**Introduction** IBM Global Business Services helps top-tier clients solve their most complex business and technical issues. Our Cognitive & Advanced Analytics Practice is looking for Senior Data Scientists with exceptional technical aptitude, passion for applied data science, and an interest in telling stories through data to solve real world business problems. The successful candidate will join a fast-paced consulting team, composed of Data Scientists, Data Engineers, Machine Learning Engineers, Solution Architects, Software Engineers and Engagement Leaders to conceptualize, develop and deploy advanced analytics solutions to solve enterprise scale problems for our clients. As a team, we pride ourselves on tackling some of the most difficult challenges our clients face by bringing together subject matter expertise, data science, and technical execution. With access to resources that only a global leader can provide, you will have the opportunity to work with proprietary IBM technologies and Best in Class open source technologies and visual tools along with the most flexible and scalable deployment options, learn valuable skills and data science technologies, gain access to a vast and diverse network of talented professionals, and enjoy unparalleled career, training, and educational opportunities. Visit http://www.ibm.com/ca/ for more information. **Your Role and Responsibilities** As a Data Scientist, you will be responsible for business problems understanding, formulating and developing end-to-end analytics solutions, from data sourcing and preparation to insights development through innovative predictive models and algorithms. The candidate should be familiar with working with ambiguous data, building data preparation and ETL pipelines for big data using suitable frameworks such as Apache Spark, Airflow, or Apache Beam. The candidate should be experienced with various languages (e.g. SQL, Python, Scala, or R) and libraries (e.g. Pandas, Scikit-Learn, Tensorflow or PyTouch) and be able to select the right set of tools for a given problem. In this role you will build a variety of machine learning & deep learning models, demonstrate superior programming proficiency, and apply advanced statistical techniques (e.g. hypothesis testing, properties of distributions, A/B testing, experiment design, etc.) and optimization. Candidate must demonstrate knowledge of data mining methodologies (e.g. CRISP-DM) and adaption for agile data science environments. In addition to broad data and analytics skills, the senior data scientist has strong systems thinking and business acumen coupled with the ability to function well within a cross-functional team and communicate findings to both business and IT stakeholders in a way that can influence how an organization approaches a business challenge. **Required Technical and Professional Expertise** • Master’s Degree in Computer Science/Engineering, Statistics, Machine Learning, Applied Mathematics or related technical discipline • 5+ years of hands-on experience in a data science role • Strong proficiency in one or more of Python, Scala, and R programming languages and experience in querying languages (e.g. SQL) and Bash scripting. • Strong knowledge of machine learning and deep learning models and foundational statistical concepts • Experience with statistical, data manipulation, machine-learning and deep learning libraries (e.g. Numpy, Scipy, Statsmodel, Pandas, Scikit-Learn, Keras, TensorFlow, PyTorch) Experience with relational databases and big data frameworks like Apache Spark is required as well as familiarity with cloud computing technologies (e.g. S3 object storage, virtual machines, containers, etc.) **Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise** • PhD in machine/statistical learning, bioinformatics, computational science, engineering or other related analytical disciplines • Experience working with large data sets and big data system (Map/Reduce, Hadoop, Hive, Spark, etc.) • Demonstrable experience in applied machine learning projects from conception to production is an added advantage • Strong understanding of algorithms and data structures • Past experience in software development is nice to have. • Comfortable working in at least one major Cloud Platform (IBM Cloud, Azure, AWS, GCP) • Experience in optimization and operations research is a plus. **About Business Unit** IBM Services is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants that design, build, and run foundational systems and services that is the backbone of the world's economy. IBM Services partners with the world's leading companies in over 170 countries to build smarter businesses by reimagining and reinventing through technology, with its outcome-focused methodologies, industry-leading portfolio and world class research and operations expertise leading to results-driven innovation and enduring excellence. **Your Life @ IBM** What matters to you when you’re looking for your next career challenge?Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities – where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust – where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible. Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever. **About IBM** IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries. **Location Statement** For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application. **Being You @ IBM** IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. 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