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Title:  Data Science Co-op, Winter (January - April 2019)




Requisition ID: 70347


Join the Global Community of Scotiabankers to help customers become better off.



  • Do you like messy, unstructured data?
  • Does the idea of creating order out of chaos excite you?
  • Do you watch movies with AI and think you can totally build that?
  • Do you obsess over the next best model which can predict things better than before?
  • Have you built an analytics model in your computer and/or have a personal cloud cluster?
  • Do hackathons excite you?


If you answered yes to any of the above questions, we are looking for you!

  • You will work closely with a team of Data Scientist who are re-inventing banking in a self-starting environment
  • You are open, persuasive, engaging and love to have a good laugh – you also know when it’s important to get serious and get stuff done



  • Ingest, clean and prepare data for analysis
  • Create and apply models and algorithms that address an innovation opportunity
  • Prepare detailed documentation to outline data sources, models and algorithms used and developed
  • Present results to stakeholders and help implement real data-driven changes
  • Experiment & learn!



  • Currently enrolled in a Computer Science, Electrical/Computer/Software Engineering, or Mathematics program 
  • Hands-on experience playing around with data and modelling to generate insights
  • Programming skills in Java, C++ or Python
  • Some experience with common machine Learning libraries in R, Python, Spark
  • Experience with UNIX tools and shell scripting
  • SQL skills for querying relational databases (e.g., SQL Server, DB2, MySQL)
  • Experience using and implementing visualization tools like D3, Tableau or ClickView
  • Comfortable working in a self-guided manner and in a small team
  • Comfortable working within tight timeframes
  • Knowledge of Agile principles and values a plus


Location(s):  Canada : Ontario : Toronto 

As Canada's International Bank, we are a diverse and global team. We speak more than 100 languages with backgrounds from more than 120 countries. We value the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the Bank, and are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. If you require accommodation (including, but not limited to, an accessible interview site, alternate format documents, ASL Interpreter, or Assistive Technology) during the recruitment and selection process, please let our Recruitment team know. If you require technical assistance please click here. Candidates must apply directly online to be considered for this role. We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at Scotiabank; however, only those candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

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