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Data Scientist

Summary:

Equifax is looking for an experienced Data Scientist to join its Canadian team. As a Data Scientist at Equifax, you will work directly with both internal stakeholders and external clients to deliver innovative decision science models & assess new technologies that better leverage Equifax’s vast data assets. These include decision areas covering the credit lifecycle, geo-demographic & marketing attributes, ratings & fraud models, as well as any new areas where data driven decision making can be informed by predictive modelling including advanced modeling techniques and machine learning when applicable.

In addition, the Data Scientist may be deployed directly with clients for special projects and partnerships.  This could include the application of specific skills, such as machine learning, or represent additional capacity to the customer for key deliverables.  The broad experience of the Data Scientist will provide strong subject matter expertise that will deliver better outcomes for key customers.

Who is Equifax? 


At Equifax, we believe knowledge drives progress. As a global data, analytics and technology company, we play an essential role in the global economy by helping employers, employees, financial institutions and government agencies make critical decisions with greater confidence. 

We work to help create seamless and positive experiences during life’s pivotal moments: applying for jobs or a mortgage, financing an education or buying a car. Our impact is real and to accomplish our goals we focus on nurturing our people for career advancement and their learning and development, supporting our next generation of leaders, maintaining an inclusive and diverse work environment, and regularly engaging and recognizing our employees. Regardless of location or role, the individual and collective work of our employees makes a difference and we are looking for talented team players to join us as we help people live their financial best.

The Perks of being an Equifax Employee?

  • We offer excellent compensation packages with market competitive pay, comprehensive healthcare packages, schedule flexibility, work from home opportunities, paid time off, and organizational growth potential.

  • Grow at your own pace through online courses at Learning @ Equifax.

What you’ll do:

  • Build and create advanced machine learning algorithms such as  regression, simulation, scenario analysis, modeling, clustering, decision trees and neural networks

  • Develop new tools, advanced analytical techniques and products as part of the innovation team

  • Project management including defining business and technical requirements, resource planning and solution design

  • Working alongside key client partners on co-innovation projects and effectively communicate analytical results to key stakeholders using strong data visualizations, superior presentation skills and business language to emphasize the “so what” of the analysis

  • Assess new data science techniques, algorithms and technologies to determine applicability and value to Equifax

  • Creation of recommendations, key insights and updates on projects with the keen ability to share an easy to understand story 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in a quantitative discipline such as Engineering, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, or Physics

  • 3+ years’ Data Science experience with expert knowledge of R, Python, and SQL in a large data environment

  • 3+ years’ experience creating and using advanced machine learning algorithms and statistics: regression, simulation, scenario analysis, modeling, clustering, decision trees, neural networks

  • End-to-end data science knowledge of creating models and implementing models in production including supporting launched models by adjusting them based on live results and feedback

  • A proven skill and passion for trying new technologies and quickly assessing value and implementability with organization

Extra Points for the following

  • Master’s level degree in a business-related field/MBA

  • Experience in working with Credit Data and Background in financial services, telecommunications or utilities favourable

  • Research / R&D experience, preferable in Data Science and Experience building models using Spark (and Spark MLLib)

  • Experience with development and deployment of models in a cloud based environment such as AWS or GCP

Success Attributes of an Equifax employee; does this describe you?

  • Accountability

  • Curiosity

  • Collaboration

  • Think and act differently

  • Trust

  • Ownership


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

If this sounds like somewhere you want to work, don’t delay, apply today - we’re looking for you!


Who is Equifax?

At Equifax, we believe knowledge drives progress. As a global data, analytics and technology company, we play an essential role in the global economy by helping employers, employees, financial institutions and government agencies make critical decisions with greater confidence. ​​​​​​​

We work to help create seamless and positive experiences during life’s pivotal moments: applying for jobs or a mortgage, financing an education or buying a car. Our impact is real and to accomplish our goals we focus on nurturing our people for career advancement and their learning and development, supporting our next generation of leaders, maintaining an inclusive and diverse work environment, and regularly engaging and recognizing our employees. Regardless of location or role, the individual and collective work of our employees makes a difference and we are looking for talented team players to join us as we help people live their financial best.

Equifax is an Equal Opportunity employer, and qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, age, sex/gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, service in the Armed Forces, protected veteran status, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, citizenship status or any other status protected by law.

For US Applicants

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