Data Engineer

Category: Analytics and Emerging Digital Technologies
Main location: Canada, Ontario, Ottawa
Alternate Location(s): Canada, Ontario, toronto
Canada, Nova Scotia, Halifax
Canada, Quebec, Montreal
Position ID: J0722-0740
Employment Type: Full Time

Position Description:

Security Clearance: Eligible for enhanced and secret clearance

CGI has an open opportunity for a Data Scientist to join our team in Ottawa.
Attributes that define our ideal candidates will include:

• Possess a successful track record of designing and developing AI/ML algorithms for private or public sector solutions
• Up-to-date with the latest technology trends, have a strong desire to constantly learn and be ready to put on the hacker's hat at any time to convert an idea into a demonstration
• Highly detailed-oriented with exceptional organizational and follow-through skills
• Self-started and able to execute without a lot of direction or oversight
• Exceptional communication skills, with an ability to make advanced analytics concepts accessible and understandable to non-technical business users
• Value collaboration and urgency; and have a passion for driving impact

Your future duties and responsibilities:

• Solve some of the most challenging and impactful problems for financial services, insurance and the government by using artificial intelligence, machine learning, natural language processing and big data

• Drive innovation into Analytics solutions and focus on humanizing enterprise software to achieve better customer experience and to enable data-driven business decisions
• Work on high priority initiatives using advanced analytics, predictive modeling and a variety of data sources to produce actionable business insights
• Ideate, conceptualize, design, develop and maintain AI/ML algorithms that provide data insights that drive operational efficiencies and cost savings
• Build production grade models on large-scale datasets. Utilize advanced statistical modeling, machine learning, and data mining techniques
• Provide guidance to a customer and project team with respect to technical feasibility, complexity, and level of effort required to deliver a solution
• Work closely with other team members to further develop metrics, KPIs, and insights that measure business performance improvements
• Assist in the development and delivery of pre and post sales POCs, presentations and proposals for client engagements
• Travel periodically in support of sales and delivery as needed

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

• At least 2 years of experience working on predictive analytics and data mining projects
• 2 years of hands-on experience using complex machine learning methods and algorithms
• At least 2 years of experience working with one or more data mining tools such as R, Python, Scala or SAS
• Hands-on experience working with Big Data technologies such as Spark, Cassandra, and/or Hadoop

• Hands-on experience writing complex SQL queries and working with relational databases such as Oracle, DB2 or SQL Server
• Hands-on experience constructing and manipulating JSON and XML documents and working with NoSQL databases such as MangoDB and CouchDB
• Good understanding of microservices architecture and hands-on experience working with REST APIs
• Self-directed and demonstrable problem-solving skills
• Knowledge of modern software development techniques and methodologies
• Knowledge and practice of secure software development processes
• Ability to handle multiple priorities and deadlines
• Bachelor’s degree in mathematics, business, statistics, economics, computer science or information systems (or equivalent combination of skill and experience)

Asset :
o 4 years of experience working on predictive analytics and data mining projects
o 4 years of hands-on experience using Machine Learning, Cognitive, and AI APIs
o 4 years of experience with both relational and NoSQL technologies
o 2 years of experience using data transformation and integration services such as Kafka Connect and/or Py.Spark
o Knowledge of the Python data ecosystem using pandas and NumPy Experience building and deploying ML pipelines
o 2 years of experience working on predictive analytics and data mining projects for financial services, insurance, healthcare or the government
o Expertise with Agile development methodology and Continuous delivery best practices
o Knowledge of RPA automation tools such as UIPath or Blue Prism
o Master’s or PhD degree in mathematics, statistics, computer science or information systems
o Must currently hold or be eligible to obtain a Federal Government clearance of enhanced reliability



  • Data Analysis
  • Microservices
  • Mining
  • Python
  • SAS
  • Scala
  • SQL

What you can expect from us:

Insights you can act on

While technology is at the heart of our clients’ digital transformation, we understand that people are at the heart of business success.

When you join CGI, you become a trusted advisor, collaborating with colleagues and clients to bring forward actionable insights that deliver meaningful and sustainable outcomes. We call our employees "members" because they are CGI shareholders and owners and owners who enjoy working and growing together to build a company we are proud of. This has been our Dream since 1976, and it has brought us to where we are today — one of the world’s largest independent providers of IT and business consulting services.

At CGI, we recognize the richness that diversity brings. We strive to create a work culture where all belong and collaborate with clients in building more inclusive communities. As an equal-opportunity employer, we want to empower all our members to succeed and grow. If you require an accommodation at any point during the recruitment process, please let us know. We will be happy to assist.

Ready to become part of our success story? Join CGI — where your ideas and actions make a difference.