Data Scientist

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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Our bottom line is different.

There’s something special about working at ATB, and it’s been recognized on every top employer list that matters. Maybe it’s our exceptional culture where your total wellness is supported through market-leading benefits and you’re free to bring your whole self to work. Maybe it’s our commitment to a growth mindset and our unrelenting thirst for making it possible for fellow Albertans—even the ones who aren’t our clients.

Whatever it is, you won’t find a more genuine, driven and knowledgeable group of humans anywhere. We foster a culture of purpose, performance and possibilities. We engage with intense curiosity, and bring our whole selves to work, every day. We know it starts with people like you, so take a chance and start with us.

Location: Remote (preference for Alberta)
Apply by: Monday, November 22nd
Paygrade: UR - Under Review
# Positions available: 3
Leader Name(s): Wendy McNally, Rhys Chouinard, Shawn Ang
Note: This is a proactive job posting for future opportunities

As ATB’s next Data Scientist...
You will design, develop and deploy ML/AI algorithms to analyze data and optimize team or organizational decision making. You’ll spend lots of time hand-on-keyboard writing code, with the remaining time spent on researching analytics techniques and understanding business processes. Data Scientists at ATB are proactive, driven, adaptable problem solvers, who need to power through interesting challenge after interesting challenge to create value for our clients.

In applying for this proactive job posting, you will be considered for multiple Data Scientist positions. Potential teams include:

  • Applied AI Team - Recommender Agents and Decision Support Squad: This team builds predictive models about ATB’s clients, delivering personalized advice powered by machine learning. Data Science positions on this team focus heavily on advanced machine learning techniques that are deployed in a cloud environment for immediate positive impacts to the client experience.
  • Brightside Data Science Team: We bring the brighter-side of data to light using a variety of ML techniques leveraging AWS tech stack. Our Data Science team toggles between data operations and science to continuously enhance our data science pipelines and platforms. We ensure the right person receives the right data at the right time to make informed and data-driven decisions.
  • Client Intelligence Analytics Team: Everyday can bring something new on this team! We have regular monthly metrics reporting and deeper analysis, maintenance and building of NLP machine learning models for Voice of Client analysis. Adhoc requests round out the role where we are asked to explore the client experience by bringing together experiential and operational data and build what we need to discover what we don’t know.


  • Designs and develops machine learning algorithms, and works with ML engineers to deploy those algorithms to production
  • Researches and analyzes data to find deep relations and insights that can be leveraged to create production-quality, machine learning powered products or services
  • Designs, develops and programs methods, processes, and systems to consolidate and analyze large unstructured or structured data sources to generate actionable insights and solutions for client services and product enhancement
  • Builds models to explore customer, programmer, web and mobile data
  • Works across multi-disciplinary teams to translate business needs into testable hypotheses and then designs experiments to test said hypotheses
  • Collaborates with other members of the Data team to support investigation across a variety of topics
  • Responsible for utilizing a variety of data science techniques - time series modelling, unsupervised learning, all classes of supervised learning (random forests, CNNs, SVMs), and classic regressions to make predictions on financial and customer datasets.



  • Advanced degree or experience in data science, computer science or related field
  • Working knowledge in SQL-based technologies (e.g PostgreSQL, MySQL) and NoSQL technologies (e.g. MongoDB)
  • Working knowledge in machine learning techniques and algorithms (NN, Naive Bayes, SVM, Random Forests, etc)

Core Technical Skills:

  • Data science - Extracting business-focused insights from data using principles of statistics, data wrangling, software engineering, basic programming, etc.
  • Machine learning, AI, and algorithm design
  • Programming & model construction - Programming in languages for data science (Python, TensorFlow, C/C++, JavaScript, Pearl, MatLab, R)
  • Data analytics skills including data mining and prescriptive, predictive, descriptive and diagnostic analytics
  • Experience with data topics including data engineering, data cleansing, curation, harmonization and packaging, and data reporting visualization & dashboarding tools
  • Development and coding skills including: modular coding & pipeline automation, source code management, and development tools

Interpersonal and Leadership Skills:

  • Written and verbal communication
  • Stakeholder management
  • Presentations of technical concepts to non-technical audiences

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:

All ATB Financial team members are required to disclose their vaccination status and provide proof of vaccination or complete rapid testing as a condition of employment to help support client and team member safety.

At ATB, we know that highly talented people can readily transfer their skills. If you believe your skills and experience are transferable, please consider putting your name in the running.

Online applications are preferred. Please let us know if you require any accommodations.


Be great. Be you. Believe.

We are dedicated to building a workforce reflective of the diversity within our communities and creating an environment where every team member has what they need to reach their potential. We encourage candidates from all equity-seeking groups to apply.

Purpose. Growth. Advancement. Fun. Rewards… learn about our perks and benefits.

A little about ATB:

We are Alberta’s largest, home grown financial institution and for the last 80+ years, we’ve transformed people’s understanding of what banking can–and should–make possible. Today, 5,500+ ATB team members embrace a growth mindset in order to help bring ATB’s story to life, delivering happiness to our customers and team members alike. It’s why we’re also a highly sought after, award-winning employer. The best part is, we’re just getting started. Join us, and create happiness.

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What happens next?

If you make the shortlist for this role, you will hear from us within 10 business days of the posting close date. We will also keep your application on file for future roles that you may wish to consider.

We are also an equal opportunity employer. Find out more about what to expect when applying.

If your application is shortlisted, we might ask you to participate in a digital interview.

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