Data Scientist

by Libro Credit Union

Position Type: Full-time
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Jul 19, 2022
Libro Credit Union

Job Description

Data Scientist
Who We Are
Imagine working for an organization where every employee and customer is an Owner. 
No matter whether a customer Owner or employee Owner, everything we do at Libro is about helping people prosper.  We recruit and develop experts like you; Epic Humans who are ready to offer the best possible advice, coaching and service, when and how our Owners need it.
Libro is a progressive employer who invests heavily in the development and career ambitions of our staff.  Our hiring philosophy is focused finding candidates who carry a positive attitude, a desire to learn, and a passion for helping our Owners grow financial confidence.  We commit to teaching and supporting you as you learn the skills you need.
This position is eligible for flexible work arrangements including a combination of in-office and remote work and/or flex time, with office locations in London, Essex and Caledonia.
What Opportunity Awaits?
The Data Scientist’s role is to harness vast amounts of data to optimize business results. The incumbent will exercise their knowledge of statistical techniques and applications, and database analysis tools and techniques to develop strategic insights to drive business goals. The data scientist advances the state-of-the-art in how data is applied to solve problems within Libro and in our industry. As a subject matter expert, they provide expertise on mathematical and statistical concepts for the broader applied analytics teams (Business Intelligence, Insights & Research, and other stakeholders) and inspire the adoption of advanced analytics and data science across the organization.
What you will do - The Epic Human we are looking for will;
  • Identifying business problems that offer the greatest opportunities to the organization
  • Determines the correct data sets and variables
  • Collecting large sets of structured and unstructured data from disparate sources
  • Cleaning and validating the data to ensure accuracy, completement and uniformity
  • Devising and applying models and algorithms to mine the stores of big data
  • Develop/implement Machine Learning model validation methodologies and standards. Ensure that the validation methodologies and standards are in line with industry best practice or address regulatory and audit requirements and/or findings in a timely manner
  • Develop and evolve appropriate standards for Libro
  • Testing hypothesis and model outputs, ensuring Bias are removed
  • Analyze vendor and Libro source system data to identify patterns and trends
  • Interpret data to discover solutions and opportunities
  • Update models to eliminate degradation
What we are looking for - Could this be you?
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences (Focus in Social Statistics, Quantitative/Qualitative social research or Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics)
  • Master’s in Data Science is required
Experience & Requirements:
  • 5+ years of experience Python Coding
  • 3+ years of T-SQL/PLSQL
  • 3+ years of experience working and collaboratively creating Azure cloud platform pipelines
  • 3+ years of implementing Machine Learning/AI models
  • 3+ years of Data Visualization experience in a PowerBi on prem/cloud environment
  • 3+ years of experience in identifying and creating models providing outputs of meaningful value to organizations
  • Extensive experience solving analytical problems using quantitative and qualitative approaches
  • Comfort manipulating and analyzing complex, high-volume, high-dimensionality data from varying sources
  • Familiarity with relational, SQL and NoSQL databases
  • Expert knowledge of statistical analysis tools such as R, Matlab
  • Project management experience an asset
  • Knowledge of applicable data privacy, ethics practices and laws
What is in it for you - How we bring Joyful in our work
  • Competitive salaries and employee pension plans
  • Comprehensive benefit package including health, dental, and vision
  • Generous vacation time
  • Employee wellness programs
  • Staff accounts and staff rates on products and services
  • Staff appreciation programs and awards
  • Career development opportunities including tuition assistance
  • Many great perks and rewards; fitness club discounts, technology offers, travel and entertainment deals, just for being part of our great team!  
Are you ready to Be Libro
If you're passionate about helping your community, interested in being part of a remarkable team, and want to help grow prosperity in Southwestern Ontario - we want to hear from you!
With a purpose beyond profit, Libro Credit Union is proud to be a Certified B Corporation, joining leaders of a global movement of people using business as a force for good. Serving families, farms, and enterprises in southwestern Ontario, Libro offers an inclusive, forward thinking approach to banking – all centered on growing prosperity. Libro pursues its purpose through four key pillars – employment, financial resilience, local food accessibility, and housing.  Libro is also a proud Associate Member of the Responsible Investment Association of Canada.
Libro is committed to fostering a safe, healthy and inclusive work environment that inspires respect.  Following the advice of Canadian health authorities to mitigate the risk of potential spread of COVID-19 and support social distancing, all recruiting activities including interviews will be conducted virtually.
Libro will provide accommodations to employees with disabilities, upon request.