Data Specialist (R Development)

  • Date Posted Apr 28, 2022
  • Location Toronto, Ontario
  • Job Type Permanent
  • Job ID 14426

Why Work for this Company?

  • One of Canada’s 50 best managed companies
  • Opportunity to impact across the whole company
  • Top-notch leadership fostering employee growth

Why Work for this Team?

  • Focus on greenfield projects in key areas of data
  • Ownership of initiatives and deliverables
  • Amazing mix of business and technical challenges  

The Role:

This is a unique role for aspiring Data Scientists to further his/her technical skills in R!  Working with a mix of Development Teams, Data Scientist and an R&D squad, this will be the role to challenge your skills and offer the chance to work on R-Studio development.  The overall goal is to create real-time actionable data in an enterprise environment!  This will be done by implementing newly created data models and algorithms written in R, with production data into business units.  As such, this developer will need a strong academic background combined with real-world experience in data analysis and development to write applications in R to connect the ‘science with the business.’  In short, this will be a career defining permanent FTE role with the next step into data science. 

The Expectations:

  • Design & Develop New R Studio Applications for data
  • Establish best practices and patterns for future development
  • Ensure data models are being properly applied
  • Provide technical leadership to other developers

Desired Skill-Set:

  • 7+ years of experience writing complex, enterprise level applications
  • 7+ Years using a combination of Java, .Net, PHP, Perl or other object-oriented coding language
  • A minimum of 5 years working with R & Python (with at least two years of recent work in R)
  • 4+ Years of experience integrating data between different EDW platforms
  • 2+ Years of experience with R Studio / R Server
  • Strong knowledge of data modeling, monitoring data-based applications and scrutinizing data inputs/outputs
  • Strong knowledge of ETL processes along with the pros & cons data sanitizing
  • Ability to provide technical direction to other developers


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