Senior Data Scientist

Oakville, ON, Canada

Full Time Senior-level / Expert
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Who we are:
Geotab is a global leader in IoT and connected transportation and certified “Great Place to Work.” We are a company of diverse and talented individuals who work together to help businesses grow and succeed, and increase the safety and sustainability of our communities.
Geotab is advancing security, connecting commercial vehicles to the internet and providing web-based analytics to help customers better manage their fleets. Geotab’s open platform and Marketplace, offering hundreds of third-party solution options, allows both small and large businesses to automate operations by integrating vehicle data with their other data assets. Processing billions of data points a day, Geotab leverages data analytics and machine learning to improve productivity, optimize fleets through the reduction of fuel consumption, enhance driver safety and achieve strong compliance to regulatory changes. 
Our team is growing and we’re looking for people who follow their passion, think differently and want to make an impact. Ours is a fast paced, ever changing environment. Geotabbers accept that challenge and are willing to take on new tasks and activities - ones that may not always be described in the initial job description. Join us for a fulfilling career with opportunities to innovate, great benefits, and our fun and inclusive work culture. Reach your full potential with Geotab. To see what it’s like to be a Geotabber, check out our blog and follow us @InsideGeotab on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.
Who you are:
We are always looking for amazing talent who can contribute to our growth and deliver results! Geotab is seeking a Senior Data Scientist who will be responsible to gain useful insight out of raw data, plan projects, and build analytical models.
If you love technology, and are keen to join an industry leader — we would love to hear from you!
What you’ll do:
As the Senior Data Scientist you will explore and examine data from multiple sources in order to design and construct new data modeling processes using prototypes, algorithms, predictive models, and custom analyses. This position utilizes strong problem-solving skills with statistical analysis in order to align data products with Geotab’s organizational goals. To be successful in this role you will be a  self-starter with strong written and verbal communication skills, and have the ability to quickly understand complex, technical concepts.

How you’ll make an impact:

  • Implement new statistical or mathematical methodologies for specific models of data analysis.
  • Research the feasibility of potential predictive maintenance opportunities.
  • Provide expert project leadership as a SME: guidance to team members and participate in cross-departmental projects establishing Geotab as a leader in data science.
  • Create algorithms and predictive models to extract information required to solve complex business problems.
  • Conduct causality experiments by applying A/B experiments or epidemiological approach to identify the root issues of an observed result.
  • Identify new, complex queries from Big Data infrastructure from data warehousing database (i.e. Google BigQuery) to add value to the organization.
  • Use machine learning (ML) packages (e.g. Scikit-learn and Tensorflow) to develop ML models and features.
  • Test the performance of data-driven products and make recommendations for improving Geotab’s product suite.
  • Collaborate with internal technical teams and external stakeholders to gather requirements.
  • Responsible for the design, development, and maintenance of ongoing metrics, reports, analyses, and dashboards to drive key business decisions.
  • Support a platform providing ad-hoc and automated access to large datasets.

What you’ll bring to this role:

  • Post-secondary Diploma/Degree specialization in Data Science, Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics, or related field.
  • 5-8 years experience as a Data Scientist or similar role.
  • 5-8 years experience in writing SQL queries.
  • 5-8 years experience in programming in Python.
  • Solid understanding of machine learning and operations research.
  • Knowledge of data management and visualization techniques.
  • Affinity for statistical analysis and predictive modeling.
  • Possess strong business acumen and link marketing initiatives to streamline operations.
  • High accuracy and meticulous attention to detail.
  • Strong project management skills; able to identify needs, develop effective solutions, and manage projects through to completion.
  • Must stay relevant to technology and should have the flexibility to adapt to the growing technology and market demands.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to problem solve to well-judged decisions.
  • Strong team-player with the ability to engage with all levels of the organization.
  • Technical competence using software programs, including but not limited to, Google Suite for business (Sheets, Docs, Slides).
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and comfortable in a flat organization.
Why job seekers choose Geotab:
Work from home and flex work arrangementsBaby bonusHome office reimbursement programOnline learning and networking opportunitiesElectric vehicle purchase incentive programCompetitive medical and dental benefits (full-time employees only)Retirement savings program (full-time employees only)

How we work:
At Geotab, we understand that the world is always changing and that we need to change with it. Geotab has adopted a hybrid model for working, including a flexible work from home program, with the opportunity to work in our safe, clean offices. When working from home, you are required to have a reliable internet connection with at least 50mb DL/10mb UL. Virtual work is supported with cloud-based applications, collaboration tools and asynchronous working. The health and safety of employees are a top priority. We encourage work-life balance and keep the Geotab culture going strong with online social events, chat rooms and gatherings. Join us and help reshape the future of technology!
We believe that ensuring diversity is fundamental to our future growth and progress and is an integral part of our business. We believe that success happens where new ideas can flourish – in an environment that is rich in diversity and a place where people from various backgrounds can work together. Geotab encourages applications from all qualified individuals.  We are committed to accommodating people with disabilities during the recruitment and assessment processes and when people are hired. We will ensure the accessibility needs of employees with disabilities are taken into account as part of performance management, career development, training and redeployment processes. If you require accommodation at any stage of the application process or want more information about our diversity and inclusion as well as accommodation policies and practices, please contact us at Click here to learn more about what happens with your personal data.
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