Data Scientist, Audience Activation (English Services) – CBC

Job Family Media Production
Primary Location Canada

Position Language Requirement English Only

Language Skill Level (Reading) –
Language Skill Level (Writing) –
Language Skill Level (Speaking) –

Status of Employment Permanent
Work schedule(s) Full-time

Working at CBC

At the CBC, we all have a story to tell. What’s yours?

If you share our passion for Canadian storytelling, and you wish to help us engage with individuals and communities across our various digital platforms, this is where you’ll want to be!

Every day, you will have an opportunity to shape the way in which Canadians see themselves reflected in our digital services. Your work will have a direct impact on how millions of Canadians from various communities connect with our products, with one another, and with the diverse voices that make our country so unique.

You will have the opportunity to play a part in enlightening and entertaining Canadians through our innovative work in building the mediums that deliver our content. We are an innovative hub, where the talented professionals we work with are respected and valued for their contributions. Our product teams are vibrant and our work culture strives to achieve the highest standards of diversity and inclusion. We believe that hiring people with different career paths and backgrounds is fundamental in our shared success and in building healthy and highly performant teams. When you join our mission, you are not only shaping the vision of the CBC, but the future of our country.

We know that commitment to equity, inclusion and diversity is essential to creating content that mirrors and resonates with the rich and evolving makeup of our country. We’re also committed to reaching out and connecting with our audience on multiple platforms this includes creating virtual places where communities can come together.

Why is this role important?

The Data Scientist drives strong partnerships between Data Audience Activation, product teams and other analytics team partners. You will enable data-driven decision making for various business groups by crafting scalable business solutions that retrieve and aggregate data from multiple sources and presenting it in a digestible and actionable format.

We are in the midst of implementing a new CDP platform, will be implementing a CRM platform this fiscal year and will be increasing business use of our existing DMP platform. Your work will have a direct impact on how millions of Canadians from various communities connect with our products, with one another, and with the diverse voices that make our country so unique.

We have rich digital data, cutting edge technology and are at the forefront of user insights business adoption.

Here’s why we should work together:

Our digital teams’ values – collaboration, learning, and continuous improvement – embody who we are as a people-focused, digital-forward employer. We follow lean startup principles and use an Agile approach.

Here at CBC Digital Strategy & Products, we want you to be happy and feel good at work. It is essential that work be a safe space where our employees are able to share their authentic selves with one another and to push each other to challenge conventions.

Perks you can look forward to:
Flexible work schedules, allowing you to prioritize yourself, your family and your work;
Work from home opportunities;
Competitive total rewards package;
20% of time for innovation, learning and development; wherever your interests lie;
Opportunities to work with cutting edge technology;
Opportunities for continued learning and professional development;
Opportunities to become a member of our Employee Resource Groups;
A creative and dynamic work environment, where your ideas and contributions can be heard, valued and respected;
A supportive management team committed to upholding the highest standards of diversity and inclusivity;
An environment which favours experimentation and an iterative approach in order to achieve the highest form of technical innovation.
How you will make an impact:
Build, validate, and deploy machine learning solutions that will help us better engage with Canadians (maximize ROI and advertising performance).
Assisting with pipeline and model deployment.
Working through the data value chain to ensure optimal data design and efficiency.
Help iterate on our machine learning infrastructure to ensure it continues to be robust and scalable.
Collaborate with individuals, teams and community of practice to ensure the highest quality product is developed and best practices are followed.
Continuously pursue knowledge through build, measure, learn processes in an Agile environment and stay on top of the latest technology developments.
Implement a data analysis framework to analyze and test models effectively.
Utilize advanced problem solving skills to navigate unstructured projects that may require innovative approaches while taking into consideration resources, timing and other constraints.
Assisting with pipeline and model deployment.
Be able to test results using historical data and optimize efficiently in production.

Who you are:
You are a Data Scientist. You have used an open source data set to post something to github, bitbucket, or an open source contribution. You are continuously seeking answers to satisfy your curious nature. You want to break open data and build meaningful models or solutions with it.
Possess a degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics or a related field or equivalent experience.
You have hands-on exposure to cloud computing and data engineering.
Have the ability to take an ambiguously defined task, and break it down into an insightful analysis
Have the ability to innovate custom algorithmic solutions to machine learning problems
Have experience dealing with very large datasets and multiple data sources
Have experience in a high growth agile software development environment (Scrum or Kanban)
Technology Stack: Java, Jenkins, Google Cloud Platform, Python, Scala, Colab/Jupyter notebooks, NumPy, Pandas, Sckit-learn, Hadoop/MapReduce, GCP, Databricks and AWS, Adobe / Amplitude Analytics
Have the passion, initiative, and learning mindset.
Have a proven success rate in a collaborative, team-oriented environment.
Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing.

All employees of CBC/Radio-Canada are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of December 1st 2021 unless exempted based on a medical/religious ground. As per this requirement, employees must attest to their vaccination status. The requirement for employees to be fully vaccinated applies whether they are teleworking, working remotely or working on-site. This is a condition of employment and it applies to all employees. Should you reach the point in the selection process where it is necessary to verify if you meet the conditions of employment, you will be asked to provide an attestation confirming your COVID-19 vaccination status.

If this sounds interesting, please click on ”Apply online”. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates selected will be contacted.

If you’re interested in reading more about the various backgrounds of the talented people that make up our teams, our exciting new projects, and what we’re currently working on, check out our Digital Labs blog on Medium!

CBC/Radio-Canada is committed to being a leader in reflecting our country’s diversity. That’s because we can only create and tell the stories that connect Canadians, by having a workforce that mirrors the ever-changing makeup of our country. That’s why we, as an employer, value equal opportunity and nurture an inclusive workplace where our individual differences are not only recognized and valued, but also extend to and pervade all the services we provide as Canada’s public broadcaster. For more information, visit the Diversity and Inclusion section of our website. If you have accommodation needs at this stage of the recruitment process, please inform us as soon as possible by sending an e-mail to

You are invited to consult and familiarize yourself with our Code of Conduct, which can be found on our corporate website. All employees must adhere to the Code as a condition of employment. We also invite you to take a look at our policy on conflicts of interest. In the event that you become an employee, it will be important to inform us, as quickly as possible, of any situation that, because of your hiring, constitutes or could appear to constitute a conflict of interest.

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