Data Analytical Specialist/Scientist Contract

Step by Step Professional Services Inc.

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted March 20, 2017.


Key deliverables to be performed by the consultants include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • To support the influence and impact across the enterprise in promoting the analytics strategic direction across the enterprise.
  • To help develop and support the use of the Analytics, tools, and best practices across the enterprise.
  • Provide consulting services to ministry business partners on their information consumption and analytical needs.
  • Participate in the creation of detailed plans and accurate estimates towards development, testing, and implementation of the project or program.
  • Contribute to successful project completion by identifying risks and developing/recommending mitigation strategies.
  • Participate in Proof of Concept or Proof of Technology projects.
  • Provide expertise & training to business users.
  • To help develop proposals and feasibility studies for small to medium projects.
  • Conduct technology research, evaluate Analytics tools and produce strategy/direction papers.
  • Provide advice and guidance in the areas of advanced statistical modelling, econometrics tools and techniques.
  • Provide planning advice to the project team on the use of data, and building capacity within the client on performing advanced analytics and data analysis.
  • Provide direction on the statistical relevance of data to the project team


Based on the scope, the consultant must have a minimum of 10+ years of the following skills and experience:




  • Experience in working with and analyzing large and diverse data sets, identifying relationships and themes.
  • Strong knowledge of design, development, and implementation experience utilizing Analytics technologies.
  • Knowledge of Statistics and modelling techniques such as econometrics.
  • Knowledge of advanced data visualization tools and techniques.
  • Knowledge of statistics and analytical tools such as R/SAS/SPSS
  • Expert documentation skills.
  • Knowledge of BI technologies
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both written and oral); ability to communicate with people in a wide variety of areas and at various levels from technical specialists to senior management.
  • Must be able to work in a high functioning team environment.

Skills and Experience

  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills, verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal skills and team work skills.


  • Outstanding consulting and relationship management skills, with proven ability to elicit requirements, develop/consult on options and solutions, and provide effective guidance
  • Adept at communicating to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Experience with a range of analytical methods, techniques and tools such as, but not limited to: statistical analysis and modelling, data mining, machine learning and algorithms, natural language processing, and other related disciplines at the specified experience level
  • Ability to manipulate and analyze complex, high-volume data from structured and unstructured sources
  • Experience developing data extraction, transformation, and load functionality for large relational and multi-dimensional data stores
  • Experience designing high quality interfaces to present information in a meaningful way to end users
  • Broad understanding of data management, financial and business analysis, database architecture, and information visualization
  • Proficiency in query languages and experience constructing complex query statements
  • Experience in one or more programming or scripting languages
  • Strong investigative and logic skills.
  • Proficiency in mathematics and statistics
  • Awareness of emerging Business Intelligence trends and directions
  • Functional area experience as required


While we appreciate all interest, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Skills Required

  • Level of education: None
  • Work experience (years): None


Salary: N/D

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