employment Type: Full-Time

Remote work possible? Is this role a commissionable/sales incentive based position?: No

Travel Required: No Travel

Required Education: Associate's Degree/College Diploma

Preferred Education: Bachelor's Degree

Required Technical and Professional Expertise:

Must have basic knowledge of statistical concepts such as regression, time series, mixed model, Bayesian methods, clustering, etc., to analyze data and provide insights.

Preferred Technical and Professional Experience:

Willing to travel up to 10%

Bachelors Degree

Eligibility Requirements:

Must be eligible/legally entitled to work in Canada.

EO Statement:

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.