Technical Lead, Data Science
Intact Insurance
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1d ago


Who needs insurance? Everybody. That keeps us busy. Very busy. At the Intact Lab, we use machine learning, data science, software engineering, AI, agility, UX and design thinking to transform the customer experience for millions of Canadians.

Simplifying insurance takes creativity, empathy and hard work. We explore, take risks, make mistakes, and learn all day, every day.

Here, innovation is everyone's job. Ready to make your mark?

About the role

At the Intact Lab, we usemachine learning,data science,software engineering, AI, agility,UXanddesign thinkingto transform thecustomer experiencefor millions of Canadians.

Simplifying insurance takes creativity, empathy and hard work. We explore, take risks, make mistakes, and learn all day, every day.

Here, innovation is everyone's job. Ready to make your mark?

Are you amachine learningexpert who believes we are only in the infancy of artificial intelligence? Are you passionate aboutadvanced analyticsandBig Data?

Do you stay current with the latest trends in analytics and jump at the chance to experiment with new tools? We have the perfect opportunity for you!

This role will offer you the chance to :

  • Be the technical leader that helps define data science problems and developing innovative solutions using machine learning and advanced statistics.
  • Help achieve long-term business goals by identifying and implementing solutions to subtle or ambiguous problems with the highest scientific rigour.
  • Influence the lab technical direction by making actionable recommendations based on scientific and business findings to management.
  • Coaching and mentoring of senior data scientists on technical matters and act as a technical reference for management.
  • Review machine learning solutions and identify their corresponding scientific debt, and ultimately assess readiness for production deployment.
  • Help the teams maintain a high scientific level by monitoring the application of data science standards of practice and participate in their evolution.
  • Keep pace with new approaches and trends and use them in your own solutions.
  • Work with other departments to promote the adoption of analytical principles within the organization.
  • The requirements :

  • Masters or PhD’s degree in a relevant discipline (mathematics, science, engineering, operational research, economics, statistics, AI, computer science or a related field), or any combination of equivalent education and experience.
  • At least 8 years of experience in the field of advanced statistics, data mining and text mining.
  • Strong communication, time management, great teamworking and organization skills.
  • Expert-level understanding of the underlying theory of machine learning.
  • Expert-level understanding in either computer image analysis, natural language processing or artificial intelligence.
  • A multi-platform production experience with commercial and open-source data mining frameworks like Python, R, GitHub, etc.
  • Can focus on vaguely defined issues requiring the application of a creative approach.
  • What we offer

    Working here means you'll be empowered to be and do your best every day. Here is some of what you can expect as a permanent member of our team :

    A financial rewards program that recognizes your success

    An industry leading Employee Share Purchase Plan; we match 50% of net shares purchased

    An extensive flex pension and benefits package, with access to virtual healthcare

    Flexible work arrangements

    Possibility to purchase up to 5 extra days off per year

    An annual wellness account that promotes an active and healthy lifestyle

    Access to tools and resources to support physical and mental health, embracing change and connecting with colleagues

    A dynamic workplace learning ecosystem complete with learning journeys, interactive online content, and inspiring programs

    Inclusive employee-led networks to educate, inspire, amplify voices, build relationships and provide development opportunities

    Inspiring leaders and colleagues who will lift you up and help you grow

    A Community Impact program, because what you care about is a part of what makes you different. And how you contribute to your community should be just as unique

    We are an equal opportunity employer

    At Intact, we value diversity and strive to create an inclusive, accessible workplace where all individuals feel valued, respected, and heard.

    If we can provide a specific adjustment to make the recruitment process more accessible for you, please let us know when we reach out about a job opportunity.

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