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Data Scientist, AI
illumin
Toronto, ON
illumin is a leading technology company that provides marketers with a one-stop solution for omnichannel digital advertising with best-of-category return on advertising spend. Our journey automation technology, illumin™, offers planning, buying and real-time intelligence from one platform. With proprietary Artificial Intelligence, illumin™ brings unique programmatic capabilities to close the gap between advertising planning and execution. illumin is headquartered in Toronto with offices throughout Canada, the U.S., Europe, and Latin America. For more information, visit illumin.com and check out our Life @ illumin video here!

We are hiring a Data Scientist to join our AI team! In this exciting role at the heart of our technology, you will be responsible for making significant, self-directed, and end-to-end contributions to large and impactful machine learning projects.

What You Will Do:

    • Develop innovative solutions for trend recognition using machine learning and advanced statistics
    • Transform complex databases into relevant conclusions and recommendations
    • Keep pace with new approaches and trends and use them in your own solutions
    • Help maintain our data mining tools and platforms
    • Make actionable recommendations based on the findings
    • Communicate the results and performance of the models to Management

What You Will Need:

    • A Bachelor's degree in mathematics, science, engineering, statistics, AI, computer science or related fields
    • A Master's degree in Statistics, Machine Learning or AI
    • Experience with big data tools: Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, etc.
    • Experience with relational SQL and NoSQL databases, including MySQL and Cassandra, HBase
    • Experience with object-oriented/object function scripting languages: Scala, Python, Java
    • Multi-platform production experience with commercial and open-source data mining frameworks, including R or Matlab, Python, GitHub
    • High level understanding of the underlying theory of machine learning
    • Experience in the field of advanced statistics, data mining and text mining
    • Proficient in applied analytical techniques, including regression analysis, clustering, decision trees, neural networks, SVM, collaborative filtering, k-nearest neighbour, association rules, and other machine learning techniques
    • Understanding of algorithmic complexity and scaling of execution times and use of memory with large datasets
    • Knowledge of data science approaches in understanding the consumer would be an asset
    • Ability to focus on vaguely defined issues requiring the application of a creative approach

What You Will Get:

    • An inspiring and family-focused culture with offices around the world 
    • A competitive compensation package
    • Comprehensive health and dental benefits including life and disability insurance
    • An unlimited vacation policy
    • Generous parental leave benefits with a top-up plan
    • Time with our executive coach and Chief Empowerment Officer to assist in your growth and professional development
    • Participation in our Employee Recognition Awards program
    • An annual education and learning stipend
    • Corporate rates and perks including fitness membership discounts
    • We live and promote our company's values: Act with integrity​, Never settle​, Design to disrupt​, Customer-Driven​, Family-focused​


GREAT PLACE TO WORK®
illumin is certified as a Great Place to Work® after a thorough and independent analysis conducted by @Great Place to Work Canada. This certification is based on direct feedback from employees, provided as part of an extensive and anonymous survey about the workplace experience. Check out our website here.
 
DISCLAIMER
This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by the employee within this position. However, the actual responsibilities, duties, qualifications, and experience may vary. The Employee may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. Information contained in this job posting/description is subject to change.
 
DIVERSITY, INCLUSION & EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
illumin is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all our people and to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. We expect and require the cooperation of all our people in maintaining an environment with mutual respect by and for all our employees and applicants.
 
All employment decisions at illumin are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, colour, ancestry, creed (religion), place of origin, ethnic origin, citizenship, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity), sexual orientation, age, marital status, family status, political belief, physical or mental disability, receipt of public assistance, or irrelevant record of the offence.
 
illumin provides accommodations for individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation, please contact us by e-mail at TalentAcquisition@illumin.com. This ensures that the appropriate accommodations are in place during the recruitment and selection process and before you begin your journey with us.
 
Let us know what we can do to help you be successful during your recruitment experience at illumin.
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