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Title:  Senior Data Scientist, Scotiabank




Requisition ID: 194791

Join a purpose driven winning team, committed to results, in an inclusive and high-performing culture.


The Senior Data Scientist will design and implement machine learning models, algorithms and applications that solve complex problems in the context of global operations and compliance technology.

Is this role right for you? In this role you will:


  • Conduct data analysis, data cleansing, feature engineering, and exploratory data analysis to identify trends, insights, and patterns in large datasets.

  • Lead research and identify new technologies, techniques and methodologies that can be applied to the development of machine learning solutions.

  • Develop and maintain a deep understanding of the bank's internal operations, businesses, and processes, as well as industry best practices and emerging technologies in machine learning and lead the team in delivery.

  • Collaborate with stakeholders to understand business needs and translate them into machine learning solutions that deliver measurable value.

  • Collaborate with other engineering teams and cross-functional teams to deliver proof of concepts that showcase the potential of machine learning to drive innovation and improve our internal operations and businesses.

  • Communicate complex technical concepts and results to both technical and non-technical stakeholders, including senior management, business partners, and regulators.

  • Stay current with the latest machine learning research and techniques, and with industry developments in machine learning and evaluate their potential impact on the organization.

  • Help the team in adapting the latest AI technology and services including IBM WatsonX, Google Vertex AI, Azure OpenAI and AI Builder to support bank’s employees and improve processes.  

  • Foster a culture of innovation and continuous learning within the team and contribute to the development of new data science initiatives and strategies.

Do you have the skills that will enable you to succeed in this role? We'd love to work with you if you have:


  • The role requires a person who is very skilled in developing AI/ML models including GEN AI (LLM),  Natural Language Processing and Natural Language Understanding, Convolutional Neural Networks, Feedforward Neural Networks, and Reinforcement Learning which is critical for development of ML modules in Innovation team. 

  • is necessary for building the whole pipeline of AI products built in the team. 

  • The data analysis and data visualization skill-set is required for the team in different stages of developing a product including Exploratory Data Analysis at the beginning, Error Analysis during the product development, and Data Visualization for training of ML models as well as Monitoring of the product after deployment.

  • Experience working with latest AI technology/services including multiple open-source models,  Google Vertex AI, IBM WatsonX and Azure Open AI.

What's in it for you?


  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Allyship - We strive to create an inclusive culture where every employee is empowered to reach their fullest potential, respected for who they are, and are embraced through bias-free practices and inclusive values across Scotiabank. We embrace diversity and provide opportunities for all employee to learn, grow & participate through our various Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) that span across diverse gender identities, ethnicity, race, age, ability & veterans.

  • Accessibility and Workplace Accommodations - 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. Scotiabank continues to locate, remove and prevent barriers so that we can build a diverse and inclusive environment while meeting accessibility requirements.  

  • Upskilling through online courses, cross-functional development opportunities, and tuition assistance.  

  • Competitive Rewards program including bonus, flexible vacation, personal, sick days and benefits will start on day one.

  • Community Engagement - no matter where you choose to work from; we offer opportunities for community engagement & belonging with our various programs such as hackathons, contests, cooking with friends, Humans of Digital and much more!

Working location condition: Hybrid



Location(s):  Canada : Ontario : Toronto 

Scotiabank is a leading bank in the Americas. Guided by our purpose: "for every future", we help our customers, their families and their communities achieve success through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets.  

At Scotiabank, 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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