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Data Scientist, Audience Activation

CBC/Radio Canada

This is a Full-time position in Georgetown, ON posted October 9, 2021.

Working at CBC: At the CBC, we all have a story to tell.

What’s yours?

If you share our passion for Canadian storytelling, and you wish to help us engage with individuals and communities across our various digital platforms, this is where you’ll want to be Every day, you will have an opportunity to shape the way in which Canadians see themselves reflected in our digital services.

Your work will have a direct impact on how millions of Canadians from various communities connect with our products, with one another, and with the diverse voices that make our country so unique.

In this contract role you will have the opportunity to play a part in enlightening and entertaining Canadians through our innovative work in building the mediums that deliver our content.

We are an innovative hub, where the talented professionals we work with are respected and valued for their contributions.

Our product teams are vibrant and our work culture strives to achieve the highest standards of diversity and inclusion.

We believe that hiring people with different career paths and backgrounds is fundamental in our shared success and in building healthy and highly performant teams.

When you join our mission, you are not only shaping the vision of the CBC, but the future of our country.

We know that commitment to equity, inclusion and diversity is essential to creating content that mirrors and resonates with the rich and evolving makeup of our country.

We’re also committed to reaching out and connecting with our audience on multiple platforms this includes creating virtual places where communities can come together.

Why is this role important?

The Data Scientist drives strong partnerships between Data Audience Activation, product teams and other analytics team partners.

You will enable data driven decision making for various business groups by crafting scalable solutions that retrieve and aggregate data from multiple sources and presenting it in a digestible and actionable format.

We are in the midst of implementing a new CDP platform, will be implementing a CRM platform this fiscal year and will be increasing business use of our existing DMP platform.

Your work will have a direct impact on how millions of Canadians from various communities connect with our products, with one another, and with the diverse voices that make our country so unique.

We have rich digital data, cutting edge technology and are at the forefront of user insights business adoption.

Here’s why we should work together: Our digital teams’ values
– collaboration, learning, and continuous improvement
– embody who we are as a people-focused, digital-forward employer.

We follow lean startup principles and use an Agile approach.

Here at CBC Digital Strategy & Products, we want you to be happy and feel good at work.

It is essential that work be a safe space where our employees are able to share their authentic selves with one another and to push each other to challenge conventions.

Perks you can look forward to: Flexible work schedules, allowing you to prioritize yourself, your family and your work; Work from home opportunities; Competitive total rewards package; 20% of time for innovation, learning and development; wherever your interests lie; Opportunities to work with cutting edge technology; Opportunities for continued learning and professional development; Opportunities to become a member of our Employee Resource Groups; A creative and dynamic work environment, where your ideas and contributions can be heard, valued and respected; A supportive management team committed to upholding the highest standards of diversity and inclusivity; An environment which favours experimentation and an iterative approach in order to achieve the highest form of technical innovation.

How you will make an impact: Build data support for our personalization and experimentation efforts.

You will: Solve problems from statistical test automation to building real-time M/L applications.

Work through the data value chain to ensure optimal data design and efficiency.

Implement a data analysis framework to analyze and test models effectively.

Assist with pipeline and model deployment.

Build, validate, and deploy machine learning solutions.

You will: Help us better engage with Canadians and maximize ROI and advertising performance.

Help iterate on our machine learning infrastructure to ensure it continues to be robust and scalable.


You will work with machine learning algorithms to create personalized experiences uniquely customized for Canadians.


You will work with individuals, teams and a community of practice to ensure the highest quality product is developed and best practices are followed.

Continuously pursue knowledge.

You will: Embrace build-measure-learn processes in our Agile environment and stay on top of the latest technology developments.

Use advanced problem solving skills to navigate unstructured projects that may require innovative approaches while taking into consideration resources, timing and other constraints.

Test results using historical data and optimize efficiently in production.

Who you are: The education.

You have a degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics or a related field or equivalent experience.

The experience.

You have 5 years of experience in a similar role dealing with very large datasets and multiple data sources.

You have experience in the use of statistical analysis and machine learning tools, packages and languages.

You can innovate custom algorithmic solutions to machine learning problems The technical skills.

You have strong scripting and engineering skills in at least one scripting language and advanced proficiency in using query languages.

Your hands on expertise includes: Google Cloud Platform, Python, Colab/Jupyter notebooks, Hadoop/MapReduce, GCP, Databricks and AWS, Adobe / Amplitude Analytics, SQL.

The passion.

You show initiative, have a learning mindset, and thrive in a collaborative, team-oriented environment.

You are open to a 6 month contract Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing.

To Apply: At the CBC, we recognize that not everyone takes the same path when it comes to building their skills.

We value diversity of thought and of experience, and we are excited to hear from you Hands-on experience, intelligence, innovation, a passion for learning, and a team-focused approach can combine to form the best set of qualifications.

If you feel you meet most of the qualifications and you are excited by the possibility of adding to the rich culture of the CBC, take a chance and express your interest by applying now If you’re interested in reading more about the various backgrounds of the talented people that make up our teams, our exciting new projects, and what we’re currently working on, check out our Digital Labs blog on Medium CBC/Radio-Canada is committed to being a leader in reflecting our country’s diversity.

That’s because we can only create and tell the stories that connect Canadians, by having a workforce that mirrors the ever-changing makeup of our country.

That’s why we, as an employer, value equal opportunity and nurture an inclusive workplace where our individual differences are not only recognized and valued, but also extend to and pervade all the services we provide as Canada’s public broadcaster.

For more information, visit the Diversity and Inclusion section of our website.

If you have accommodation needs at this stage of the recruitment process, please inform us as soon as possible by sending an e-mail to

You are invited to consult and familiarize yourself with our Code of Conduct, which can be found on our corporate website.

All employees must adhere to the Code as a condition of employment.

We also invite you to take a look at our policy on conflicts of interest.

In the event that you become an employee, it will be important to inform us, as quickly as possible, of any situation that, because of your hiring, constitutes or could appear to constitute a conflict of interest.