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Title:  VELOCITY - Data Scientist - 8 Months - Winter/Summer 2022




Requisition ID: 119301

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


VELOCITY – Data Scientist –  8 Month


WORK TERM: 4 Months - Winter - Summer 2022 (January - August)


What Can I Expect from the Velocity Program?  

This is not your average internship or co-op! This is a customized experience that focuses on providing you with the development and tools you need to grow your career. In Velocity you will gain exposure to both business and technology by having a customized plan for your next internship or co-op. Yes, you read that correctly. After successfully completing your first co-op or internship, we will work with you to establish a learning and mentorship plan which also outlines your future placements. As a result, you will get to learn, grow and experiment within different areas of both Scotiabank and Tangerine.  


You will…

  • Collaborate with business lines and other stakeholders and identify opportunities to drive business value by leveraging data science solutions
  • Leverage distributed computing tools (e.g., Spark, Cloud) for analysis, data mining, and modeling 
  • Collaborate with data engineering, software developer, and other analytics teams to build analytical dataset and model
  • Create and apply model and algorithm testing strategies to measure, conduct testing to measure the effectiveness of models, and make ongoing changes
  • Prepare detailed documentation to outline data sources, models, and algorithms used and developed
  • Present results to business line stakeholders and help implement real data-driven changes
  • Work on challenging and research-based initiatives using advanced machine learning methods focusing on data-driven outcomes
  • Experiment & learn!


You Are?

You are an undergraduate student that gets excited by continuous integration and deployment. You have a passion for innovation and spend your free time problem solving and tinkering with new technologies. You thrive in a fast paced ever changing environment and need to be a part of something BIG. You love to learn and envision yourself working for an international organization that heavily invests in your future.

Throughout your undergrad, you have acquired basic knowledge in the software development life cycle, object-oriented programming, and database programming. You consider yourself an influencer that can translate business objectives into technical priorities. You are logical, and familiar with various development tools. You love being involved in extracurricular activities such as hackathons or tech conferences.  You are not afraid to roll up your sleeves and get things done!


You have basic knowledge in…

  • Computer Science, Electrical/Computer/Software Engineering, or Mathematics 
  • Cleaning, transforming, and visualizing large data sets working with various data formats (e.g. unstructured logs, XML, JSON, flat files) 
  • Big Data/Cloud ecosystem (e.g. GCP)
  • Experimental design, statistical analysis, machine learning
  • Python programming
  • Common machine learning libraries in Python, PySpark (scikit-learn, xgboost)
  • UNIX tools and shell scripting
  • SQL skills for querying relational databases (e.g., SQL Server, DB2, MySQL) 
  • Visualization tools like PowerBI
  • Kubernetes
  • Git Workflows (Pull Request, Code Review, Branching) 


How to apply?

For students, we believe evaluating you through relationships over resumes, and we are focused on learning about who you are and what you’re interested in to uncover your true potential. In short, we don’t believe resumes will provide us with an accurate depiction of what you’re truly about in order to properly assess your potential.  Instead, we want to get to know YOU and hear about your experiences that have shaped you. We know… this might sound crazy but we do not want you to submit your resume. Instead, we ask that as part of your application, you complete the steps below:


1) Complete your PLUM Profile here

2) Take a screenshot of your completed PLUM profile.

3) Complete a very short one-way video interview by clicking here 

4) When it prompts you to submit your resume, do not attach your resume! Instead, attach the screenshot of your PLUM profile under the "resume" section (step #2 above). Cover letters are optional – not required.


We welcome all applications, but can only respond to candidates selected for an interview. Scotiabank and Tangerine are committed to providing an inclusive and accessible candidate experience. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. If you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know. We will work with you to meet your needs. 


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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