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Data Scientist


This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted August 31, 2017.

What is the opportunity?The Data Scientist will design, implement and deliver algorithmic, model-driven, statistical or machine learning solutions in consultation with business stakeholders. You will work with stakeholders to understand the data and systems in place, and to identify opportunities to apply predictive & prescriptive analytics. This role will act as an expert consultant in big data and modelling for RBC-internal teams, designing/building solutions as well as building understanding of these techniques and technologies in the teams with which they partner.What will you do?Explore and characterize the data available to a particular business unit/teamDevelop and implement predictive & descriptive modelsSupport the influence and impact across the enterprise in promoting the analytics strategic directionLead impact analysis and design for large projectsMaintain cutting-edge expertise in least one area of machine learning/modelling/statistical methodIdentify new technologies as they become available, and disseminate them to the Data Science and Analytics teamsWhat do you need to succeed?Must-haveLinear models, Non-linear models (neural networks, random forests, SVMs, bayes networks)Clustering, Modelling/Machine LearningDevelopment of predictive/prescriptive modelsDesign algorithmic solutions, Predictive Tools, Relational DatabasesBachelor degree in Computer Science or Mathematics OR Masters in Machine Learning, Statistics, or a Physical Science (Physics) OR PhD in Machine Learning, Statistics, or aNice-to-haveBig Data Technologies: Hadoop, HDFS, Hive, HBase, Storm, Spark, KafkaWhat’s in it for you?We thrive on the challenge to be our best, progressive thinking to keep growing, and working together to deliver trusted advice to help our clients thrive and communities prosper. We care about each other, reaching our potential, making a difference to our communities, and achieving success that is mutual.Leaders who support your development through coaching and managing opportunitiesAbility to make a difference and lasting impactWork in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing teamA world-class training program in financial servicesFlexible work/life balance optionsOpportunities to do challenging workOpportunities to take on progressively greater accountabilities Opportunities to building close relationships with clientsAccess to a variety of job opportunities across business and geographiesSFBDAbout RBCRoyal Bank of Canada is Canada’s largest bank, and one of the largest banks in the world, based on market capitalization. We are one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies, and provide personal and commercial banking, wealth management, insurance, investor services and capital markets products and services on a global basis. We have over 80,000 full- and part-time employees who serve more than 16 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 37 other countries. For more information, please visit rbc.com.Inclusion and Equal Opportunity EmploymentRBC is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veterans status, Aboriginal/Native American status or any other legally-protected factors. Disability-related accommodations during the application process are available upon request.JOB SUMMARYCity: TorontoAddress: 88 Queens Quay WestWork Hours/Week: 37.5Work Environment: OfficeEmployment Type: PermanentCareer Level: Experienced Hire/ProfessionalPay Type: SalariedPosition Level: PL08 Required Travel(%): 0Exempt/Non-Exempt: N/APeople Manager: NoApplication Deadline: 2017-09-30Req ID: 142570